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 completing the program was that I loathed the thought of wasting the money I had already invested to have no return. At that time, The Coaching Institute was still properly accredited. And then things went downhill. I, although I don't like to admit it, was absorbed into the TCI c... Read moreult-like atmosphere. It's still astonishing to me that people around me could see it and I couldn't. When you are in it, everything seems good. It's when you're eyes are opened that it all becomes very very ugly. I was attending the Selling From The Stage program when Sharon Pearson (TCI Owner and founder) shared with the group that she had modelled TCI on the principles of Jonestown, the cult in which more than 900 people died as a result of drinking cyanide at the direction of the cult leader Jim Jones. Seriously? And this is whom she models? Fortunately, this was said on the day she decided to film the course. And I have the DVDs. My friend and I were both offered jobs at TCI. My friend accepted but I declined. And later I would become very glad that I did. Over the course of the following year, I saw my strong, confident, dynamic friend slowly decline, morphing into a shell of her former self, her confidence and self-esteem eaten away by the constant berating from SP. Nothing she did was good enough, no hours she worked were enough. The crunch came for her at a weekend at SP's coastal retreat when during a roundtable discussion one woman was determined as being NOT on the company bus, meaning not really part of the team and everyone at the table took turns in decimating her character until she was reduced to a gibbering mess. My friend stood up and bravely resigned on the spot. She said there were two reasons, one being that that was the last straw and the second being she decided not to subject herself to the same treatment. Breaking people down does not make them stronger; it destroys them. TCI prides itself on being a cult. And if you are not in the cult, you are out of the cult, and that means you don't exist to them. Your phone stops ringing, and you experience isolation and withdrawal as you come to terms with what has happened to you, that the past few years have all been an illusion, and there was nothing real except the thousands of dollars you expended. On a side note, for those who are interested, my understanding from a very good source is that the sudden voluntary departure of lauded NLP trainer, Alice Haemmerle (allegedly for having not been paid in more than six months) triggered the 2013 crisis with the ABNLP as SP scrambled to hold on to students who were walking out the door on day one of NLP training when they found AH had gone. Please save your money and go somewhere else. TCI holds no recognised accreditations at an RTO, having lost them all through failing audits. They have been discredited by the Australian Board of NLP who will not recognise TCI qualifications. Their good teaching staff have left. If you are determined to become a life coach, find yourself a reputable organisation. This is not it.
recommend their services
I recently had the opportunity to engage with The Coaching Institute, and I am delighted to recommend their services wholeheartedly. They provide exceptional coaching that fosters meaningful personal and professional growth.
SCAM Please Avoid!!!
I signed up a staff member to attend a program, however within 24hrs we realised the program was based on US EST timezone not Australia EST timezone. I contacted them immediately to withdraw and request a refund.
Over the last 10 weeks I called 3 times and emailed 7 times. No reply or not assistance. I eventually went to AMEX to state this is fraud and they processed my refund. Please avoid The Coaching Institute, they are a scam!
The International Coaching Institute is world class.
The programs are researched based and have a proven success record. The driving force is to produce coaches who are leaders in their field of coaching and business. The founder and leading mentors are on board with current findings from leading global learning establishments. They bring this level of expertise to those who join the team at ICI. The Institute takes pride in presenting cutting edge information from psychology, neuroscience and meditation practice and embed these in the coaching models with proven success.
The teaching is excelle
transformational and inspirational
After the incredible experience that is the ICI Pro Coach Round Table Event, (hosted by Rachid Mubashir, Mike Jones and Remi Pearson), I feel so inspired, empowered and enlightened. I came into the event not sure of what to expect and have come out the other side transformed. I have gained a deeper understanding about the gaps in my knowledge around my business structure, around the connection between human experience and business growth and the importance of reciprocity.
The calibre of the facilitation and content is second to none. The e... Read morengagement within the attendees was like nothing I have seen before, and this is a testament to the commitment from the ICI team to bring fun, energy and loving support to their events. If you have not attended a round table event before, make sure you put it at the top of your to-do list...you will not regret it!
Transformational Life Changing
Transformational life-changing training. Prior to training with TCI I was stuck in a rut. The day I joined TCI was the day my life changed, for the better. The skills I now have as a Professional Coach has given me the skills, and confidence to inspire and empower others to flourish and transform their life. The support from the team has helped me to live my dream of coaching, speaking, and writing. Being part of a phenomenal coaching community means that I have a deeper connection with like-minded people.
Life changing experience
I find this course one of my best experience in learning. I enjoyed every part of my studies and learn a whole lot. It was not a walk in the park and I have to put some effort but you learn through this experience. It is designed for the people who really want to do the work! More importantly, it made me aware of myself for the better. It was out of ordinary for me personally to choose coaching as a subject as I have always been in the technical field but it was a wonderful experience for me. The course program was very well structured and mana... Read moreged. I had the flexibility to do it at my own pace. I enjoyed the webinars and all that was offered. The system is made for students to follow and see the result! They’re really good in their field. The management were friendly and response very quickly.
