In Conversation with David Goularte, the new Managing Director of BAW Academy

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David Goularte is a versatile professional with over 30 years of diverse experience. He is an accomplished author and instructor and has produced impactful resources to make a difference in people’s lives. With a deep passion for helping others grow, David is committed to making a positive impact on the world around him. He has worked in various industries, including senior leadership roles in the training industry. This extensive background has equipped him with a unique blend of expertise and enthusiasm, making him a sought-after voice in the field of professional development.  

Whether he is working on a new writing project or tackling a complex challenge, David approaches every task with relentless dedication and a genuine passion that is truly contagious. His ability to inspire and motivate others is unparalleled, and he is driven by a relentless desire to see those around him reach new heights. David’s unwavering commitment to personal and professional growth has earned him the respect and admiration of his peers, making him a true asset to any organization or community. With his wealth of knowledge and experience, he continues to make a lasting impact on the lives of those he touches. 

  • Congratulations on the new role as managing Director of BioAg World Academy, another much needed GBL initiative for the industry. What is your strategic vision for taking the BioAg World Academy to the next level?  

The BioAg World Academy is the need of our evolving industry. We at GBL recognize the critical knowledge gap in training our workforce and farmers. The BioAg industry lacks a dedicated, exclusive training platform, so our vision is to make the BAW Academy the most comprehensive and best-in-class BioAg training and development platform.  

By forging strategic partnerships, the Academy will spearhead initiatives to uplift the entire BioAg landscape. We will convene experts, facilitate dialogues, and catalyze collaborative solutions to address industry challenges. The Academy will not just react to change, but lead the charge, empowering professionals with the skills and courage to be transformative leaders. In the eyes of the BioAg world, the BAW Academy will become synonymous with visionary leadership, unparalleled expertise, and a relentless drive to elevate the industry. Through our bold vision and tireless execution, we will cement the Academy’s reputation as the premier destination for organizations seeking to future-proof their teams and stay ahead of the curve. 

  • What gets you most excited about leading the BioAg World Academy? 

This isn’t just about building a successful business or training institution. It’s about leaving an indelible mark on the industry and on the lives of everyone we touch. Every student who figuratively walks through the doors of the Academy will have the opportunity to unlock their full potential and become a driving force for positive change in our BioAg industry. And that, to me, is the most thrilling and meaningful aspect of this endeavor. The chance to be a catalyst for a greener, more prosperous future. To empower the next generation of BioAg leaders and visionaries. To create a legacy that will continue to inspire and transform for decades to come.  

  • How do you plan to leverage your experience in the training industry to enhance the Academy’s programs? 

By leveraging my diverse experience in hands-on management roles, I will optimize the learning experience at the BioAg World Academy. Developing and improving training programs, along with flawless execution, is a critical and often overlooked aspect of building a world-class training program. As an experienced instructor and training operations professional, I will work closely with our industry-expert partners to enhance the delivery of our training modules. This unique combination of expertise will elevate our programs to truly transformative experiences.  

Students won’t just leave with a certificate – they’ll have a deep, applicable understanding that they can immediately implement in their organizations. By consistently delivering these impactful training experiences, the BioAg World Academy will cement its reputation as the premier destination for BioAg education. As word spreads, the Academy’s influence and impact will continue to grow. 

  • You have managed diverse business roles and teams, you still found the time to write a book, what inspired you to write your book on leadership? How do you plan to apply those principles in your new role? 

I wrote my book on leadership because I’ve witnessed too many managers lacking the essential skills to be true leaders. While management focuses on tasks, leadership is about inspiring, empowering, and guiding people toward a shared vision.  

I plan to leverage the insights from my book in two ways: First, I’ll develop the leadership capabilities of my Academy staff, transforming them into leaders who lead from the front and set the example. Secondly, I’ll weave these leadership principles directly into our training courses, elevating the leadership capacity of professionals across the sector.  

By equipping the next generation of leaders with the mindset and skills to pull their people towards a shared vision, we can catalyze a paradigm shift in leadership development. This will unlock unprecedented adaptability, engagement, and sustainable success – not just for my Academy, but for the industry. 

  • Reflecting on your book and experience, as the new Managing Director of BAW Academy and mentor of GBL team, how will you engage and motivate the team? 

As the new Managing Director, I’m excited to share the inspiring vision for the BioAg World Academy and relentlessly execute it with unwavering passion and determination. Too often, leaders get caught up in grand visions and fall short on implementation, but I’m a leader of action who will lead from the front.  

First, I’ll engage and motivate the talented Academy team, rallying them around our shared purpose, painting a vivid picture of our future, and empowering them with the resources and autonomy to thrive. This is just the starting point. I’ll also tirelessly execute strategic initiatives to turn our vision into reality – forging partnerships, developing cutting-edge training programs, and continually innovating to stay ahead of the curve.  

By leading from the front and driving flawless execution, I’m confident we can transform the BioAg World Academy into the industry’s premier destination for education and leadership development. 

Make no mistake – this will be a challenging journey, filled with obstacles to overcome and tough choices to make. But I am undaunted, for I know that with the right team, the right strategy, and the right execution, we will redefine what’s possible in the BioAg industry, through BAW platforms.  

So, let’s get to work. The future of BioAg training is ours to shape, and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together. 

Hyperlink (for Book cover): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0D4KZHGND