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Monique

Thank you for being a part of something amazing! I am so excited to get to know you! I am a "Sassy" Mamma of 2 rambunctious boys!  I love leading people into success, empowering others, and adore showing you how to shop on a budget!

I started my career at the young age of 15! I remember being excited to get out into the world! I wanted to be something. DO something impactful. Mostly, I wanted to make a difference. 

As I grew, I worked in various industries mastering each role I was assigned.

I remember my first "job". I worked at a local newspaper while attending high school.

I was so intrigued with the process, I found myself lingering around after hours. I would hop through different departments asking questions and watching. In hindsight, I probably annoyed them but they were always helpful and informative.

I loved reading the articles, editing them, and learning how a newspaper came into fruition. Ah, to be young again! -Nah, I prefer my 30s! Ha!

I was able to attend University while working full-time at the third largest Investment Management firm in the country! Exciting! I learned the base of my skill-set and was able to formulate my future.  

I was exposed to the world of "start-up" companies in late 2008. I quickly joined a new company as the 5th employee out of 6. I helped create the base of their Business Intelligence Platform and assisted with data driven decision making thus creating a solution for their reporting needs. After 4 years, a handsome title, and incredible relationships, that company grew into a large multi-million dollar business. How exciting to be a part of something from its infancy!

My motivation, drive, & dedication proved my unique skill-set was something that was of value!

I started casually blogging on social media while working full-time in Corporate America. I had a strong following of people who loved hearing what I had to say. It was fun, enjoyable, and rewarding for me. How often do we get to show off our quirky personality, whilst assisting and empowering others to be something amazing?! Sharing knowledge is my "thang"!! 

In 2016, I met a unique industry. I saw a real need there and became a mentor for many groups in that industry on social media.

Leaving the corporate business social media platform(s) wasn't easy. That was my safe place. 

But... I was ready to have my first son, and time was very short. The dedication to that audience was almost a full time job of its own. My decisions then, were based on my availability to remain true to who I was and professed; present, able, & committed.

After some time off and learning how to become a "mamma", I jumped right back in with ease! Just slightly different 😜🙌

This is how the Sassy N Smaht Network was born.

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Lisa

Meet our resident published Author, Lisa! You will see her blogging and posting about all things books (and more of course!). She is the GO TO person if you are seeking good reads (including her own -they are insanely good!) She often recommends fellow Authors, new books, old books, and features great talent! 

Lisa is smart, witty, talented, and dedicated. She is hard working and always get's the job done. We became instant friends when we met and have grown into soul sisters! Lisa brings a unique talent, humor, and personality to the network! She is very loyal, poised, and when she says she is going to do it, SHE DOES IT!

The most valuable thing Lisa has gifted me with; is consistency! When I can’t, for any reason, I know I have a backup! She has provided me solace in a very busy industry and for that,  my gratitude is endless. ❤
 
Did I mention she makes exquisite jewelry!

FUN FACT: Lisa recently rescued a kitty... Guess what her name was? SASSY!!! It was meant to be! I consider Lisa a dear and loved friend and I am happy to be on this venture with her!

Lisa is married to a wonderful man and has some gorgeous fur-babies!! 

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