Siobhan Hotaling was a long time member of Nxivm. She announced on her website in October 2019 that she has left the group whose leader is in federal custody.
Siobhan has a one page website, siobhanhotaling.com.,
The sum total of her website is a photograph of her and the following statement:
It feels, frankly, absolutely bizarre to me that I should have to make the following statement, but I suppose the past several years have been pretty bizarre as well; perhaps this is just the new reality I need to adjust to.
It has been brought to my attention that there are people out there that believe that I am still affiliated with Executive Success Programs and NXIVM, along with its methodologies; nothing could be further from the truth. While I spent my tenure in the organization dedicated to helping people in a model that I believed was building a better world, I was surprised, appalled and angered when the allegations against the founder and leaders of the organization came to light in late 2017 – and have since disavowed myself from the organization, those who are still loyal to the founder, and specifically those who have committed criminal and unethical acts. Those who know me can attest to this.
It appears I have been targeted simply because I haven’t updated this website since late 2017; this is merely because I’ve been busy doing other things – like trying to move on with my life and rebuild – so I suppose I can understand the confusion. However, I can’t stress enough the fact that – if I had known that these things were happening under the guise of the work that I believed in – I would never had been such a committed supporter of the organization. What came to light does not represent my values or what I stand for in the world.
I’m not a person who likes to hide things, so it feels like just removing this site with no explanation is a bit cowardly and also deceptive; it is true that I did once work for this company, but I was not a part of – nor even aware of – the more insidious aspects that have since been brought to light, and most importantly, I am no longer doing the work I once did.
Perhaps one day I will have more to say about this very difficult experience, but for now, this is all I have to say on the matter – and, honestly, it is all I need to say.
It appears Siobhan changed her website right after I wrote the following story about her website – on October 17: Siobhan Hotaling Is Alive and Well and Teaching Nxivm Tech
Here is what used to be on her website:
Regional VP / Professional Coach
Executive Success Programs Sept 2004 – Oct 2017
Member of the team that ran the New York City branch of the company; oversaw and mentored several groups of apprentice coaches, running multiple committees, teaching and overseeing ongoing classes…
Worked with clients from all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe on a weekly basis to move them on their personal and professional goals; one of the top practitioners in Rational Inquiry, a process to help people resolve inconsistencies in their thought and belief process.
“My primary fields of expertise are the following:
- Human development/coaching: In my opinion, the most important skill I have is my ability to work with people. Over the past 18 years I’ve learned how to manage teams, run trainings, present to small groups as well as hundreds of people and mentor individuals. I’ve also spent 14 years as a professional coach, as well as a practitioner of an incredible tool for behavior transformation called Rational Inquiry.
- Technology: I’ve been a freelance technology consultant for the past 20 years, working as an independent web developer, business consultant, UI/UX designer, SEO strategist, and project manager. I’ve consulted with startups, small businesses, and individuals to meet their technology needs as well as used my management and human development skills to lead teams of developers.
- Music/performance/expression: I’ve been a singer-songwriter for 25 years and have released two albums of original material. In addition, I write poetry as well and perform at poetry slams frequently. I’m also an event producer and have put on events involving dozens of artists for corporate and public events.
Executive Success Programs
Feb 2006 – June 2011
Taught intensive trainings across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Responsible for managing staff of up to 15 team members, created feasibility reports and budgets, coordinated all necessary components to run trainings, presented to and led groups of up to 40 students.
In addition to coaching, Hotaling was one of the top Exploration of Meaning therapists in Nxivm – from which she derived a significant part of her income. She charged upwards of $100 per hour to sit one-on-one while her clients explored their deep past.
Siobhan helped Dr. Danielle Roberts, the branding doctor of DOS, run a yoga-type Raniere group named Exo/eso. She recruited yoga teachers.
Hotaling has also been alleged to have been one of Nxivm’s “money mules” who helped bring cash across the border as part of the Nxivm enterprise.
You can hear her music here:
In the comparative world of Nxivm, her statement of resignation or disassociation from NXIVm is fairly reasonable.
