I joined the Business Accelerator and Inner Circle course concurrently. The B/A was about building a business from scratch and the Inner Circle was about mentoring from Brian Rose. I completed the B/A after 8 weeks and did everything asked of me. The Inner Circle was more about calls with a group including Brian regarding how to increase revenue, talk about your ideas etc however I could not discuss revenue until I finished the B/A course after 8 weeks. My input and capacity to get involved was very limited at least until I completed the B/A. After the 8 weeks it was very apparent that the Inner Circle was for developed businesses. What Brian advertised and delivered were two different things. It was all hype and very disappointing. In fact 11 out o 15 in my group complained.just as I joined. I expressed my disappointment for many reasons and London Real ignored me and gave me the run around for over a month. I eventually received a very brief email basically saying thank you for the feedback however our terms and conditions state no refunds. Brian missed calls and avoided feedback regarding our progress. LR were extremely unprofessional. This is a brief explanation.Show more...
Christina Castaneda, Martini Sovrene
This is a full account of what happened in the Inner Circle with Mr. Brian Rose.
As most people in internet at the time, I was eagerly following London Real on YouTube. His guest seemed interesting people with something to say, from Sadhguru to Graham Hancock, from Ms Perret to Ido Portal. Smart people. People that had some message to improve our lives or some interesting questions based on new findings.
At the time, like many of my fellow peers, I wanted to create a digital business and joined the Business Accelerator (BA). Where I was helped to figure out what to do, followed a method and ended with a product. I want to be clear, the BA is a product, I think overprized, but like it or not it is a product. So I have nothing to say in that respect.
But I had signed up for more, in my determination and enthusiasm, I decided to make a grand gesture, to go full in, and signed for the more extended package of the Inner Circle, that included the BA plus six months of mentoring by Brian Rose.
I was only two weeks into the program when I realised what I had fallen into. I had paid 15000 dollars to write in slack what I was going to do that day and 3min with Brian Rose twice a month, where he mostly spoke about himself and his supposed battle against social media and gave no business advice at all. So much so that I ended up hiring a sales coach to help me set up my business and learn how to make sales.
Then my peers from the IC were dropping like flies with all sort of excuses, when I called them, they told me that the IC was a joke, that this type of guru selling was not for them, or that they were just cutting their losses.
The remaining IC members started to talk. I would have phone calls with them where we would all do nothing but complain. We felt impotent. We knew we would not get our money back. Several months went by like this, until I started to tell them that we could not take this lying down. So we all decided to write a letter of complaint and practically everybody signed it, even people that had left.
We handed that letter to them on the 2nd of September 2020. It was a letter with feedback, some suggestions and some requests.
This is how it played out:
1. I was contacted via slack by Susan Guner, his right hand in the IC, asking me what the nature of my participation in this affair was. I told her I was not only an active participant but one of the main drivers. She then asked me if I was in contact with the people that left stating they were facing challenges and wanted absence from the course. I said yes, but that although they had said nothing to them, they had made clear to the rest of us what their sentiments were.
2. Then I found out that my peers received similar calls about what their role had been.
3. Then there was silence. No one called us to address the letter. Nothing happened.
4. So we all went into that evening’s call thinking that Mr. Brian Rose was obviously going to address the matter there with all of us.
5. We all dialled into the call with a bazar picture of Mr. Brian Rose, like the ones dictators post all over their countries to make their presence known and there was silence for several minutes. I found it kind of comical really, and obviously this is not how the meetings had normally started. Before, Susan would chat with us and then introduce Brian, like in a chat show.
6. Then Brian was announced and immediately I was removed from the call, as were all the women that had a strong voice. Everyone was kept muted.
7. Then my colleagues were texting us through messenger what was going on. Apparently Brian went on to say that he had kicked me and Marie Lussier from the IC. That they were all lucky to even have 3 min with him as people queued to just touch his hand!!
8. Everyone was very upset. Not everyone spoke out. Most of them couldn’t, they were muted.
9. I then sent a private message to Mr. Rose saying that he had just made a great mistake and that now, I would be going after him. He was just the most obnoxious thing I had ever experienced.
10. I then received an email that night that I was going to get a 4000 refund out of the kindness of his heart. You can imagine what I replied.
