Mia SPECIALIZES in CONNING NONPROFIT HUMMANITARIAN MINDED PEOPLE.
Pathological Lying, Lack of Empathy, Lack of Remorse, Egomania:
My org is just one of her victim. She claimed ppl made donations. We never saw any money. After pretending to plan a fundarasier event that her celebrity "friends" were going to attend, she showed up without the sound system she committed to bringing and proceeded to polished off an entire pitcher of Sangria- by herself and was passed out DRUNK for 90% of her attendance. This was our first face to face meeting with her since she made herself unavailable before this important event. I had to babysit her rambunctious son instead of give my presentation at the insistence of the angry restaurant patrons and staff that hosted the event because he was literally tearing up the place.
Even before that nightmare, after signing a contact with her and paying $3,500 up front, she quickly became incommunicado. She made appointments with us and her alleged contacts and alleged employees, but was a no-show at the meeting times, along with these nonexistent ppl. We would change our schedule for her and she would be complexly unreachable for days, sometimes weeks. This happened repeatedly. She gave ridiculous excuses like she was meeting with Obama himself, since he gets professional consulting from her too.
We busted her twice sending emails from faux employees when she could not keep her lies straight and confirmed she had sent the message out herself. The day of her drunk fundraiser, she sent us a text in our presence that showed up in our inbox from an "employee's" address. She also pretended her son's school was planning a service learning trip to our site but upon calling the school, I found out otherwise. Her son no longer even attended that school. When I confronted her with this, she tried to put me on the defensive for checking up on her. She pretended to contact her "friends" Leonardo, Cameron Diaz, and Serena Williams to be our celebrity sponsons, suggesting we pay for these wealthy ppl to fly 1st class to visit us. Likely she was hoping we'd shell out more money that she would keep herself and make up another elaborate excuse. When we told her we were not interested in "getting" celebrities anyway, she told us we were not thinking big enough. Being impressed with famous ppl is crucial to Mia b/c she uses her selfies w/ them as credibility to show she's "in demand". Any time we would confront her about being unreliable, incompetent and her blatant lies, she insisted that the problem was that we had not been keeping up with all the busywork she had assigned to us, though we had actually written and rewritten the same information for her several times, that she never even read! Mia was COMPLETELY IGNORANT ABOUT OUR PROJECT. She was supposedly talking to people about our work yet she knew very little about it, or us. In the end, she used an intentional or unintentional error on termination date on the contact, that we failed to noticed. When we did notice that the duration dates said June 2015 to July 2015 instead of July 2016, we thought it must be a type-o. But Mia actually used this to claim she only agreed to work for a month anyway and that is why she had been blowing us off soon after we paid her-- the full amount up front. She was hoping she could squeeze more money out of us for what she called "expenses" but when she saw the jig was up, she defaulted to the $3,500 for 1 month "work" argument.
Reason of review: Poor customer service.
I liked: That we are rid of her.