Our Consulting Team
Frank Manfre, Principal
Frank serves as Principal for the Breakthrough Consulting team and as a Career Coach for individuals.With over 30 years of experience as a business executive in for-profit and non-profit organizations Frank brings a wealth of knowledge to our clients. His areas of focus are strategic planning, leadership development, building high performance teams, hiring, and on-boarding. He has led leadership and team building Learn Shops for the US Army, the Georgia University System, Cobb County, and Clayton County as well as for many for-profit corporations in various industry segments including dental, medical and industrial.
Frank has been trained to administer and interpret the Predictive Index behavioral instrument. He has is a graduate of the Center for Quality of Management Four Revolutions Integrated Management System 6-day course program for Total Quality Management including Project/Process Management. He also completed several American Management Association courses including the prestigious 5-day President’s course.
Frank holds a BS degree from Fredonia (NY) State University and resides in metro Atlanta with his wife Virginia, an associate with Breakthrough Consulting.
Alan Stewart, PhD
Dr. Stewart speaks, writes, and leads workshops on men’s issues, the psychology of men and masculinity, and how gender influences our professional and private lives. He is a co-founder and former Board member of Boys to Men Mentoring of Georgia, and past president of the ManKind Project of Georgia. He is a Certified Mental Health First Aid which he has taught to a wide range of people, including business leaders, police officers, teachers, and college students.
His work in psychology is informed by a successful twenty-year career in U.S. Naval intelligence. He has twelve years of experience in one-on-one and group counseling settings with a proven ability to build rapport, find strengths, instill hope, and create strong relationships that foster personal growth. Specialties include stress management, conflict management, leadership development, mindfulness, emotional literacy/intelligence, creativity and self-expression, positive psychology, and group work.
Alan earned his BA at the University of Maryland, an MS and his PhD in Professional Counseling at Georgia State University.
Virginia Manfre, MS Ed
Virginia worked as an elementary school teacher for 12 years before returning to school to earn her Master's in Education. She then began working as a Local School Technology Coordinator for the Gwinnett County (Georgia) school system until retiring in 2018. She handles the IT, admin, and logistical aspects of Breakthrough Consulting Associates.
Virginia earned her BS degree in Education from Fredonia (NY) State University and her M. Ed Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia.