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Based on an MBA curriculum,
Built for the Gas & Welding Distributors Community

GAWDA brings you our newest resource, a 16-week, fully-virtual training with content based on an MBA curriculum, in the GAWDA MBA.
  Refine your leadership skills 
   Master people management
   Demystify the finances
   Grow your bottom line!

"This program has been extremely beneficial. The courses have allowed me to think outside of the box and implement new strategies in improving operations and day to day tasks. The virtual meetings have allowed me to connect with others in the industry and learn from them as well. I would highly recommend this program!"


Director of Client Solutions - AWISCO

"I sincerely enjoyed this program, it was well organized and simple to follow. The managerial skills, leadership skills, and financial skills all came together at the end. I would highly recommend this class to anyone, I am very glad I was part of it and would urge you to make the sacrifice to go through it."

Paul McNerney

Operations Manager - ALL-GAS

"The GAWDA MBA was an outstanding program.
Whether you are pursuing a career in operations, sales, or financial management, the course gives valuable insight on all sectors of business."

eoin o'malley

General Manager - Hohenschild Welders Supply

"Outstanding training, extremely well put together. I will refer back to these tools everyday for as long as it takes for this data to be part of my everyday.

Thank you all so much, its things like this that will enable all of us be improved in all we do."

steve shupe

VP of Operations - Keen Gas

"Everything that's in the course is applicable and usable every single day. Even things that I thought I knew were reframed into a more refined format. There's a lot of awesome, applicable things that you will use every day, and I'm glad I did it."

jim monteith

Branch Manager - Holston Gases, INC

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The Transformation

GAWDA MBA is a 16-week digital-first program for both the current & future leaders of the gas & welding industry to master the skills of organizational leadership, people management, & business finances.

An interactive, virtual, peer-based learning program.

At Your Own Pace eLearning

Asynchronous eLearning allows you to work at your own pace, around your schedule, with an interactive eLearning portal accessible on both web & mobile.

Live Interactive Conversations

Join tri-weekly live facilitations with our the experts to discuss the learning and work in breakout rooms to implement & gain feedback from your peers.

Your New Professional Credentials

By the end of the program you will have new knowledge, resources, and skills -- so share that with the world with your new digital badge and certificate!
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It has been an incredible learning experience for me. The comprehensive curriculum, expert instructors and the very interactive format have transformed my approach to management. 

I really enjoyed the approach to creating a management style. This program provided so many great tools that I shouldn't have any issues finding many new and great ideas to further my sales management career. 

The program's flexibility allowed me to balance learning with my busy schedule. The practical exercises allowed me to learn in real world scenarios. Thanks to this program I have grown both personally and professionally!

I highly recommend it to anyone seeking to elevate their managerial skills and make a lasting impact in their organization. "


The resources provided in this course are well developed and explained. I will begin using them immediately and will put into practice this new way of setting and reaching goals for our office.

I have been in business for many years and have learned on the job. This course has provided me the tools with which to measure and manage based on industry standards.

My goal in taking the course was to be able to better understand and use our financial statements to understand and manage the business. I will continue to put in the work and become more comfortable with the process. 


The program was a great personal development opportunity.

I loved the scenarios and stories. The training gave me the opportunity to think about our organization, how things currently are and how we can grow as a company.

I would definitely recommend the class and look forward to more educational training!


"My objective with taking the course was really to dive deeper into the financials and metrics. However, the goal setting and management side of the course really caught my attention in the way it was presented.

It was much more practical than your standard "management style". It really focused on being dynamic and how to adapt to the changes that occur in the real world and not what some textbook says should happen. The financial tools were also great because it gave me the resources to really dive in deep and understand my numbers in relation to industry benchmarks.

I thoroughly enjoyed connecting with others during the live sessions because you could have real conversations with other people in your exact situation to help each other solve problems. This program was not just some textbook/pie in the sky management course. It really focused on the real world and more importantly, how to adapt to the changing world we face and how to manage those changes."


In all my years working in sales or management, I have never experienced a session that taught me as much as this one.

I strongly believe that it is absolutely essential for anyone entering the business world or getting involved in the sales aspect.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching both John's and Jeremy's videos, and the virtual conversations we had were equally enriching. 
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Explore the GAWDA MBA

With over 20 hours of video, a private learning community, and an arsenal of templates, resources, and knowledge, it's one of the most comprehensive programs for the Gas & Welding leaders in the market.

