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Total BS DO NOT DRINK the Sharon Pearson KOOL AID

Update by user Sep 01, 2020

No they have not contacted me.

Original review posted by user Aug 30, 2020
I signed up with the TCI after attending one of there free events. Boiler Room sales tactics caused me at a very vulnerable time in my life to sign up for something that in the end I did not need or want. I lost $4000 plus to these people. All evangelical tactics they use, sure they get alot of disciples. But I now in hindsight realise they do not support their students, they dropped me out of the training. Suddenly no one was contacting me. Do your due diligence and do not sign up with the BS discounted rate BLAH BLAH... PS: They will send you so many emails offering free stuff etc... It will overwhelm you. Look elsewhere.

User's recommendation: Dig deep and go elsewhere.

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#1934976

I encourage all of you to leave google reviews for TCI (on TCI google ratings). Then others too will get this information and would hopefully not fall into their trap and suffer.

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@PissedConsumer1934976

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#2142721 Review #2142721 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
The Coaching Institute Program
Pros
  • Manipulated
  • Are great at sales and marketing
  • Unscrupulous tactics
Cons
  • Poor curriculum
  • Lack of credible qualifications
  • Unscrupulous tactics
Loss
$4000
Preferred solution
Full refund

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If you want to be a part of a cult, sign right up

Update by user Jan 30, 2020

I have no desire to be contact by The Coaching Institute unless it is to arrange a full refund.

Original review posted by user Jan 30, 2020
The Coaching Institute is nothing more than a cult that manipulates you into signing up for their highest end course. The facilitators and my mentoring coach sweet talked me...
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#1777617 Review #1777617 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
The Coaching Institute Program
Pros
  • Lack of credible qualifications
  • Walking away
  • Unscrupulous tactics
Cons
  • Absolutely none
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$5686
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer

Careful it’s a cult and a huge business

Cult, business Sharon Pearson and her staff are just fake and such bad coach! They take your money and they brainwashed vulnerable people! Government should do something now to stop them! Its a shame for Australia! They never refund me and they put me in a very bad...
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#2066176

All In WHAT you are looking to DO FOR yourself.. Is easy to Join or NOT, is very helpful with resources, I say NO when I want, I have joined WHEN I want too I have never.

NEVER felt Pressured into anything AND.. again they give you options on plans and ways of WHAT it is YOU are interested in DOING with the courses.. IE: SELFEHELP.. (Iam a #lifelonglearner, I have been over60 years) COACHING or a professional SPEAKER..

you work it AS much as YOU WANT.. and ..

Maybe YOU are LOOKING FOR ISSUES and POBLEMS.. stress can cause us to be less conscious of what we DO, AND sometimes we read into thing just a little too much TY

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#1737397 Review #1737397 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Students manipulated
  • Unscrupulous behaviour
  • Unscrupulous tactics
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$5000
Preferred solution
Full refund

Money eater

When you realize the course is rubbish and wanted to quit, they would refer the rules in a so called student handbook and ask you to pay the rest of the course. However, the handbook was not mention and not available during the process of your sign up. But if you use search engine in their website put key word “ student hand book”, you will find out its there and put in a very tricky way that you do need pay the whole course no matter how shifty the course is.
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I encourage all of you to leave google reviews for TCI (on TCI google ratings). Then others too will get this information and would hopefully not fall into their trap and suffer.

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#1679385 Review #1679385 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Walking away
Cons
  • Money grabbing
  • Poor curriculum
  • Students manipulated

DO NOT EVEN BOTHER

I have no words - all they want is your money - absolute crock of *** My only advise is do not go anywhere near this "company".
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I encourage all of you to leave google reviews for TCI. Then others too will be informed and will not fall for this trap.

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#1622522 Review #1622522 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Glen Waverley, Victoria County
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WARNING: DO NOT SIGN UP!! TCI USES EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION TO GET YOUR MONEY IN A CULT LIKE ENVIRONMENT

This so called ‘school’ is only about manipulation and brainwashing people. They are only INTERESTED IN YOU MONEY - not education or training at all. They over promise something they cannot deliver and they tell you that it is YOUR FAULT. TCI is a cult like...
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#2008165

Hi, I'm a journalist and would like to get a bit more info if possible. Can you email me here?

blackwood21 (AT) protonmail . com (sorry for the weird gaps, don't think you can include an email if it's written normally)