Mr. Brian Rose, the ‘fighter for freedom of speech’ uses that freedom like toilet paper. He is a bully, a banker at heart no matter what he sells himself as, a manipulator and doesn’t care at all about his students. London Real is just a money-making machine for what he likes to do and what feeds his enormous ego: interviewing.
He wants to be a Joe Rogan…he is nothing but a petty individual that steels all his thoughts from his guests and repeats them like a parrot. Fancies himself like Don Pena who he names every five seconds but lacks the courage or the smarts to be him.
I am writing all of this so that at least you know who you are dealing with. Then, it’s up to you.
I will fight him. I made my choice.
Thank you for listening
I have everything documented.
Also Brian promotes to his students investment scams
I fell for the tweeka Swari bitcoin one. another 2500 dollars
I just want to expose him. Do not do business with him
Around a week ago I saw a webinar from the CEO of London Real Brian Rose. It was about a business online course, based on his advertisement I was encouraged to give my personal information to get contacted by their agent of the London Real Company londonreal.tv. The agent called me and I asked a variety of questions and I provided him my business idea and I asked him if my business idea is fit with the course or not? His name was David and he told me I'm fit with the course and everything is looking good. The day after My conversation with David (London Real Agent) I signed up for the course and I paid $3000 that was my unemployment benefit. As soon as Signed in I faced nonsense materials and I tried to talk with my Team Leader ( Kia). She told me, my business idea is different from what they are doing in the Bussiness Accelerated course and she told me that she needs to talk with someone else who called Christina. Kia never got back to me until I pushed her to do something about it. Finally, she came back to me and she admitted that the course is different from what I want to do. Since I lost my trust and I felt like wasting my time and money so that I asked for a refund. The day that I asked for a refund was less than a week from the beginning of the course. I sent an email to [email protected] to address my issue. They replied that they don't refund me, from here I don't know what action I have to take to get my money back. They set up the website for scam and the bank refused to return my money. all their product is final sale and they never let you know about it until you made the payment. Since you made the payment they will stop making any conversation.Show more...
fully refund me and pay for the damages and efforts that they made it.
Brian Rose, Christina, Kia, David
I paid one month's instalment to London Real to joing their Business Accelerator Course. Within a few days I realised it was a very sub-standard course and cancelled. My cancellation was immediately accepted and I was removed from the course. They have refused to refund my money, with no reason. But they promise a no quibble, full refund guarantee.Show more...
Brian Rose, Mary Ann Aycardo, Rustan Junusov, Maria
www.londonrealacademy.com [email protected]
This company heavily invests in targeted You Tube Ads which is how I happened to stumble on a click bait LIVE Webinar Masterclass that I normally ignore and deflect. The CEO Brian Rose is a confident, intelligent business man, MIT Mechanical Engineering Grad, Ex-Wallstreet Derivatives Broker, with a YOY credible You-Tube Channel and steady track record of high profile guests. ALREADY I felt primed for the sale of his expensive LONDON REAL ACADEMY mentoring courses geared towards creating your own online business, turning your passion into a viable source of income with scalable potential. The course is described as an 'Accelerator' i.e. take you from £0 income and an idea to a tested business model generating income by the end. FIRSTLY I will discuss the Free webinar masterclass that was heavily advertised with (follow me) targeted You-Tube Ads. During the webinar the host BRIAN ROSE creates a masterpiece of a sales funnel that whets your appetite for his secret sauce recipe and know how of how he turned his You-Tube Podcast into a profitable niche business - I stayed the entire duration of the webinar as I am quite naturally skeptical of these courses. The fact that BRIAN ROSE had the perfect CV and credentials I thought it was worth the gamble - not to mention his Webinar was excellently presented and executed. HE IS CLEARLY AN AMAZING SALESMAN.
He was pitching for our trust to shell out £3000 for his accelerator courses whereby he re-stated time and time again "We leave no man behind and succeed together" (referring to the course candidates and mentors pulling out all the stops to get you to succeed and complete the course) He appealed to our hearts and minds, with a logical articulate speech on par with a Roman Emperor - I felt completely and utterly, charged, compelled by his 'take action' his offer by the time he was saying we could pay £300 non-refundable deposit to hold a space, we had about 24-48hrs to decide whether to commit and then pay remaining balance in full or instalments. I didnt know much about LONDON REAL but they looked like they had the skills to follow through with their promises.
