Board Breaking


We can be our “own worst enemy” when we let self-imposed barriers stand in our way. Sometimes, what stops us are matters outside our control, but, ultimately, we have more power over creating success in our lives than we think.

In this program participants will literally break through the barriers that have been holding them back. Everyone in the session will use a one-inch thick, twelve inch square wood board as a metaphor for the obstacles and barriers we often put in our way to keep us from achieving our goals. Participants will then break through the board, using either their hand or their foot, as a physical metaphor for breaking through their barriers and achieving greatness in their life.




Powerful group experience


This is an experience not a lecture. It has been a catalyst for powerful individual change. Past participants have gone on to:

  • find their soul mate
  • accomplish life-long dreams
  • end procrastination
  • quit addictions (smoking, drinking,gambling…)
  • feel of sense of peace/happiness
  • lose weight
  • gain muscle mass
  • increased confidence
  • become more outgoing
  • create more meaningful relationships
  • Results are diverse because we all have different barriers. 

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    Through presenter-led discussion, participants will determine for themselves their own barriers. They’ll choose one barrier that they are committed to working on, and write that barrier on their board. Examples of barriers include fear of failure, procrastination, fear of rejection, fear of success, addictions etc. On the other side of the board, they will write the outcomes they will achieve or gain in their life, once they have committed to breaking through the barrier.

    Participants will be coached on two techniques, using either the hand or the foot, to safely and successfully break the board.

    Participants will then break through the board, using either their hand or their foot.
    After all participants have broken through their barriers, the process will be debriefed with participants having an opportunity to share their experiences with each other if they so choose.

    We’ve done this with 1000s of people starting in 1991 and no one in Troy Stende’s programs has ever been carted off to the hospital. This program is very safe when it’s done right and Troy has proven he can do it right.


    Learning Outcomes:

    Participants will:

  • Gain self-awareness of barriers they put into their own lives.
  • Create a more bonded and connected team.
  • Be motivated to take positive action to overcome their barriers.
  • Increase confidence in their ability to accomplish goals.
  • Take on the “If I can do this, I can do ANYTHING!” attitude.