Monday, December 4, 2017

Meeting Monique: The #BOSSBABE of TL Direct Acquisitions

moAt TL Direct Acquisitions, we value hard work and competition. People who excel in our company are willing to go the extra mile and do whatever it takes to be successful. Corporate Trainer Ny’queria Monique Williams, aka “Mo”, is a prime example of a hardworking individual always seeking to be something bigger and better.
Born in Pascagoula, MS, Mo was heavily involved in gymnastics and dance – gymnastics being her favorite. She attended a private Christian school until her sophomore year of high school, when her family moved to the Atlanta, GA area. Mo has always understood the value of hard work, so having 2 jobs at the age of 17 was not unusual for her. She worked at country court house for the Solicited General and also at a Gap outlet. Describing herself as “shy” as a teenager, she wanted to be more of a people person – a skill that would later be crucial in her career.
After graduating high school, Mo attended Georgia State University, where she studied sociology. She had goals to become an anesthesiologist or lawyer, but she soon realized she didn’t care much for science or spending tons of money on law school. Mo’s parents moved to Texas for work, but Mo decided to stay at Georgia State, giving her life lessons on independence and self-sufficiency.
During and after college, Mo tried out different jobs, working at places such as Public grocery store and the Movie King. She found something more long term working for Toyota as Business Development Center Representative, but after working there for a year, Mo realized she craved a bigger role that allowed room for personal and professional growth.
After searching for new opportunities online, Mo came across TL Direct Acquisitions on She was invited in for an interview with our CEO, Terry Lynch, to learn more about our company. At first, she was unsure about the performance based aspect of the company, but it sounded like a great opportunity. Mo recalls asking Terry A LOT of questions to make sure it was something she really wanted. Even though she had about 5 other job offers, she had made her mind up that TL Direct Acquisitions was the place she wanted to be!
The greatest lesson that Mo has learned during her time at TL Direct Acquisitions is that your attitude determines your success. She lives by the Henry Ford quote, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” Mo has also learned how much of an impact you can have on others’ lives, so it is crucial that you influence people in a positive way.
Mo always knew that one day she would be someone important, helping people and making a difference. Our CEO is one of her greatest mentors due to his selflessness and open door policy. Mo says, “Terry always takes the time to listen and talk with me. He will make time to train and teach me when I need it no matter what he has going on at the time.” She also looks up to Corporate Trainer Phil because whenever she is unsure of how to do something or needs leadership advice, she knows he’ll have the answer.
19149189_1737332576296390_8639624416882070686_nOutside of work, Mo enjoys hanging with friends, riding ATVs, and reading. Currently, she is reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, but Mindset is her favorite book of all time. Mo describes herself as a HUGE “foodie”, and she loves trying new restaurants – especially anywhere that has fresh seafood!
TL Direct Acquisitions is incredibly proud of all Mo has accomplished at our firm, and we can’t wait to see her running her own company in the near future. Congratulations, Mo, on being chosen for this month’s featured leader; the example you set and your professional demeanor is truly admirable!