Join us at an Influence Accelerator Workshop in 2022. Find out firsthand why our students praise their education from Influential U as more valuable than their degree. Get a taste of the training in our cutting-edge curriculum.
Influential U is not just another professional development program. It is a rigorous education that can reboot your career. We teach Transactional Competence™, a complete set of competitive skills not taught in business school — skills that supercharge MBAs and transform PhDs from debt into dollars. 
We invite alumni and active students alike to join us at an Influence Accelerator Workshop for half price or bring a friend free. These immersive one-day experiences are a great chance to top up your skills and sharpen your competitive edge. They have all the energy of our annual retreats packed into one intense day.
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.
Business owners, executives, and managers who want to achieve more, faster with less friction and dysfunction—those who seek to achieve their life goals and enjoy complete satisfaction.