Welcome to NimblyWise!

We are Sara Ortins and Mike Sweet, two founders of NimblyWise.

We worked together for over 10 years at Credo Reference – a leading research platform, where Mike was the CEO and Sara was the Director of Human Resources. We had the opportunity to interview, onboard and work alongside hundreds of people. As a result of these experiences, we learned a tremendous amount about hiring, managing and developing people.

When we sold Credo in 2018, we wanted to use our experience to help college students and young professionals make a successful transition to the world of work where they are able to thrive in their roles. This is our vision.

We believe, and our experience has shown us, that people are core to building great businesses and that employees deserve to have meaningful careers. We are proud of the unique culture we built at Credo and experienced first-hand how strong employee engagement translates into business success.

In addition to relying on our experiences, we also systematically interviewed other senior leaders to identify common patterns of behavior key to workplace success and to building great careers. 

Combining our experience with our research, we developed our Real-Time Learning framework that we are eager to share with you.

Our Mission

NimblyWise’s mission is to empower people with the essential skills needed to be successful.

As the world of work changes and becomes increasingly complex, helping people learn how to learn, in real-time, is at the core of all we do.

Real-time learners are adaptable, independent and proactive. With practice and the right mindset, we believe that anyone can develop these key skills as they navigate this modern world of work.

Our Leadership Team

Mike Sweet

Chief Executive Officer

“Real-time Learning = Opportunity”
Mike Sweet is a visionary business leader who is taking education and the world of work into the future. His experience managing hundreds of employees helped him recognize the need for education to go well-beyond simple knowledge and technical skill acquisition to ensure people know what, how, and when to learn something new. This real-time learning ability is crucial for success as we are in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Prior to NimblyWise, Mike was the CEO of Credo Reference, a SaaS based research platform provider, for 10 years. His expertise in technology, culture-building and business growth strategies enabled Credo Reference to expand rapidly and build a loyal customer base of thousands of libraries. The company earned several awards for its products and services, including SIAA CODiE awards across multiple categories, Library Journal’s Best Reference Award, Choice’s Outstanding Title recognition, and a place on eContent Magazine’s Top 100 Companies. Before joining Credo Reference as CFO in 2006, Mike served as CFO and COO of CoreWeb, a software development and consulting company. He also spent seven years at Global Insight providing Fortune 500 companies with business planning solutions for market analysis and strategic planning. Mike holds an MBA from Babson and lives in Natick, Massachusetts with his wife, Jessica, and his two daughters, Charlotte and Avery.

Sara Ortins

Chief of Staff

“The smartest and most successful people I know don’t become smart and successful as a result of the college they attend or the GPA they were able to maintain. Instead, it is a combination of skills in problem-solving, relationship building, constant adaptation, self-awareness and the ability to set and commit to goals that set them apart from everyone else.”
Sara brings over 15 years of experience working in human resources, business consulting and teaching. Prior to joining NimblyWise, Sara was the Director of Human Resources at Credo Reference. She worked tirelessly to build and maintain a great company culture that resulted in high employee engagement which in turn lead to strong business results. Prior to working at Credo, Sara held positions as both an internal and external business consultant at Accenture and American Skandia. She also received her certification to teach general education at the elementary level and spent a few years working in K-2 classrooms. She holds a BS in Business Management from Quinnipiac University and an MS in Education from the University of New Haven. Some of her favorite things to do are running, baking, searching for that perfect piece of sea glass, and spending time with her husband, two daughters, and Labradoodle.

Leslie Mizerak

PCC, Lead Coach

Leslie Mizerak, PCC, is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach with 25 years of experience as an Executive Coach & Leadership Facilitator specializing in leadership, management, and business coaching. She works with individuals and teams to strengthen leadership & management capabilities. She is especially skilled in helping clients to understand and build their leadership competency in the areas of:

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