According to the 2017 Nxivm coaches list, Siobhan was an orange with one stripe. Her coach was Esther L. [Chiappone] Carlson. She was referred to Nxivm by Kristin Keeffe.
She has been a member since at least 2006.
Siobhan is openly gay and is a singer. She was a longtime member of Keith Raniere’s A Capella group Simply Human and performed often at V-Week with Allison Mack, Mark Hildreth, Farouk Rojas and other singers in the group.
For many years, Siobhan had been making her main livelihood from Nxivm.
Her statement that she thought she was doing good in Nxivm is not dissimilar to other women who made their living as coaches and teachers in Nxivm. Some of them had been doing it as long as Siobhan and they tell me they thought they were truly helping people.
As for what Siobhan knew about the horrors of Nxivm, it is hard to say what is true.
She is mentioned in Lauren’s testimony. See Lauren Salzman Sent to Mind-F–k Gay Woman Who Did Not Want Keith as a Sperm Donor
Siobhan did not want to have Keith Raniere as her sperm donor. This occurred some years ago. Keith declared it was her “ethical breach.” He punished her by depriving her of opportunities to advance in the company. It is likely he did not tell her what he was doing – that he was secretly sabotaging her career because she did not want to have him as the father of her child.
Lauren also testified that she asked Keith if Siobhan should be asked to join DOS and Keith did not approve. This is evidence that she may not have been as close to Raniere and his inner circle group.
DOS was Nxivm evil on steroids.
It is noteworthy that Raniere did not trust Siobhan to join in the branding and blackmail scheme.
Lauren also names Siobhan, in answer to a question from the prosecution in the trial of Keith Raniere, “Did you engage in sexual activity with the defendant and other women?”
A Well, mostly Pam. Sometimes Barbara [Jeske]. Once Marianna [Fernandez] and more limited interactions with Kathy [Russell] and Siobhan.
It appears from this and other comments Lauren made that Keith had a sexual relationship with Siobhan. I grant you that a person’s private sexual life is their own business. However, if Siobhan helped propagate the lie that Keith was somehow a celibate – or lied by omission about his inordinate promiscuity when describing him, then she falls short of her statement “if I had known that these things were happening under the guise of the work that I believed in – I would never had been such a committed supporter of the organization. What came to light does not represent my values or what I stand for in the world.”
She knew that a lot of sex was going on. A gay woman having sex with the leader of the self-help group, without disclosing that, is a dubious practice. Did she do EMs on women who were also having issues because of their sexual relationship with Raniere?
For years, the media – especially Siobhan’s hometown newspaper the Albany Times Union – has portrayed Raniere as a criminal – a pedophile, a vicious, vengeful man, a man who uses litigation to destroy enemies, a man who blew through scores of millions of other people’s money. An intelligent woman like Siobhan must have known about these media reports.
Like many others, she must have had a determination to view Raniere as better than he was, to avoid learning the truth about him. Willfully blind?
Of course, she was manipulated by Lauren and Pam and other wing women of Raniere to manage what she knew, believed and what she did. She was likely micro-managed.
She is clearly not an inner circle member. She would be an outer circle member. How much they kept from her is anybody’s guess.
Still, she spent a good deal of her adult life supporting an organization headed by criminal, a psychopath who was heading a so-called “humanitarian” organization.
While I give her credit for making the statement, one wishes for more detail about why she chose to leave.
And what she really knew about Raniere before his world blew up – after the Frank Report exposed the branding and blackmail scheme in June 2017 that caused more than half his group to leave.
Did she know nothing of his criminality before?
Precisely when did she choose to leave? Was it before or after Raniere was arrested?
My sources say she worked closely with Allison Mack as a loyal Nxian even after the revelations first came out.
Had it not been for the expose and subsequent arrest of the leaders of Nxivm, would Siobhan still be in Nxivm?
It must be hard on her to have to find a new life when you had been coaching and giving therapy using Nxivm techniques for years.
If her Nxivm world had not fallen apart, would she have quit just because of the revelations of Frank Report and in the mainstream media?
She had ignored these for years.
