FB Live Member Interview with Barbara Paino

Meet: Barbara Leimkuehler-Paino Franchise Owner Destination Athlete® http://wowwomen.biz/user/bpaino/

Posted by WOW Women on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Why did you start your business, or choose the position you are currently in?

My husband and I started this business in March of 2019. We raised 2 beautiful kids who played sports from preschool to college, each attending college on partial athletic scholarships. We would spend so much time at their events and volunteering and felt we could use what we know to help other parents and coaches.

You just won 10MM in the lottery. What would you do?

 I would pay off our house, set my kids with funds for a house when they are ready, and take care of family members who are struggling with houses so at least everyone in the family has a roof over their head. With leftover money, I would go around and pay off school lunch debt. I hate knowing there are kids who don’t have food to eat.

How would your best friend describe you?


What is the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?

 I am an avid crafter… love paper crafts.

Your Journey: How did you get to where you are?

 My husband accepted a job with a company called Varian, and he travels around, opening cancer treatment centers; it forced us out of our comfort of the NY/NJ area to the south. First stop was Georgia for a year and then here to Denver, NC, where we have family and have been visiting for about 15 years.

What inspires you?

 I am inspired by happiness. In all I do, I strive to make someone happy.

What makes you laugh?

 Buddy the Elf

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take three items, what would they be?

 My family, books, and Diet Coke.

Whats your definition of success?


Why is it important to you to be part of WOW?

 To make new friends and network to grow my business.

What do you want your legacy to be?

 Kindness, pure and simple.


 A great referral for me would be any coach, athletic director, team mom, PTA/PTO member, school principal/administrator, gym owner, business owner… Anyone who would like personalized apparel, uniforms, equipment, corporate wear, or anyone in need of fundraising.