Mick Pulver was born in Senaca Falls, NY into a musical family. His father was a barbershop singer and both of his older brothers are accomplished musicians. Mick began playing the electric bass at the age of 13 and spent years playing, touring and recording with bands in Florida, Oregon, California and Australia. He has opened for groups such as the Mama’s and the Papa’s, Three Dog Night, The Allman Brothers Band and dozens more. Being a natural leader, he tended to be the glue and driving force behind his groups.
During this time, Mick was also on a path of personal growth and self-discovery as he learned from many great teachers. For over a decade, he was involved in Spiritual Communities in Oregon and India with his teacher, Osho, playing music for thousands of people. This is where his “rock and roll side” integrated with his spiritual side.
He continued on the path of transformation by participating in E.S.T., Lifespring, Landmark Education, Primal therapy, The Fischer Hoffman Process and The Miracle of Love. He trained in vibrational healing massage therapy, reflexology, and holistic health counseling. He also studied for a year at the Renascent center in Kenwood, CA on emotional release techniques. Prior to starting Breakthrough he spent three years in Australia where he taught music to Aborigines.
In 1995, Mick merged his love of music with his passion for spirituality and personal growth to create the Breakthrough Performance Workshop in San Francisco, CA. As he began to do this work he discovered that he an innate ability to see the blocks and issues holding people back and is able to support them in a safe, yet challenging way. Because he knows music and people so well he is skilled at choosing just the right music or song to assist in releasing emotional blocks in order to bring them into a more expanded experience of themselves. Mick is very intuitive and has an extraordinary talent for coaching people in an empowering, holistic way. As an accomplished song writer, he also derives great joy out of helping participants write their own songs while they are participating in Breakthrough’s Advanced Program.