Like I said Brian Rose's speaking/influencing and salesmanship skills are top tier and reflected his credible CV and experience. I thought to myself, if he can pull off 50% of what he's saying its just a no-brainer. I "Pulled the trigger" I decided to go all in.
MY EXPERIENCE DURING THE COURSE:
The intake of the course exceeded 100 candidates, immediately I thought this guy is making mega bucks here with all these sales conversions. So, to start with we enter a private Facebook group where we have to create personal video logs for introductions and then concepts, mission statements, video diaries. I felt quite uncomfortable but cracked on as i was determined to commit to the programme.
We are put into teams and assigned Mentors (Previous graduates from the previous cycle), it was uncertain at this point who would be doing the lions share of mentoring that the whole premise of the course was sold upon. The mentors were friendly enough but the direct mentoring I personally received was non existent - more a case of "have you done the homework yet? No? Get it done" Amongst the team we were left to our own devices to self organise and support each other - it made me feel like I was part of an experiment that the London Real managers were merely passively observing and occasionally policing and pacifying any contentious outcry that we were not getting much in the way of leadership/Mentorship. We did 2 Weekly ZOOM calls with Mr BRIAN, these were immensely confusing as there were typically 100 to 150 candidates all logging in to listen to our leader with baited breath. Obviously in these we are an audience listening collectively - At no point during the process did I feel like I received individual mentoring. I was left to my own devices to work through the fine details of micro niche discovery - only having other candidates and my team to reach out to. It was frustrating to say the least given that the pace of the course is SO intense that you are constantly on the back foot playing catch up. Because of this it appeared that no-one was listening to me or providing feedback for my VLOGS or social posts. This was pretty annoying given all the promises and MASSIVE course price tag. We got told to be blinkered and keep moving forward - which is all good if you know where you are going. I WAS LOST AT SEA WITHOUT AN ANCHOR AND INCREASINGLY STRESSED AND ANGRY AS THE COURSE PROGRESSED.
The course videos are well presented by the LONDON REAL BRAND aka Brian Rose - if a little brief with a course workbook that we fill out for no mentors to ever feedback to us. ALSO we had to fill in questionnaires every single week asking us if we liked the course and any feedback - it was full of loaded questions in brain-washing NLP type way that prompted you to give positive feedback.
Next criticism is that we were promised industry secrets, fundamentals and tips to accelerate our performance as an online brand/influencer. I found this aspect to be entirely lacking, Modules were dripped through to us one-by-one so we never really knew if the secret sauce was coming in a magical revelation further down the line. I guess this was a way of keeping us from complaining too early as the material was absent - to only be UPSOLD at the end of the course to another £3000 accelerator program.
I raised my concerns towards the last couple of weeks of the course for all the above and that I had not received what I was expecting or promised. NO REPLY.
In a nutshell I believe 1) the course material recycled and 80-90% could be found on youtube for free 2) Massively over priced 3) Extreme artificial pressure to squeeze all mentees to complete an accountability tracking spreadsheet or "Let the team down" 4) I was left to be autonomous with no mentorship but herded and funnelled through the banal course materials.
I did complain more than once and outreached to the London Real HQ emails and phone line to NOT have my complaints dealt with. Upon the course ending and completing a form for the 100% Guaranteed refund - I got told I was exempt and no refund would be granted as 1) I did not complete all the course materials, 2) I did not leave a review for the course.
On balance there was some positives - the other course mentees are interesting and all there for the same reason so its an interesting experience in terms of networking and building contacts.
But overall I'm unsatisfied as i believe the course DID NOT deliver based on the sales pitch, promised course materials was omitted, with-held - specifically regards monetisation of the online business funnel. I also believe its preys on the dreams and fears of economically disadvantaged people that maybe struggling financially and baiting them with financial freedom, purpose, the lifestyle they want and the Moon on a stick. This course is a lot of money and I was banking on getting some ROI which is very unlikely in the time frames provided by the course and also I would be doing all of the leg work with zero mentoring so if you are a motivated self starter AVOID because you do not need this course - its a course for people that procrastinate and get stuck and need encouragement from a pier group. Do your due diligence, PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO PURCHASE THE LONDON REAL ACCELERATOR COURSE!!!!