Wow-just now seeing this story. I did not expect you to delve into this when I posted that statement Frank-excellent reporting! I also had no idea that she had a sexual fling with KR. He clearly has a thing for lesbians. What a creep!
I’ll take that apology now, Siobhan. F’ing con artist.
It seems that she has another website: https://www.siobahn.com/
Some commenters claim that people who join cults are intelligent.
Edgar Bronfman Senior quickly saw that NXIVM was a cult.
Within a matter of weeks.
But Siobhan Hotaling and Allison Mack were in NXIVM for over twelve years before they discovered that there is something wrong with NXIVM.
Siobhan Hotaling and Allison Mack must be dunces.
What she was involved in was “absolutely bizarre” – she apparently has yet to fully come to terms with that. Understanding that, having to explain her long-term involvement is hardly surprising.
If she thought she was a “corporate trainer,” she needs to come to terms with the fact that at least a significant part of what she was doing was indoctrinating people into a fixed ideology originating with the compulsive gambler, sex addict, pathological liar and psychopath Raniere – including, of course, infamously, that sex with legally underaged persons is natural and acceptable. (the fact that actual successful executives, and corporations, largely abandoned ESP/NXIVM after the 2003 Forbes expose’, should be a clue)
If she thought she was doing “explorations of meaning,” she needs to come to terms with the fact that she was engaging in largely ineffective pseudo-therapy with origins in Scientology and abandoned failed techniques of early psychiatry, prone to actually implanting subjects with the operator’s suggestions and even false memories. (that many of those she worked with didn’t really become any particularly successful, or even ended up living minimally and virtually enslaved to NXIVM, should have been a red flag)
On the subject of the sort of things someone like her needs to get a grasp on, former Moonie Steven Hassan who became a trained and licensed mental health counselor, and one of the most prominent cult experts, has a great, simple infographic out about mind control cults:
And here’s something from Hassan that is sort of a holiday present for Scott:
Multi-Level Marketing and Self-Help Cult Groups: Learn the Warning Signs
Nxivm members who make this type of statement were probably given advice to do so since their minds were put through the wringer and probably would not have done so otherwise.
Siobhan is a graduate of Skidmore College and claimed on her website to be seeking some kind of graduate degree in Psychology from Harvard.
She has eliminated any mention of Skidmore and Harvard from her website. In fact, she eliminated her whole resume from the website.
Since Siobhan was quite close to Allison Mack for a number of years, one has to wonder how she had so little knowledge of the branding. Of course, Allison Mack denied all knowledge of the pedophilia even when confronted with newspaper stories.
Shadowstate, DOS, and the branding of “slaves”, appears to have been a closely kept secret even within NXIVM. No one wanted to risk having their collateral released. If I remember correctly, Sarah Edmondson didn’t even tell her husband about DOS. I can imagine that even someone close to Allison like Siobhan was, wouldn’t know about DOS, or the branding.
None of that matters. All that matters is that Mack is the worst human being ever to walk the face of the earth. Period. If you have any doubts, just ask Mr. Shadow, he’ll set you straight. Merry Christmas!
And I thought the worst was the girl who recruited her. She turns 37 next week. Happy Birthday, Kristin Krook, from all your fans here on the FR!
Kristin Crook(ed) is minor league compared to Mack’s “accomplishments.”
Being an infatuated groupie to someone who does not value you in the slightest, lowers your own worth significantly. Your post means you are of low value.
Scott Johnson, the Obnoxious Amway Sales Person, is right up there with Allison Mack as the worst [person to ever walk the earth..
Didn’t you read the recent Amway related story? Amway distributors/IBOs don’t sell things, how could they possibly be sales persons? LOL
We talk about Horowitz, a dentist with a bunch of nutty ideas, for a while, and the gay guy advertisements get replaced with “Dental Planet” ads, like this one: https://www.dentalplanet.com/shop/product/pca700-mechanical-spring-unit-mount-for-pelton-crane-247461?utm_source=adroll&utm_medium=retargeting&utm_campaign=dynamic Does that make me “at cause?” LOL
Look for shoes on the internet and before you know it you will be bombarded with shoe ads.
