Why You REALLY Can’t Trust The Hollis Company After Rachel Hollis & Dave Hollis Divorce was Shared
Why You CAN'T Trust the Hollis Company After Rachel Hollis & Dave Hollis Divorce Was Announced
I never thought I’d be commenting about someone else’s divorce online. It’s none of our business……except that they literally made it their business. Why you REALLY CAN’T trust “The Hollis Company” After Rachel Hollis and Dave Hollis divorce was announced on June 8th.
I Don't Think It's Bad That Rachel Hollis and Dave Hollis are Getting Divorced. I Think It's Bad They Profited Off Their "Healthy" Marriage When It Wasn't.
This couple made money off their marriage advice on the podcast Rise Together and their Rise Together weekend conferences (which cost couples thousands of dollars per ticket). Would you pay for a marriage conference ran by someone you knew would be divorced in a few months? Probably not, which is why there was no sense of stress or negativity in their relationship whatsoever. The intro for their podcast makes sure to mention that they have been married for 15 years and have “a thousand kids.” There is no “hey we’re really struggling,” only personal growth strategies told in the context of marriage that never made much sense.
They've Left Out Key Information Before
While Rachel was proud to tout all of the hard work she put into building her company, she failed to openly acknowledge how her husband’s job allowed her to do so. Rachel was able to hire a nanny full time so she could “work as an intern without pay.” Many women would LOVE to enter a new field but could not afford to LOSE money to work (by hiring a nanny). Yet she talks about “reaching out for help,” without saying that they hired a nanny.
Did Rachel Ever Announce Her Taking Back the "CEO" Title?
I happened to click into Rachel’s profile because a picture was on my “explore” page. And I noticed that her bio listed her as CEO. Which is interesting because it was a big deal that Dave was hired as CEO last year. I tried looking through the past several posts on her and Dave’s profile as to when the switch happened, but it doesn’t appear to be addressed. That was actually when I questioned their marriage. I realized they didn’t seem to be together as much, and Dave had come off very egotistical in his social media presence.
Their Relationship Was Toxic to Begin With
The level of toxicity that was described in Girl, Wash Your Face (GWYF) was baaaaad. And yet, Rachel shares that this man is her husband. And we’re supposed to just go “Awwww” over it? No way! I remember being shocked.
The Name Change to The Hollis Company Seemed Sucspicious
Dave Hollis was an executive at Disney. One of the biggest media companies in the world. You don’t hold a job like that without some serious business acumen. I have the deep suspicion that there have been trouble in the waters ever since the decision to change the name to The Hollis Company. Why? Because if Rachel, the primary face of this company, ever left….the “Hollis” name would still be attached to the company. Not her. I have no clue what her maiden name is, so should she choose to return to that, it would be hard for all of her customers/followers to convert to that name. The tens of millions of copies of that book say Rachel Hollis. So even if there was a name update, those people would only have that name.
The Plagiarism Still Hasn't Stopped
I stopped following Rachel Hollis on Instagram back around the time her and Dave did the Start Today Morning Show on Instagram (side note, whenever that stopped might be a key breaking point in their relationship…). The specific time was when Rachel Hollis recommended reading the book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. This was while she was writing Girl, Stop Apologizing. And what showed up in “GSA” ? Duhigg’s work, except without crediting him that work. The comparison was absolutely undeniable, and she gave no credit. Then I realized this has always been a problem. It’s criticized in Girl Wash Your Face, her conferences, social media, absolutely everything. She has stolen so much work, it’s horrifying. So while that was the original straw that did it for me, I hope that realizing their marriage was a money-maker for them and nothing else, that its your time to see through. If anyone currently has a ticket to the next Rise Together conference, I hope you get a refund.
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Hi, my name is Rachel Smith. I’m a personal finance nerd, Aldi connoissuer, book lover, yoga enthusiast, and budgeting wiz. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska but currently call Michigan home. I want to help people with their finances and eating healthy on a tight budget (no matter what your cost-of-living area is!)