Fake Guru vs. Real Business Consultant | How to Spot a Fake Guru

by | Aug 3, 2023 | Business Consultant, Business Strategy

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Fake Guru vs. Real Business Consultant | How to Spot a Fake Guru

In this episode of the Inside BS Show, hosts Nicola Gelormino and Dave Lorenzo discuss how to spot a fake guru in the coaching & consulting industry. They address the prevalence of coaches & consultants selling unrealistic dreams and explore ways to identify legitimate professionals.

Dave Lorenzo emphasizes the importance of working with coaches and consultants who prioritize the client’s needs and focus on delivering value rather than showcasing material possessions like Lamborghinis or private jets. Genuine coaches and consultants concentrate on helping clients achieve their desired results through expertise and customized guidance.

One of the major red flags is emotionally manipulative language. Fake gurus use high-pressure tactics, trying to instill fear and desperation in potential clients to make a quick sale. On the other hand, legitimate coaches and consultants offer transparency and provide a clear roadmap for success, allowing clients to make informed decisions.

Dave Lorenzo shares a personal experience where he demonstrated his confidence by competing against another provider in a sales challenge. Legitimate consultants should be open about their track record and welcome opportunities for potential clients to connect with past or current clients for references.

The video stresses that hesitation or vagueness from a coach or consultant when asked about their background or success story, is a significant warning sign. A genuine coach will readily share their achievements and provide concrete evidence of their expertise and the value they offer.

Overall, the key takeaway from the video is to be vigilant and discerning when selecting a coach or consultant. Legitimate coaches and consultants focus on the client’s needs, offer transparency, and are willing to provide references to demonstrate their capabilities. By avoiding emotionally manipulative tactics and flashy displays, individuals can protect themselves from fake gurus and make more informed decisions in choosing a reputable and helpful coach or consultant.


00:00​ – How to Spot a Fake Guru
01:41 – Coaches Are Accelerants
02:10 – Red Flag: Focus on Lifestyle of the Coach
03:56 – Red Flag: Emotionally Manipulative Language
08:34 – Red Flag: Selling the Dream
16:54 – Red Flag: Vagueness
19:28 – Red Flag: Never Admitting Failures 

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The Inside BS Show with the Godfather and Nicki G provides business leaders with inside business secrets to help them make a great living and live a great life. Since its inception in 2020, the show has been a valuable resource for CEOs and business leaders seeking the personal and professional knowledge they need to take their businesses to the next level while making the journey more rewarding.

Dave Lorenzo and Nicola Gelormino have the unique ability to get their guests to share the insider secrets that have helped them dominate their industries.

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