I decided to work with MoJo Advantage because I was in a stuck phase and needed some help and guidance in deciding what area of work I would most excel. I was a Nanny for a few years out of college and decided to move out into the work field.
My expectations going in were that MoJo would help me find a job that would be the best fit for me. I experienced a lot more than that. I discovered more of who I am as a person and what makes me tick. I have learned what I am good at and things that I should stay away from because they did not reflect who I was as a person. I not only found a job with the help of Molly and Joanne, but I really have found a better understanding of who I am. MoJo exceeded my expectations by a lot and I cannot thank them enough.
One of the most valuable take-aways from this experience was the DISC assessment. It really helped me learn more about not only my strengths, but my weaknesses as well. Before MoJo, I would say I focused more on my weaknesses than my strengths. Now I can acknowledge what I am not so good at and spend more time doing things that I am strong at and can excel at as well.
I truly believe that every time I left a meeting with MOJO I had an “aha” moment. From realizing my true goals in life to simple things such as what I do or do not like doing, I really feel like Molly & JoAnne helped me find myself, which is where I was struggling the most. I believe I now have the ability to present myself with confidence which, before working with MoJo, had been one of my biggest struggles. MOJO helped me in every way they could in helping me uncover who I am and also finding what I can be great at.
I would recommend MoJo to any person who is struggling at finding what they would be good at in life. It doesn’t matter if you are a stay at home mom looking for a job or fresh out of college, like myself, with little experience, trying to find the right fit for you. Molly and Joanne really care about you and want to do their best and work with what they know to help you become a better you and find what you want to do. They spend so much time and have a lot of tools to help you become a better version of yourself. I would recommend them to anyone who is struggling.
I would not change my experience for anything. I have learned so much about myself and I really feel like I am a new person because of working with MoJo Advantage and I would not be where I am not without them!
– Danielle R., Cincinnati, OH
I wanted to work with MoJo Advantage because I have been out of the working/career world for a long time, and didn’t know where to begin. I searched online and everything was vague or seemed overwhelming. It also seemed cold and impersonal. With time and life experience, I am not the same person I was when I graduated from college. I wanted to explore new opportunities and options and not just settle for any job.
I went into the experience with an open mind. The meetings with Molly and JoAnne far exceeded my expectations. My favorite part was the dialogue. I really got to know myself and find my voice. I had forgotten/pushed aside all that I was and had accomplished. The meetings gave me a confidence boost. Molly and JoAnne are a great team that make the experience non-threatening and positive. They are smart and encouraging and helped me dig deep. They pushed me to think big and dream and explore all possibilities. They always went above and beyond and made the time we met extremely productive.
When I was discussing MoJo with a friend, she said “this experience is like taking a class about yourself”. I like that very much because that is the best way to describe the experience. I feel that a class about yourself is the best investment you can make and one in which we as women many times don’t take the time to do! And Molly and JoAnne are excellent facilitators in the study of finding your MOJO! Each meeting piggybacked on the next and helped me prepare for the next goal. Through the exercises, I was able to see the patterns clearly to help me better understand myself. I loved the assessment and it provided valuable information that supported observations and reflections I made about who I am today. I love that there is a tangible product of our work. I think the binder, the assessment results, and resume, cover and thank you letter are invaluable and give you a sense of reaching a goal and accomplishment. I think the 60 sec commercial we developed is fantastic and the interview prep gives you the confidence boost to accomplish all that you worked for through the meetings. I love that and am very thankful.
I absolutely recommend MoJo and have already discussed it with many friends. There are so many women that are looking for direction and MoJo is a perfect marriage of vision and planning and dreaming in a safe setting. You are encouraged to dream and envision all possibilities and I think that is key. I loved the experience and have a newfound confidence and excitement about my future. I no longer look at the future as scary because I have a plan and a new voice!
– Callie Currin, Cincinnati, OH
While going through an unexpected life transition, I found myself displaced and having to resurrect my resume after 11 years of being a stay at home mom. Not having the slightest idea who to turn to or where to start this job process, I was referred to MOJO by of all people, my childhood babysitter. Molly and JoAnne were the perfect two people to help me through this stage in my “new life”.
After 11 years out of the workforce, I lacked resources, a current resume, connections, goals, materials, and most of all, I lacked confidence. I didn’t exactly know how MOJO would be able to help me. I walked into our first session nervous, feeling out of touch, and unworthy of any sort of job interview. Who would want to hire me? I’m just a mom. Within one hour, we had discussed and set some goals, and they were quick to point out the qualifying skill set I had picked up during my reign as a stay at home mom. For the first time in years, I felt that I had some self-worth, and from that solid base, my confidence started to build.
With each session, we laughed, I shared, I cried, we laughed again, and we related a lot. Molly and JoAnne have an extraordinary way listening and a knack for recognizing the value of many skills I have that I was not aware of yet.
I was quick to pigeonhole myself into one line of work, industry, or company. MoJo was able to broaden the scope of areas of work I could pursue, while simultaneously narrowing my search to places that would be a good fit for me and fit for the business too.
I would recommend MoJo to anyone and everyone starting a new path in life or simply wanting to find a better fit. With each session, my resume and potential came to life. I was able to leave with more confidence, drive, excitement, and self-worth. I sit up straighter, enter a room smiling brighter, I hold my head up higher. I am no longer afraid. I am no longer nervous. I am worthy. I am back and I am ready!
