John Baigent

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John is a business consultant from Christchurch, New Zealand who specializes in the area of margin erosion. He helps ambitious business owners to unravel the complexity that is typically costing them 20% – 50% of their gross margin. He is also a program leader on the faculty of Influence Ecology, the leading business education in Transactional Competence™. In fact, he is graduate of the Influence Ecology curriculum having completed Fundamentals of Transaction in 2014, Mechanics and Practice in 2015 and MAP2 PSTI in January 2018.

John started his career as an accountant in the finance sector however he found his education only provided a basic introduction to business. He chose to follow a management path and has spent over 17 years in senior and general management roles in the primary, manufacturing, service and property sectors. Over that time he was able to develop his leadership, organizational and people skills with responsibility for up to 80 staff. This resulted in cross-discipline skills and an ability to bring a diverse team together for the attainment of a common goal. John has a good understanding of strategic issues having held Directorships for three independent companies and initiated the acquisition and integration of two businesses into the acquirer.

John’s first business was incorporated in 1998 as a consulting company providing succession and financial planning as well as investment advice to business owners. John has also been a partner in a consulting practice that focused on business improvement, strategy, and asset acquisitions. In addition to these, John currently owns a further four property-related companies.

John is married and has three grown children.


  • Faculty and Student Mentor for Influence Ecology, the leading business education in Transactional Competence™.
  • Completion of Influence Ecology curriculum.
  • Consultant in the area of margin erosion – born from specialist study and deliberate practice.
  • 20 years’ experience consulting to and working with business owners.
  • 17 years as a senior business manager.
  • Cross-discipline skills and an ability to bring a diverse team together for the attainment of a common goal.
  • Owner of multiple businesses and company director.

When I came here, I saw you couldn’t escape the impact that this education has on people’s lives. I wanted that for my life, but I wanted to give that to others, too.

– John Baigent

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“Influence Ecology programs are, in my opinion, required learning for anyone who has the desire, but not the tools or application, to reach their aims in life. In no uncertain terms, Influence Ecology holds you to account for all of the things you know you should start, stop, or continue doing (but ignore as habit) and makes you responsible for your own future.”

– James Walls, Wellington, New Zealand


About Influence Ecology

Influence Ecology is considered the leader in the field of Transactional Competence™, having published and contributed to the only comprehensive text on the subject, Transactionalism: An Historic and Interpretive Study by Trevor J. Phillips. Co-Founder Kirkland Tibbels has authored more than 500 papers on the subject, study, and discipline of Transactional Competence™ and is a sought-after lecturer at universities, major corporations, and civic organizations around the world. 

Influence Ecology’s curriculum includes conferences, webinars, online tools, podcasts, and mentorship utilized by men and women in over seventy countries around the world. Our membership includes an international assembly of accomplished professionals, faculty, and peers from a variety of countries, industries, and cultures.[vc_single_image image=”2350″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”]

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