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Thursday, December 20, 2012

John Mackey, CEO and Founder of Whole Foods Market to join host Kathy L Kirk on “A New View of Life Radio Show”

John Mackey, co-CEO and co-Founder of Fortune 300 Whole Foods Market and author of “Conscious Capitalism, Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (Harvard Business Review Press, January 15, 2013),” to appear on A New View of Life Radio with Kathy L Kirk on VoiceAmerica’s Radio Network.
Phoenix, AZ (PR-Inside) December 5, 2012 -- Voice America Talk Radio Network, Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, today announced that nationally acclaimed business leader, visionary and author, John Mackey will join Kathy L Kirk, host of A New View of Life radio program on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel ( www.voiceamericavariety.com) Tuesday, December 11, at 3 p.m. Pacific Time.

John Mackey will discuss his new book, Conscious Capitalism, Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (Harvard Business Review Press, January 15, 2013), to boldly defend and re-imagine capitalism while encouraging others to implement a way of doing business that is grounded in ethical consciousness which sees a business having a greater purpose than profit and stakeholders include not just financial institutions and investors, but all living things including the Earth.

John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has taken the natural and organic grocer from a single store in Austin, Texas, founded in 1978, to an $11 billion Fortune 300 company and a top U.S. supermarket with more than 340 stores and 70,000 Team Members worldwide.

While devoting his career to providing shoppers with high quality natural and organic foods, Mackey has also focused on building a more conscious way of doing business. For 15 consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has included Whole Foods Market on its “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The company was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health Magazine, one of the nation’s “Top 25 Green Energy Leaders” by Scientific American, and one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute.

Mackey has been the visionary for many successful programs at the core of Whole Foods Market. He led the effort to create the Whole Planet Foundation in 2005 to help end poverty in developing nations. The foundation has helped more than 200,000 poor entrepreneurs in over 50 countries. Thanks to Mackey, Whole Foods Market was the first national grocer to set and implement standards for humane farm animal treatment for beef, chicken, pork and turkey it sells. In 2007, he led the launch of the Local Producer Loan Program to help local farmers and food producers expand their businesses and committed an initial $10 million to help grow those businesses through low-interest loans. Most recently, Mackey has focused on returning to the company’s roots around healthy eating and lifestyle choices. A staunch advocate of healthy eating education, he laid the foundation for health and wellness programs for team members and customers.

In 2003, he was named Ernst & Young’s United States Entrepreneur of the Year and Bon Appétit magazine’s “Tastemaker of the Year.” Vanity Fair magazine named him “Best Provider” in its “Best of the Best in 2004,” Institutional Investor magazine rated him second on its “Best CEOs in America” list in 2005, and Barron’s put him on its “World’s Best CEOs” list in 2006. In 2008, Mackey received an honorary doctorate degree from Bentley College. In 2011, MarketWatch named him CEO of the Year, and FORTUNE magazine recognized him as its “Businessperson of the Year.” And in 2012, Esquire magazine included him on its list of “Most Inspiring CEOs.”

A strong believer in free market principles, Mackey co-founded the Conscious Capitalism Movement ( consciouscapitalism.org/) to challenge business leaders to rethink why their organizations exist and to acknowledge their roles in the interdependent global marketplace. This new business paradigm holds the potential for enhancing corporate performance while advancing the quality of life for billions of people.

Out of his respect for equity among Team Members, Mackey implemented a salary cap for all executives. He cut his own salary to $1 annually in 2006, and forgoes stock options and bonuses. He continues to work for Whole Foods Market out of a passion to see the business realize the potential for deeper purpose, for the joy of leading a great company, and to answer the call to service he feels in his heart.

“A New View of Life” airs live on Tuesdays at 3 PM Pacific / 5 PM Central / 6 PM Eastern on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. To access the show, log on at www.voiceamerica.com/show/2035/a-new-view-of-life. All shows will be available in Kathy Kirk's Content Library on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel for on-demand and pod cast download, www.voiceamerica.com/show/2035/a-new-view-of-life

The VoiceAmericaTM Network offers the latest conversations in a talk radio format, providing education, interaction, and advice on key issues live, on demand as well as through pod cast download. If interested in hosting a talk radio show on VoiceAmerica Network, contact Jeff Spenard, President of Internet Radio at 480-294-6417 or at jeff.spenard @ voiceamerica.com.

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ABOUT Kathy L Kirk:
Kathy Kirk has led an extraordinary life becoming a Consciousness Bridge. In every activity, Kathy’s focus is to observe the Human Spirit interface in the body/mind and It’s application/effect in the individual Life to understand how we naturally create our physical reality to live fulfilled lives.

Kathy is the Creator and Founder of Applied Spirituality™ www.appliedspirituality.com - The Ordinary Person's TOE (Theory of Everything) continues to evolve from research, observation, experiences and contemplation. Applied Spirituality explains Consciousness as cause of every effect.

Kathy is the author of two books each with online course, The Earthling’s Quick Start Guide: Master Operating Your Unit on Earth and Well Done. She redefines patriotism as the courage to answer one’s personal Call to Adventure as an Ordinary Hero, using the details of one’s physical life to awaken into a conscious life having gained a Higher Perspective.

She is a compelling speaker, conducts seminars, private/group life coaching and has a business degree from Cornell. She has two adult sons.

About VoiceAmerica/World Talk Radio, LLC:
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