Everything is monitored and put in the algorithm.
Good point, I was actually looking for Tom Payne, an Amway Triple Diamond scam artist who was also a dentist. Great name for a dentist! However, all of this occurred before the internet and unfortunately I couldn’t find any information.
Siobhan was assigned as my coach in June 2001. Therefore, her timelines are not exactly accurate. How many of her other claims are less than truthful?
I can’t think of a reason why Hotaling would “brag” about having less experience than she actually had. Do you have documentation of the class, such as a receipt, pictures with her, others in the class agreeing with you, etc.?
“My sources say she worked closely with Allison Mack as a loyal Nxian even after the revelations first came out.”
Your source…the same that spread a lot of inaccurate Truth (understand that it was true-ish but not exactly like told)?
The same kind that put Allison on top of the leadership while the court proved she is no one?
The same that pretended that Allison was behind the physical violence punishment which was debunked (at least for Allison)?
Your source seems unreliable or you interpret (your fantasist) way.
A picture from June 2017 of Siobahn and Allison enjoying a moment in Nyc is hardly proof of loyalty or anything…
You just can’t focus on the real culprit, can you? People like Nancy, Keith or the long term monsters (Pam, Karen and others)…
Took you long enough to actually target Lauren who is a real leader of the cult! An executive who actually profited (both in terms of power and money) of her crime…
She was behind the vilest manipulation, behind many of the evil decisions. She kept Dani locked away FFS!
No, you aim at Allison (like she is still the leader after the trial proving otherwise and ignoring blatantly the redeeming circumstance(coercion, starvation,sleep deprivation), Siobahn or other small players…
You also come back with the Times Union revelations…Excuse me, but shall we talk about Cat and India? About Dani, Nicole (the victim), Jaye, Sara E.?
All of them were still in post 2012…you know why? BECAUSE NO ONE BELIEVED IT…Blame the authorities!
If the stories had been investigated properly by authorities, many of the victims would have been saved (including Allison)…
But because of the lack of action, nobody believed in the story and many continued to “serve” nxivm.
If you blame SIobahn for ignoring the story, you have to blame everyone who stayed (or worse, joined) in Nxivm.
“My sources say she worked closely with Allison Mack as a loyal Nxian even after the revelations first came out.”
Your source…the same that spread a lot of inaccurate Truth (understand that it was true-ish but not exactly like told)? — I’ll take Frank’s unnamed sources over some unknown person who identifies as “Anonymous” any day of the week. Frank’s sources have been proven to be nearly 100% accurate as proven by the plea deals and trial. You don’t even specify what the supposed inaccuracies were.
The same kind that put Allison on top of the leadership while the court proved she is no one?
The same that pretended that Allison was behind the physical violence punishment which was debunked (at least for Allison)? — Mack was one of only six people (so far) prosecuted by the DOJ. Plus, she plead guilty. That puts her on the top. She never went to trial, so we’ll probably never know her full story, that was a major she decided to plead guilty in the first place.
Your source seems unreliable or you interpret (your fantasist) way. — See above.
A picture from June 2017 of Siobahn and Allison enjoying a moment in Nyc is hardly proof of loyalty or anything… — You won’t find a picture with either one of them with most people on the planet, so it proves something.
You just can’t focus on the real culprit, can you? People like Nancy, Keith or the long term monsters (Pam, Karen and others)… — There are many culprits in NXIVM, and Hotaling is one of them.
Took you long enough to actually target Lauren who is a real leader of the cult! — Frank has been writing about all of the Salzmans for a long time. Just because he wrote a series about one of them recently doesn’t mean he hasn’t written about their evil ways before.
An executive who actually profited (both in terms of power and money) of her crime… — They all benefited, some just made more money than others. It’s a distinction with little practical difference.
