Complaint / review text:
I signed up for one of their package tours in 2012 as a speaker and later included my wife. The attitude of the management was appalling and after signing up discovered serious integrity issues within the company. I withdrew after having received credible threats of harm from associates of Power Places Tours. The company show total disregard for traveller safety, put money before common sense ethics and also offer false promises of phenomenal exposure. I lost $11,000 in expenses.
My wife signed up and lost US$4,000 after having to withdraw because of threats of harm made to her by associates of Power Places Tours. They ignored the concerns, treated us like babies, said that we would get thrown off the tour for speaking up and generally displayed such contempt that any right minded individual would be well advised to give this company a wide berth.in 2013 several ex - employees admitted to serious ethical wrongdoings within the company with regard to misrepresentation to potential customers and speakers If you have a basic level of self respect and want to save yourself a lot of unpleasantness - leave this company well alone.
The management are rude, disrespectful and lack a common sense approach to ethics one would expect such a company to display. Behind the scenes - a very unpleasant organization indeed - run by very disreputable individuals supported by Gregg Braden himself. The company has also shown contempt for legal rulings made in the US and if you speak up about ethical concerns this company may have you threatened with violence behind the scenes. Theresa Weiss (the owner) as well as Richard Rodgers and someone just known as 'Peggy' who worked for them, all have associations with criminals/fraudsters/thugs and lend a helping hand to those involved in criminal acts. Gregg Braden is also involved in turning a blind eye to what goes on within and is not willing to clarify his position with regard to violence. They also continue to try and my websites to take down the blogs warning travellers about them and cyclically have people issue me with threats of violence if I do not keep quiet.
I thought about whether I should take the review down as it is negative and it has been some time since 2012 - but really - when a company acts with a serious lack of integrity and endangers peoples safety and shows no intention of remedying matters - it would be irresponsible of me not to let the review stand.
Also 11 people were defrauded in some way in 2012 by the same company with Gregg Braden's blessing.in fairness I gave Theresa Weiss, Power Places Tours and Gregg Braden's press office numerous opportunities to remedy matters but they do not care - so the review needs to remain indefinitely. A company run on criminal values. Beware!!