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Celebrating My Healthiest Me for Women’s Health and Fitness Day 

Celebrating My Healthiest Me for Women’s Health and Fitness Day 

September has always been my favorite month; not only is September my birthday month, but it’s also a month where we recognize women’s health and fitness. The last Wednesday in September marks a national day to bring awareness to the importance of regular physical activity and overall wellness health for women. Personally, I have been focused on my health for several years now, and I have loved to see how I’ve reached out to others about my fitness journey and help inspire their own.  While we celebrate Women’s Health and Fitness Day in September, we also celebrate Family Health and …

Touched by Autism

Touched by Autism

My name is Shelley Hotchkiss, and I am a District Director of Operations in St Louis, Missouri. I’ve just celebrated my one-year anniversary with our wonderful Company in March and I’m grateful for this opportunity to share another title I’m proud to hold: “Molly’s Mom.” Becoming a mom is hands-down the greatest thing I’ve ever done. My daughter, Molly, is the center of everything I do. She is my “Why.”  Molly was diagnosed with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when she was nine-years-old. Autism is rarely a single diagnosis; Molly also has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Anxiety and …

Women in Leadership: Why I Choose to Empower

Women in Leadership: Why I Choose to Empower

I was raised in a Lebanese and Mexican household with three brothers. Growing up, I felt suppressed and was told how women should act and what we can and cannot do. But since I am stubborn, outspoken, and strong-willed, I proved, not only to myself but to others, that the expectations the world has for women are not always right. By sharing a few of my accomplishments while working at the TMX Finance® Family of Companies, maybe I can inspire other women, girls, and -most importantly -my daughter to take action, work hard for what they want, keep their heads …

Black History Month 2022: What Does Black History Means to Me

Black History Month 2022: What Does Black History Means to Me

Black History Month is a time of reflection, appreciation, education, and celebration! The TMX Finance® Family of Companies is proud to honor and share the contributions of African Americans throughout history, including our own Black Team Members who’ve made history in our communities and throughout our business. We invite you to learn about what Black History Month has meant to our Team Members throughout the years in our annual blog series. Atlanta resident and General Manager Lisa Nicole White has a message for the next generation of Black leaders seeking to make an impact: “Learn your history and continue to …

Why You Should #LoveWhereYouWork

Why You Should #LoveWhereYouWork

When you begin a career journey, you aim to find a place that is going to be where you want to retire from. A career is separate from a job. A career is somewhere you can invest in the company and they will invest in you. Before I began my journey with TitleMax® I was a department manager at a local grocery store. I felt as if I had met my growth potential in my current role and wanted to expand into something I am more passionate about. I decided I wanted to work in the finance industry because I …

My Fitness Journey

My Fitness Journey

During the pandemic, I discovered I was on the high-risk list because of my high blood pressure and my weight. So, I decided to take control of my health and well-being again. I was at my heaviest weight and very unhappy. My weight gain started while attending college and working full time. I didn’t have time to exercise, and I was eating on the go between work and school. Once I graduated college, I started to work a lot, so I didn’t make time to exercise and was still eating very unhealthily. I knew if I lost weight, I could …

Women in Leadership Spotlight – Kelley Frazier

Women in Leadership Spotlight – Kelley Frazier

You started as a CSR and are now a Certified GM Trainer. Tell us about your journey. I started as a Customer Service Representative back in 2012. I didn’t even know what the title of a vehicle looked like. I worked as a CSR in TitleMax® of Conway for a year and a half. During that time, I was the over-achiever, always volunteering to run errands and help other stores with staffing, and I craved the Goal Board like no other. Once I was actually given the position as Assistant Store Manager, I was already there mentally. I stayed in …

Lead Like Women: Who Empowers Me

Lead Like Women: Who Empowers Me

Let me tell you about my mom, Joan Callahan! She went from a stay-at-home mom and wife to a single mom of five overnight. She managed to give my siblings and me a great childhood despite her own struggles. I can’t imagine how many times she went without, so that we didn’t have to. I have learned so many things from my mom’s parenting style and have applied it to how I raised my kids. She taught us that success isn’t measured by how much money you make, but by how much of an impact you make on another person. …

Lead Like Women: Who Empowers Me

Lead Like Women: Who Empowers Me

One of my favorite things to do is watch and participate in sports. As a former collegiate soccer player (over a decade ago), I was blessed with the opportunity to play with and against some of the best women athletes in the country. My teammates and coaches pushed me physically, mentally, and emotionally every day to be the best version of myself. Fast forward to a decade later, I ran and worked out every chance I could get – but once I had my third child, I lost my motivation and didn’t have anyone to hold me accountable. Three months …

Lead Like Women: My Hero

Lead Like Women: My Hero

When we think of heroes, we oftentimes envision a character who wears a cape and has supernatural powers. However, my hero became my hero at a very young age, when I was just 2 years old. My hero is my older sister, Lynne Davis. She and I were neglected and abused as children by our mother, and when left alone for what felt like weeks, she fed, cleaned, and protected me. She was 3 and I was 2 years old. My sister kept me alive. We survived because of her.   Not long after those terrible conditions, we both were …