I would like a refund but just glancing through the companies terms and conditions I think they reserve the right to rip you off.
Use with caution
I purchased London Real's Broadcast Yourself Course in spring 2018 and was sickened by what I, and many classmates, considered to be a mis-sold product at best, or a blatant, exploitative money-grabbing scam at worst.
I believe London Real were in contravention of at least 2 laws: Misrepresentation Act 1967 and Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. I believe there were multiple breaches of these laws, and I have collected a dossier of evidence in case I decide to go to the small claims court.
Put simply, the course was sold on the promise that they would teach us how to create a "world class podcast" and how to "turn it into a 6 figure business". I would never have signed up without these promises being emphasised over and over again in the promotional web pages and promotional webinars, especially the promise about teaching us how to turn our podcasts into successful businesses.
They did not deliver on either score. In fact, after pushing (borderline bullying at times) us to publish a sub-standard podcast with very little technical help / info given (as far from 'world class podcast' training as you could possibly get), we were then told "now you have a podcast, if you want to turn it into a business you'll need to sign up to our Business Accelerator Course". Furthermore, several products that I paid for were simply not delivered.
The much publicised 'Moneyback Guarantee' was not honoured for me nor for any of my classmates.
I recorded a video review at the time which I had kept unlisted until yesterday. It was recorded on the orders of Brian Rose because everyone was told to publish a review in order to gain access to the final two modules (AKA crappy 10 minute videos) WHICH WE'D ALREADY PAID FOR!!!!!!! Therefore, if you find a positive review online, especially if it's a blog on medium.com, it may well have been written under duress by a student telling London Real what they want to hear just so that they could have access to the final two modules about how to turn the podcast into a business, ie. to get access to the very information they signed up for which they had already paid for. When they did finally get access to these modules they were revealed to be two short videos which gave less information than the marketing material upon which the course was sold in the first place. The Emperor really does have no clothes.
I've looked into the possibility of taking LR to the small claims court, and that option remains open to me for at least another three years. I haven't gone ahead because despite having what I consider a watertight case, I am not a lawyer and I don't know whether a court would agree with me - there may be legal technicalities that leave LR / BR in the clear and then I'd be out of pocket even further. I am wary about going up in court against someone with vastly more resources than me, and even if the court ruled in my favour I am not confident that London Real would pay up. If anyone has successfully taken London Real to the Small Claims Court I'd be very grateful to hear from you in the comments below.
In the process of researching what to do legally, I spoke with the Citizens Advice Bureau and they told me that LR and my case had been reported to Trading Standards (this was probably in the latter half of 2018).
The course cost $2997 US Dollars (£2226 at the time) and two months of my precious time, plus a lot of subsequent stress trying to get money back and researching my legal standing.
In fairness, there were some 'positive' aspects to the course: it's a like a bootcamp to kick you up the backside and force you to publish a substandard podcast before it's ready, and then to spam all your contacts about it (breaking GDPR rules). If that is what you feel you want or need then by all means sign up, but that was not what was advertised and not the reason I signed up.
The promised personal mentorship from Brian Rose was not delivered. He spoke to a huge group on weekly Zoom calls but people had almost zero personal interaction with him unless they'd paid extra to have him as personal mentor. My team leader was simply a 'graduate' from the previous course who had his own unsuccessful podcast with very few followers. He gave zero feedback on our work and next to no useful assistance on any aspect of the course. We may as well have had no team leader / mentor at all (or as one class mate put it 'we might as well have had a balloon with a smiley face drawn on it'). I genuinely learned more from other students than from either Brian Rose or my team leader.
The online support was appalling, almost non-responsive in the tightly moderated (ie. no complaints or criticisms allowed, cult-like vibe) facebook group.
The team-leaders were under-qualified and over-stretched. My own team leader seemed to do absolutely nothing, others did have better team leaders.
I could go on and on for hours but I would not be adding to what's already been said in many reviews.
Brian Rose is a dishonest scam artist, and London Real sells courses that simply do not deliver anything close to what is promised.
The moneyback guarantee means nothing, I do not know one person from my course who received a refund.
Appalling, amoral, illegal, no sign of care or remorse.
Learn from my mistake, steer well clear.