“I want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness and contributions to the development of our future leaders. You and your people have done a super job of embodying the values we hold dear, both in working with us and in creating and executing programs for us.”

Correspondence From: Michael Szymanczyk
CEO & Chairman of Altria

“Your living case study helped us examine our values in action. It set the stage perfectly for productive breakout sessions in which your facilitators helped our staff practice and absorb our leadership responsibilities…(this) experience was an innovative way to advance our conversation about leading change, a discussion that still continues.”

Bruce G. Bodaken
Chairman, President & CEO, Blue Shield of California

“The Officer Training Program that The Breakthrough Group helped us create was one of the best investments we have made in building a strong culture of compliance. When you provide your top people with an experience with this level of impact, the entire enterprise benefits.”

Charlie Whitaker
Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Compliance, Altria Client Services Inc.

“It might seem unusual to get a thank you letter from a client, but I feel compelled to tell you about my experience…I must admit I’m having trouble letting go of this project. Working on this piece was perhaps the best and most satisfying work of my career. The impact of what we have done is far-reaching. I am so proud of my ‘affiliation’ with your group, and I can’t remember when I have enjoyed my job as much.”

Jeff Sampson
Director of Store Operations & Training, Banana Republic

“In the future, I will ask Breakthrough to meet with my people, listen in that remarkable manner they do, and have them create a living case study to help us take a look at ourselves in the mirror. I’ve learned more about my organization in the last three days than I have in years.”

Bob Mikulay
Senior Vice President, Miller Brewing