The breakthrough workshop

The Breakthrough Workshop is a special 2-day training, coaching, and transformational weekend with Alexander Van Buren. 

This unique event is custom-designed to help you create a significant and rapid breakthrough in an area that is important to you. See Additional Details at the bottom of this page for areas of change not included in this event. 

If you’re looking for a way to quickly attain a significant positive shift in your business, your personal effectiveness, or your performance, then The Breakthrough Workshop is for you. 


Why Attend The Breakthrough Workshop

The breakthrough workshop

The breakthrough workshop weekend is especially effective at identifying and catalyzing some of the most important changes and shifts you can possibly make. 

A combination of

  • Behaviorally modeled strategies
  • Customized resources & interventions
  • Elegant therapeutic change patterns, and 
  • ‘Up-Time’ NLP coaching

creates an upbeat, fun, and transformational breakthrough environment. 

This is a rare opportunity to “upgrade your map of the world” in ways that will make the biggest difference for you.  

 Summary Of Modules  (See More Details Below) 

  • Some of Alexander’s most effective and favorite Positive Change Patterns
  • Anchoring Extraordinary Emotional States
  • Strategic Flexibility In Uncertain Times
  • Fix it In The Past, and you simultaneously fix it in The Present, And Future 
  • Some Advanced Techniques for Habit Creation and Positive Mental Conditioning 


About This Breakthrough Workshop

  • A pre-session phone consultation with Alexander is included
  • Portions of the curriculum will be customized especially for you
  • Handouts, exercises, demonstrations, and individual coaching are all included
  • Seating is limited to 25 attendees
  • Coaching For Breakthroughs and Quantum Leaps 


When, Where, & How Much

Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29, 2023
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day
A 1-hour lunch break is included along with several other short breaks.
Meals are not included but restaurants are nearby. 

Hilton Garden Inn DFW Airport
2001 Valley View Lane, Irving TX 75061
Phone: 972-313-2800
A hotel shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available for your convenience. 

How Much
Tuition is $4997 per person for the entire weekend. 


About The Workshop Modules


Anchoring Extraordinary Emotional States

The breakthrough workshop weekend with Alexander Van Buren

This module The Breakthrough Workshop will show you how to access one or more emotional states that are especially resourceful for you. Then, we’ll practice anchoring them so you can trigger them whenever you need them. 

  • Identifying optimal emotional states 
  • Anchoring and self-anchoring optimal states
  • Break states and re-directing certain emotional states
  • Extending the time you spend in extraordinary states


Strategic Flexibility In Uncertain Times

The breakthrough workshop

This module will increase your ability to be Strategically Flexible. 

Gone are the days of the classic strategic planning model. A ‘classic’ strategic plan is obsolete the minute it’s finished. This is because our world and culture are changing much more quickly and in more extreme ways than ever before.  A new, highly adaptive strategic model is imperative to keep your company prepared for a multitude of scenarios that may or may not occur at any point in time. 

Strategic flexibility can be learned, cultivated, and made part of your company culture.  

Never has it been more important to be extremely flexible on a strategic level.

This module will help you: 

  • Identify extreme yet most likely possible future scenarios
  • Pinpoint important strategic backup plans, options, and contingencies
  • Establish minimum viable resources required to enact strategic options 
  • Conduct experiments and tests before committing to a strategic direction 
  • Set up warning signals that make it easier to know when to change course
  • Establishing a system for in-time and ongoing monitoring
  • Personal patterns for staying highly adaptable to changing conditions  



Fix it In The Past . . . 

the breakthrough workshop

This session in the breakthrough workshop is an extraordinary time-oriented NLP change pattern created by Alexander and which he has used for many years.

It is based on the idea that when we ‘fix’ a problem in our past, we also fix similar problems in our present and future simultaneously. It is an elegant way to acquire a resource we needed back in a past experience but didn’t have. 

The process is ideal for gaining a breakthrough on any issue that has been recurring for some time, and that you would like to resolve or improve. 


Seating Is Limited At This Event

To make certain that every participant receives individual attention and coaching from Alexander, this special training is limited to the first 25 people who enroll. 


About Your Seminar Leader

Alexander Van BurenAlexander Van Buren is president of Skill Builder Seminars and owner of, The Alexander Speakers Bureau, and The NLP & Coaching Institute.

Van Buren is a ‘serial entrepreneur” and has been running his own businesses for more than 30 years.

He has started 8 successful companies across 4 different states in multiple industries.

He started one business at his dining room table the day after the stock market crashed in 2008.  It quickly grew to 5 full-time employees, and a corporate office, and made him financially free – right in the middle of a major recession.

Alexander is a Certified Master Practitioner in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). His unique coaching process helps people transform themselves into the entrepreneur they need to be, so they can do the things they need to do, to have the business and lifestyle they dream of having.  

He’s modeled more than 170 separate patterns from world-class athletes, entrepreneurs, managers, and leaders and helped hundreds of new business owners to start and run successful businesses and become true entrepreneurs.

