Evan Schmiedehaus has been working in the same corporate setting for the past 22 years. You’d think this would make him an older man, but oh no. In 1997, he started as a stock boy and not just in any corporation. Evan was part of the launching of Whole Foods Markets in their hometown of Austin, Texas.
He now leads a team of 325 employees who he says are overworked, with limited resources and a barometer for success that’s always changing. (These conditions are common for many in all industries and professions.)
Good thing Evan has trained as a leadership and life coach as part of his professional pursuits. He came to CAPP wanting a rigorous experience that would ground him in the science of his approach. He is part of the Philadelphia cohort and his commitment to travel via plane to each month’s onsite is testament to his passion and character.
He said on his CAPP Entrance Form, “I greatly value individuals and leaders who do not function solely to meet the expectations of others rather they live to positively impact humanity, at times assuming great personal sacrifice.
Evan is one of these leaders. He has heart in mind – and not just his own.
He is bringing tools of positive psychology to his work at the market, his family, and beyond.
Evan had the message painted in the corporate office suite at the Market as a reminder for all employees who pass through.
Reminders are a good thing and messengers like Evan are such valued members of our community and movement.