Deceptive website set up by NXIVM to offer people info on selecting world’s best life coaches

Nancy Salzman is one of the top executive coaches in the world according to a new website set up by NXIVM.


If you want to get an idea about how Keith Raniere and company crook everything they touch, big or little, consider this:

There is a website that claims it is a “A Resource for Executive Coaching”.

Its home page states: “Our site is dedicated to taking the guesswork out of selecting the right coach for you, putting profiles of the world’s best executive coaches right at your fingertips….  clear, concise information about the people who today are considered the world’s top executive [coaches]….   making your search for an executive coach simple and efficient.”

On the website is listed 128 “Top Executive Coaches”. But the website has no “about us” section. Who selected the coaches or the criterion used is not stated. (If only Knife Media could analyze this for neutrality)

A list of 128 coach profiles is offered, Names appear in alphabetical order and feature such as  Susan W. Abrams Bella Vida Coaching Services; Dr Errol Gluck; Vijay Govindarajan; Moty Koppes; Life Coach Mary Anthony RobbinsNancy SalzmanJude Temple; Surf Life Coaching; Jeannine Yoder.

At the bottom, there is Contact Us.

I sent them an email in my name asking for more info. I want to know if it was an independent website and how they evaluate top coaches for inclusion. I have not received a response.

Clicking the link for Nancy Salzman I learned:

Nancy Salzman has over 25 years of intensive study and practice in the fields of healthcare, human potential and human empowerment. ….  she … began an exploration into non-traditional … healing. She studied psycho-neuroimmunology and psychobiology, and …. Ericksonian approaches …. She … practiced individual and family therapy for seven years…. before expanding to the field of human potential.
Ms. Salzman studied …  with many top experts …  and became a professional trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming. She traveled … internationally, leading …. seminars for tens of thousands of people. In 1992, she … expanded into corporate consulting…  Her clients included … New York State Government… American Express, and Con Edison.
After almost two decades of searching … Salzman … met Keith Raniere, creator of Rational Inquiry®. Mr. Raniere mentored and taught Ms. Salzman his remarkable technology, and they soon found she was able to reproduce his unprecedented results. In 1998, Ms. Salzman incorporated Executive Success Programs, Inc. and implemented a new, reproducible method of teaching Mr. Raniere’s model….  She … has created curriculum for over 200 two-hour modules … to train participants, coaches and facilitators….
….she personally works with over 300 coaches and forty regional executives in the United States, Mexico and Canada. She … coaches … prominent individuals and leaders worldwide. …. [etc.]

There is also further info

NXIVM is a new ethical understanding that allows us to build an internal civilization and have it manifest in the external world. It allows us to explore our most fundamental nature and to begin to redirect our power of creation, a power that we all possess in a very human sense. It is a place where humanity can rise to its noble possibility.
The NXIVM technology is imparted through Executive Success Programs, Inc. – programs that provide the philosophical and practical foundation necessary to acquire and build the skills for success. 


“The course was incredibly valuable and a life-enriching experience. Would absolutely recommend to anyone who is interested in enhancing their personal growth.”   Steve Sullivan, CEO, Olde Bryan Inn & Longfellow’s Restaurant/Hotel

“Phenomenal! A lifetime of major issues crystallized and dealt with in laser-like fashion. The program spearheaded me into action, unparalleled to anything I’ve ever experienced before. Run, don’t walk, just do it!” Sandy Padilla, CEO, America Works

“This program is the single, most important aspect to my growth professionally, emotionally, and cognitively. Coming to class on a regular basis provides me with structure and feedback. This is the best program available with the most incredible, resourceful, knowledgeable leaders.” Christine Collins, Behavioral Management Specialist


At first blush one might think “Wow. What a resource! Someone took the time to gather all the world’s best life coaches in one website.”

Who Is identifies contact information for domains. According to Who Is

Registrant Name: Carl Hendricks
Registrant Organization: E-Mallard Web Corporation
Registrant Street: 3431 State St. #201
Registrant City: Schenectady
Registrant State: New York
Registrant Postal Code: 12304
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.6305086
Admin Phone: +1.6305086

Among other domains registered to E-Mallard Web Corporation are the following :




























and others connected to Keith Raniere.

As I said, if you want to get an idea about how Keith Raniere crooks everything he touches, big or little: A supposedly neutral website appears online to help people select the right life coach. It lists Nancy Salzman as one of the top coaches in the world.  Nowhere does it disclose the website is operated by the people who operate NXIVM, and have registered Nancy Salzman and Keith Raniere’s websites.

An honest and transparent – or shall I say “ethical” – person or organization would have made the disclosure. A simple one would do: “This website is operated by NXIVM Corporation but seeks to provide truthful and neutral information about other life coaching methods. Please feel free to contact us for more info on what we have to offer.”

The fact that this disclosure was not made [but the website is made to appear neutral] says more about NXIVM and Nancy Salzman than anything on her page on the website ever could.


Nancy with her Mentor, Keith Raniere.


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  • Warning signs of “A Cult” or
    How to know you are engaged by an Unsafe group Leader :

    * Extreme obsessiveness regarding the group/leader resulting in the exclusion of almost every practical consideration.

    * Individual identity, the group, the leader and/or God as distinct and separate categories of existence become increasingly blurred.

    Instead, in the follower’s mind these identities become substantially and increasingly fused–as that person’s involvement with the group/leader continues and deepens.

    * Whenever the group/leader is criticized or questioned it is characterized as “persecution”.

    * Uncharacteristically stilted and seemingly programmed conversation and mannerisms, cloning of the group/leader in personal behavior.

    * Dependency upon the group/leader for problem solving, solutions, and definitions without meaningful reflective thought.

    * A seeming inability to think independently or analyze situations without group/leader involvement.

    * Hyperactivity centered on the group/leader agenda, which seems to supercede any personal goals or individual interests.

    * A dramatic loss of spontaneity and sense of humor.

    * Increasing isolation from family and old friends unless they demonstrate an interest in the group/leader.

    * Anything the group/leader does can be justified no matter how harsh or harmful.

    * Former followers are at best-considered negative or worse evil and under bad influences. They can not be trusted and personal contact is avoided.

  • People who are conned/deceived into participating with any of the multiple aspects of Keith and his women are going to need Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to find their way out of the morass of sick dogma he’s developed. As if we don’t already have enough bullshit and problems to deal with as a society, Keith manages to administer the coup d’etat to individuals who are in most need of self- awareness and enlightenment [which can only be found within acceptable therapies that have a proven track record of success]

  • NXIVM seems to breed deception is OK for the cause – whatever it may be – as a principle into its “students”.

  • NXIVM has so many dot com domains. Makes one speculate what they’re up to with all those shell companies?

  • The depths they will go to make up lies is amazing. I’m sure the other 127 love the free advertising but have to share the stage with a snake in the grass sex cult leader.

  • This page looks so amateurish and early 2000s, it is almost a joke. And of course there is no imprint as you could find out who you are talking with or is responsible. There are countries that require imprints by law, maybe the US should do the same so that shady companies or individuals can be held accountable easier.

    • The authors of the posts are all familiar NXIVM names.

      The “archives” have entries for only the month of April 2016. It didn’t last very long.

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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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