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  • Submitted: Thu, February 07, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, March 06, 2013

  • Reported By: Lana V. — Colorado Springs Colorado United States of America
Michael Grebas
2500 N Circle Dr Ste 103, Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, Colorado United States of America

Michael Grebas Business Development and Coaching Center deception, slander, sexual harrassment, predator of women, unreasonable, not who you think he is, no credentials, contradicts himself and his coaching, double life Colorado Springs, Colorado

*Author of original report: Thank you for your thoughts, Cheryl

*General Comment: My Life Coach For 4 Years

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Michael Grebas claims to be a "business and life coach."  He sometimes gives mini-seminars, and with his boot-camp style, he will attempt to draw in individuals for private coaching sessions.  He tends to targets women.  And in leads groups he belongs to, those mainly consist of women, too.

When you go to your 'coaching' sessions, the main goal for Mr Grebas is to keep you signed on as a regular paying client, because as you will discover, he is simply a salesman.  He has no credentials, no certifications, no education past high school, no insurance, no license, and he is not even set up as a real business internally.  And yet, he will attempt to counsel those who are suicidal, those who need intense divorce or marriage counseling, he gives financial advice, he gives mental/emotional advice saying that all psycologiy is a joke, and is deceptive about having 'helped other businesses be successful'... this is mostly fabricated.

If you challenge his credentials, or even ask about them, he becomes extremely angry.  He swears often, uses very unprofessional language, and is very condescending and disrespectful, unless you are complimenting him and agreeing 100% with him.

Michael Grebas is also open about his love for all things sexual.  He goes way past the bounds of sexual harrassment, and yet does not fear the law on these issues, thinking he is invincible.  If he starts to get wind of your questioning or your setting of boundaries, he will dump you as a client.  

I have filed this report on behalf of any woman who is struggling, or suffers with confidence issues, or needs real counselling, or even doesn't have any personal issues but doesn't want to be subjected to his comminication about his love for her and other women's bodies.  This is simply never, ever appropriate.  Counseling and sharing your innermost secrets with someone who will dump and insult you at the drop of a hat, as well as share your problems with others, can be detrimental if you are already suffering mentally.  For women simply seeking business advice, please be aware that you will still be subjected to the same treatment.

As far as business coaching, Michael Grebas does not live by his own business coaching.  He may give you advice on business, and some of his sales tactics are interesting and motivational, but he himself doesn't have a simple business structure or even any eduaction regarding business, whether corporate or entrepreneurial.  More importantly, he does not have his own proven business sucess, even though he will claim it.

In conclusion, Michael Grebas is simply a sales person (with sociopathic qualities, i.e. an actor)  He is charismatic and believable, and can 'say just the right things' to draw you in and pump you up.  This may be good for one session, as long as you are surrounded (especially if you are a woman, never go alone) with others.  Long-term, there is nowhere to go with Mike, as he doesn't even have a plan for himself.  What you see is not what you get.  Please save yourself the money, time, and possible danger of sexual harrassment and avoid his Business Development and Coaching Center altogether.  There are many good business and life coaches out there, with excellent, proven credentials, and who really will help you be successful and live a better life. 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/07/2013 03:06 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Michael-Grebas/Colorado-Springs-Colorado-80909/Michael-Grebas-Business-Development-and-Coaching-Center-deception-slander-sexual-harrass-1010541. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

Thank you for your thoughts, Cheryl

AUTHOR: Lana V. - (USA)

Cheryl,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.  I believe you that you had a good experience with Michael.  I think he tailors his coaching to specific people, and I know he cares for (and seeks out) women with low self esteem.   Since I was not one of them, he spoke differently with me because of my level of confidence. 

Please do not say that what I experienced is all a lie.  He may have led you to believe that.  Just so you know, he shared with me other people's counseling/coaching sessions (which should have been confidential).  No doubt, I heard about you as well.  I am sure you heard about me, and you have come here to defend him, which I think is admirable of you.  You are obviously a beautiful woman, and he helped bring out your confidence, which is also awesome.

Michael never cussed in anger with me, but he dropped the F bomb in humor all the time.  He made sexual references all the time.  He, and his loyal followers, can deny that all they want, but it is the truth and I have no reason in the world to lie about this.  I actually wanted to protect Michael from potential lawsuits down the road, in case he talked with someone like he did with me.  Perhaps mine was an isolated case, as well as two friends of mine who had a similar experience in their coaching with him and encouraged me to write.  I certainly hope it is isolated.  If anything, this has raised awareness to Michael to be careful.  I am in a position to sue but haven't because I believe deep down Michael means well and I, too, like to focus on the positive in life rather than fighting unimportant battles.  I just think he needs some accountability.



Cheryl, I was once like you a long time ago, and I have learned a lot since then.  I have not lied about what I have said here.   I would swear on a bible in court about my experience, and I have kept good records, including direct quotes with witnesses.   Hopefully, I never have to.  My goal is not to hurt anybody, including Michael, but rather to protect and stand by the truth (as the truth sets us free).

I actually would not discourage you to continue coaching.  You started with Michael about when he started his coaching business, although he may tell you he's been doing it longer, I'm not sure.  I think he has been great with you, and I am happy to hear that he did none of the above with you.  But please please please do not think that others don't have different experiences.  "Bold faced lies"?  How do you know?  Please know that I went through a great deal of pain over this.  I wouldn't accuse you of lying about your divorce or anything else, because I don't know you personally, and that would be wrong of me to accuse you of being a liar without knowing you personally.  I take you at your word that you had a good experience with Michael.  And I believe you.   This report was MY experience.  Usually, when people are quick to say "you lie!" at the drop of a hat, it says something about themselves.  I don't lie, so I don't expect anyone else to, even if I disagree with them.  Probably the best thing to say would have been that you had a good experience, and didn't notice any of the complaints above, not that anyone is lying, or even has reason to.

I know a lot more about the situation than I am saying in this report, but I am leaving it where it is at because I mainly wish for him simply to curb some of his behavior with some of us out there.  Just be careful who you trust.  However, even with me saying that, I don't expect you to believe me at all, but I thought I would say it anyway.  :o)

I wish you all the best,

Lana

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My Life Coach For 4 Years

AUTHOR: Cheryl D - (United States of America)

I have been coaching with Michael Grebas for about 4 years now and need to rebuke the slander and bold face lies posted here. I too was going through a bad divorce and I was very depressed and having a hard time in life when my employer hired Michael for a few sessions. He came in and changed my life with his kindness and integrity  He found a scared lady with NO self esteem that hung her head and would not look him in the eye. He worked on that with me and made me see the beautiful lady that is on the inside and yes on the outside. Now I look everyone in the eye! He did this without sex or sex talk. The thought makes me laugh. MICHAEL??? NOT!

I have NEVER and I mean NEVER as in NOT ONCE heard any cuss word out of Michael and believe me when I say I was not easy to coach at times and even came at him mad and starting to yell a few times! I laugh at the thought of him yelling or cussing at his office. Michael is a dedicated body builder and admires others that includes both men and women! The body building world and well as the health and wellness world respect him and you do not see any slander from them here. 

After a few sessions with Michael my employer stopped paying Michael and it then became a two year freebie for me as in FREE he gets NO money. He continued to meet with me to help me with finances, nutrition, employment help etc. He leads a ladies in business group and I have met some of them and they are all professionals who admire Michael. Many are very spiritual in nature and women of integrity. 

Bottom line: Michael believes in positive thinking and life is what you make of it and he practices it with his smile and jokes and nice behavior towards all his clients. I am proud to call him life-coach
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