The Transformational Leadership Council was founded so leaders of personal and organizational transformation could support each other in their contributions to the world.”

… says the Transformational Leadership Council on their website about the Transformational Leadership Council. Sure it’s a shit sentence to use as a tagline :: but understand that many of the world’s most transformational leaders were barely able to complete high school … or totally weren’t able to after getting hung up on the complexities of the 8th grade.

According to an early version of the TLC website …

“The Transformational Leadership Council was established in July of 2004. The group was originally created by Jack Canfield. Jack’s vision was to establish a group of people who are true leaders in the field of personal transformation. The group would get together to share ideas, successes and challenges, supporting each other in making a greater impact with their work.”

Working together :: backrubs :: french for trade unions … shit like that. “True leaders” deciding which other “true leaders” are truly the truest …

“Membership to the group is through a nomination process by one of the existing members, followed by an approval process by the executive committee. New memberships are limited to a certain number of members each year.”

You don’t want too many unqualified “true leaders” flooding the fake market for unqualified true leadership … or nobody wins.

Here’s a photo from their first meeting {horrible face pasting original} …

D-bags already tagged here include James Arthur Ray and Jack Canfield {center} :: John Assaraf and Bill Harris {right}.

In January 2006 :: just a few months before the release {and fluke success} of The Secret :: Rhonda Byrne was listed as a member on the group’s original website. Her name was removed shortly thereafter :: but James Arthur Ray remained listed as a TLC Founding Member :: displaying this profile …

… until a few months after three people died in his faux sweat lodge :: and he walked off to calmly eat a sandwich. Death Ray’s TLC profile came down without a single word from the “true leaders” about how one of their founders was a completely unqualified fraud who led people to their deaths. Oops! Maybe they’ll get around to issuing an explanation about that some other year. Mutual stroke-off endorsements :: like this one from Bill Harris …

… or this one from Jack Canfield {last 30 sec} …

… both filmed during TLC events :: come with big fat commissions … whereas the truth is nothing but an inconveniently expensive expense.

In 2005 the Transformational Leadership Council met in Aspen. Rhonda Byrne brought a tiny film crew so she could film some of her “true leader” friends jibber-jabbering on and on about unicorns. They didn’t get paid for their jabbering contributions because they’re all so fucking kind and generous :: or because things that are good for the group … are good for the group.

In 2007 James Arthur Ray explained to Kelly Howell how many Law of Attraction miracles were required to turn the random mouth turds of the TLC :: into the total piece of crap that was The Secret …

The Secret of Transformational MasterMinding

… later to be mindlessly jammed down the throats of women everywhere by the reckless and foolish Oprah Winfrey.

Because the unicorn babble in The Secret was the off-the-shelf unicorn babble that nearly all self-help gurus were spewing … it attracted a series of ownership disputes almost immediately. The $55 million lawsuit brought by the film’s director was defended by Munger Tolles & Olson attorneys Brad Brian and Luis Li …

“Ms. Byrne is relieved to put this lawsuit behind her and is vindicated that a jury found these allegations to be meritless,” said Brian in a statement. “The world’s response to The Secret and its explosive success are due to Ms. Byrne’s vision and authorship; we are pleased to have helped her defeat the copyright claims alleged against her.”

Oh but Messrs. Brian and Li were only just getting started with their … um … helping.

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