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Influence Ecology Registrar | Office of Admissions

Liz Smiley is the Registrar in the Office of Admissions for Influence Ecology, the leading business education in Transactional Competence™.

We teach people how to transact for what they want.

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 facilitated 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 into all of our program, management of all of our programs and the management of all of our Conferences.

Launched in 2009, Influence Ecology is headquartered in Ventura, CA. Additional faculty resides in Australia, New Zealand, London, Singapore, and the United States.

Liz is married with a 9-year-old son and lives in Ventura, CA.


  • Registrar | Office of Admissions & Programs of Influence Ecology, the leading business education in Transactional Competence™
  • 16 years focused the admission, registration process and records for thousands of people
  • Produced and managed training for thousands of people in the US
  • On the Board of Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education
  • Lives in California

Office of Admissions 1+ 805-269-6691

“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.

Influence Ecology Co-founders John Patterson and Kirkland Tibbels
Co-founders John Patterson and Kirkland Tibbels