There are a few people who are saying that Steve Hardison is their "coach" or former coach in their blogs. Of course they are also coaches. Convenient.
Coach Andrea [coachandrea.com
Stephen McGhee [www.amazon.com
And then you have Stever Robbins getting in on the Steve Hardison act.
He does a marketing pitch for Steve Hardison, and not mentoning there are NO REFUNDS of your $150K.
Its pretty subtle what Stever Robbins does...he puts in a 2nd-hand endorsement from an "ex-coach" of his for Steve Hardison, then goes into one of his loops.
Its amazing how a smart guy like Stever Robbins would post something like this, with no critical analysis whatsoever?
If someone asked you to post some blatant uncritical advertising PR for some "coach" on your blog, wouldn't you do some research first?
What if the guy was a slimeball?
And Stever Robbins has an entire sub-category for The Work of Byron Katie, with more uncritical acceptance. There even appears to be deliberately exaggerated distortions of the questions being asked about these methods. This needs to be analyzed bigtime.
Its pretty pathetic when top experts in these techniques only defense is to try and play innocent. They are simply trying to pander to the ignorance of these techniques in the general public. They would never try that among their own NLP colleagues, as they know they would never get away with it.
It really is a very bad warning sign, when the advanced NLPers go all "awe shucks" on you, and move into vague, indirect language patterns, and use denial and deflection, and try to play-act they don't know anything.
Notice how that is the precise opposite of how they write and speak in NLP circles.
Knowing how the advanced NLPers operate, Stever Robbins gets a serious F-minus.
QUOTE: "Finding enlightenment. I’ve done NLP (31 years!), hemisync, hypnosis, meditation, etc. The only thing I’ve found that produces results others would call enlightenment is The Work."
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May 26, 2009 at 2:01 pm · Filed under Experiment
"I just got off the phone with my ex-coach and good friend Michael Neill. He’s just published his fourth book and is ramping up to doing a full-scale workshop business next year.
He mentioned that he’s now seeing coach Steve Hardison (http://www.theultimatecoach.net). Hardison charges $150,000 per engagement, paid in advance. Furthermore, he only coaches face-to-face, and you get to fly to him in Arizona each time. This is not a man who is cheap to hire.
I asked him if it’s been worth it, and so far, he’s answered a resounding “Yes.” As best as I could understand it, Hardison utterly puts his clients first, and has no sense whatsoever of the impossible. More than anyone else Michael has ever met, Hardison simply doesn’t believe things can’t be done.
But that begs the question, what do I want to do with my life? Let’s say I had a Steve Hardison in my life who wouldn’t let me make excuses, and made it totally clear that my life is under my control. If they could help me get anywhere, in any direction I pointed myself, where would I want to go?
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2009 11:02AM by The Anticult.