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Code Blue

A Lifeline for Healthcare Careers in Crisis

COVID has overwhelmed the global healthcare complex, which is now teetering on the brink of either a breakdown or breakthrough. About one in five healthcare professionals have left their job and the industry in the US since the pandemic started.

For those who remain, what new skills are needed to cope?

For those who resigned, how do they not just survive but thrive?

Who benefits?

For healthcare professionals across
the global healthcare complex.

Frontline Workers







Board Members

Don't just survive, thrive.

In a  90-minute webinar produced by Influential U, a panel of experienced healthcare professionals offers some much-needed answers for those ready to make meaningful and sustainable changes in their lives and in the lives of those around them. Made up of Influential U alum and current students, the panel will discuss new skills acquired through our cutting-edge curriculum.

Healthcare professionals represent our largest
student group because what we teach works.


Avoid the burnout pitfalls of your  Transactional Behavior™


Produce more balance across many neglected conditions of life


Discover new career pathways in seemingly fixed systems


John Patterson

Ojai, California

Mr. Patterson co-founded, facilitates, and manages the curriculum of Influential U. Since 1987, he has led programs and conferences for tens of thousands globally and now certifies and oversees a multi-continent faculty. His history includes corporate curriculum design focusing on business ecosystems, leadership, and high-performance training and development. Influential U offers an internationally delivered curriculum that incorporates e-learning, live conferences, workshops, webinars, and recorded content facilitated by an international assembly of accomplished professionals, faculty, and peers from various countries, industries, and cultures.


Dr. Gary Ward

MBBS, BMedSci, BSc.

Rokeby GP

Perth, Western Australia

Dr. Gary Ward is a General Practitioner at Rokeby GP in Western Australia. In 1980, Gary worked at Perth’s leading teaching hospital (Royal Perth Hospital) and then worked in a specialist neurology hospital in Leeds and then at the prestigious Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, and the tertiary cardiology unit at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. In 1984 Gary returned to Royal Perth Hospital to continue physician training and then entered private general practice in 1987.

Anne Ingalls Gillespie


Youth and Pet Survivors (YAPS)

Denver, Colorado

Anne Ingalls Gillespie, MSN, RN, CPHON, is a third year PhD student in Biobehavioral Science at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, Anschutz Medical Campus. She has specialized in providing nursing care for pediatric hematology/oncology patients for over three decades. Her PhD research focus is virtual animal-assisted therapy and she created the Youth and Pet Survivors Program™ (YAPS™) in 2001, a pioneer program and novel form of virtual animal-assisted therapy.

Todd Brossart


Denver, Colorado

Todd Brossart is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist who specializes in helping professionals build mindfulness-based skills to increase self-awareness and confidence to excel in their field of expertise. Before starting his private practice, Todd spent 12 years as a psychotherapist for the Department of Veterans Affairs working in the outpatient substance use disorders and outpatient mental health clinics. You can learn more about his work at

Cynthia Smith-Power

University of Virginia’s Department of Medicine

Charlottesville, Virginia

Cynthia Smith-Power has worked within health care for nearly two decades and currently serves as a Division Administrator within the University of Virginia’s Department of Medicine.  Her responsibilities include oversight of the delivery of clinical care, medical education, and research for General Medicine, Geriatrics, Palliative Care and Hospital Medicine.  The Division employs 95 faculty and staff, most of whom have served tirelessly on the front lines of the pandemic.

Olga Kipnis

Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri

Olga Kipnis is the Assistant Dean for Organizational Excellence at the Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine. Olga enjoys serving individuals and teams as a coach, advisor, and facilitator in achieving their goals. Before joining Washington University in St. Louis in 2020, Olga worked at the University of Virginia for 10 years where she established a function to support the School of Medicine with project management, process improvement, and change management efforts

Marne Power

MPOWER Consulting

Charlottesville, Virginia

Marne is a dynamic individual who brings a high level of integrity, commitment, and humor to her work. She has over 25 years of diverse training experience spanning a broad range of learning styles and has delivered individual coaching as well as group programs to more than 20,000 people worldwide. Currently, Marne is a faculty member for Influence Ecology, the leading business education in transactional competence. In addition, she is the owner of MPOWER Consulting, LLC a productivity consulting company specializing in working with academic health care providers.

Kim Corbett


Denver, Colorado

Strategic Account Manager at IDBS: Delivering faster and more cost-effective access to life-changing vaccines and therapies. Accomplished goal-oriented, award-winning professional with expertise in new business development consistently achieving quota and managing complex sales of $1 million +. Exceptional ability to recover poorly performing markets into record-breaking sales.

Tim Nicklas

Top-rated children’s hospital system


Denver, Colorado

Tim Nicklas has worked in healthcare for over fifteen years as an engineer, entrepreneur, and manager focusing on using digital technology to improve human movement performance. He has utilized his study with Influential U to create a healthcare innovation program, a digital health startup, and to run a clinical department. He is now faculty and a client manager for Influential U.

There is hope.

Influential U gets real results. Our clients report earning more moneyhitting health goals and having more time to enjoy both. We have taught thousands of ambitious business professionals how to construct the exchanges that accelerate their influence. Our programmes are offered in 12 countries with webinar participants and podcast subscribers in over 100 countries.

Influential U produces life-changing journeys. We will show you how to go from one-hit wonder to sustainable satisfaction, because real success means replicating results to consistently achieve aims. Since our founding in 2009, students have brought our proprietary practice to schools, institutions, and enterprises around the world.

More influence.
More certainty.
More satisfaction.

Tim Nicklas
Tim NicklasTop-rated children's hospital system
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What I've learned at Influential U has allowed me to transact to make things happen in a large healthcare system that I was told weren't possible, and has led to greater freedom and satisfaction within a large organization.
Cynthia Smith-Power
Cynthia Smith-PowerUniversity of Virginia’s Department of Medicine
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Influential U programs not only provide a wake-up call but also deliver the framework and accountability required to ensure one’s success in making necessary changes.
Marne Power
Marne PowerMPOWER Consulting
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Without the knowledge and understanding I have that we, as human beings, do not all share the same worldview; I would not be as effective in supporting academic physicians to alter some very ingrained habits. Influential U has taught me to understand people and how they work
Todd Brossart
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Having worked for over a decade in outpatient mental health clinics treating addiction and trauma, balancing acceptance and change has not always been graceful. As a current student of Influential U, learning about transactional behavior and personality types has challenged me to rethink the process by which patients can recover and heal. By knowing where I am in the transaction cycle with patients, I feel more equipped when inviting them into conversations about the direction of their treatment.
Olga Kipnis
Olga Kipnis Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
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Whenever we are in a situation with another human being or a team, we enter an intersection of various moving parts such as personalities, points of view, and motivation to engage. As we aim to accomplish anything together in this space, we also may experience limited time and energy. Studying with Influential U has helped me recognize and deeply appreciate various perspectives as well as design situations to accomplish what's important faster while making it a meaningful experience for everyone involved.

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