The Bob Proctor Coaching Program, which is run by Carol Gates, is counterproductive. The program targets the weak and capitalizes on people with low self-esteem so that the company can continue to make more money by selling more products and so-called services. Whereas I believe in Bob Proctor's philosophy of visualization and feel that he can provide a lot of valuable insight, I do not agree with the tactic that the Bob Proctor Coaching Program uses. The program takes advantage of people's vulnerability and their quest to improve by charging an exorbitant amount of money for a shoddy service.
In October of 2007, my husband and I enrolled in the Bob Proctor Coaching Program for a "discounted" rate of $11,000. Just like their advertisements, the recruiter promised that we would "be coached by Bob Proctor himself". The recruiter also informed us that Bob would be communicating with each of us on a one-on-one basis. Here's what actually happens:
- Participants are assigned to a "Master Mind Group" consisting of approximately 10 members. Although members are required to complete a detailed questionnaire, the groups appear to be set up in an arbitrary manner.
- The Master Mind Groups are instructed to conduct weekly conference calls with each session lasting one hour. Each participant is asked to provide his or her 'wins' for the week. Once that is done, they are asked to provide their "wants and needs". For as long as I was in the Program (from November 2007 to February 2008), Carol Gates never facilitated or participated in the master mind group’s calls.
- The company will ship you the following books and CDs: The Winner's Image, The Goal Achiever, The Success Puzzle, You Were Born Rich, Working with Law and You2.
- There are also occasional conference calls in which Bob Proctor lectures to the masses via teleconference as well as allowing some time at the end for a Q&A session at the end; however, those calls are often scheduled at an inconvenient time of day where most people are working at their steady jobs.
Summary: The cost of $11,000 does not justify the cost of the books, CDs, and a conference call service. And it certainly does not justify the coaching service.
When I had written Carol Gates a letter expressing my dissatisfaction and requesting at least a partial refund, she refused. She went through the motions of attempting to help, but implied that I was the one with the problem because "I do not resonate with any facet of the program" despite the fact that "the program works very well and that they have many testimonials to that affect".
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to pass on this information! It is my hope that others don't fall into this same trap. In contrast to what the message this program communicates, I am a hard worker with a respectable income and have achieved a certain level of success in my life.