As reported in the Salt Lake Tribune and TPM
A supervisor at a motivational coaching business in Provo is accused of waterboarding an employee in front of his sales team to demonstrate that they should work as hard on sales as the employee had worked to breathe.
I do a fair amount of work with and for Motivational speakers, and the companies that employ them to speak, and I’ve heard of some seriously stupid stuff, but this takes the cake. It has been an interesting study, over the past 10 years of my time in the Corporate Theater business to see just how messed up some of these people who make money speaking about self-fulfillment or business advancement. Most of them are great at the talk, the walk, not so much. But in all that time, through all the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual warfare that I have witnessed these people perpetuate against both their employees, attendees, and contractors, I have NEVER seen or heard of anything like this.