May 14, 2010
This Might Be Fun To Watch Unfold
But more recently I have learned of a little tiff between Coach and a guy named David Freed. It seems that Freed was a founder of YTB in addition to Coach, Scott and Kim. It also seems he was with AL Williams and likely a disciple of Coach. ANd now we see all sorts of former YTB people flocking to support his new venture.
Freed is running a company called My Shopping Genie. The first time I heard of it was when TravelPro was singing its praises a few weeks ago as he was trying to capture another slice of the Internet boom. My shopping Genie seems to be a competitor of YTB/ZzmZuu. Of course since the TravelPro has been unable to attain Director status in his nearly 6 years with YTB, he is free to pursue other opportunities. I just wonder if Coach is happy that those opportunities are with a nemesis and several traitors.
Traitors? Well,l it seems that the TravelPro's upline (like most uplines in YTB) has disintegrated and the two Directors who were above him--Doug Moutardier (correction, per Rodney Ward, Moutardier was not in TravelPro's upline nor was he a director) and his personal Sponsor Tim & Georgia Dominey have joined the ranks of My Shopping Genie. I have heard that the Domineys were terminated without cause because someone at YTB felt they were with another MLM. They may have been, but if YTB was churning out millionaires, why go anywhere else. This termination for suspicion seems to be a way of life for YTB. I remember when Bill Hoffmann left and everyone was carving up his downline, a former Director, Teri Perez was tossed out.
But one of the more interesting connections with YTB/ZamZuu and My Shopping Genie is the new "face" of the company. None other than Ron Head--the man who is known all over for his recruiting abilities and the man who was responsible for the incredible growth of YTB several years back. This is the same man who Coach publicly fired on a conference call. This is the same man whom Coach wrote about in his book. This is the same man who was considered to be Coach's best friend. I guess the moral of the story here is that friendship with Coach is only skin deep.
Since leaving YTB, Ron and Judy have been busy re-establishing themselves with another opportunity and by all appearances doing very well. While those in YTB continue to see their travel sales decline and find it more and more difficult to sell the girdles, picture frames, and purses in order to make a buck. While not an outright admission, even the TravelPro has said he had to take on writing work and relies on all sorts of affiliate programs for income. And now, he is promoting an opportunity which is diametrically opposed by his own personal Savior--Coach Tomer. Judging what happened with Peter Jensen, Bill Hoffmann, Ron Head, Camaron Corr, Mike Arceri, Tim Dominey, and many others--how will Coach Tomer react to the TravelPro's promotion? YTB has been quick to embrace the TravelPro and allowed him to skirt their own regulations while forcing compliance for others. Jeannie Sharpless has been recommending everyone sign up for his newsletter every chance she gets. And when they do, what do they get? A recruitment pitch to another opportunity operated by Ron Head and David Freed and chock full of former YTB Directors!
Posted by John at 8:51 AM