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Feb 2, 2023

The new year is the ideal time to focus on building a “Higher Purpose in Life and in Business.” Please join HealthCode for an insightful and practical conversation with John Mackey, co-founder and former CEO of Whole Foods Market, acclaimed author and a leader in the “Conscious Capitalism” community.

In this hour conversation, we will discuss:

- John’s personal journey: finding, growing, and addressing issues along the way.

- John’s insights on the importance of a building a “higher purpose” within organizations: find it, build it, live it.

- Practical steps to help you and your organization.

Please join the conversation and gain practical insights to find and grow a higher purpose in life and in business.

John Mackey is a mission-driven entrepreneur and co-founder of Whole Foods Market. In his 44 years as CEO, Whole Foods grew from one store in Austin to 540 stores in the United States, the U.K. and Canada with annual sales exceeding $22 billion and more than 105,000 team members.

John’s vision inspired the Whole Planet Foundation, Local Producer Loan Program, the Global Animal Partnership’s rating scale, and the Total Health Immersion program to promote wellness with company team members.

Mackey co-founded the “Conscious Capitalism” movement and co-authored a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book: “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. John also authored In “Conscious Leadership: Elevating Humanity through Business,” which provides a roadmap for innovative, values-based leadership.


Steve Amos is a social entrepreneur with 35+ years in technology, US/Global marketing, advertising, education, healthcare, and nonprofits. Founder/CEO of the nonprofit HealthCode, whose mission is to empower people to live healthier, happier lives free from preventable chronic disease.


00:00 | Introductions
01:12 | John's Books
01:51 | Higher Purpose
03:54 | Seeds for Whole Foods
08:03 | Top 100 Best Companies to Work For
08:46 | Conscious Capitalism
10:45 | Learning and Growing: 'Fear is the enemy of growth.'
12:28 | Innovation and Failure
17:21 | Importance of Teams
20:05 | Who are Stakeholders?
21:55 | All stakeholders can flourish
26:56 | Integrity and honesty to listen to critics
32:28 | Conscious Leadership
34:05 | What to do in crisis
37:34 | There is no safety.
38:27 | The fear of ridicule
39:21 | Empowering Others
42:27 | Gratitude in teambuilding
44:27 | Love in a business context
49:44 | Final Questions
50:12 | How do you recharge?
52:26 | What's next for John Mackey?
56:39 | What we eat is SO important
59:13 | Closing thoughts