Lupe Martinez – Intl Business Development Executive, Cal Exotics

By on August 2, 2016

I have been with Calexotics for 14 years. When I started working for Cal, I was not familiar with the industry. I found out about the position from a personal trainer that was also working with Susan.

A typical day
There’s no such thing as a typical day at Calexotics and that’s one of the reasons I love working here, there’s always something happening and never a dull day. I can be on the road visiting with customers, in the office following up after my trip or working with our new product development team. Our daily focus is providing exceptional customer service, high fulfillment rates and a fantastic assortment of products to suit all customers. CalExotics is a great company to work for and I definitely enjoy myself.

The most significant influence in my working career was/is
Susan Colvin & Jackie White have had the biggest impact on my career. I’m so fortunate to work with two amazing women, they’re the dynamic duo! I’ve learned so much from them about business and how to have a strong work ethic, integrity and foster long lasting business relationships.

I’m most proud of
Professionally, I’m most proud of the direction our company is going. Last year, we changed our logo and have made some packaging changes and enhancements. In addition, we’ve launched the CalExotics Institute, an e-learning platform designed to help educate industry professionals about our products. This is an extension of our sales staff and something I use on a daily basis. I can’t be everywhere, even though I try, so the CalExotics Institute is the perfect tool for my customers to use when I am not there.

This year I’m most proud of our new Inspire collection. Inspire is a beautiful line of intimate products designed to enhance the overall well-being and health of women. A portion of the proceeds are being donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, an organization dedicated to the successful recovery of cancer survivors. This is an incredible cause and is will ultimately help many people, I am proud to be a part of it.

Personally, I’m most proud of my parents. They have made many sacrifices so that my sisters and I could get a college education and make something of ourselves. I’m where I am today because of them.

One of the most memorable moments was
The first time I went to Australia for Adultex in Cairns is very memorable. It was a great experience even though I was only there for the show and had very little time to myself. I wasn’t sure if I was going to have the opportunity to go back, so on my last day there I ran to the zoo to checked out koala’s and wallabies. It was such a fun experience. I loved seeing all of the animals and experiencing something new.

Last book I read
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I read this book years ago and came across it recently and read it again. It’s an inspirational book and a great tool for personal growth. The four agreements are: be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions and always do your best. These statements have been a staple for me in my work life and reading this book again helped me put them back into focus. I recommend this book to my colleagues all the time.

Favourite movie/TV show
I enjoy watching reality shows. My favorites are Dancing with the Stars, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I can’t believe I’m admitting to this.

What would most people not know about me
One thing most people don’t know about me is my love for fast cars. I love driving fast; it’s exhilarating and gets my heart racing. Sometimes this love gets me into trouble; in fact I recently got a speeding ticket in Denver Colorado. I may need to slow down a bit, but only when I see a police officer.

My favourite place
My favorite place is Australia! It’s beautiful and the people are wonderful, I look forward to my trips every time.

When I’m not working I’d rather be doing
I travel a lot for work and when I’m home it’s nice to get together with family and friends and do “normal” things.

What I like best about my job
I enjoy every aspect of my job. I work for the best company! Our team is dedicated, supportive and hard working. I enjoy being on the road and interacting with our customers. I’m called the social butterfly at the office.

If I could change one thing
It would be nice to have more hours in the day. I always have so much to do and never enough time to do it. When I am traveling for work this is especially true. I love to explore new places and wish I had more time to do so.

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