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#1585577 Review #1585577 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Melbourne, Victoria
Product
The Coaching Institute Program
Cons
  • Students manipulated
  • Money grabbing
  • Upselling
Reason of review
Manupulation & Brainwashing
Loss
$250000
Preferred solution
Full refund

Cult like environment where the founder is like their GOD - they target people who are lost and looking for something

I was invited to a FREE event where there was a sales pitch to join a "school" to learn about Human Behavior & Coaching. The company were so good at the sales pitch that they got you hooked on the program despite your concerns about finance or personal capabilities,...
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#2008170

Hi, I'm a journalist and would like to get in touch if possible. Can you email me here?

blackwood21 (AT) protonmail . com (sorry for the weird gaps, don't think you can include an email address if it's written normally)

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#1544057 Review #1544057 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Melbourne, Victoria
Product
The Coaching Institute Program

I rang to talk about getting my certifcate, and got told, who cares about that, others are doing well without that, with this new program...

So I rang to enquire about my course completion, I wanted to get my certificates completed. In order to do so, I need to pay more money to attend what I have already paid for. They seemed more focused on trying to upsell me onto a new program, and when they promised me what I have already signed up to. I know they full of it, they wanted me to spend another 16000 dollars to an exclusive Pro coach, after already doing my masters and learning nothing about how to truly start a business.
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#1497651 Review #1497651 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Macquarie, Australian Capital Territory
Product
The Coaching Institute Program
Reason of review
Bad quality
New Reviewer

Beware of TCI - Once they take your money, you no longer exist.

I signed up for the 3 year "professional coach program" I will admit that it felt like the right choice in the beginning - The live events brought alot of hype and ticked the boxes of connection, interesting people, adequate support ... which lasted for the first year. After I had been upsold to many programs and to the 'highest level course'... I have now learnt some pretty ugly truths about the school: - It is really a sales/ marketing course masked as a 'life coaching course' - The credentials stand for nothing outside the ICG (which was also created by TCI/ Sharon Pearson!) since being barred from other professional regulatory boards. -At the highest level 'coaching training' events - you will mostly hear about how Sharon Pearson has scammed everyone with her sales tactics & how she has made her money (Rather than learning the ACTUAL COACHING SKILLS. The events comprised of about 20% skills training. -It is marketed as an international course but does NOT provide adequate support for overseas students. EG No options to run at different times of day (classes are typically in the middle of the night! 3am attendance OR you will miss out.) -The fees are exorbitant, information is outdated, largely plagiarised from Tony Robbins' work and you can find alot of the information across the internet via google! -During a 2 hr class online / live - you will gain about 10 minutes of real, tangible skills - the rest will be low-level fluffy discussion that is hardly practical or insightful. -I have seen many friends be employed in the WOW team & be completely broken when leaving. - I referred a friend to the school for some coaching - to be looked after by a trusted & experienced member of the WOW team. This coach is also one of the head trainers at the school. She paid for a month of coaching after the month was completed - he made sexual advances towards her during what was a vulnerable time. This is not only shocking but highly unprofessional conduct. -Lastly, the first year/ 1.5 yrs I received lots of support and was heavily involved in the community. After this time I noticed the support decreasing (even though I paid the top price for mentoring support) - The mentors' books were full, the WOW team don't respond promptly (or at all sometimes!!) - especially surrounding questions that have to do with accounts/ money due or questioning random charges on my bill. Expect to see the support drop off after a year into the training. -I have been in a training before where the entire training was asked to write a positive review on a forum to 'bump down' a negative review. Everyone who wrote a positive review was rewarded with cake and champagne (and there were members of the team standing at the door to ensure you were writing a review) Overall, extremely dissatisfied and wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.
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#2008171

Hi, I'm a journalist and would like to get in touch if possible. Can you email me here?

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#1732856

I have been in this school nearly two years. You well said what I experienced.

This school is a cult, I’m also sick they say if you don’t agree with me, then **** off. Totally nonprofessional.

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#1331702 Review #1331702 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Melbourne, Victoria
Product
The Coaching Institute Program
Cons
  • Over promise and under deliver
  • Poor curriculum
  • Unscrupulous behaviour
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Price reduction
New Reviewer

Good and Bad..and then mostly ugly

I commenced with TCI very positively in 2010. I started with the intake weekend which is what it was called back then. During the weekend I was sold into the Diploma program. I think I am one of few people who actually completed it. The reason I expended the effort of...
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#1732868

As a former TCI student I can say this is a honest review.

