In an interview with Ideamensch, Barbara Stokes acknowledges that being successful is not an easy journey. You have to be passionate, dedicated and hardworking. Barbara is an alumnus of Mercer University where she studied biomedical engineering and physics. She has attributed her success as the CEO of Green Structure Homes (GSH) to what she acquired as a biomedical student. Before establishing GSH, Stokes worked with Pisces Corporation and Boeing from where she gained vast experience in government contracting, a concept that has greatly influenced much success when working with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Together, GSH and FEMA work towards offering safe and permanent housing, land planning for institutions through outstanding designs. They are also involved in military projects like making bullet-resistant guard shacks. Follow Barbara Stokes on Linkedin.com.
Stokes has always valued volunteering and making a difference in people’s lives. It is through GSH that she has been to realize that. The Huntsville-based company has offered employment to young people and also assisting rebuilding Texas after the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The company was contracted to deliver modular buildings by March 2018. Volunteering and spending time with her kids have always helped her clear up her mind hence scaling her productivity. Besides, her talented team of engineers and designers has in a significant way assisted in actualizing her ideas. They strive to produce the best.
She is happy women now involve in business leadership, and she is hopeful that the trend continues. As an entrepreneur, she says that her family has been the motivation factor. It is because of them that she wakes each day and attempt to make a difference. She is optimistic that anyone can be successful as far as you don’t limit yourself to what you can achieve. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times. Barbara firmly believes having a happy workforce will always result in high productivity. Therefore, entrepreneurs should invest time in relating to their employees. It creates a conducive environment for work. She states that failure should be motivating factor to learn and move forward; otherwise, it is here to stay.
Barbara Stokes recommends the book “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell.