Frequently Asked Questions

Breaking Through is focused on personal & professional effectiveness and the third course is focused on leadership development and creating Breakthrough Results.  We offer other specific focused workshops around topics such as Abundance and Prosperity,  Relationships and Intimacy, Sexuality and Health & Fittness to name a few.  Also customed designed programs are available for companies, organizations and one on one coaching for executives or individuals.

The Summit Education workshops are presented using a unique format referred to as Experiential Learning. This technology facilitates learning through an active, hands-on, and co-creative process.  Rather than through note taking, memorization or studying, the experiential process allows individuals to be responsible for their own learning, and to discover what is wanted and needed to get to the next level of accomplishment.  How did you learn to ride a bicycle when you were a child? Your probably did not read a book about riding bicycles or listen to a lecture.  You got on the bike and eventually got your balance; it was personal and action oriented.  And your learning lasted.  The facilitator, instead of acting like a teacher imparting facts to be memorized, acts more like a coach.  The workshops are designed in such a way that you are able to produce results through the course if you are willing to work for them.  Set up like a gymnasium, the format provides the equipment (metaphorically) for you to work or exercise on, and offers coaching to maximize your efforts.  Experience has shown us that this format is the most effective way to have people accelerate their learning.

The workshops have three types of activities.  First type are discussions, the trainer presents topics in a short lecture format.  Second type are experiential expercises, the participants engage in exercises that allow them to explore the lecture topics personally.  Finally the third are sharing, the students discuss what they are learning with other students.  The exercises include solo reflection or working with single or multiple partners. For example: in Part 1 of Breaking Through some of the topics include choice, personal responsibility, intention, relationships and future goals. 

There is a variety of learning opportunities to allow you to look effectively at what matters to you.  The type of learning processes in the workshop include:

Interactive Discussions   The trainer will speak about various topics relevant to contemporary adult life.  At times you may have the opportunity to have one-on-one coaching to assist you in examining your assumptions and behaviors so you can effectively move towards what is most important to you in your life.

DyadsA dyad is a one-on-one interaction with another participant.  You may be asked to answer a series of questions, tell a story, complete sentences, or assume a particular body posture. Dyads allow you to look directly at specific personal issues and to support your partner in doing so.

MinglesIn a mingle you move around the room having brief interactions with many people. As in dyads, the communication you have with other people during a mingle is structured.

GamesYou will have an opportunity to participate as a team player in a number of games to reveal your attitudes regarding competition, cooperation, strategies, leadership, and integrity.

Small-Group ExercisesYou will have a group of approximately 6–8 other participants to work with periodically during the training.  Over the course of the workshop you will meet with these participants for informal discussions about what you are learning.   A graduate of the workshops will serve as a small group leader of the group.

Closed-Eye ProcessesDuring the closed-eye process, you are guided by the trainer in visualizing situations concerning your past or your vision for your future.  During the visualization, background music will usually be playing, and the lights will usually be lowered to promote creativity.

SharingThroughout the workshop, you will have the opportunity to share about what you are learning, and listen to the experiences of others. This sharing may take place one-on-one, in small groups, or in front of the entire workshop.

Interactions with the TrainerAt times, you may have direct interaction with the trainer. The trainer’s perspective is that you are capable of dealing effectively with the circumstances in your life, that you are striving for joy, peak effectiveness, and that a stance of personal responsibility is more effective than one of being powerless in the face of life’s demands.  Interactions with the trainer are intended to be an opportunity for you to examine your assumptions.  You may feel challenged or uncomfortable in dealing with the unfamiliar.

    Homework    At the end of each day, you will be given homework to assist you in reflecting on your experience, bring greater clarity to what you are learning and prepare you for the next day's session.

Breaking Through Part 1

Day Start End
Wednesday 6:30 PM Midnight Approx.
Thursday    6:30 PM Midnight Approx.
Friday 6:30 PM Midnight Approx.
Saturday 10:00 AM  10:00 PM Approx.
Sunday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM Approx.
Interview day or evening 90 Minute Interview
Post training 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Approx.

Breaking Through Part 2

Day Start End
Wednesday 12:00 PM Midnight Approx.
Thursday    12:00 PM  Midnight Approx.
Friday 12:00 PM Midnight Approx.
Saturday 10:00 AM  Midnight Approx.
Sunday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM Approx.
Post training 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Approx