Testimonials from Alan’s "Where To Get The Money" Event


Alan’s boot camp helped me a great deal. Being here and having him teach in person is priceless. A lot of work went into preparing his seminar and he really cares and wants you to learn. He is an awesome speaker and instructor. And when you speak with him you can tell he wants you to achieve your goals and learn. Alan goes above and beyond to teach you, and pulls his resources from outside – friends etc. – so that there is no stone left unturned. I can’t wait to listen and learn more from him.

  — Maura Hotchkiss 


Genuine, hands-on, professional. An affordable program, full of information that’s understandable to anyone at any level of experience or knowledge.

  — Yara Arias 


What a wealth of information! Anyone serious about building wealth in the real estate business needs to attend this camp.

  — Chris Page 


This helps build the confidence to reach out to potential private lenders. It provides the tools and foundation to do it right and legally – and ensure business credibility. The guidelines for SEC compliance are invaluable. The resources provided and the connection for legal guidance are second to none. Thanks also for the introduction to how we can improve the operation of our business.

  — Zachary Henry 


Alan’s boot camp has opened my eyes as to where I would like to take my real estate business. My downfall so far has been not enough money to grow my business. I now see how much money is available by using other people’s money. Alan’s plan has start-to-finish steps on how to obtain other people’s money and then how to invest it to obtain the greatest results. Thank you Alan.

  — Steven Harrison 


Jam-packed with information, lots of field preparation, many qualified field experts and venture out opportunities. After learning the information from this boot camp, I’ve realized there is a lot of misleading information on the internet. Alan took the guesswork out of sifting through this information and presented the realizable facts.

  — Michael Daye 


Alan Cowgill’s “Where To Get The Money” boot camp is the best boot camp I have ever attended. Not only does Alan possess a great talent for teaching, he also brings in renowned experts providing a compact, comprehensive, learn-it-all, action-packed four-day program straight to the student.

If you want to know it all, then this boot camp is for you.

Our company followed the step-by-step instructions on how to do a luncheon and got commitments for $250,000 our first time out, which brings up another unbelievable point. We followed this step-by-step procedure provided in Alan’s system. The tools offered at this boot camp put professionally-developed information at your fingertips. It can’t be beat; I’ve been to over 10 of these types of programs. Thanks Alan for developing such a great program.

  — Phillip Howard 


Alan’s “Where To Get The Money” boot camp has been fantastic because, not only does he get you involved during the coaching sessions, but he also makes sure you fully comprehend the course to make sure that you’re armed with all the tools you need to raise money from private investors. Alan’s course is the real deal. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  — Abe Bah 


Alan’s excellent adventure in raising private money was great. Particularly liked the dancing girls and Rose, the trained elephant. Seriously – very good and pertinent information on how to raise private money and how to do it legally and ethically. How to figure out what structure you want to use and what is right for your business model.

  — Randy George 


It has been amazing – the wealth of knowledge one man can impart upon a group of students. When it comes to private lending, Alan has surpassed my expectations of him. One of the many things I liked was Ralph. Like Alan, he is very passionate and knowledgeable about what he’s teaching and practicing.

Alan gives it to you straight without holding anything back. I like that. The manual provided us with additional info that wasn’t covered in the Premium system. The seminar provided me with valuable information. I would recommend this course for those investors seeking private money.

  – Tommy Hardaway


Well worth it! What amazes me most is how vested Alan is in striving to make people succeed. A++ Boot Camp – my first! Phenomenal experience… What also impresses me is that Alan, Kevin, Chaffee, and Donna are good, ethical people – not slick talkers filling the days with fluff…

  — Margie Dunki-Jacobs


Alan is full of information and shares it willingly with everyone. The information is so important to me because it fills the gap we had for “where do we get the money” to do more deals!? Kevin, Chaffee, and Donna are also a wealth of help and info, and provide awesome support to everyone here. We are back on track to get our business going.

Thanks so very much.

