Ask anyone in a healthy long-term partnership or marriage and they’ll tell you: the secret to success is a having that special blend of like-minded thinking and different (yet complementary) skills and traits. You have to share the same values, integrity and vision for the future, and you need to be able to pick up where the other leaves off.
For Monica Murrell and Desirée Hopper, this unique chemistry was immediately evident when they met at a third-party management company more than a decade ago. Monica was in operations and Desirée in sales, and when they partnered together, their shared appreciation for the importance of extreme attention to detail, exceptional customer service, detailed planning and uniquely memorable experiences made clients take notice.
Monica and Desirée founded planning MODE in 2009 and have led it to become one of Dallas’s most trusted and sought after event management companies for planning and executing corporate conferences, events and incentive travel programs.
And as they’ve grown their team and their roster of clients over the years, they’ve retained their seamless compatibility of shared vision and complementary skills. Which is pretty important when you’ve got that compatibility baked right into your company’s name:
MO (Monica) and DE (Desirée).