Van Buren’s years of experience at starting and running successful businesses, his NLP coaching process, and the many patterns & strategies he’s modeled, make him a veritable goldmine of resources for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Alexander has been a featured presenter for the Stanford Executive Program Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

His training and coaching clients include the employees, executives, and managers of Toshiba, Arrow Electronics, Bluegreen Land & Golf Corporation, The US Army Corps of Engineers, Paramount Home Entertainment, George K. Baum & Company, Safelite Autoglass, Marriott Grand Chateau, CWTV-Sinclair Broadcasting, Moretrench America, Pulte Homes, and many more.


How To Inquire

To inquire about The Breakthrough Workshop Weekend please call 682-263-4515 or Send Us A Note.


How To Enroll

To enroll by phone please call 682-263-4515. 

To enroll online click on the Enroll Now Button below

Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29, 2023
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day
A 1-hour lunch break is included along with several other short breaks.
Meals are not included but restaurants are nearby. 

The Breakthrough Workshop is at The Hilton Garden Inn in Irving TX

Hilton Garden Inn DFW Airport
2001 Valley View Lane, Irving TX 75061
Phone: 972-313-2800
A hotel shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available for your convenience. 

How Much
Tuition is $4997 per person for the entire weekend. 


Additional Details

Because of the small group size for this event, there are no refunds once you enroll.

By enrolling in this training you are agreeing to the terms and conditions on our website.

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Areas Of Change Not Included or Appropriate For This Event

  • Addictions
  • Sexual issues
  • Child abuse
  • Marital issues
  • Domestic violence
  • Political objectives
  • Depression or suicidal tendencies

The Hilton Garden Inn
2001 Valley View Ln
Irving, TX 75061

Just 7 minutes from DFW airport

To enroll by phone please call 682-263-4515. To enroll online click on the Enroll Now Button below. 

Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29, 2023. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. A 1-hour lunch break is included along with several other short breaks. Meals are not included but restaurants are nearby. 

Hilton Garden Inn DFW Airport, 2001 Valley View Lane, Irving TX 75061, Phone: 972-313-2800. A hotel shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available for your convenience. 

How Much
Tuition is $4997 per person for the entire weekend. 


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“I made $40,000 in the first month from one of the up-sell techniques you taught me. And I’ve added a quarter of a million dollars to my yearly income. And I took my wife to France and we hung out with the Tour-De-France cyclists, so I guess that qualifies as the lifestyle piece. That’s why I’ve come back for more coaching with you!”

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“Not only did Alexander do a phenomenal job in teaching me many concepts that will greatly improve my business, but he went beyond helping me with my business into teaching me how to thrive in my life balance as well. He made sure I understood to balance everything important to me, such as making time for my health, family, and leisure time, so that I could be more balanced in my life and not stressed out with overworking myself with my business. He inspired me to take many actions to improve both my business and the quality of my life that I would have been ignorant or hesitant to take otherwise. His program was a real life-changer for me. I wholeheartedly recommend him.”

Sue P. New Business Owner



“Alexander has been a huge help in getting me started the right way. His techniques have already got me significant bookings that have far exceeded my goals. I purchased his coaching package three times in a row because it paid for itself every time I did it. His attention to detail in all aspects: from intricate speech writing to advanced marketing, these are exactly the insights for which I was looking. With so much more to learn, I know I’m in the right place.”

Steve Sax, World Champion Baseball Player & Motivational Speaker



“Toshiba is the world’s 17th largest corporation…thank you for helping to ensure a highly successful national sales meeting. The combination of unique intrigue, pure entertainment, and meaningful insights into one another, helped us achieve a level of professional bonding like never before.”

David Ujita, Director of Marketing Communications, Toshiba America



I have been working with him for a year now, and I have been able to change completely. Today, I am much more who I want to be, and can do more than I have ever been able to achieve before.

Susan Brown, Day Trader & Futures Trader



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“This was one of the best pieces of training we’ve ever had on time management. They were blown away.”

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“The participants were really impressed.”

Sharon F. Reiser, The Stanford Executive Program Graduate School of Business



“In the three sessions. . . I was impressed with your knowledge and coaching in time management. Your honest feedback and detailed explanations on being the best that I can be (my work place, personal life and diet) has had an immediate and positive impact.

I changed my diet, and exercise which I never did before, and I can see the results in my daily routine and my energy level. I highly recommend you to anyone who wants to improve their professional or personal life.

Thanks again for teaching me to be a better manager, husband, father, and friend.”

Shawn Funches, Food & Beverage Activities Manager, Marriott’s Grand Chateau



“There is always apprehension when you bring in a facilitator you have not personally worked with before. This apprehension disappeared within the first 30 seconds of your presentation.

Alex, you not only energized the group with your insights on the creative process and approaching problem areas, but you also changed our whole way of viewing our business.

Your practical approach to problem-solving from the general to the specific will serve us all for many years to come.”

Dave Verani, Division President, Blue Green Land & Golf Corporation



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“The communication session was . . . WOW!. And we are still using the 5-5-5- sales process.”

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