  — Donna Czajkowski


This Boot Camp has been very exciting and educational for me. It has solved my problems of raising money for my deals and removed the most important barrier in developing my real estate business.

The simplified system of Alan’s Private Money Lending is the best in the world and I can recommend it to anybody on this planet.

Thank you Alan.

  — Khushal Patil


No-nonsense way to raise $$. Alan is the real deal. Most ethical – real – most compassionate trainer in the industry. Alan fills in all the holes in a no-holds-barred boot camp – he can change your life.

Since having cash is the Holy Grail to buying real estate, without Alan’s training, you’re wasting your time and your family’s money.

His attorney, Ralph, is a real find. Imagine an attorney that makes you feel confident and has your back! He shows you how to start on the right track.

  — Steve Driscoll


My confidence is soaring right now and I’m looking forward to putting what I have learned to work. Thank you for putting on a first class seminar.

  — Dan Harvey


  • Well structured
  • Very comprehensive program
  • No FLUFF
  • Interactive and high energy
  • Most of all, VERY INFORMATIVE
  — Corey West


Really liked the role-play, it gave me confidence to ask for private lender money. LOVED Ralph… he is a wealth of knowledge.

  — Andrea Campbell


Alan’s boot camp provides a feeling of confidence when presenting to private lenders. It is a serious business to use someone’s hard-earned money and Alan provides a serious and professional approach. You feel the strength of his years of knowledge and expertise in every aspect of his presentation.

  — Jane Stoecker


If you want to grow your real estate business, you MUST attend Alan Cowgill’s Boot Camp for getting private lenders, and buy his Premium Private Lending system. We even practiced on our in-state family, friends, and business associates the first night. That boosted confidence about the possibilities of where we could take our businesses. Alan even shared his Real Estate Office Management System to streamline our operations.

His online business management program was co-developed with Brad, who did over 600 deals in 2011 because of the system. To do that speaks volumes about the value of this program. Alan also had his SEC attorney spend an afternoon with us discussing the Dos and Don’ts and answering our questions. What a gift!

We each had the opportunity to walk away from the conference with a plan in hand on how to proceed once we got back home.

  — Michele Moran


The workshop was professional and elegant. Mr. Cowgill got my attention early and kept me engaged for four days. This workshop was powerful, and now I am more free than before. I will strongly recommend this workshop on Private Money to my investor friends.

  — Hermon Huggins


I have attended many (many, many, many…) seminars that have provided a ton of excitement and fluff. I am extremely pleased to say that Alan’s seminar is packed with practical content and illustrates the functionality and ease of his private lender system, covering everything from contacting strangers to filing tax forms. I feel confident to return home and execute his system, as is. The best part, I feel, is the simplicity to tweak the system to customize, making it your own – to have it suit your own personality.

Outside of having a wealthy family or established credit lines, this is the fastest reliable way to having access to capital to fund your deals. I can easily see having access to more money than having enough deals to use it all. This program will be an important piece to my success. Thank you for providing me with a space shuttle booster rocket to accelerate my real estate investing career.

  — Carlos D. Rivera


I have been in the real estate profession for 29 years, as an agent and broker. Now, I truly understand the missing link… Finding the money! I am very thankful for this training and I am looking forward to utilizing this valuable information.

  — Kenneth L. Randolph


Dear fellow investor,

I am a firm believer in education. I also expect to get the most of my investment in education. Most educators are great at teaching you where you are, where you want to go, and the education you need to get there.

Very few teach you how to bridge that gap.

Alan Cowgill and his team bring a different level of education to the table, teaching us not only how to bridge the gap to success, but how that bridge is built.

My boot camp experience was the most professional event I have ever attended. Worth every second and every dollar invested. Thank you for your dedication as an investor, educator, and coach. I appreciate you and your team.


  — Charles Irizarry


Great workshop! The vision for my business has completely changed. Alan Cowgill is the real deal. I now know how to get the funding I need to do all the deals I want. I feel I have a huge advantage in my business now.

