We Build Great Moms

At age 92 my mother remains one of my most ardent supporters as well as most influential teachers. While she rarely verbally offers me jewels of wisdom these days, her mere presence is a constant reminder and inspiration to be my best self. Mom was raised on a farm in Iowa but had the privilege of going to college back when many women never had the opportunity. There she met and fell in love with my father and they had three children.

One of the best lessons and important gifts my mother gave to me was common sense. From an early age, she taught me to use it, trust it, rely upon it.  To this day, my common sense approach in many situations continues to serve me well. Most of us will never realize the multitude of lessons we learned from our mothers. Click To Tweet

Although my mother never set expectations for me, she constantly encouraged me to be and do my best. I don’t ever recall feeling anything other than deep, unconditional love from her. Because of that, I never thought I could fail because I knew, no matter what I did, her love and acceptance would always be present. She taught me to be comfortable with myself and inspired me to be the best I could be.

Most of us will never realize the multitude of lessons we learned from our mothers. At Barry-Wehmiller, we are proud that our people-centric culture and the classes we teach in Barry-Wehmiller University offer our team members lessons they can pass on to their children.

Take a look at this story featuring some of the wonderful mothers within our organization: We Build Great Moms.

Truly Human Leadership is found throughout Barry-Wehmiller Companies, where Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO. A $3+ billion global capital equipment and engineering consulting firm, Barry-Wehmiller’s 12,000 team members are united around a common belief: we can use the power of business to build a better world. Chapman explores that idea in his Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring For Your People Like Family, available from Penguin Random House.

1 Comment

  • ALLISON says:

    This is a great message. I am so proud of my mom…she has been through some very rough patches in her life, and she still tries and inspires others with her stories. I learn more about her now…than I ever did before.

    This video is precious, and I smiled like crazy, while I watched it.

    Thanks for sharing this positive story about all of these wonderful mothers.


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