Learn. | Implement. | Innovate. | Accelerate.Grow.

AOA brings you our newest resource, providing a streamlined mini-MBA curriculum 
AOA Leadership Academy.

Learn, understand, and apply the best practices of people management and business finances to immediately improve your business.

Write your awesome label here.

AOA Leadership Academy is a 10-week fully digital 'mini-MBA' for leaders of our industry to learn more about people management & business finance to continue  to grow in their careers and their businesses.

Program Schedule

Within the program will be live sessions to network and learn in real-time with your cohort.

VISION GOALS & PLANNING PROCESS

January
26

THE RIGHT TEAM & CUSTOMER

February

AN EMPOWERED SYSTEM OF MANAGEMENT

April

DO THE RIGHT THINGS RIGHT

June

DEMYSTIFYING THE FINANCIALS

September

APPLYING THE FINANCIALS

October

Can't make one of the live sessions? No worries, all are recorded for you to review later!

hours per week

hours of live coaching

interactive modules

days of access to the eLearning

Self-Paced eLearning

This course will guide you through bite-sized, step-by-step methods that you can put into practice immediately.

Expert-Led Facilitations

Join bi-weekly facilitations allowing you to be coached in real-time by masters of the craft.

Professional Networking

Connect with leading agencies across the country to learn & share knowledge & resources.
Write your awesome label here.
Join your peers for the Spring 2023 IA-MBA!

Program Testimonials

AOA Leadership Academy is a hybrid learning experience designed to provide world-class business training to everyone looking to continue their professional development while also keeping their focus on business improvements.
Write your awesome label here.
Greg Youldon
National Accounts Sales Lead
Write your awesome label here.
Michelle Millar
Regional Sales Manager
Write your awesome label here.

Just say no to ineffective training.

No travel costs | No missing work | No wasting time | No travel costs | No missing work | No wasting time

Optimized for the busy professional working full-time. This eLearning course is completely virtual, the most efficient way to learn, providing an easy with anywhere, anytime accessible learning experience.
Write your awesome label here.

Meet the Creators & Facilitators

These will be your guides through both the self-paced and live learning sessions.

Dr. Kevin Klauer, DO

Coaching & Empowering Teams

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur."

Dr. Seger S. Morris, DO

Creating Systems of Management

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur."

Kim Tran, CFA

Mastering the Finances

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur."

Jeremy Wall

Lead Facilitator

Our IA-MBA lead facilitator has worked with hundreds of business owners and operators helping them more than understand the material, but implement to success within their business. Jeremy has founded, grown, and exited businesses and cannot wait to meet you and your agencies during the IA-MBA.

Want to learn more?

Use the calendar link below to find a time to book a time for a 15-minute discovery call where you can ask any questions you have before signing up.

AOA Leadership Academy Begins on January 12th!

THE GOALMAKERS GUARANTEE

We believe in our material, so much that we offer a money-back guarantee if you don't find value after the first two weeks.

AOA Leadership Academy Certification

  • By the end of this course you will have the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to be more successful so let the world know it!

    Up upon completion of this program you will receive the AOA Leadership Academy certification as a badge you can add to your LinkedIn.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Program for?

This program was built for everyone from the CEO to the sweeper, the more of your team that understands these fundamentals, the better off your business will be. However, if you want to start slow, we suggest that owners, managers, future leaders, and high-potential employees go through this program together as a unit for the most impactful outcomes. 

How many people from my team should participate? 

Beyond being a great learning program this is an organizational alignment tool meaning that the more people who participate together, the better the impact you'll see when looking to implement these learnings.

What if I miss the live sessions?

While you will get the most out of joining them and participating in the conversation with both your peers and industry experts, if you can't make one do not worry! All sessions are recorded and uploaded into the eLearning to review later.

How long will I have access to the program?

Great question, while the runs in a synchronous timing with your peers after the 10-weeks you will retain access to the eLearning for a full calendar year after we wrap up.

How long will it take me?

Weekly you should expect about 2.5 hours per week, but self-paced learning is all up to your availability! 

Then bi-weekly we have 60-minute long live sessions with your peers and industry experts. 

Overall, you should expect anywhere from 20-40 hours over the 10-weeks. (Some learners spend much longer than this and some a little less, but it depends on where you are at in your professional journey)!

Fundamentals of the
AOA Leadership Academy

Here are the key takeaways of each section in the program:

Set Goals All The Time

  • Set a company-wide vision.
  • Learn how to create good goals.

  • Create goals for the company, departments & each employee.

Focus On The Process
Not a Plan

  • Measure current company state.
  • Replace the business plan.
  • Create strategies for a constant planning process.

Coach The Right People

  • How to build the right team.
  • Learn to identify natural abilities.
  • Create position descriptions for yourself and every employee.
Write your awesome label here.

Serve The Right Customer

  • Identify your good customers.
  • Define your generic strategy.
  • Create a sales process & refine your operations processes.

Empower Your Entire 
Team

  • Learn the life-cycle of a manager.
  • Build an empowerment culture.
  • Create an organization of 'Wide Boulevards, High Curbs'.

Do The Right Things Right

  • Learn the six tools to measure & manage goal achievement.
  • Create a system of management for your team.

Demystifying The Financials

  • Using a real-life case study we will:
  • Learn how to properly read the financial documents.
  • Further understand the benefits of accurate projections. 
  • Build out your own financial models of success.

Using The Financials

  • Dive deep into how to calculate the important financial ratios and set realistic goals for each of these ratios.
  • Understand the cash flows (in and out) of your business.
  • Calculate your break-even to inform every decision. 

Set Goals all the Time

We begin by crafting a vision for the company, our long-term goal 3-5-years from now. This will be the North Star for our entire team. Then we learn what makes a 'good goal' and create company-wide, department-level, & individual goals that align with our vision. 

Focus On the Process Not A Plan

We’ll get a baseline of our company's current status by collecting valuable information. Using that as a baseline we will adopt a planning process so our company can adapt to today’s ever-changing conditions.

Coach the Right People

We’ll clearly define positions at our business, and create position descriptions for ourselves and key roles within the organization. Then we identify the right natural abilities needed for these roles, and if we have our people in the best place for success currently.

Serve the Right Customers 

We begin by identifying our right customers, then determine how we find more of these right customers, building a sales process to serve them, streamlining our operations processes around them, and finally fostering a culture & strategies necessary to serve the right customer.

Empower Your Entire Team

Learn how managers empower their team members by establishing clear goals and allowing people to achieve those goals in their own way, through our system of “wide boulevards, high curbs”. 
We determine if our team members meet the criteria required to work in an environment of empowerment.

Do the Right Things Right

We will use six tools to monitor and manage our company’s performance and build our own System of Managing—a clear and effective means of providing clarity and purpose to team members while steering everyone to accomplish their individual goals, as well as the company’s goals. 

Demystifying the Financials

Using a case study, we will understand how to read and use financial statements. With the case study as real-world context, we will also learn about projections, inventory, accounts receivable, and cash flow and how to use this information to build stronger businesses.

Using the Financials

With a new understanding of the basics, we will focus on specific elements that grow the bottom line. We start by calculating our own financial ratios, and how to set realistic goals for your business with them. From there we learn how to easily use break-even analysis to inform everyday decisions. 

Not ready to register, but want to stay connected?

Add your email address below and we'll stay in touch (no spam) about any special offers for the program both for this cohort and future! 
Thank you!