Online Petition for Criminal Background Checks on Ronald Downey
1 Name: Morgan Wonderly on Aug 31, 2008
Comments: I understand that Harv has an employee who's job is to screen anyone who Harv endorses, whether on his stage or off. How did Ronald Allen Downey slip through the cracks? I understand that Harv got word about Ronald's questionable character very shortly after Extreme Health and yet chose to remain silent for months, yet blames us for not doing our due diligence.
If Harv passionately promoted Ronald to 1,200 people at Extreme Health, how can he say that he never formally endorsed him If Harv gets 50% of Ronald's earnings from Extreme Health, how can he say he has no affiliation with Ronald. It sounds to me like they are business partners.
2 Name: Lucretia Torva on Sep 1, 2008
3 Name: John Thompson on Sep 1, 2008
Comments: I had assumed that all presenters would be of the highest quality.
4 Name: Allison Montgomery on Sep 1, 2008
Comments: If you believe in the speaker enough to give them a forum and take a percentage of what they sell, you better stand behind what they do.
5 Name: Claire Labrie on Sep 1, 2008
Comments: Ronald Downey took $1,600 from my credit card even If I had cancelled the course on time. I had 10 days to cancel the course. It was very hard for me to get my money back. He lied to me and told me that he never received that money. I checked with my credit card company, they confirm that the money was transferred directly to his compagny. I sent many many emails. I complained to Peak Potentials a couple of times and thanks to its help I finally recovered my money. I have kept all the mails. Thank you, Claire Labrie
6 Name: Dan Skala on Sep 1, 2008
Comments: Had I known about Mr. Downey before hand I would not have signed up for one of his seminars. Which was a total wast of time and money. I placed my trust in the integrity of Peak Potentials and T. Harv Eker that the people on his stage are who they represent them to be.
7 Name: Craig Kintzel on Sep 2, 2008
Comments: Yes, Mr. Downey misrepresented himself and has not delivered the product I ordered over 6 months ago.
8 Name: Anonymous on Sep 2, 2008
9 Name: Liane Chacra on Sep 2, 2008
Comments: As a professional who is faced with compliance every day, I do expect the same from Peak Potentials. We are trusting that Harv and his trainers provide us with proper guidance . The story about Allan Downey is disturbing and makes me question going to the next Peak Potentials event.
10 Name: Anonymous on Sep 2, 2008
11 Name: Anonymous on Sep 2, 2008
12 Name: Gail Hestermann on Sep 3, 2008
13 Name: Anonymous on Sep 3, 2008
Comments: I assumed that Peak Potentials would have at the very least confirmed that any product offered from their stage was actually real - or on the way to being produced in the timeframe promised. Six months after Extreme Health and Harv's unequivocal glowing endorsement of Ronald Allen Downey I have yet to receive the Home Study course I ordered.
Also, it seems there is no actual company or office associated with Health Ascension. Customer service seems to be Mr. Downey's cell phone, which is rarely answered - and when it is the service might charitably be called surly.
It seems personal connection with T. Harv Eker allowed this to happen at all. At future events, without complete research into the reality behind the unknown speakers, I would advise people to keep their wallets in their pockets. Clearly, Peak Potentials does not stand behind speakers like Ronald Downey.
14 Name: Anonymous on Sep 5, 2008
Comments: I agree with the last post. What happened to accountability? The letter sent to us after the survey was insulting. It appears that not only does Peaks not screen its speakers for criminal records, but when they find out about a speaker's criminal history (as in the case with Ronald Downey) they do nothing to warn students.
If students cannot get their money back from unethical presenters they might wish to consider more drastic measures, contacting the media (a large self-development company using presenters with criminal backgrounds) possibly boycotting Peak Potentials, and warning new Peaks students and seminar attendees that if something goes wrong with a presenter Peaks will offer them no protection.
15 Name: P. Michele Lutz on Sep 5, 2008
Comments: Agree with all comments above. Very disappointed in Harv's glowing representation of Mr Downey.
I attended Ronald Downey's seminar in the Berkshires...completely unorganized, very limited information that is fairly common knowledge amoung a lay healthy person as myself. No follow-up and no manual or DVD's/CD"S as promised. My husband is signed up also but was unable to attend because of work schedules...I would like to get a refund...any ideas?
16 Name: Melissa Ochsner on Sep 6, 2008
Comments: This is a no brainer T. Harv Eker!
17 Name: Danielle Ward on Sep 7, 2008
18 Name: Anonymous on Oct 16, 2009
19 Name: Gerald Friend on Oct 27, 2009