Project Millennium wants to use our platform to celebrate one of our hard-working account managers, Nkolika! Nkolika Morah is an account manager on our team and has been with us since December of 2018. Morah calls New Orleans home, despite her being raised in Houston, Texas. In this one-on-one conversation, we spoke with Morah about life, business, and career goals.
How would your parents have described you as a kid?
“Happy, strong-willed, competitive, loyal, smart, independent and troublesome.”
Were you involved in any sports or extracurriculars?
“Yes, I danced competitively most of my life. I was also on the debate team.”
How did that competitive environment develop you?
“Dance was all about making winning look easy and beautiful. It was all about making the blisters, bruises, and blood look visually pleasing and graceful. I think that was the biggest takeaway for me. It’s one thing to win, but can you make it look easy?”
Did you have any idea that you would end up in this field?
“I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I didn’t think it would end up in this field but to be my own boss was always my intention.”
Tell us about your college experience.
“I went to LSU and graduated with a dual degree in finance and political science. I was on the dance team briefly and involved in the dance ensemble. I taught yoga and Pilates, I served on the board for ASO.”
What is one life experience that you feel has changed you?
“My father’s passing really changed me, my perspective totally changed and broadened.”
What is something we might not know just by looking at you?
“I have 6 siblings, I’m a broker and I’m a property owner at 23.”
What were your first thoughts when joining the company?
“When I first started, I was skeptical, but I fell in love with it. Something that I find is so unique is that in order to grow you have to teach others to grow, you only win if you helped other people win.”
How would you describe the culture of your company?
“The culture is growth-oriented and generally uplifting. The thing that attracts me the most is that you will definitely learn to laugh at yourself and celebrate your mistakes, which I think is very hard to come by. This company really gives you a brilliant perspective on failure that I’m so grateful to have learned now instead of later.”
What is something you have learned through your work that you didn’t know before?
“I learned the fortune in failure, and what it really means to be an entrepreneur. I learned what effort really means and what care really means and what both of those things mean for entrepreneurs.”
How has this position changed you?
“It’s really broadened my perspective instead of changing it. It’s taken the things that I already knew and gave them direction, purpose, and perspective.”
What are your goals within the organization?
“My goal is to become a legal consultant.”
As for all of the growth and success she has achieved, Nkolika thanks her mentor, Stephen. Her presence in the office has elevated our value and strength as a team and as a family. When she is not in the office, Nkolika can be found shopping or traveling. “I like to eat and travel,” says Morah, “I also really love sneakers, so my collection is pretty extensive.”