She was behind the vilest manipulation, behind many of the evil decisions. She kept Dani locked away FFS! — All of them helped with the evil, some more than others. Big deal! LOL
No, you aim at Allison (like she is still the leader after the trial proving otherwise and ignoring blatantly the redeeming circumstance(coercion, starvation,sleep deprivation), Siobahn or other small players… — Mack is the worst of the worst, just ask Mr. Shadow. LOL
You also come back with the Times Union revelations…Excuse me, but shall we talk about Cat and India? About Dani, Nicole (the victim), Jaye, Sara E.? — Frank has talked about all of them, what unreliable, erroneous, and anonymous “facts” do you have to add to the conversation?
All of them were still in post 2012…you know why? BECAUSE NO ONE BELIEVED IT…Blame the authorities! — No one believed WHAT?
If the stories had been investigated properly by authorities, many of the victims would have been saved (including Allison)… — If somebody had started a blog, such as the NXIVM 9 in 2009, and worked together, Frank may never have had to get the authorities involved, there would have been too much pressure on the government years before NXIVM sued him.
But because of the lack of action, nobody believed in the story and many continued to “serve” nxivm. — The lack of action accusation has to be leveled against people who quit NXIVM as well as law enforcement.
If you blame SIobahn for ignoring the story, you have to blame everyone who stayed (or worse, joined) in Nxivm. — I blame Hotaling more for thinking NXIVM was okay until late 2017. I also blame everyone who stayed, not so much those who joined.
“If the stories had been investigated properly by authorities, many of the victims would have been saved (including Allison)…”
Frank Parlato and Catherine Oxenberg tried to contact Allison Mack and warn her about NXIVM and Raniere.
Allison Mack IGNORED them.
Allison Mack deserves all the punishment she gets and more.
Two NXIVM idiots together.
Both pretending they are innocent and clean and had no idea what was going on.
Kristin Crooked pretending she knew nothing and left in 2013 making her a liar. She was probably still a supporter all the way until May-June 2017 after finding out about the branding.
Siobhan Hotaling still involved after the branding and plays innocent and naive. Acting shocked that she is linked to NXIVM.
Just admit you are corrupt and stop pretending the sulphur infused gas outta your ass is perfume.
There was a lot of compartmentalization going on with NXIVM, so you have to be more specific when you say they “had no idea what was going on.” In some ways, they STILL have no idea what was going on, because they are both NXIVM trained dunces.
Kristin Crook(ed) never claimed she left NXIVM in 2013, she said she had minor involvement after 2013….
Are you saying Kristin and Siobhan had a lesbian thing going? Is that really what Kristin Crooked is trying to hide?
I don’t she was saying that at all, but it also wouldn’t surprise me in the least if it were true.
” a lesbian thing going?”
and even sex with soy-boy Hildreth is kinda lesbian-ish
Kristin Kreuk said in a Q and A thing about Girls By Design online that she wanted to discuss “sexuality”. She probably does have some homosexual tendencies, seeing as she is a degenerate liberal SJW. They put a token interracial lesbian “couple” on her tax payer funded SJW tv show. Feminists and libtards are degenerates and support degenerate things. She has been described as a BDSM sub. Sucking on Mark Hildreth’s husk must be the same as licking a dyke’s clit.
“Sucking on Mark Hildreth’s husk must be the same as licking a dyke’s clit.”
Similar, except for the size difference. Mark’s husk is smaller.
Physician heal thyself.
“ and specifically those who have committed criminal and unethical acts. Those who know me can attest to this.”
What a liar this muff muncher is.
She was named in a Joe O’Hara’s lawsuit as a likely future defendant in a lawsuit regarding financial crimes, in February 2012.
The same month, she was also exposed by John Tighe as a money-laundering criminal, going to Canada on a tourist visa to teach NXIVM garbage, [illegal on a tourist visa] and bringing the money back to the US, which is… ILLEGAL.
And whose mother was involved with the PO Box scam with Mexican money again…? Mother AND son named in the same O’Hara lawsuit…
These people smell… like poo.
Are you referring to Kathy Russell? Or Hotaling? It’s hard to keep up with all these criminals and which crime they committed.
Refusing to allow Raniere’s sperm to impregnate her probably “saved” Hotaling from getting his initials painfully applied to her genital area.