Influential U brings true transactionalism to town.
There is an “X-Factor,” and it’s not what you think. It is not about bolstered confidence, repeated affirmations, or walking on hot coals. It’s not about the right idea, an ancient secret, or a stroke of luck. To hell with luck!
The X Factor is Transactional Competence, a complete set of competitive skills not taught in business school. It is a set of skills that must be practiced. Those who have it can be wholly satisfied. Those who don’t, tend to struggle.
Designed for new students and alum alike, our Influence Accelerator Workshop is a one-day immersion into the power of true transacationalism. Backed by academic rigor and real-world results, we teach ambitious professionals how to construct exchanges that reliably achieve aims.
The ability to see every human interaction as a series of exchanges you can influence.
The skill to start a new business or manage an enterprise as a series of exchanges you can control.
The capacity for you to be wholly satisfied across many Conditions of Life.
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.

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.