What Our Graduates Are Saying | The Breakthrough Coach
  • If you're looking to do capacity-building within your building, to distribute leadership responsibility, The Breakthrough Coach is a way to train and create a relationship with your secretary. Doing that allows you to do the educational leadership things the state is evaluating you on as a school leader.
    Everett Lyons, Association Associate Executive Director, Connecticut Association of Schools, Cheshire, CT
  • For the first time ever all my teacher evaluations are done two weeks early and it's because of the Breakthrough Coach. It's because I leveraged my secretary in scheduling all the conferences I needed to do with individual teachers about their evaluations. It saved me tons of time.
    A principal’s note to Jeff Holm, Former Assistant Superintendent, Minot Public School District, Minot, ND
  • For me, having a personal coach was two pronged. 1) I wanted to do a better job and spend more time in the classrooms. 2) I also wanted to have tools in my toolbox to support my building principals who were implementing the FundamentalsTM as well.
    Jeff Holm, Former Assistant Superintendent, Minot Public School District, Minot, ND
  • We get three or four returning teams for 2-Day each year. With 35 teams, that's almost 10 percent. What they tell me is, "I found so much value three or four years ago, I wanted my new secretary to go through it with me."
    Everett Lyons, Association Associate Executive Director, Connecticut Association of Schools, Cheshire, CT
  • I have never encountered something that in two days has the power to change both personally and professionally how you operate, live your life, the results you get and the impact it has on you and others. You will develop your team and you'll bring balance to your life.
    Jeannette Johnson, Director, Davie, FL
  • It’s absolutely been life changing. I'm home for family. I'm a better administrator. I finally can talk about vision, start implementing things and work on the culture of the building. It's absolutely related to The Breakthrough Coach because I'm out in the classroom three days a week. That is a huge turnaround. It's almost incomprehensible.
    Aisha Thomas, Principal, Fort Collins, CO
  • The Breakthrough Coach gave our principals permission to have a personal life. They were healthier, happier and doing a better job. The secretaries felt much more valued and much more a part of what the mission of the district was. It was not only a win for me and our principals, the secretaries were finally feeling validated and valued.
    Jeff Holm, Former Assistant Superintendent, Minot Public School District, Minot, ND
  • Day 3 is a chance for you to take a breath, revisit what you're doing and how you're doing it. You spend time with your secretary to operationalize the most important elements of the Breakthrough Coach Fundamentals™. There is ample opportunity to talk with colleagues, share winning strategies and work through the challenges we all face.
    Dan Snowberger, Superintendent, Durango School District 9-R, Durango, CO
  • It’s a lifeline for administrators who feel like they’re drowning. They don’t have to stay at work till 9 o’clock and come in at 6:00 am anymore. And, it’s not just administrators who benefit from this, the kids benefit.
    Sarah West, Association Interim Executive Director, Executive Director, Georgia Council of Administrators of Special Education
  • We're hitting a perfect storm right now – Common Core, a new assessment system and a new teacher evaluation system – but because of the structure of the Breakthrough principles and the support I get from my Coach, we're weathering the storm. I honestly believe we are on the track to a significant breakthrough in student performance because of how we're managing all these things.
    Steve Rabb, Principal, Enumclaw Middle School, Enumclaw, WA