When you join, you'll receive lifetime access to

  • 6+ hours of live facilitated expert coaching
  • 350+ learning modules within the self-paced online learning
  • A cohort of your fellow business leaders to connect & network
  • Continued access for a full year after the 16-weeks
  • Downloadable companion worksheets & materials
  • 20 interactive tools to implement the learning 
  • Knowledge checks to build competency
  • A printable learner handbook to organize it all
  • Lifetime access to the eLearning portal and resources
  • and a LinkedIn badge and certificate to share with the world!
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Built for Teams to Learn & Grow Together

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Hear from Tim Craik, CEO of GO Resilient, how he was able to upskill his current & future leaders together in the same program!

GAWDA MBA is a fantastic team alignment tool, if you are interested in a team learning experience designed to provide high-quality business training to your team looking to continue their professional development together, and help improve the bottom line.
Greg Youldon
National Accounts Sales Lead
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Regional Sales Manager
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National Sales Manager
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Logistics & Procurement Manager
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What makes this program different?

The real key, is a blended learning experience -- pairing self-paced online learning with live facilitated session to learn with you peers and from the experts themselves in real-time. 
Live Sessions
Self-Paced eLearning
Professional Networking

Expert-Led Live Coaching Sessions

Beyond the online learning we come together with a cohort of your peers for tri-weekly facilitations allowing you to be coached in real-time by masters of the craft.

Save the Date for Our Live Program Kick-Off

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Interactive Self-
Paced Online Learning

The program is designed to provide you with impactful knowledge & resources that will guide you, step-by-step to put into practice immediately.

Want to test-drive the self-paced learning yourself? 

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A Cohort of Fellow Business Leaders

Connect with both the current and future leaders of industry to learn & share together in a peer-to-peer learning experience, building your support system!
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What is the GAWDA MBA Curriculum?

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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. 

Learning Outcomes of this Section

  • Set a company-wide vision.
  • Learn how to create good goals.
  • Create goals for the company, departments & each employee.
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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.

Learning Outcomes of this Section

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

Learning Outcomes of this Section

  • How to build the right team.
  • Learn to identify natural abilities.
  • Create position descriptions for yourself and every employee.
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Serve the Right Customer

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.

Learning Outcomes of this Section

  • Identify your good customers.
  • Define your generic strategy.
  • Create a sales process & refine your operations processes.
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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 and how to coach them in they can.

Learning Outcomes of this Section

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

Learning Outcomes of this Section

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

Learning Outcomes of this Section

  • 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.
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Applying 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. 

Learning Outcomes of this Section

  • 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. 

Maximize your learning with a blend of self-paced eLearning with interactive live sessions!

Self-Paced eLearning

The content is engaging and approachable built to suit all different learning styles helping to simplify concepts into practical application within your business.

Printable Workbook

Along with the digital learning, engage with the physical workbook which can be printed out as your physical companion to guide your time in the program.

Tri-Weekly Zoom Calls

Participate in our live tri-weekly facilitations, as well as  the community forum, to share thoughts and ideas, increase connection, get help implementing the learning.

Save These Dates!

Within the program there will be live sessions to network and learn in real-time with your cohort.
All live sessions will be held on Thursdays from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST.


February 15


March 7


March 28


April 25


May 16


June 6

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

Meet Your Instructors

Jeremy Wall

Lead Facilitator

Jeremy is GoalMakers lead facilitator, and has worked with hundreds of learners, helping them not just learn but implement during our live sessions. Jeremy has founded, grown, and exited businesses before and will work with you and your team as you look to do the same.

John Cioffi

Program Creator

John Cioffi, the Chief Content Officer at GoalMakers, has spent the last 30-years, coaching hundreds of clients to success. He previously ran a subsidiary of Amoco Oil, a Fortune 100 company, and held executive positions at several other companies in a wide variety of industries. John received his MBA from The Wharton School and holds a Master’s from Dartmouth.
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Team Discounts

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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.

GAWDA MBA Begins on February 15th!


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

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is the Program for?

This information is beneficial for everyone, from the CEO to the sweeper, essentially 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, supervisors, and high-potential employees go through this program together as a unit for the most impactful outcomes.

How long will it take me to complete? Per section & in total?

Weekly you should expect about 1-2 hours per week, but self-paced learning is all up to your availability! 

Then tri-weekly we have 90-minute long live sessions with your peers and industry experts. 

Overall, you should expect anywhere from 20-40 hours over the 16-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)!

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 program runs in a synchronous timing with your peers after the 16-weeks you will retain access as it does not expire!

Are there assignments & testing?

You won't get a certificate just for signing up, no participation trophies here! 

Throughout the program there are 6 end-of-section knowledge checks at the end of each of the management sections, and then a cumulative exam at the end. All must be completed and passed in order to receive your certificate.

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