A immersive one-day workshop to accelerate your influence
Make 2022 your year to study with ambitious pros committed to transacting powerfully. We have a jam-packed 2022 schedule of Influence Accelerator Workshops with events in the United States, Canada, England, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. Led by Influential U faculty, these one-day, in-person events offer first-time students and alum alike a uniquely immersive experience of full four-year training in Transactional Competence. Whether you need to reboot your career or top up your skills, our workshops help you get to yes faster. Active students and alumni enjoy 50% off or bring a friend free with a full-price ticket.
Influence Accelerator Workshops focus on a cornerstone of Transactional Competence™ that we call Personality and Transactional Behavior. It’s about how we approach every exchange, and it’s not taught in business school. In fact, it’s common for students to praise their education from Influential U as more valuable than their degree. Our new workshop is an extraordinary opportunity, like experiencing a full day at an Influential U conference for a fraction of the cost. It is not a lecture, presentation, or how-to session. It is immersive and interactive.
We will introduce you to Transactional Competence™ – the fundamental and ubiquitous way we engage in everyday exchanges to get what we want and need. Those who transact powerfully, thrive! Learn what transactions are, how they work, and how to transact efficiently and effectively. Understand how human beings are constantly transacting to satisfy our aims in every Condition of Life™ and why transactional competence matters now more than ever.

John Patterson
Co-Founder & Faculty
Mr. Patterson co-founded, facilitates, and manages the curriculum of Influential U. Since 1987, John Patterson has led programs and conferences for tens of thousands globally. His history includes corporate curriculum design focusing on influence, leadership, and high-performance training and development.

Marni Power
Senior Program Faculty
Marne Power is a senior Faculty Member for Influential U. Marne has 25 years of experience in the training and development industry. This includes working with leaders, managers, and executives, as well as designing and leading programs on a wide range of topics for tens of thousands of people worldwide.

Drew Knowles
Partner & Program Faculty
Kiwi Drew Knowles is Vice President, Asia-Pacific Region. He is one of the five global Partners and is accountable for Influence Ecology Asia-Pacific. He has over 20 years of experience in human performance and behaviour, facilitating programmes to over 15,000 people in various industries, occupations, and cultures all over the world.

Tim Nicklas
Program Faculty
Tim Nicklas’ 15+ year career in healthcare as an engineer, entrepreneur, and manager has focused on using digital technology to improve human movement performance. He has utilized his study with Influential U to create a healthcare innovation program and a digital health startup and run a clinical department. He’s now applying his unique skills and experience to his Faculty and Client Manager roles at Influential U.

Josh Damigo
Program Faculty
Josh Damigo is a senior Faculty member and the West Coast Client Manager for the United States and Canada for Influential U, the leading business education in Transactional Competence. With a history as a talented recording artist, Josh also serves as the host of two local Ventura County Chambers of Commerce.