I was very impressed initially with the mission and work of First Ladies of Poverty Foundation [FLP]. I'd never seen or hear of anything else like First Ladies of Poverty Foundation [FLP]. I admired the work the FLP is doing for BIPOC communities. I knew I wanted to be apart of it - and just somehow knew that one day I'd be apart of it. I want to join the First Ladies of Poverty Foundation [FLP] because I want to be apart of a community that uplifts BIPOC communities and gives us opportunities, education, and tools to succeed.
I have a personal mission to change the legacy of my family and my [ethnic group], and I know that starts with me. I believe in what FLP is doing and I'd be proud to play a role in this amazing organization. We need more [BIPOC] leaders. With more of us leading, setting examples, and helping one another the more amazing things we can accomplish together.
What It Is Like Working With Me
It's always a pleasant experience working with me. I am a very passionate worker, I give my best effort to anything I take on and commit to. I am supportive and encouraging to the people I work with. I am respectful and empathetic. I also care very much of working somewhere I can evolve, but also evolve without being micromanaged or coerced into being like everyone else.I love to learn, I'm a thinker, I'm creative and great at problem solving. I am great at teamwork and working alone.
Skills I Offer + My Specialties
My childhood was full of every type of abuse, neglect, and dysfunction. Growing up exposed to what I was and living in those conditions, I developed Anxiety, PTSD, MDD- Major Depressive Disorder. At 19, I had a mental breakdown which started the Healing Process. I was diagnosed with the mental illnesses above and began seeking treatment through many different methods--psychologists, psychiatrists, hypnotherapists, mental hospitals, treatment facilities and variety of prescribed medications. I experienced no significant progress with those methods, and it wasn't until I renewed my faith by getting baptized and starting my own [personal] relationship with God, that I began to overcome the depression that I felt like I had the majority of my life. I use my testimony to help others in similar situations by letting them know there's hope, They CAN overcome their mental illness and accomplish their dreams despite what mental illness they have/had or circumstances they face.
Barbara Lockhart is Louisiana Chapter Leader at First Ladies of Poverty Foundation and Founder of Barbara Lockhart Jewelry, a line of handmade jewelry that empowers visionary women to pursue their dreams, defeat mental obstacles. She has 5 years of experience in Retail/Sales/Customer Service and joined The Phoenix Project in 2020 and creating her own Healing with Prayer community, a community created to help others heal by sharing their testimony, have them form a relationship with God and pray. She now is set to become the Community Manager of Phoenix in 2021, hosts a bi-weekly Zoom call for healing and prayer and has started pivoting to have a career in the field she is most passionate about; Mental Health and pursuing a career as a Christian Life Coach with the potential to start her training in 2021. Ultimately, she hopes to promote the importance of self-love and self-care while guiding others to become strong in their faith and use their God-given gifts for good.
First Ladies of Poverty Foundation's mentors are hand-picked, curated and vetted by our leadership team. We are serious about providing you with a variety of compassionate, resourceful and supportive mentors who can provide the best support and expertise for living your absolute best and most successful life (as humanly possible). From self love and healing to finding a support system to goal setting and financial management, our mentors are ready to assist you on your next steps to creating a better future for yourself and your loved ones.