Another Australian "businessman" has emerged from the BRAD SUGARS school of dishonesty. Simon Johnson has double listed as an ACTION COACH and under his own business name ELEVATE BUSINESS SERVICES.
ELEVATE BUSINESS SERVICES has all the same marketing gaff as ACTION COACHING, surprise, surprise.
But he also makes some outrageous claims about his qualifications:
Here is an extract from his webpage:
"... I am in business for one very simple reason, to give me the flexibility and lifestyle to be the best dad I can be, that means giving my wife and kids as much time and opportunity they could ever need to turn their dreams and aspirations into reality..." (Warm fuzzy Im a father too stuff, typical conman statement)
Simon is a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH,(meaning he PAID for a franchise) the World's #1 Business Coaching Franchise (Entrepreneur Magazine, Jan. 2004 & 2005),(and completely discredited now) and is the owner of other businesses within Australia.(really? which ones?) Simon was ranked in the top 100 of all Action coaches worldwide in April 2008 achieving #8 out of over 1000. (not a great claim to fame considering their reputation)
Simon holds a degree in FInance & Law, ( doesnt say which University, wont produce any documentation) has succesfully owned and operated one of Australia's largest and most successful Consumer Retail Franchises when he was just 21 (again no evidence, which franchise? does he think we are all stupid?) and has been a global Marketing manager for one of the world's largest consumer electronics companies. (again no direct evidence, wont name the company, dont bother asking for evidence)
To date Simon has personally coached/mentored over 50 business owners and has trained hundred's ranging through dozens of industries. (oh yeah like Ben Cooper - Real Estate New Zealand, Anthony Jeffcoat - All AV, Shane Hillard - Cafe Surry Hills....I mean give us a break, again, not one named company in the testimonials)
He has successfully self published a business book "Starting from Scratch" (boxes of which lay dusty in his garage)and is fast building a business legacy to hand over to his kids and family (someone give us a bucket, the family man rave is making us dry reach.)
Be warned, this guy is dangerously stupid and prowling for Bogans and idiots to milk fees from.