Decision time: Marc Elliott recruits for Raniere in Brooklyn

Recruiting new members is how NXIVM employees pay their bills and pay for more classes in the endless curriculum. Marc Elliot is a NXIVM salesperson. It is his job and he needs fresh blood to feed the vampire-like organization that tries to teach people how to be successful but somehow never succeeds at anything but sucking their money away.

With bad branding and blackmail stories all over the internet making it worse, the sales people are hurting badly. [Name redacted], who teaches Level 1 courses, is said to be utterly exasperated that people are believing the lies in the media and not rushing to learn the exalted and truthful teachings of the Vanguard.

Marc Elliot is made of cleverer stuff. He is now recruiting under the guise of curing Tourette’s Syndrome – without mentioning the google-odious name of Keith Raniere. Elliot’s last known recruitment effort seems to have occurred in a warehouse in Brooklyn. The date was December 14, 2017.  The address was 258 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206.

On Dec 14, 2017, Marc was scheduled to make recruitment presentations at 258 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206.
It is not known how many attended, but if any had access to google they may have discovered Marc’s relationship with the google-ominous Keith Raniere and fled from him faster than Raniere fled to Mexico.
If anyone attended, Frank Report would be glad to hear – and publish –  your story.

Here is his advertising spiel straight from his website:

For nearly 20 years Marc Elliot lived with Tourette’s Syndrome, a disorder deemed by most in the medical community as involuntary and incurable. It’s estimated he ticced around 25 million times over that time period. He traveled extensively around the nation to deliver a message of compassion and tolerance that ultimately earned him national speaking awards by the age of 26. Astonishingly, with the help of Executive Success Programs and human potential innovators, Marc completely overcame his Tourette’s in 2013 using only mind over body and now lives tic-free.  Today, as an executive coach and inspirational speaker, Marc presents, “How To Change Your Life In One Decision.” Join him as he takes you on his journey of overcoming Tourette’s and discover for yourself the power of a single decision and how it can change your life and the world.
The interior of 258 Johnson looks like a perfect spot to recruit for NXIVM under a disguised name and purpose.

After the presentation, Marc was to host a Q & A followed by a social.

That single decision to change your life Marc is referring to is perhaps the decision to start paying money to take ESP classes – which will indeed change your life, for the rest of your life, or until Keith Raniere goes to jail for an exceedingly long time – whichever comes first.

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4 years ago

While I never attended any of his sessions, Marc recruited myself and a few other people pretty heavily. I had seen him speak elsewhere and liked his message and so when our school did a TEDx event, we reached out to him. He agreed to participate but then toward the last moment wanted to attach his participation to myself and the other leader coming to these sessions. He got pretty aggressive at which point I made it clear that we wouldn’t be attending, but that I would appreciate him upholding his word to perform. For months after the event, he called consistently trying to get us to come. I finally just stopped taking his calls. It always sent my spidey senses up…and now I know for obviously legit reasons. The thing that makes me mad is that he uses his position to talk to vulnerable kids and then “recruits” them.

5 years ago

Has anyone looked into a Tourette’s organization that can put out the word about this guy and what he’s selling? News can travel fast throughout these communities that this guy is selling a bad program that comes with some extras that the bonus might not be worth the price of admission.

Chris M Burbs
Chris M Burbs
5 years ago

I reached out to over 60 people who showed interest in Marc’s recruitment.

It gave me much “joy” to hear the responses on those who had no idea and were swayed from going. It was bittersweet to educate those who have looked up to Marc all these years to learn that his “mentor” is a narcissistic sociopath.

I also gives me much “joy” to know that a man who takes great pleasure being in control, is hiding in Mexico feeling totally out of control.

It’s been a great ending to a year I’ll never forget.

Cheers 🥂Keith…. Happy New Year’s!!! Hope Everyone enjoys the bubbly at Apropos tomorrow!

5 years ago

Using Tourette’s as the hook is just super cynical. It’s a fairly rare condition, thank God. So, it’s creepier than most ploys used to attract people to Keith’s Bullshit. This is a new low. Instead of reaching out to people with garden variety self-esteem, situational issues, Keith’s vampires are now targeting people who, through no fault of their own or their family’s, have inherited a genetic condition that can be terribly disabling depending on it’s severity. Aside from the Tourettes these people can come from very stable and loving homes and be in happy, healthy relationships and in general are on good terms with society as a whole. Something which, if left to Keith, will be utterly destroyed.

5 years ago

Wonder if he mentions that all women have to be branded and go on 500 _ 800 cal diets.

5 years ago

Perhaps, the weirdest part is, they charge $25 to hear a sales pitch. Think about it. That’s like having to buy a ticket to have a car salesman give you a hard sell.

It's a filter
It's a filter
5 years ago
Reply to  THAT Bob

There are now too many people who read Frank Report and who might come and heckle and tell the truth about ESP.

Charging a bit of money deters them from doing that.

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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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