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The Breakthrough Coach
Malachi Pancoast, President of The Breakthrough Coach, welcomes education administators to two-day seminar.


Time Management for Instructional Leaders

Reduce your workload AND multiply your time in classrooms by 500%. This seminar enables administrators to fulfill their roles as instructional leaders, unfettered by the administrivia that takes up time better spent in classrooms with students and teachers. Use the Breakthrough Coach methods to:

  • Maintain a sensible workweek by increasing personal productivity and efficiency.
  • Observe classroom instruction for two full days each week.
  • Employ best practices for using administrative support.
  • Organize your school community to produce breakthroughs in student achievement.

Register today for the next exceptional Breakthrough Coach seminar! Scroll to the bottom of the page for registration forms.

JUNE 2014: accepting registrations
  • How to Work Less, Produce More, and Still Get the Job Done in a Sensible School Week!
Thursday-Friday, June 12-13, 2014 7:30 a.m. Registration 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Seminar TIES Education Center, Grand Hall 1667 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108 Cost per team of two (for the two-day seminar): before May 1, $545 after May 1, $585 To download a registration form, scroll down.

DAY-2 REVIEW:  Re-energizing the Fundamentals

  • Been a year since you attended the two-day seminar?
  • Time to re-energize the fundamentals and review the Breakthrough Coach Program?
Attend the second
Pancoast confers with administrators.
day of the two-day seminar as a review!
As graduates, teams will have the opportunity to share their real-work Breakthrough Coach experiences and to raise specific situational questions. Friday, June, 13, 2014 7:30 a.m. Registration 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Seminar TIES Education Center Grand Hall 1667 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108 Cost per team of two (for the one-day Day-2 Review seminar): $380 To download a registration form, scroll down. "The Breakthrough Coach did not just help organize my office, it helped organize my life. Principals believe if they work longer hours they can get the job done, and this is simply not the case. I was seriously considering leaving the principalship as a result of the excessive hours, lack of job satisfaction, and stress. The Breakthrough Coach did what no principal preparation program has ever done and that is to clearly define the role of principal. If you believe that true student achievement and school improvement will not occur without principals spending more time working with teachers in the classroom, you need The Breakthrough Coach."
Thomas Gravel, principal  Dilworth Glyndon Felton High School, Glyndon, MN
Seminar participants attend in teams: principals/administrators with their secretaries/assistants. Secretary participants say they've learned:
  • "Thank you, I'm ready to live my life again."
  • "How to take requests and have completed details and how someone else's poor planning doesn't always have to become my emergency."
  • "Learning not to clutter and become more efficient."
  • "Principal getting organized doesn't necessarily mean I will be overloaded!"
Questions? For more information, contact Olivia Gault, MESPA Director, Professional Development (651)999-7313

Breakthrough Coach two-day seminar registration form: June 12-13, 2014.
Breakthrough Coach Day-2 Review registration form: June 13, 2014

Image Gallery: 2013 Seminar in St. Paul

Malachi Pancoast, BTC president, rallies the seminar participants. Pancoast explains the rules of an efficient school. School teams confer. See all 5 images.

Image Gallery: 2012 Seminar in St. Paul, MN
50 education administrators and their secretaries attended the two-day seminar. 12 more returned for the day-two review -- making a total of 127 people learning to use their time more effectively!
Day 1: the administrators settle in for the two-day seminar: How to Work Less, Produce More, and Still Get the Job Done in a Sensible School Week. MESPA Executive Director P. Fred Storti welcomes administrators to the sixth annual MESPA Breakthrough Coach seminar. Day 1 welcome from Malachi Pancoast. See all 18 images.

As of May 30, 2014, registrations accepted for waiting list only.

June 2014 seminar includes:
Scheduling Workbooks
Podcast Services for one year
Curriculum Guide
Breakthrough Coach App

Seminar date: June 12-13, 2014
Will be held at
TIES Education Center
Grand Hall
1667 North Snelling Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Two-day seminar:
June 12-13, 2014

7:30 a.m. Registration,
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Seminar

Fee for team of two
(principal and secretary/admin asst):
before May 1, $545
after May 1, $585

Click here to register online, or

Scroll and download a registration form with complete seminar details
. (Mail or fax the form to MESPA; details on registration form.)

Register for June 13, Review Seminar
Re-Energizing the Fundamentals
June 13, 2014

7:30 a.m. Registration,
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Seminar

$380 for team of two

(principal and secretary/admin asst)

Click here to register online, or

Scroll and download a registration form with complete seminar details. (Mail or fax the form to MESPA.)

What is The Breakthrough Coach?
What if you could trim 20 hours off your work week AND multiply your time in classrooms by 500%?
To learn more about the Breakthrough Coach managaement methodology, click on the link above.

Seminar photos
The boxes above are what administrators and secretaries came to "leave behind." As the starting point in their new effective management practices, they purged their files -- clearing their desks and planning to keep them clear!

To view a MN seminar slide show, scroll down.

"This was outstanding: not only will it improve my work life, it will improve my home life and time with my children."
-- 2010 Minnesota seminar participant

"In my 32 years in education, this is the best in-service I have ever attended in terms of its impact on my productivity. It has allowed me to be out in the building on a regular basis, touching base with, and building relationships that will forward the development of my entire staff, while increasing the achievement of all students."
Richard Stirn, principal
John Marshall High School, Rochester Public Schools

"The Breakthrough Coach has been the most powerful formal training I have ever received in any leadership institute.  This is my 6th year as a principal and the first that I have actually started the school year off with EXTRA TIME ON MY HANDS!"    
Barbara Cooper, principal,
Hallett Academy, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO

The Breakthrough Coach is first class. I was working 17 hour days prior to the training - now only 8 hour days - and my math scores doubled in one year!
Shimon Waronker, principal
Jordan L. Mott Middle School, New York, NY

"The Breakthrough Coach program provided a leadership structure that increased my time in classrooms to monitor instruction, support teachers, and provide essential professional development aligned to the immediate needs of my students and teachers. As a result, our school attained National NCLB Blue Ribbon status and has become a model for other inner city schools at closing the achievement gap."
Kathy Greider, principal
Dwight Elementary, Hartford, CT

"Your stuff works.
We have proven results to show this! I am better at leadership. I am better in my personal life and relationships."
Sandy Nelson, principal
Rossman Elementary, Detroit Lakes,
2010 Minnesota National Distinguished Principal