Tad James is a flagrant NLP covert hypnosis-persuasion artist master manipulator, and moustache artiste, who has been doing this stuff for many years.
He has also been doing the Huna swindle-dance for a very long time. www.ancienthuna.com
Tad James is based in Hawaii, and one imagines that's why his son is running the same game.
You can see it a family business. [www.huna.com
These guys can take your Timeline and stuff it upside your head and out your colon before you know what hit you. Watch out, these guys make others look like a clown in a grass skirt, in terms of skill level, salesmanship, and total lack of even basic ethics.
Richard Bandler despised Tad James with unusual vigor.
Tad James VS Richard Bandler [www.nlpconnections.com
John Grinder also slammed Matthew and Tad James below.
Matthew James, Son of Tad, even admits he was in the Siddha Yoga cult. But notice the trick language, he says he was a "student" of Richard Bandler, but doesn't say he was certified by Bandler.
Most likely he was "certified" by his dad Tad James, who offers bogus online NLP products to anyone with cash. www.nlpcoaching.com
This tricky language is the same as is being used by Dave Lakhani, who refuses to verify who "certified" him in NLP [forum.culteducation.com
] which means he is clearly NOT certified. Yes, some people just make stuff up.
Matt began his studies at an early age, by learning teachings such as meditation and siddha yoga. As a young boy he studied with great teachers such as Baba Muktananda and Uncle George Naope (one of the most highly respected authorities on Hawaiian hula and chants, and has even been honored with the "Living Golden Treasure" designation). In the 80s, he studied with Tony Robbins and was invited by Richard Bandler, the legendary co-founder of NLP, and Wyatt Woodsmall, also a pioneer in the NLP field, to continue his education. Matt was chosen as one of Bandler's select-few students, eventually becoming certified as an NLP Master Trainer (a level that takes most people years to achieve, if at all).
Statement from Dr. John Grinder regarding the namejacking of www.JohnGrinder.com by the Tad James Organization October 2000
I wish to bring to the attention of the NLP community a situation which is highly incongruent with the ethics of work and play within this same community.
Some months ago, Matthew James, son and collaborator of Tad James, a publicly recognized figure in the NLP world registered both my name and the name of the other co-creator of NLP, Richard Bandler as domain names.
Essentially this means that when some person seeking a connection with either myself or Bandler searches the world wide web using our very own names, they are connected to the James website.
These unethical actions were taken without any permission, consultation or notification to me and they do not represent any connection I desire with respect to my name. I have repeatedly requested that this practice known on the www as name jacking and considered even within the anarchic environment of the web to be one of the lowest criminal actions possible - to date, the James have chosen not to comply or even respond.
Evidently there are those within the NLP community who have failed to make the simple and honest distinction between modeling and stealing. Further apparently not satisfied to simply misappropriate patterning which I and others have worked years to codify without reference to or acknowledgment of our work for their personal profit, the James have decided to attempt to steal our names.
We request that members of the NLP community make their response to this despicable situation apparent to the James directly at their website which (sadly) you can get to by clicking on : www.JohnGrinder.com .
I suggest further that this information be make available to alert otherwise well intentioned seekers of knowledge of NLP of the ethical shortcomings of the James organization - after all, if the messenger is fundamentally incongruent with the message they carry, how will this reflect on us all in our endeavor to bring the patterning of excellence to those interested in improving the quality of their lives.
All the best,
Co-creator of NLP
Update November 2000
We ran an email campaign sending this statement to everyone we new in the NLP community and asking them to forward it on to their colleagues. Within 3 days the directing of the www.JohnGrinder.com to the James website was discontinued!