james s Pkx
map-marker Austin, Texas

Beware. .

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Mark {{Redacted}} broke contract and walked away owing me between $12-$15K. {{Redcated}} is great speaker and is notorious for his manipulation techniques.

. master of the dark side of NLP.

Shannon has jumped on the wagon, unfortunately Do not trust these people. They were basically spit out of the Bay Area coaching community

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Shanetta Wnl

I heard about them on Money and Life podcast. So glad to see reviews. it sounded too rosy

Gennifer Bxq

Was about to sign up for a call with the Mark person. Claims were too good to be true so I checked the internet.

Lo and behold, the results speak for itself. Complaints on the first search.

Guest

Meta Physicians and NLP Magicians are everywhere, Wonder bread commercials , MacDonalds Happy Meals, Jesus and faith healing, look at Tony Robbins... all the presidents, They all make promises , “If you believe you will receive” Jesus was so dangerous they made him a public example .

The religious leaders said he was guided by demons. The mind is a tricky territory ! Humans are easily influenced.

Mark and Shannon know exactly what they are doing!! It’s all scripted and times like a show.

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Anonymous

Sales dupe and total farce of ACIM principles.

I've just been to the Big Impact Live and it was a total waste of time - a rip off - sales pitch to the extreme! Shocking use of ACIM portraying they were doing "gods teaching" yet they were nothing but ego personified. I wasted $2300 Au on their Rock star speaking program where they took my money and I never heard from them again. They promised I'd have my speech worked out with them for use on Feb 9, 2018 when I had a gig planned. This was late November 2017. I never heard from them again except that I was to enter my questions online and they would be answered in order of when they were sent in on their Q & A sessions. These were group sessions at 3 am Australian time. After attending 1 I wrote in again to have questions answered as my gig was advertised and fast approaching. I eventually cancelled as they never replied in time except to say that what they promised all would be delivered in VIP sessions 2 days prior my gig!! They weren't and the dates changed as to when these VIP sessions would be held. I wrote to them and eventually I received their reply saying I had misinterpreted everything and yes they had promised my speech by Feb and they could understand my anger ...bla bla bla. Shannon said that all would be revealed at the San Francisco Live and the speech and gigs teaching on the signature speech would become done and dialed but that was another big BS. The signature speeches were never addressed. They had tribe members there who's numbers seem to outnumber the newbies. We ( as I am not the only one duped) asked for our money back but they wouldn't even meet with us and sent their sweet PR person to say NO WAY.
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Anonymous
map-marker Concord, California

Big Impact University, Mark Grainger and Shannon Law, Big Impact LIVE

Big Impact University is a Rip Off. Big Impact LIVE is a “Tent Show” to SELL this Rip Off. Mark {{Redacted}} and Shannon {{Redacted}}, aka Mark and Shannon are the Rip Off Artists who created and manipulate people ruthlessly to buy it, and Learn to Sell in a Ruthless Manner - just like they do. I just saw the announcements about Big Impact Live in Walnut Creek, California and feel compelled to issue this PUBLIC WARNING - so this is my opinion. Most attendees fail. The Ones who Succeed Do So by Selling their Souls to the Dark Side of Manipulation and Mind Programming. I’m offering my opinion as a fellow coach who wishes to help other conscious women like me. DO NOT BUY THEIR $10,000 PROGRAM AT BIG IMPACT LIVE. HERE’S WHY: There is a growing list of “ ribe members" who are super angry at being treated like *** cattle on the group conference calls and being shut down (or shut off) by the Tag Team of Mark and Shannon. Their contract is designed to make you feel as though you can be sued for speaking out and revealing their manipulative sales practices and misleading promises. At Big Impact LIVE you will be MANIPULATED EMOTIONALLY in EVERY way imaginable: Neorolinguistic Programming Emotion Heightening Music and Tribal Dancing Emotional Sob Stories about “What good people we are.” A Few Success Stories from their “Sell Outs” who adopt their misleading sales tactics. Charismatic Narsisistic BS about being on their way to Sainthood and You can be too (ala Jim and Tammy Fay). “Integrity”, “Integrity”, “Integrity” about their “Double Your Money Back Guarantee” IF you can get through their exhaustive DO IT YOURSELF home work assignments. SHAME on you for selling yourself out by not paying us thousands of dollars. LIKE ANY PROFESSIONAL CAR SALES PERSON THEY WILL DROP THE PRICE LATER FOR ANY THAT ARE NOT THE THE SUPER SUCKERS WHO PAY FULL PRICE AT BIG IMPACT LIVE. I’m sure they will call on their success story minions who have turned to the dark side of selling to grab as much money as possible from the most vulnerable souls among us. FYI: Donald Trump is being sued in New York for call is Big Tent Sales Pitches a “University”, and Big Impact University is NOT a University either, so how long will this scam survive? Now don’t get me wrong. There is some value to what can be learned form Mark and Shannon about Speaking Your Path to Cash locally. I do make money speaking locally bu tnot because of THEM. The Value is $3,300. Gouching is $6,600. Their Rip Off is $9,900 If you go to Big Impact LIVE - leave before the end when the sheep line up to be sheared of $10,000 one by one. DON’T BUY AT BIG IMPACT UNIVERSITY BECAUSE WHO DO YOU THING IS PAYING FOR EVERYTHING THERE: YOU ARE! MOST OF THE MONEY BEING PAID TO MARK AND SHANNON APPEARS TO BE GOING TO THEIR OWN EXPENSIVE SELF PROMOTION. Mark and Shannon care ONLY about one thing - getting every penny they can squeeze out of their “family” who they ask to keep paying, and paying and paying to stay engaged with the family they call “The Tribe” Forewarned is for armed. If you go to Big Impact LIVE - DO NOT BUY THERE - go home and take a cold reality shower and be thankful for the money you didn’t spend so Mark and Shannon can so enjoy being ‘AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME”. If they are so great, why can they charge payments based up their deliverables? It’s your money - spend it realistically, NOT during their TRUMPED UP EMOTION BINGE that won’t help you make money unless you too can pay for sales extravaganzas to self congratulate your own EGO and wring money from the needy people you manipulating. Next, you can probably look for Mark and Shannon to push their like-minded supporters to post defenses like “I’m Suzie Johnson and I made a $67.423 dollars in just seven minutes and eight seconds.” Who knows if or HOW these “students” made money, but if they did it like Mark and Shannon, then shame on them too. I hope Mark and Shannon will publish the list of people who failed and were issued their promised “Double Your Money Back Guarantee”. I am one of the many who tribe members who are now poorer (a little wiser), but not richer for having met Mark and Shannon and attended Big Impact University. PS: Don’t let them talk you into “donating” the $100 deposit you pay for Big Impact LIVE to “their favorite charity”. If you want to donate it give it to somebody with “integrity”. HOW DO THEY THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS WHEN SOCIAL MEDIA REQUIRES TRANSPARENCY? I have not quit, I have just learned to work in reality, not spending money on wishful thinking. Don't forget you have a three day right of rescission plus you can charge back the cost on your credit card and let them fight you - rather than you fight them for your refund.
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Guest

