Growing with Purpose: CEO Jason Buechel Shares Vision for Whole Foods Market


Whole Foods Market CEOJason Buechelunveiled Whole Foods Markets 10-year vision to lead the company into the future, calling it Growing with Purpose, during the grocers first quarterly town hall meeting of the year.

Whole Foods Market continues to grow to 534 stores across the U.S., Canada and UK, most recently adding itsOne Wall Streetstore in New York.

The crux of Growing with Purpose is to further fulfill the companys Purpose to Nourish People and the Planet. Over the next decade, Whole Foods Market will grow by increasing and investing profits strategically while focusing on four clear priorities: Creating the best customer experience in stores and online, investing in Team Member growth and happiness, delivering exceptional business performance and expanding reach to serve customers in new ways.

This is a pivotal moment in time as we turn the page to Whole Foods Markets next chapter, Buechel said. Im so excited to share how we will deliver on our Higher Purpose, including commitments to environmental stewardship, significant financial investment into our Team Member experience, plans to set company records for new store growth, and the possibility of reaching new markets around the globe in the next decade. These are achievements that would have been beyond imagination when the first Whole Foods Market opened in Austin, Texas, more than 40 years ago.

Growing with Purpose was created as Buechel immersed himself in all aspects of the business seeking Team Member perspectives, asking questions, listening and learning, to build a forward-looking vision guided by the experience of Whole Foods Market Team Members and inspired by the retailers history and culture. In 2022, Buechel conducted the Whole Conversations Tour, in which he engaged directly with Team Members, suppliers, customers and community partners, across every region, to inform Growing with Purpose.

Whole Foods Market is the pioneer of the natural and organic food movement, Buechel said. Our legacy is strong. Now its up to us to be focused on Growing with Purpose so our future is even brighter, and we can continue our commitment to nourishing people and the planet for decades to come.

About Whole Foods Market

For more than 40 years, Whole Foods Market has been a leading natural and organic foods retailer. As the first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market has more than 500 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Whole Foods Market, please visit

Succeed On Purpose Helps Professionals Create a Career They Love

 Succeed On Purpose has launched a monthly series called Creating a Career You Love.The series consists of free, virtual events featuring a different expert each month. These experts will offer tools and solutions to professionals looking to pivot into careers that offer more meaning and profit.

The first event was held in November with guest expert Kathy Goughenour, CEO of Virtual Expert®. The event was focused on helping professionals launch their virtual assistant career. The events were put on hold in December for the holiday season but will resume this month.

The January event will feature Elizabeth Eiss, CEO of Results Resourcing®, an online platform created to help match employers to virtual freelancers. The ResultsResourcing platform welcomes freelancers in various industries, from web design, to marketing, accounting, sales, research, and more.

Eiss will partner with Terri Maxwell, CEO of Succeed On Purpose to cover topics, including:

– What makes virtual freelance work a great career option.

– How to find projects using the online platform.

– How to create a robust profile that matches available roles and appeals to employers.

The event with Elizabeth Eiss and Terri Maxwell will be held on January 13 at 1 PM CST. Registration for Creating a Career You Love, Episode 2 can be completed online for free.

“Since I started Succeed On Purpose, I’ve asked met countless individuals who know they want more meaning and success in their careers, but they don’t have the tools or guidance to make it happen. My purpose is to inspire potential, so I decided to develop this series to reach professionals across the country, helping them to create a career they love,” stated Terri Maxwell.

About Succeed On Purpose

Founded in 2009 by Terri Maxwell, Succeed on Purpose™ is a personal and professional development company focused on helping individuals become the best version of themselves. Through powerful programs and coaching, Succeed On Purpose works with individuals on finding more meaning and success, whether that be in their business, career or life.

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Purpose of Wealth Personal Finance Live Event Hosted by The Millionaire Choice

 Tony Bradshaw, author of “The Millionaire Choice” and host of The Millionaire Choice podcast, partners with Dr. Ben Graham, Founder and Pastor of Music City Baptist Church, Shaunti Feldhahn, author of “Thriving in Love and Money,” and Jerremy Newsome, CEO of Real Life Trading, on the Purpose of Wealth Live Event at the Capitol Theatre in Lebanon, TN on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

The Purpose of the Wealth Event Series is designed as a part of a citywide financial transformation model to help everyone understand their personal finances. Their goal is to help everyone in their city to be equipped with the financial knowledge and wisdom to understand money, build wealth, and transform their financial lives.

