Meet Jen Monjaras, the director of network support at Center Sphere (https://www.centersphere.com/).
Tell us a little about your business. – Center Sphere connects people to help them grow their businesses. We know that relationships are at the core of success and Center Sphere gives you a platform to spend time with other professionals who have similar goals as you and can help you succeed, both professionally and personally.
How did you get started in the business? – I was a part of Center Sphere as a member and always loved the model of finding your people to help you grow. I started out helping out with a few things part time and when I was approached to come on full time, it was a no brainer!
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – After being a part of the organization for six years, I had the opportunity to represent the Omaha Women’s Council of REALTORS®, both locally and nationally, in 2021 as our Network president. I am terrified of public speaking, but month after month I pulled it off with the help of a fantastic board.
Tell us a little about your family. – My husband and I have been married for nine years and we have two children, Larsen (8) and Camila (5). We also have a 12-year-old Siberian Husky named Tulo. We are a huge baseball family and are often in KC cheering on the Royals when we can’t make it to Denver to root for our number one team, the Rockies.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Usually, a trip to the zoo in the morning, followed by Dave & Busters or Top Golf in the afternoon and, if we can, we’ll take in a Storm Chasers game.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn. I spend as much time with my family as I can because I know the time with them is fleeting . So, if I’m spending time away from them, I want to make sure it is quality time! I choose people who get me, appreciate my time, and who I enjoy being with. We don’t have to have all the same ideals but I choose those who I feel are going to help me grow into the best person I can be. I hope that I do the same for them.
If you had a theme song, what would it be? – “I’ll Stand by You” by The Pretenders.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? – Time travel. My grandma never got to meet my children and my dad passed away a few years ago. I really wish that they would have had time/more time with my children because my childhood with my grandparents was so amazing.
Which talent would you most like to have? – I wish I could sing well!
What is your favorite movie? – The Other Guys.
What is your favorite TV show? – The Office and Friends. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched these shows!
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Even though I don’t make it there as much as I’d like, I really like Saddle Creek Breakfast Club.
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