Monica Mota

Monica is a project manager in government services at HORNE. She manages large-scale projects with an emphasis on program design and implementation. She works directly with States and municipalities to ensure program design completion for the Community Development Block Grant program.
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May 31, 2016

The Importance of Mentorship

Recently, over dinner with one of our partners, I was reflecting on how I made the transition from being a shy, awkward college student with no real direction into an early career in policy at the Texas legislature. Those years at the legislature were fundamental to my professional development, and helped me learn skills in policy and program development, facilitation and conflict resolution, research and writing, and networking and relationship building.  All of these skills have contributed to my success at HORNE and enabled me to provide better service to my clients.

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Topics: Culture

May 03, 2016

The Ebb and Flow of Work and Life


I am a career-life integration superstar.  Or so I thought. While my husband was a full-time stay-at-home dad for our two children, I could sneak out of the house at 6 or 7 am to get to the office early while everyone was still soundly asleep. No mismatched little socks to fumble through, lunches to be made, or clothing and coaxing of groggy children to get me out the door, just the silence of choosing my own wardrobe, grabbing my laptop, and setting the course for my day.  

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Topics: Culture

April 12, 2016

Is it Possible to Balance Family & Career?

Two years ago, I threw some things into a bag and jumped on a last-minute evening flight from Austin to New York. Those “things” included a few suits, a laptop, and a breast-pump (never mind the bottles, because I already knew, being my second child and 1,700 miles and all, that there would be no mini-coolers toted through security this time around).

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Topics: Culture

March 15, 2016

Leading with Transparency

Transparency has ceased being an option. We are seeing that today’s primary currency is credibility, which means it’s time to put all of your cards on the table, get those skeletons out of the closet, and lay bare the operations that serve our clients.

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Topics: Culture

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