exImpact...Do you know of any Impact grads who readily convey or express that Impact is such a great influence in their lives? Even among the die-hards, Impact still seems like a hush-hush topic, and not readily mentioned as something to be proud of... For comparison, it's not uncommon to hear someone mention where they graduated from college, memberships in associations in their given profession such as a society specific to their line of work, or even something like Toastmasters. In short, I don't think I've ever heard Impact (or Landmark) mentioned in terms of a nice thing to have on the resume, etc.... and if it's so great, why not?? :wink:
Others (such as formerimpactgrad) might see it differently, but I think the common sense answer may be that you wouldn’t want to readily talk about or include in any kind of professional document information that might incite discriminatory actions that are against your best interests. I think people don’t talk about it openly for some of the same reasons people don’t openly talk about their religious orientation or about being in therapy, unless they are sure it is safe to do so. I think this reluctance is enhanced for graduates of LGATs because of the (warranted) dubious and negative stereotypes that surround such programs. But many trainees in Lift-off and most people in TIT 3 are exceptions to this. Lift-off trainees have a weekend that used to be called Enrollment weekend, which I hear has been changed to Power Communication weekend (for obvious reasons. That it took so long for them to change it, I think, is an illustration of the simple minds in charge at Impact) where the focus of the training becomes all about getting everyone they can think of in the training. Many of those people can’t open their mouths without saying, “IMPACT!” At least until their friends and family vehemently insist that they knock it off :x. The TIT 3 group is the hard core, fanatical, in-over-their-head trainees who are responsible for filling the Quest seats that the Lift-off grads don’t fill. I think the hush-hush attitude you site is a by-product of the combination of the domineering and intimidating mental conditioning techniques the Impact Trainings employs and the oaths of non disclosure trainees swear to. They can only share how the training has affected their lives, not the particulars of the processes that led them to those results. I also suspect that for many, the rational contradictions they are taught never entirely sit well within their minds. Good thing they are taught to discount those pesky minds, huh!