The Nine are slightly queasy to present a clear photograph of Esalen CEO Tricia McEntee’s “Vision Board.” The CEO says that her Vision Board serves as a “litmus test for pretty much every decision I make and the way I go about my job.” Her sparse collage, made over a weekend after a salsa dancing extravaganza, is new-agey feel-good.
But is this the house that Murphy, Price, Maslow, and Rolf built? Where is the grand confrontation with the self? Where is the yearning to explore the depths of human experience? This saccharine vision is, in the end, an icon of Esalen’s spectacularly failed leadership.
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We would remind our readers to review January’s article “Vision Board” which completes the picture with a video and transcript.