In recognition and celebration of the diversity within the cable industry, we will be highlighting some of CableFAX’s 2012 Most Influential Minorities and their responses to a series of questions on mentoring, job skills and diversity. For the CableFAX 2012 Diversity issue in its entirety go here.
Vice President of Transitional Sales
Comcast Cable NCO
Tell us at least one true story of a mentor (or mentors) who gave you advice you still use to this day.
I’ve learned early in my career the power of executive sponsorship, my sponsors instilled upon me that in order for you to be successful you need to capitalize on every opportunity, even if its out of your comfort zone. This led me to various career advancements across the country. Over my tenure with Comcast, my diverse background and experience allows me to embrace each new challenge with a fearless approach.
What’s the skill that has helped you the most in your career—and what’s the next skill you want to master?
The skill that has led to my success is effective communication, which allows me to build relationships cross functionally to drive our business forward. I enjoy and find it very rewarding to leverage my communication skills to mentor young professionals in small and large forums.
What advice do you have for young people trying to break into the cable industry?
Take full advantage of NAMIC and other industry events to network with top cable executives. Spend time and energy on finding an executive sponsor in this industry to help guide you in your exciting new career.