Thanks to Molly and JoAnne, I am now employed and looking forward to new beginnings. They are my Dream Team and I consider them skilled mentors and truly good friends.
– Heather K. Doherty, Cincinnati, OH
When I began working with MoJo Advantage, I was struggling with which steps to take in pursuing a career. I was so distracted with everyday events & activities that I needed to set aside time to make goals and focus on steps that would help me get my resume in order and find out what specifically would make me excited to go back into the workforce. I was not expecting the skill sets and practices that MoJo offered to be so beneficial and productive in such a short time-frame. I now have increased self-confidence and recognize my skills. As a stay-at-home mom, we have a lot of activities and job skills that are required daily. We also wear many hats and duties that change from year to year. I felt I could do a lot of things, and knew I was good at a lot of jobs. However, it is frightening to step out of your comfort zone especially when it means engaging in a career where technology and work life has really changed in 20 years. MoJo allowed me to see my strengths and that there are jobs out there that require the skill sets and work ethic I already had gained.
Through working with MoJo Advantage, I was expecting a little guidance and direction, and thought that maybe I could use a few of their contacts to help broaden my career search. I was not expecting a full 180 degree make-over, and to walk away a better, more confident woman. Certain exercises were amazingly helpful just for my own emotional and mental health. There were obstacles I needed to work through before I could even move forward in searching for a career. I didn’t realize why I was so stuck on my own, but through the program I could clearly identify the issues that were affecting my ability to move forward. I had too many “what if’s” as well. I knew what I loved to do and knew I didn’t want to be involved in certain areas, but I wasn’t clearly focused on how to do what I loved as a career until MoJo helped me work through process.
The best part for me was the listing of every job and volunteer job I had ever done. At first, I was only listing the “big” most successful items. It became apparent that the ones that were important to developing my resume were the ones I thought were incidental. For example: making centerpieces out of “scraps” for a year with a weekly theme for the church –while it wasn’t exactly a money maker or something I thought was very impressive—it showed that I could be creative on a budget and that I was committed weekly. The same was true with volunteering at the church every Sunday —consistency and dedication where the take-aways. This process of compiling all of the background information was also helpful for me to realize I had done a lot of work through the years even though it was not work for which I was not paid! This exercise gave me great confidence in myself! I felt good about all the things I forgotten I had done. The exercise also allowed me to have all of those jobs/projects in my head so when I went to interview or discuss my skills with someone I had them fresh in my memory, and was able pull examples for discussion. It was also very helpful to write down all I had done, and it became clear what I truly enjoyed and consistently volunteered for as they basically were all in the same area. That made me realize my “natural gifting” or talent.
I could not move forward in searching for a career because I was stuck. With 3 teenagers, it is hard to focus beyond the daily tasks of necessities and staying above the water. So, we prioritized and eliminated obstacles and events that didn’t need to be on my plate or that I didn’t need the stress of worrying about. This was a very helpful exercise. It allowed the weight on my shoulders to lighten which then allowed me to come alive for me to move or feel like I could maneuver forward.
MOJO fine tunes one’s strengths and pin points your greatest assets and assesses where you would fit into a company! The best money one could ever spend is to sit with these two women who have a wealth of knowledge and invest in yourself! It is wonderful to have women who are honest and with whom you can bounce ideas and questions; women who can keep you holding a clear vision of your goals. It is cheaper and better than any therapist, and it produces a career path that will allow me to flourish and enjoy. When you want to make the choice to go back to work —-the best place to be is in an environment that allows you to shine. Molly & JoAnne help you achieve that dream!! THEY ARE AMAZING AND I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD ABOUT THEM!
– Julie Shipp, Cincinnati, OH
I hired MoJo Advantage because I wanted to help my kids (triplets) find a bit of direction as they headed into their final two years of high school. It was a really great experience for my kids. Molly & JoAnne were able to help identify direction(s) that the kids might like to pursue as a career and really get thinking about those details. I thought that the timing (end of sophomore year) was really perfect for my kids. It was a big reminder that all of this schooling is really for an end game.
Through the DISC assessment, MoJo was able to help identify natural strengths and tendencies and really start the kids thinking on how to capitalize on those for the last two years of high school to prepare for college. Working with MoJo Advantage reinforced how very different my kids are from one another. The whole process was a confidence builder for the kids. It gave them detailed information that really showed them that they are each uniquely wired a certain way.
I would recommend MoJo Advantage for students. It is very good information to have, and also a really small investment especially when you consider how much we spend for college and even private high schools.
– Cindy Bambauer, Montgomery, OH
I decided to work with MoJo Advantage because one of their FB posts struck a nerve and that day it motivated me to say “YES, I’d love to figure out what’s next in life”. Knowing I have skills is one thing, knowing how to accentuate them is another. I was seeking direction, that’s for sure. I went in hoping that JoAnne and Molly could figure out a career objective for me. What I experienced was that they not only helped me better understand what careers were possible for me, but they also helped me understand how to deepen my life. One thing I realized is that I liked to give to others, but that I might not have been receiving back. I appreciated the depth of our conversations. I also liked taking the DISC assessment and learning how to apply the results in real life and career moments. I loved giving myself the gift of getting to know the real me and all my capabilities. I would recommend MoJo whole heartedly! It’s an invaluable experience with talented, kind, gifted, patient, focused, professional women at the helm. How lucky am I to be part of their world?