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Julie Barber

Although Julie currently works as a Senior Account Manager in our manufacturing division, she began her career with Goodwill as a supervisor of the day program in Cudahy and she has a degree in Educational Studies with an Emphasis on Counseling from UWM. She spent 12 years working in a variety of different Human Services positions and locations, eventually coming to James O. Wright Center for Work and Training to work in production and become a Cell Manager. From there she decided to try her hand outside of Goodwill and did so for the next three years and learned a lot. Realizing Goodwill was still a great place to work she returned in 2010 and she has worked in Racine doing customer service and inventory management and now in her current position. She likes to tell people that Goodwill recycles and she am just a good example of how well that works.
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What can I do to be the best me?

Posted by Julie Barber on January 2, 2018

It is that time of year again. A time to reflect on the outgoing year and look forward to the new. What are the things I want to remember? What would I rather forget? And what can I do to improve on this new year? What can I do to be the best me I can be? This reminds me of the “Be the Best You” program which helped participants work to build skills to better serve them in community based employment. Which lead to the “Focus on the Five” to add direction. And although this was started to help participants, on every tour I have given at Goodwill since the posters went up someone has commented how accurate the five are and they wish they could teach their employees these lessons. These are important lessons for everyone regardless of the work you do.

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This Should be a Famous Quote

Posted by Julie Barber on July 7, 2017

Several years ago during a meeting with different members of our various business units, we discussed our training programs. Our then vice president of Culinary and Custodial Services, summed up the discussion we were having and said, “We teach people how to work, and then we give them skills.”

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