When Medifast Weight Control Centers opened its doors in 2009, the business comprised a handful of centers and dedicated leaders in the metro Twin Cities area. In the 10 years since that first day, Medifast accomplished a significant evolution as it expanded to include locations in Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, and Eau Claire, WI. CEO Heather Holmberg helped launch the business on day one, and is gearing up to celebrate Medifast’s 10 year anniversary.
When asked about her 10 years with Medifast, Holmberg said, “I’m so proud of the business our team built from the ground up. Our philosophy at the very start was to establish a culture of Servant Leadership, serving our community and serving one another, while making a difference in the lives of others. As I reflect on the success of our organization, there is no question that it’s due to our genuine, caring, educated team members that are passionate about making a difference. The effectiveness of our program is widely known; not just losing weight quickly and effectively, however, the behavioral modification education to support weight management is what separates us from other programs out there.”
The Medifast team knows that the key to success is not simply a strong product and business model, but integral relationships within communities. Over its 10 years in business, Medifast forged strong relationships in each unique community with local chambers of commerce, nonprofits such as Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Twin Cities, The Salvation Army, Dress for Success Twin Cities and Toys for Tots, health events such as the Mankato Marathon, and a variety of other causes. Each Medifast Weight Control Centers location is proud to partner with organizations that serve their local communities.
According to Holmberg, “Relationships within our communities are an integral part of our organization and we are proud to partner with others that make a difference.”
Reflecting on 10 years in business, Medifast Weight Control Centers is most proud of the team it assembled. Several individuals started their careers with the organization 10 years ago and are dedicated members of the team to this day. Each position attracts highly educated and skilled individuals with backgrounds ranging from nutrition and dietetics to exercise science and psychology. At Medifast Weight Control Centers, the team believes that each client is unique and deserves support tailored to their specific needs.
“We are so proud of our team of consultants and leaders. They change lives every day and we would not be here in our tenth year without them. They truly are the cornerstone of our business. Not only do we value our team, we value our clients. Our ongoing commitment is to deliver service unlike any other and continue to expand our offerings and services that will in turn strengthen our value and our ability to support our clients goals long-term,” said CEO Heather Holmberg.
Each Medifast Weight Control Centers team is proud of this achievement and looks forward to the next 10 years in business.