SIOBAHN HOTALING

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Siobahn Hotaling

OCTOBER 2019 UPDATE

It feels, frankly, absolutely bizarre to me that I should have to make the following statement, but I suppose the past several years have been pretty bizarre as well; perhaps this is just the new reality I need to adjust to.

It has been brought to my attention that there are people out there that believe that I am still affiliated with Executive Success Programs and NXIVM, along with its methodologies; nothing could be further from the truth. While I spent my tenure in the organization dedicated to helping people in a model that I believed was building a better world, I was surprised, appalled and angered when the allegations against the founder and leaders of the organization came to light in late 2017 - and have since disavowed myself from the organization, those who are still loyal to the founder, and specifically those who have committed criminal and unethical acts. Those who know me can attest to this.

It appears I have been targeted simply because I haven't updated this website since late 2017; this is merely because I've been busy doing other things - like trying to move on with my life and rebuild - so I suppose I can understand the confusion. However, I can't stress enough the fact that - if I had known that these things were happening under the guise of the work that I believed in - I would never had been such a committed supporter of the organization. What came to light does not represent my values or what I stand for in the world.

I'm not a person who likes to hide things, so it feels like just removing this site with no explanation is a bit cowardly and also deceptive; it is true that I did once work for this company, but I was not a part of - nor even aware of - the more insidious aspects that have since been brought to light, and most importantly, I am no longer doing the work I once did.

Perhaps one day I will have more to say about this very difficult experience, but for now, this is all I have to say on the matter - and, honestly, it is all I need to say.