Monica's Incredible Journey: From Stay-at-home Mom to Successful Freight Broker Agent

Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of our most recent graduates, Monica Jaramillo. Monica graduated from Brooke in June and has since landed an agent position with Prosper Logistics. Monica is a great example of what you can accomplish in this industry with the right attitude, work ethic, and education. Here’s an inside look at her journey. 

Monica was introduced to the transportation industry long before coming to Brooke. At a young age, Monica observed her father working for JB Hunt Transport. She was intrigued and knew she wanted to follow in his footsteps. 

She began working as a receptionist at Swift Transportation and was promoted after 10 short months. She went on to hold a variety of positions including Safety & Compliance Administrative Assistant, Certified DOT Log Instructor, Safety Coordinator, and Driver Manager Business Advisor. One of her biggest achievements was graduating from Texas A&M International University.

Before coming to Brooke, Monica was a stay-at-home mother. She owned a truck with her husband and was in the process of purchasing another. Monica wanted the absolute best for her family and had the drive to achieve anything she set out to do. 

“I just remember setting my goals and going for them. I had to be a good role model. I wanted to do this not only for me, but for our four girls, and our family to come in the near future,” Monica said. 

We interviewed Monica about her new career, her experience at Brooke, and her future moving forward. Here’s what she shared:

What are you doing now in your career?
Currently, my husband and I have two trucks. I am working for Prosper Logistics as a freight broker agent and have three great customers. I moved about ten loads in the first week. The best is yet to come!

What challenges have you faced in your new career? 
I had to overcome the fear of rejection. There really is no other option. When someone says, “No!” I kindly say, “Thank you. I will call you again in the future to see if I’m able to help you and your business.”

What have been your biggest “wins” in your new career?
First starting out as an agent, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to make any sales. Being a housewife and barely making ends meets, I thought, “How am I going to do this?” 

My biggest win is not only getting one but three contracts in about 6 weeks.  I set my goals and made things happen! I knew that this was a real opportunity for me to start making money.

How was your experience training with Brooke?
I went in not knowing a single thing about the freight brokerage industry. By the time I left, I was already thinking about where I was going to apply. It opened up a passion in me that I didn’t know I had. 

My husband, who is my number one fan, had been telling me to pursue this career for months. He has had no doubt that I would be successful, determined, ethical, and above all, happy - and he was correct. When I met the staff and instructors, I knew it was worth it. I thought very highly of their training. I met great people and lifelong friends.

How was working with our team at Brooke?
Not only are the instructors well experienced in the field, but they have humility and respect for each other and for all the students. They were willing and able to share their knowledge with us, without holding anything back. The faith and desire to help others prosper is the foundation of the Brooke team.

What are your goals moving forward? 
I want to do everything that I was meant to do in this world. I have a very supportive family. I want to be successful and remembered as being a hard worker. I want to be able to afford to take my daughter to Disney Land, take family vacations, help others, and give back to my community.

What are you most excited about moving forward? 
The great success story that awaits for me in the future, an incredible journey, and the many blessings I am thankful for.

Thank you, Monica! For sharing your incredible story with us and the community. You truly are a rockstar and we are so proud of all you have and will accomplish. 

If you’re interested in this career path, we’d love to be apart of your journey. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions at 214-206-1169.

Moving Forward,

Jeff Roach

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