Today’s guest was Randy Martinez,
Director, Strategic Diversity Management/Pharmacy Benefits Management at one of America’s largest companies, CVS Health.
Our Hope Life Skills host was Mohamadou Mbaye
who welcomed Randy to Hope High School and introduced him to the entire Life Skills class.
“I was born into a military family. We moved a lot! And, to cities that often had little in common with each other, from Los Angeles, California to Mobile, Alabama” Randy said. “Constant
moving meant enrolling in new schools. This forced me to get out of my comfort zone.
I was continually introducing myself to new people. As a result, I developed good networking skills which has helped me throughout my career.”
“Building good networks requires sound judgement of a person’s character and making tough decisions about the type of person you want in your network. Some of my biggest failures were affected by the type of people I was hanging around with at the time. It took me a while to learn I
want smart people with good values in my network because they brought out the best in me.
Today’s Life Skills class concluded with our regularly scheduled networking time.