Xochitl Rico Moncada - Metro Trainer

Cherry Creek, Colorado

Xochitl Rico

What does your job title mean?

I am the Metro Trainer for three stores and one facility in the Denver Metro Area. I complete orientation for new hires, trainings and support for Safety and Goods Organics, as well as coach and mentor our Team Trainer Groups. I also provide training in Spanish for our Hispanic Team Members.

What has been your career path at Whole Foods Market?

I joined Whole Foods Market Cherry Creek in 2005 as a salad and hot bar Team Member in the Prepared Foods Department, where I learned about organics, food safety and great customer service. Within six months, I was working the front line of the department and then spent the next year and a half training our Hispanic Team Members before becoming a Metro Trainer. I immediately knew that training was something that I wanted to do because I loved sharing my passion for Whole Foods Market with others.

A Day in the Life

If I have a new hire orientation or a class scheduled that day, I set up my training room with all the necessary materials. When I’m not doing a class or training, I am coaching our Team Trainers, preparing for upcoming classes, or working with Store Leadership to develop ways to meet the needs of our locations.

A Recent, Memorable Day

In the last orientation that I facilitated, I had an awesome group of new hires. They were so happy and excited to be working with Whole Foods Market and it showed in every single activity we did. It was amazing to see all the knowledge they brought regarding our company and products and their enthusiasm for everything we do here. It was an amazing day for me and it made me love my job even more.

What do you like most about working at Whole Foods Market?

The passion and enthusiasm for what I do, and the ability to guide and mentor other people as a Trainer. As Whole Foods Market Team Members, we all have an equal opportunity to advance within the company. I love that we work together as a team and that we all encourage and help each other.

What advice do you have for people considering joining the Whole Foods Market team?

Whole Foods Market is a great, great company to work for. We have an inspiring mission, we care for our people, for our planet and for our environment. Come and work with us! I am sure we have the right fit for you.

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