“People probably thought I was crazy for doing that, but it’s paid dividends,” Matt said. “I can throw 50 changes at [Paul] a day, and his response is always ‘What do you need?’ and he gets it done.”
This year, as a Pharmacy Manager, Paul has embraced all the challenges 2020 has presented. He helped launch a COVID-19 testing site, which he still coordinates today. He organized racial equity discussions in his market. He mentored another newly promoted manager to help improve the overall market team. To Paul, his colleagues are more than just people he works with.
“I call it a ‘pharm-ily’ because you grow up together,” Paul said. “You get to see people achieve multiple things.”
Paul added another achievement to his ever-growing list: The Authentic Leadership Award. It’s an award given to a superior leader each quarter within Neighborhood Markets and Health and Wellness. Whether it’s helping a customer at his pharmacy or helping a co-worker at another Walmart pharmacy, Paul is all in. All in the pharm-ily.
“I think a pharm-ily is a group of people where you see each other go through the hardest of times and you celebrate the best of times,” Paul said.
“We come together as a family every single day to help each other out and help our community.”