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#1325768 Review #1325768 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Melbourne, Victoria
Pros
  • Walking away
Cons
  • Upselling
  • Lack of credible qualifications
  • Unscrupulous tactics
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$50000
Preferred solution
Close the doors

Upselling be very wary

Lack of credible qualifications. Upselling and money grabbing is their marketing drive, be very wary.
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#1310387 Review #1310387 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Melbourne, Victoria
Service
The Coaching Institute Teacher
New Reviewer

#........angrytcistudents........ Like and follow

Could everyone please get in touch with Annie or Max. The Media wants as much info as possible!! They want to hear our story, remain anonymous or not, all confidential!! We’ve been cowering for too long. It’s time we were heard!! YOURE NOT ALONE!!! There’s at least a...
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kydalla at yahoo dot com dot au

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#1290856 Review #1290856 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Melbourne, Victoria
Cons
  • Upselling
  • Unscrupulous tactics
  • Lack of credible qualifications
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer

Class action

Calling all disgruntled former students and employees I am wanting to organise a Class Action against The Coaching Institute If you are interested in joining the class action please contact me at classactionlc@***.com I am a former student who was bullied and manipulated, I tried to cancel the course earlier on but i was told I have to pay the full amount (over $20,000) even though I only attended the three day foundation course which was extremely boring and full of constant upselling and marketing. The service and products are not original, outdated and very poor quality. They are all just in it for the money and will bully and pressure you to buy everything and sign up for Pro Coach program even if you don’t have the finances they don’t care and they will still pressure you to join the Institute, promising unrealistic expectations and opportunities as a life coach. There is soo much more to say
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#1272203 Review #1272203 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
The Coaching Institute Program
Cons
  • Poor curriculum
  • Over promise and under deliver
  • Upselling
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$7000
Preferred solution
Full refund

Report them!!!

Please everyone who experienced the same drama with this company, can you please please take the effort to report them at accc and consumer affairs victoria? Together we stand stronger! They've been reported by sbs before, found articles about them online, how is it...
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#1517150

Register your name for a Class Action, we can help. Something must have happened recently and SP is sending the ghouls out and looking for anyone that she believes owes her money.

If you’re like us and being bullied and threatened then contact us at.....classactionlc@***.com....

or contactAnnie or Max..kydalla@***.com.au............... instagram@***s

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#1245746 Review #1245746 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Legal action

They are threatening legal action on a friend ehibisvunsbkevto continue due to sickness. She is seeking legal action. Can you assist ?
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#1513244

Yes, we can help you. Please contact Annie or Maxi.....kydalla@***.com.au

#1508795

Yes, I can help, contact me. I’m not afraid.

VCAT hearing has been accepted and just awaiting Hearing date. Public gallery to the general public to see the outcome. Media notified.

All relevant Authorities complained to also. ACCC, ASQA, Consumer Affairs etc.kydalla@***.com.auCheers Annie

#1498302

I am also trying to get some communication from them to withdraw due to financial and mental health difficulties. Nobody wants to communicate except the finance side to threaten me with lawyers.I also have experienced unprofessional and immoral coaching from their qualified coach

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@PissedConsumer1498302

Hi Linda, same thing here, they wanted a withdrawal form signed but then that incurs even further fees to be paid so that you owe them even more. Never signed the withdrawal form and instead we just kept requesting a full refund from them of what had already been paid.

Of course they kept hounding and threatening with Legal Action and Debt Collectors.Last Monday ARL their Debt Collection Agency was in contact with us and it had jumped up by triple of what we’d already paid so we promptly applied to VCAT for a hearing which was accepted. Next Tuesday we see our Legal Team re a Class Action.Get in contact with me if you need help.kydalla@***.com.au

#1489136

There was an SBS documentary done on them a couple of years ago, contact them. I think they will be interested in your friends case.

#1513247
@PissedConsumer1489136

Mary could you please contact me. Maxi and I are taking it further.....kydalla@***.com.au....

#1474948

Pay them or get sued as they will get there money of easy ir another. They need to keep feeling the machine.

Keep those wallets fill. You will pay them or goto court.

As they know how to play the game and they are all about vetoing payed. Money money money

#1513249
@PissedConsumer1474948

Bill, let us help you get your money back. Please contact us, Annie or Maxi....kydalla@***.com.au.....

#1648255
@PissedConsumer1513249

Help

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#1245008 Review #1245008 is a subjective opinion of poster.