Just one month before giving birth, she began her latest role as an academy coach at Store 1394 in Greenfield, Wisconsin. “I wanted to become a music teacher, and here I am—a teacher—just in a different setting. I fell in love with it!”
“I love Walmart because it has supplied me with the support to grow and enjoy my family. My husband’s a stay-at-home dad to our four kids.”
She also loves being able to train and inspire others. “I see myself in a lot of the associates. You come to work, thinking it’s a job and not even knowing it’s going to be your career. To grab onto those associates that want to do more and help them find their career path here at Walmart is very beneficial to me. It feeds my soul that I can see other people hungry for those things I was hungry for,” Barbie says.
“People might not recognize what they can give to another person. If they can open a door for somebody, or help them find something in the grocery aisle, or give birth to their children, then do it! Because we’re all here to help each other live better lives.”