  — Robert Alvarez,


An Amazing Testimonial for Alan’s "Where To Get The Money" Bootcamp:

• The best trainers:

Alan Cowgill and his thoroughly passionate, highly-knowledgeable, and field-practiced & training-experienced team – Kevin Derr, Donna Pena, and SEC attorney Ralph Sherman – present a top-flight very well thought through four-day private money lending training to the attending real estate student-investors of all training and experience levels.

His training includes affiliated instructors Marko Rubel, Attorney Lee Phillips, Attorney Bob Diamond, and Andy Heller who care just as highly about their student-practitioners.

I know this for a fact because I have nearly all of these affiliate instructors’ training materials and attended their boot camps. Their affiliation with Alan confirms that I also selected the right REI schools for my REI education and practice.

• Student questions:

Alan Cowgill personally makes sure that our student questions are fairly and completely responded to in a way that other students can clearly hear the questions, and the student’s name in context with the student’s geographical location. Alan also accepts student questions submitted by email prior to class for discussion in class, integrated with the course material.

• Workbook & slides

Alan Cowgill and his private money instructors follow and elaborate on his class workbook and hard copy PowerPoint slides such that we students have a basis for our notes. This way, we students carry out of the training a set of class notes integrated with Alan’s slides, instead of our taking notes without any relationship to the slides. This is extremely valuable for the coherency and integrity of the class.

• SEC training:

Alan Cowgill and his SEC instructor, Attorney Ralph Sherman, make sure that we students are thoroughly cognizant of the applicable state and federal SEC rules and regulations across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and their identification in the SEC code, via a clear three-part roadmap. We students used that to experientially navigate the code in so we could learn to conduct our education, acquisition, and maintenance of our private money lenders in a professionally-prepared manner, whether within a state or across state lines, and in consideration of the various states’ implementation of their SEC rules.

• Efficiently run with students in mind:

Alan Cowgill is extremely proficient, along with his instructional staff, at reading our minds to maximize our attention span, judiciously using breaks, and especially accentuating important material throughout the four days of training.

• Administrative & logistical back office training system:

Donna Pena takes the very much welcomed imaginative initiative to think outside the box on those all-important "little things" to create and maintain a highly-supportive learning environment and atmosphere.

For example: a well-arranged and organized back table, at all times changing it to be congruent with what Alan and the other instructors are doing; a continual warm and professional caring demeanor, highly impeccable and personable; and always on top of our student needs, both individually and aggregately.

All that Donna has promised me, I can take to the bank, and it always cashes. Not very many REI entrepreneurial schools have such a topflight administrative/logistical/back office business training process, but Alan Cowgill has this, particularly through Donna Pena and her staff – in all aspects of the training at all times, including that of the home study courses. This is an impressive display of a fingertip administrative and logistical management system very responsive to student needs in a timely fashion.

• Educational materials:

Alan Cowgill’s educational material is comprehensive, well-written, organized, and presented – cognizant about the audience perspectives, whether that of the real estate investor, the private money lender, the governmental regulatory authorities, the hosting restaurants or hotels, the staff supporting the private money lender functions such as luncheons, dinners, or educational seminars – and priced within the realm of an E-Quadrant salary income.

• Gifted teacher:

Alan Cowgill is gifted in course and class administration and teaching to all levels of student training and experience – in such a manner that real estate investors completely new to the profession can understand, but highly-trained and highly-experienced real estate investors also receive a tremendous amount of new knowledge and insight. (I observed this in class: ain’t hardly any of us nodding off, and those who did didn’t stay that way for long.)

• Training integrated with home study materials:

Alan Cowgill’s training presentations across the four days are inherently self-consistent and congruent with the home study materials, especially with the Private Lending Gold, Premium System, and Wealth Management, but also with the Real Estate Management System and others of Alan’s products.

• Affiliate instructors & Q&A sessions:

Alan Cowgill’s live affiliate instructor selection had confirmed my previous selection of their educational services as my own teacher-practitioners whose real estate investing business processes mirror the impeccability of Alan’s own business systems. I was very pleasantly surprised when these instructors came in to present their materials.

