Influence Ecology Co-Founder and CEO
John Patterson is co-founder and CEO of Influence Ecology, the leading business education in Transactional Competence™.
We teach people how to transact for what they want.
John co-founded and manages a four-year curriculum that includes webinars, conferences, workshops, online tools, podcasts, case studies, and mentors utilized by men and women in seventy + countries. Student membership consists of an international assembly of accomplished professionals, faculty, and peers from a variety of countries, industries, and cultures.
Starting with a bachelors in Environmental Design (the art and science of the built environment), he now specializes in the construction of consequential educational environments which produce the practical application of abstract knowledge and the embodiment of valued behaviors. His history includes work in corporate curriculum design and the delivery of a specialized leadership and performance curriculum for a global training and development company. Since 1987, he has facilitated training for tens of thousands of people internationally and has been responsible for the training, development, and management of hundreds of leaders, managers, and mentors. He held a senior train-the-trainer role for 16 consecutive years focused on effective selling, public speaking, and program delivery.
Today, John’s primary responsibilities are executive management, program delivery, and enterprise growth. He is the host of the Influence Ecology Podcast.
Launched in 2009, Influence Ecology is headquartered in Ventura, CA. Additional faculty resides in Australia, New Zealand, London, and the United States. John is married and lives in Ojai, California.
- Co-Founder and CEO of Influence Ecology, the leading business education in Transactional Competence™
- 16 years train-the-trainer focused on effective sales, public speaking, and program delivery
- Facilitated training for tens of thousands of people internationally
- Co-founded and manages a four-year curriculum for ambitious professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs
- Primary accountability is executive management, program delivery, and enterprise growth
- The host of the Influence Ecology Podcast
“You are free to say, do, and believe what you want . . . you are not, however, free of the consequence of your naïveté.”
– John Patterson
“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 Historical 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.
The Influence Ecology Podcast with host John Patterson
With listeners in 70+ countries, John Patterson is the host and senior producer for a Podcast that features case studies, stories and lessons from business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs who found real solutions, real results, and real satisfaction . . . not only with work, career, and money . . . but in every area of life. We demonstrate how these ambitious professionals found that those who transact powerfully, thrive.