Mark Grainger has always been a scam artist .. he is well trained in the shadow side of NLP.

They left the Bay Area, because of failing reputation.

. and many unsatisfied clients.

Guest

I've just been to the Big Impact Live and it was a total waste of time - a rip off - sales pitch to the extreme! Shocking use of ACIM portraying they were doing "gods teaching" yet they were nothing but ego personified.

I wasted $2300 Au on their Rock star speaking program where they took my money and I never heard from them again. They promised I'd have my speech worked out with them for use on Feb 9, 2018 when I had a gig planned. This was late November 2017. I never heard from them again except that I was to enter my questions online and they would be answered in order of when they were sent in on their Q & A sessions which were group sessions at 3 am Australian time.

After attending 1 I wrote in again to have questions answered as my gig was advertised and fast approaching. I cancelled as they never replied and promised all would be delivered in VIP sessions. They weren't and the dates changed as to when these VIP sessions would be held. I wrote to them and eventually I received their reply saying I had misinterpreted everything and yes they had promised my speech by Feb and they could understand my anger ...bla bla bla.

Shannon said that all would be revealed at the San Francisco Live and the speech and gigs teaching on the signature speech would become done and dialed but that was another big BS.

They had tribe members there who's numbers seem to outnumber the newbies. We ( as I am not the only one duped) asked for our money back but they wouldn't even meet with us and sent their sweet PR person to say NO WAY.

Guest

Egregious pure garbage and gripe is what they peddle. They are shameless spammers, as well, not an ethical business model, so this is what you are expected to do to succeed?

They are clueless about integrity. They have NONE.

Guest
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Totally agree with the lack of honesty and integrity.

Guest

If you had a bad experience at Big Impact University, please contact me at 415-227-****. I am an attorney who represents a former attendee who is filing suit against the company and I would love to talk to you about your experience.

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Hi I am wondering if this case is still pending? Myself and 5 others have had a bad experience with mark and Shannon law and their program. We were promised many things to sign up but they never followed through.....so if you need people for your case, we are on board!my number is 415-816-****

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Hi, I was duped into signing for their Rockstar signature talk and they never delivered what they promised . I also have this in writing.

Their lack of honesty and integrity is astounding. Please contact me on +61 4** *** ***

Ariela Zsf
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Hello, I'm a past consumer of BUI. (2019 By the way, they live in Austin TX now and operating under the name of Big Impact HQ) They over promised and underdelivered.

The experience was awful and I never did get my signature speech finalized which was the reason I bought into the program. I already had my brand, niche focus, and signature program. That didn't change during the BIU program. But here's what I am dealing with now.

My company works with professional and executive women to help them speak up and take their place as leaders. My main focus is on feminine power and leadership. My tag line is Advancing Feminine Power in Business. As I mentioned, I already had my brand, niche, and signature program developed before I started with BUI.

Since the pandemic BUI pivoted to focus on executive women and feminine power leadership. Ok, fine. But here's where it started to get wonky for me. The copy that Mark A Grainger and Shannon Law-Grainger began using was similar to mine.

In some cases using some phrasing. I called them out on this, and was told it came to Mark in a meditation! The latest is that they have used an image that I use on one of my website pages for their blog post! It's not a common image and I don't hold exclusive license for it.

The thing is, they know my website because they gave "feedback" on it. From my perspective it doesn't take much to figure out it was easier to filch from me than to do their own work. To the attorney who was leading the case against M and S I would like to know how that case played out. I know it was a few years back but it would help me if I want to follow through with some legal action.

If anyone has any suggestions about how I can proceed, please share here.

To anyone who is considering working with these two con artists, Don't! It's a waste of your time, money, and peace of mind.

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