I appreciated Coach Kevin Derr’s professional kindness in having for us students a special first evening Q/A period after the first day of class and for his thorough responses to our questions. Coach Kevin also responded to our questions and established a professional relationship with many of us students throughout the four days of training.

It was extremely gracious of SEC instructor Attorney Ralph Sherman and Mrs. Sherman to conduct a Saturday after-class Q/A session…

Alan Cowgill and his instructional team have a really superlative and unique sense of humor, very congruent with the material being presented.

• Raffles and other things to keep us attentive:

Alan Cowgill had very imaginatively, creatively, and effectively used his bonus gift raffles in class in a masterful way to keep our attention at a peak and to assure that we all were at our seats for the next session. The envelopes spelling out "Private Money" push-pinned to the corkboard were very impressive and held our attention. Those who won each of the 12 raffles afforded Alan the opportunity to describe the advantages of us students having these REI and PML resources with the implicit acknowledgment that the raffle winner now has those advantages. And if any winner already has the resource, Alan and Donna Pena very graciously permitted the student winner to have other resources that totaled in value to the raffled resource (how do I know this?).

• Constantly updating his training and his home study materials:

Alan Cowgill is continually improving his class training and training business process even during the training. For example, Alan very kindly had recorded SEC instructor Attorney Ralph Sherman’s teaching and made these available across the current and last several boot camps to make sure that we REI practitioners have the most optimum SEC support from Attorney Ralph. And Alan had even thought about doing this for us students at 1am of the Saturday morning that Attorney Ralph was to instruct us and also to release these to us students at cost via internet download.

• This training is crucial:

This four day boot camp with its associated three home study courses constitutes a crucial training, along with my association with Alan Cowgill and his team, towards my success as a real estate investor and entrepreneur – with my prospective private money lenders beginning with my family, friends and associates, with my trained professional conduct with them in a legal, ethical, and moral manner, and win-win across the board. This mindset underlies all of Alan’s training: whether with his instructional team by their own personal example, or from his home study courses, but especially during the four days of live training, including that of his affiliate instructors.

Here are the testimonials from my group after I came home from the four-day training:

• We’re now spoiled by the best!

• I appreciate the thoroughness of how Alan Cowgill and his Colby team set up, hosted, and conducted a very much-involved training all in an impressive seemingly lean “six sigma” manner – waste-minimized logistical process as befitting what Alan was teaching us real estate investor students to do. All that Alan and his team do is entirely congruent with his own professional real estate and training practice. As Alan noted to me, this is not a trivial undertaking, and it underscores Alan and his instructional team’s dedication to the success of his students.

• Alan Cowgill has smoothly integrated the four-day live training with his Premium, Wealth Management and Private Lender Gold home study systems. This is essentially all one course with no incongruence between them. I appreciated the demonstration by Alan and Coach Kevin using the Excel spreadsheets in class.

• The role playing of real estate investor and private money lender was very realistic and extremely valuable as our emotions cannot distinguish between the reality of an actual interchange and a role play. In fact, this is how my real estate investor colleagues had actually interacted with me in my position as a PML and how I had responded several months in advance of the four-day training. The role playing had increased my knowledge of how I, as either an REI solutions provider and as a PML, should interact with the other.

• I appreciated Alan Cowgill’s starting each day of the training with his handwritten notes in hand and recapping what he and his instructional team covered the day before. This connects each day with the other in a seamless fashion.

• Alan Cowgill is extremely gracious to allow his students to repeat his boot camps indefinitely, permitting us students to acquire the latest knowledge from Alan and his instructional team.

I appreciated the training environment fostered by Alan Cowgill as to providing the freedom for his affiliate instructors’ creativity if they so desired. In particular, American IRA CEO instructor Jim Hitt had thought to use our lunch hours during the last three days of training to be a working lunch Q/A session. I found this to be very valuable.

  –Greg Tong