Liz Smiley

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Influence Ecology Director of Admissions

Liz Smiley is a Partner and Director of Admissions for Influence Ecology, the leading business education in Transactional Competence™.

We teach people how to transact for what they want.

Liz has been working with Influence Ecology for the majority of the company’s history. She exemplifies the producer’s personality. In 2009, her consulting business “The Business Nanny” focused on working with small business owners on restructuring their business and managing projects for the owners. 

Her early history includes work in the delivery and management of a specialized leadership and performance curriculum for a global training and development company. She has managed or coordinated training for thousands of people internationally and has been responsible for the training, development, and management of hundreds of leaders, managers, and mentors.

Today, Liz’s primary responsibilities are admissions, orientation, and records for all programs and the production of all live events and conferences.

Launched in 2009, Influence Ecology is headquartered in Ventura County, CA. Additional faculty resides in Australia and New Zealand.

Liz, her husband, and her son and live in Ventura, CA.


  • Partner, Director of Admissions for Influence Ecology, the leading business education in Transactional Competence™
  • 16 years focused on the admission, registration process, and records for thousands of people
  • Produced and managed training for thousands of people globally 
  • On the Board of Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education
  • Lives in California


Office of Admissions +1 805 396-4090

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.

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