About Breakthrough Accelerator

What is Breakthrough Accelerator?

Breakthrough Accelerator provides an ongoing curriculum, coaching and access to financial resources to entrepreneurs to affect meaningful change in their respective mission area. It’s exactly the tools you need to take your business to the next level.

Who is Breakthrough Accelerator for?

Breakthrough Accelerator targets individuals and executives committed to making a positive difference in the world and to doing the ongoing personal and professional work to uncover personal roadblocks standing in the way of their success.  Several centers in the US offer these individuals a core curriculum, as well as personal and professional development programs throughout the world. For maximum impact of the accelerator program, BA strongly recommends that students of the accelerator to have completed a course of personal development work in transformation or emotional intelligence. Contact us for more information on the types of programs that qualify. 

Our History

The Breakthrough Accelerator concept was born when its co-founders, Candace Sjogren and Brad Telepo, participated in a training program provided by Ascension Leadership Academy in San Diego, California in 2018.  As a result of attending this training, Candace and Brad watched their careers, families and community transform, and became committed to expanding the work of emotional intelligence transformation worldwide with the added unique element they both bring to the table, entrepreneurship.  As entrepreneurs themselves, they noticed that the curriculum of ALA naturally lent itself to identifying leaders and entrepreneurs in a non-business environment, testing their resolve, team mindset and leadership skills.  

Herein lies the opportunity that the Breakthrough Accelerator is now capitalizing on:  Individuals choose to participate in centers like ALA across the country to level up their personal lives.  Many rise throughout the process into positions of leadership with vision and prepared for committed action.  Candace formed Breakthrough Accelerate and Breakthrough Ventures to invite those leaders to put their visions to action, providing training and financial resources to propel their growth, but also providing them with a tribe of leaders who have been trained in the same initial environment to populate management teams and build business partnerships.

Allison Chaney joined the team in 2020, after graduating from Boston Breakthrough Academy in Boston, Massachusetts. Allison immediately saw the opportunity to build socially responsible businesses through leadership style training that can influence business to be a force for change in the world. Good people do good for the community, so why not cultivate those good people into good businesses who can make an even bigger impact? This is the driving force behind why Allison stepped up when offered a position as CEO.