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Meet Monique “Mo” Jackson of MoMoves

Today we’d like to introduce you to Monique “Mo” Jackson.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
MoMoves honestly started with my own collegiate and “almost” professional basketball career. I was one of the smallest post players in the SEC for about two years. I played collegiate basketball at the University of Mississippi from 2011-2014 before transferring to the University of Tennessee at Martin my senior year. That last year at Ole Miss really took a toll on me causing me to see a sports psychiatrist three times a week. There is a lot that goes on behind closed doors when you play D1 sports.

Fast forward, I have completed my senior year at UTM and guess what? I played my last game at Ole Miss! Crazy right! If you want more detail on that we would really have to talk. Anyways, I had begun to train with my new trainer and agent to prepare me for the offers I had on the table to play in Spain, Germany, or try out for the Atlanta Dream. I turned it all down. Let’s just say I felt the Spirit ( Holy Spirit, I am a Christian ) tell me my time was up with basketball for now, go home. So that is what I did.

Y’all…. I worked at the gas station in my hometown for an entire year as “the used to be star athlete” people thought. My God had bigger plans in store for me, but He knew I needed to be humbled. I went on from career to career until I landed in the District Attorney’s office here in Columbus as a Victim Advocate.

How did I pull “MoMoves” out of these series of events in my life? I looked back on those events and said to myself that I wish I would have had someone to help guide me through entering the working society after playing basketball all my life. So boom! I put my money and time were into helping former athletes transition into the workforce or entrepreneurship with the experience I have gained over the years. Experience alone does not get the job done, so I have recently started my master’s program at Troy University for Project Management so my clients can be assured that the person helping them is up to date across the spectrum. MoMoves holds integrity and being competent about the services being rendered to a very high standard.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I wish.

I walked away from the love of my life and I still don’t quite understand that, but whatever Contemplating ( before I realized who I was and whose I was ) ending my life because I did not feel worthy of anything! Being denied present opportunities because of very stupid past decisions Losing scholarships to major colleges because of my behavior in high school the list goes on.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I am a coach who helps former athletes transition into the workforce after completing competition. I am also a coach for the baby boomer generation for those who are ready to re-identify themselves and embark on true purpose rather than fulfilling a role.

We are most proud of the transparency as a business.

What sets us apart is the diversity. I personally was blessed enough to engage in a sport that broke through culture barriers, which allowed me to learn how to speak with just about anyone. I have not met a person yet whom I can not connect with. Our care for people is the life force.

What were you like growing up?
I was and still am ADHD. That kind of give you an idea. Although I was not the most well-behaved child, I was very smart and my imagination made up for it. I made into advanced classes and programs like the Duke TIP program but was later kicked out for cutting up. The only advanced class that I stuck with all the way through was English. I loved to write and speak. I was even apart of this girl group called 2nd Born Again and I wrote the music for the group. I also entered a lot of poetry contests and had my first poem published in 6th grade. It was about MLK. I was a theater nerd before I became a female version of a jock. I thoroughly enjoyed acting.

Contact Info:

  • Email: Makingmoveswithmo@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @MakeMoMoves
  • Facebook: MoMoves

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