Just Awful Really - definate cult vibes
Initially my first contact was so upbeat and exciting. I imagined myself being the next Tony Robbins! I was so excited and ready to start. I read the testimonials and spoke to a couple different staff members and they were so positive and full of life and thats what I wanted. They were incredibly attentive and kept checking in with me and offered my a bunch of incentives. Even though the price was so much more than the others, I thought about that feeling I wanted that they had.
Luckily, I slept on it and something just felt a little off s
Its a scam, please don’t get caught
Please can someone help me! I have been requesting to withdraw from this institute after signing up with the false promise that I could withdraw after one month and receive a full refund. I have been asking, calling and emailing asking to pause payment whilst I withdrawn and requesting the full refund as per the slogan since November 2022. No one will give a clear answer, I have been in tears on the phone to WOW but they continue to debit from my account and this has been the most distressing experience. I am still trying to withdraw and not on... Read morely get my money back but have them stop stealing from my account, as I am scared to default and effect my credit rating. I will probably be forced to pay for legal assistance which I don’t want to take.
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OMG...they are so quick to take your money and up sell you...I had given them over $10,000 then, when i was sick they upsold me again, i just said yes so they would get off my back, saying things to me like get in now because we are going to US dollars?!? anyway before the cooling off period i pulled out of this upgrade (paying monthly), yet they still took from my account for 3 months, I made many frustrating phone calls and sent emails after almost 4 months they returned all the funds taken. Between this and the fact that the courses i need t... Read moreo do to complete this course where not available for me to do (I work full time, dont ever let them tell you can do this while working full time) It was quite upsetting, so I quit and removed the text books and any thing TCI related from my sight. In Oct 2022 i requested a refund, they stuffed me around for months, people leaving, they have a crap admin and finance system. eveuntally Jan 2023 they offered me $994 and then sent me a certificate for a course i did not attend! Once it was clear that i had not attended this course they adjusted my refund. what a Joke... So all that is left is to get my refund... TCI - The Circus Institute, run by Clowns... Ill be glad when this is all behind me - Update - after chasing up a refund since Oct 2022, they are going to pay back $250 a day...the whole refund process will take 5 months by the time they finish their payment plan with me..Joke! not a funny one!! UPDATE - 3.3.2023 - TCI started repaying me on the 14th Feb, have received 1/2 refund so far. again not doing what they said they would..
Content is good and comprehensive. Unfortunately no real support
When I joined their most expensive program 2/3 years ago, the level of service was good.
The content is great and very structured.
Unfortunately, after you sign on the customer service side of this fails miserably especially in the past 12months. You either get lucky with good service, or you have to attempt to contact them for months to get any assistance or an answer on things.
There are some people there genuinely trying to help you but are stuck to the monetary politics.
Transformational Coaching It Truly Was
I attended this course, on Saturday 21/5/22, to reconnect with TCI (now ICI). I was blown away by how synched it was with my spiritual development journey as well as my self development journey. I was beginning to wonder if coaching was the right path for me as I was diverging down a more spiritual path than business path - this day Remi answered some questions I was unaware, until I did this course, that I wanted to ask. The biggest takeaway for me is to embrace uncertainty with an open heart. And I got my first lesson today, 23/5/22, when I... Read more rocked up to what I expected would be day one c of Emotional Intimacy training at ICI, only to discover that the dates had changed to end of June (I’ll probably be in Tasmania, boo hoo, at that time - so back to zoom for this). Now what to do - I looked to AJ, saw her smile and look of concern and thought how you embrace this unexpected change to my day. I was happy to realise I could now re-experience public transport outside peak hour and enjoy travel again. Thanks for the hug Remi, and more especially for the learning experiences which have been spot on for me ❣️❣️❣️
I'm ready to be a life and business empowerment coach
The course and content was level 10 and gave me exactly what I needed to move forward with my business.
I thought the course was challenging but in such a positive way and it brought a new level of confidence which I am very grateful for.
Is it even possible to teach this stuff?
My former partner joined this club. Since attending he has become virtually emotionally unreachable. He acts like someone in a cult
And while I can say his behaviour is his problem, I would also say that an organisation professing to be Life coaching shouldn't really be making life worse for others. And maybe it is a growing process. But once again a course professing to be Life coaching shouldn't be abandoning students and their families to emotionally unintelligent processes and decision making, without psychological support. It just destabi
Beware of these people - trying to get a refund is exhausting and demeaning. Taken months. Utterly disgusted.
They appear to care when you're signing up, but the refund process tells you otherwise. Impossible... Been given the run around for months. Disappointed and disgusted. Beware of these people.
Questions & Answers
WHEN WILL YOU PAY THE REFUND AS AGREED? Unethical and immoral springs to mind.
Hi... will this help me find employment in the industry?
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