The Purpose of Wealth (PoW) Event helps people reshape their money mindset, addresses fundamentals of personal finance, and explore proven wealth building principles. By bringing together local financial experts to share their life stories, experience and financial wisdom with the mass public, PoW empowers local people to come together and take control of their city’s financial landscape.

Today, over 70% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, according to a 2021 survey done by the PYMNTS and Lending Club. On the other hand, over 10% of American households are millionaire households, and 40% of the world’s millionaires live in the United States, according to the Millionaire Foundry. 40%! Why? For most, the answer is simple. Knowledge, choices, and vision.

The PoW Event isn’t just about money. It’s about aligning a person’s life, heart, and spirit with developing a purpose for their life and money. Their goal is to help people develop a healthy mindset related to money and wealth, equip them with the knowledge to manage their money and build wealth, and create a vision for life and financial future to help make the world a better place.

The PoW Event addresses the good and bad life choices we all make related to money, how couples can thrive in their relationships with proper perspective on their finances, practical steps for building a financial foundation and mindset around money, and proven wealth building financial principles.

PoW will feature four speakers covering different elements of life and money and conclude with a wrap up panel to answer questions the audience has accumulated throughout the day. Their goal is to equip our communities and churches with a healthy perspective on money and wealth.

For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Tony Bradshaw, please call Beth Bradshaw at (615) 538-7645 and visit

About the Speakers:

Tony Bradshaw – Author of The Millionaire Choice: Millionaire or Not. You Can Choose. And host of The Millionaire Choice Podcast: Make the Choice. Create Your Plan. Tony formerly spent 15 years working with Dave Ramsey and Ramsey Solutions as VP, CIO and COO from 2001 through 2016. In November 2019, he released “The Millionaire Choice” through Morgan James Publishing, and launched The Millionaire Choice Podcast in May 2020. On The Millionaire Choice Podcast, Tony speaks with millionaires and future millionaires about how to build wealth and what to do with it once you have it. Tony believes anyone can become a millionaire if they make the right life and financial choices, and wealth should have a purpose to make the world a better place.

Dr. Ben Graham – Founder and Senior Pastor of Music City Baptist Church. Dr. Ben Graham is also co-founder of the Graham Family Film Foundation and starred in and co-produced several faith based films under the Graham Family Film brand including Beautifully Broken, based on a true story, The Challenger Disaster, and several other titles.

Shaunti Feldhahn – is a ground-breaking social researcher, best-selling author, and popular speaker – but a wife and mom first. Aler receiving a graduate degree from Harvard, and working on Capitol Hill and Wall Street, Shaunti now uses her analytical skill to uncover those little things that can make big differences in lives and relationships. Shaunti’s findings are regularly featured in media as diverse as The Today Show, Family Life, Focus on the Family, The New York Times and Cosmo. Shaunti speaks at both live and virtual events in the U.S. and around the world. She and her husband Jeff live in Atlanta with their daughter, son, and two cats who think they are dogs.

Jerremy Newsome – Author of Money Grows on Trees as well as CEO and Founder of Real Life Trading, Jerremy made his first $1 million investment at age six when he talked his dad into investing in Apple stock. Jerremy now trains others in investment strategies, provides investment tools based on his wisdom and success in the investment world. Jerremy’s mission, his calling in life is to enrich lives with mentally liberating education. He believes people are in the search of a fun, new and thrilling awakening regarding their finances, their money along with the abundance and freedom we all seek in life.

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Message from “Purpose Is Life” Founder and CEO

Read the first quarter message released this month from CEO and Founder of Purpose Is Life, Jamill C. Jones: “As I reflect on the commitment I have to the community of Washington, D.C., I am extremely proud of what we have been able to achieve. I am even more excited about our outlook for an equally promising future. We have successfully managed and hosted events throughout our most vulnerable communities and have worked tirelessly to continue moving our efforts forward.

“It is satisfying to know that we have the support of our local government, and our community in acquiring the necessary means to reach our goals. This collective support enables us to continue to launch new strategies and establish new partnerships. As a result, we are able to ensure the families in our community have the resources they need to succeed.

“As our community strengthens, each new day offers a chance for us to work together, pursue new opportunities and improve upon the past. We continue to manage our business around the evolving needs of our community – and that puts us at the forefront of building a Purposeful Life.”