Report: #347537

Complaint Review: FocalPoint Coaching

  • Submitted: Fri, July 04, 2008
  • Updated: Sun, December 05, 2010
  • Reported By: anonymous Ohio
  • FocalPoint Coaching
    Las Vegas, Nevada

FocalPoint Coaching, Steve Thompson, Dominic Rubino, Brian Tracy, Mark Desormeaux BUYER BEWARE -- FocalPoint Owners and Management are Scam Artists - READ the TRUTH Las Vegas Nevada

*Consumer Comment: ** Do Not Believe This or Any Anonymous Posts***

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Contact Information Correction

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: I don't believe it for a second!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: False accusations.

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FocalPoint Coaching led by Steve Thompson, Francois Perault and Mark Desormeaux are incredibly unethical scam artists of the worst kind.

Along with Richard Verkley they started FocalPoint Coaching while they still owned and operated the Canadian master license for Actoin International (now ActoinCOACH), clearly violating the spirit of their non-compete clauses. And the did so as they were signing their renewal with Action.

When Action's founder found out what they were doing he filed a suit (which is clearly disclosed in Action's UFOC) as anyone in his shoes would have. However... Verkley, Thompson and Perrault were shrewd enough to start the business in the U.S., not Canada, and therefore their Canadian non-competes did not have jurisdiction in the U.S., so Action lost the suit.

To make matters worse, to fund FocalPoint, they actually sold the incoming royalty stream from the franchisees they sold with Action to a factoring company leaving the former franchisees high and dry and leaving the corporate office of Action with no royalty stream in Canada.

All you have to do is look at what these guys did in Canada and it is easy to see they are unethical crooks. Simply call the current and former canadian Action franchise owners who came in under them to find out the real truth.

DO NOT buy a franchise with these guys... all they want is your money and they will rape you like they did the franchise owners they bilked in Canada. Do your homework and run far and fast.

Brian Tracy isn't even active in the business but readily sells his name and likeness to the likes of the guys who started FocalPoint to get a royalty check.

anonymous, Ohio
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#1 Consumer Comment

** Do Not Believe This or Any Anonymous Posts***

AUTHOR: Jennifer Reagan - (United States of America)

**** Do Not Believe Anonymous Posts  *****

This entire report is nothing but accusations with no facts, documents uploaded and not even a signature.

In America, you are allowed to face your accuser.

On this website, any competitor can post slander and libel and it stays forever.

Do not believe this anonymous post, it was probably written by and x-girlfriend or a competitor.

And, why is Brian Tracy's name in this report title.... he is the nicest most sincere man I've ever met.

Jennifer Reagan
Tuscon, Arizona, USA
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Contact Information Correction

AUTHOR: M!ke Tay!or - (Canada)

In my response above I made a mistake in my email address. The correct email address is:


CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

I don't believe it for a second!

AUTHOR: M!ke Tay!or - (Canada)

I'm going to start by saying I'm shocked to read anything bad about Dominic Rubino. I can't say I know anyone else involved in this matter although I have heard some of their names before. The reason that this is so surprising is that in the short time that I worked for Dom (~3 months), he cemented himself as one of my biggest role models in life and set me on a path that will ultimately lead me to success. One of the most important lessons that he taught me, and one that I wish I had learned much earlier in life was to "live above the line". He explained that taking responsibility, accountability, and ownership of our actions rather than placing blame, denying, and using justification is what ultimately determines the quality of person that you are.

Domimic never once gave me the impression that he was capable of living anywhere except above the line and I would be very skeptical about anything negative written about this man. He was and always will be one of the most positive influences that I will ever have the pleasure of meeting.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any doubts about what I have written here. I will be more than happy to alleviate any of your concerns.


Mike Taylor
Former Sales Specialist at Fulcrum Agency
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

False accusations.

AUTHOR: Former Executive - (U.S.A.)

I am a former Senior Executive of ActionCoach / Action International and I can clearly state that all of the charges leveled against Steve Thompson, Richard Verkley, Brian Tracy, and the others listed in this report have no merrit whatsoever. These accusations were made out of spite by Action Internationals founder Brad Sugars and in the end these were summarily dismissed by the courts as they were frivolous and had no merrit. These facts were clearly stated in the Judges ruling which found that Action International and Brad Sugars had no basis for a claim against them. Action International and Brad Sugars were actually penalized by the Judge in the case for bringing a frivolous action and so were charged with double court costs for bringing a case that had no substance. Brad took these actions to purposely cause harm to these individuals and there business to prevent competion in the industry that Brad would like to control.

Brads actions were malicious and meant to damage the reputation of these individuals and their staff. They were the best team in the Action World and they merely wanted to leave and to be no longer associated with Brad Sugars. They even offered to sell their Action territory at a loss back to Brad so that they could move on without retribution. Brad refused this option and blocked the sale to many others who would have wished to own the best Action Master License in the system. Time and time again these men and their staff showed that they lived and followed the principles and culture of Action International, principles that Brad had written but could not adhear to himself. I was purposely instructed to sandbag their results in an attempt to discredit them, including such actions as, taking away the Master Licencee of the year award and giving it to the second place finisher under false pretences. This ripoff report and others were filed by Brad and his staff to further damage the reputation of these gentleman and I am aware of this as fact, and can tell you they are false.

I have now also left the employ of Action International / ActionCoach myself for many reasons including, that they are unethical and would do harm to anyone for financial gain under Brad Sugars leadership. As far as the Canadian Franchisees Brad purposly disrupted the support of the Franchisees and sale of Action Canada after also agreeing to the royalty sale, this caused direct harm to the Franchisees in Canada and was brought upon solely by Brad to cause harm to the Action Canada group, the result was a hardship on the Franchisees. Brad knew he was causing them direct harm but did not care as long as he could cause harm to the Action Canada team. Unfortunatly these men were made to be scapegoats for Brads actions and to those who do not have the facts.

I have since resigned from Action for this and many other reasons that have to do with how Brad Sugars unethically runs his business and abuses those who have invested their time, money and hearts in his companies. As far as the persons named in this report and the other two false reports put on this ripoff site by Brad I suggest you google all of the names mentioned, you will see that none of the names listed here have ever been listed negatively for anything other than these false reports that were filed by Brad and his associates.

Brian Tracy is now in his Seventies and has been doing this longer than anyone in the coaching and mentoring world and there are no negative reports out of hundreds available on google, his reputation is impeccable other than these false reports that Brad has filed here in the ripoff report, Richard Verkley in his Fifties the owner and operator of many private businesses for over 30 years and there are no negative reports other then these listed here at ripoff report by Brad, Steve Thompson in his late thirties in private business for 15 years no negative reports other than these listed here at ripoff report.

Now for the true test... Google: Brad Sugars add the words (fraud) (ripoff) or various other negatives... you will see reports from Austalia, Canada, Asia, Europe, NewZealand, and the United States with accusations of frauds and ripoffs from people around the globe. Take it from me and all of the other Presidents and staff who have quit Brads companies, he is a walking fraud.
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