John D. Patterson

Co-Founder & CEO

Co-Founder and CEO

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 business ecosystems, leadership, and high-performance training and development.

Influential U management, program delivery, and much of the environmental and organizational principles taught in the programs result from over 30 years of practical experience gained and developed by Co-Founder John Patterson. With a degree in Environmental Design (the art and science of the human-built environment), his history includes work in corporate curriculum design and delivering a highly specialized leadership and performance curriculum for a leading global training and development company.

Since 2009, The four-year Influential U curriculum has included virtual programs, online tools, live conferences and workshops, podcasts, and mentorship utilized by men and women in over 100 countries worldwide. Our membership consists of an international assembly of accomplished professionals, faculty, and peers from various countries, industries, and cultures.

"You are free to say, do, and believe what you want . . . you are not, however, free of the consequence of your naïveté."

John Patterson

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 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.

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