Alexander Van Buren is a speaker, author, consultant, and ‘serial entrepreneur” He has started 8 successful companies across 4 different states in multiple industries. Van Buren is one of the world's foremost behavioral modelers.
- Business Growth
- Time Management
$50000 - $57500
Entrepreneur & Consultant
After spending 2 years learning how to model something, Alexander conducted his first behavioral modeling project in 1997. Determined to elicit the structure of creativity in detail, he read Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks every single day for two years while eliciting Walt Disney’s actual creative process and studying Peter Drucker’s concepts on innovation.
The project loosed a flood of creative ideas. He has conducted formal ongoing behavioral modeling projects ever since. Over the next several years he elicited and created over 200 original patterns of excellence and models.
He’s modeled the comeback strategy of tennis legend Andre Agassi, the delegation techniques of a senior executive at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the visionary syntax Tom Watson used to create IBM, the mental game secrets of famous athletes and Navy Seals, and the photographic memory method of a world-class violinist.
In 2002 he was hired by the Bluegreen Land & Golf Corporation to behaviorally model their top salespeople and referral-getters. Some of their sales elite went on to earn over a million dollars a year in commission for the first time in the company’s history.
He’s modeled the top investment bankers for George K. Baum & Company and taught their up-and-coming investment bankers precisely how the best bankers create new business.
His client list developed over the years from small business owners to larger companies including Toshiba, the 17th largest company in the world, Paramount Home Entertainment, and Arrow Electronics, a thirty-billion-dollar-a-year electronics firm.
Alexander has been a featured presenter for the Stanford Executive Program Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
Modeled Patterns of Excellence