Influence Ecology, and more specifically their Fundamentals of Transaction Program, is an invaluable resource that will dramatically change the way an individual will transact for the rest of their lives. I have learned so much since beginning my study and applying my learnings to my life has been transformative. I experienced a big difference not only in how I more powerfully and effectively transact with others, but with myself as well. Additionally, the founders of the program, the mentors, and everyone else in the ecology are beyond advantageous in receiving the help necessary to satisfy your aims.
Melody Barooni, Marketing, Encino, CA, USA
This course has opened my eyes to ways of thinking and approaching my career which are not taught elsewhere.
Teresa Lui Yuen, Oil and Gas, Perth, Western Australia
Influence Ecology and the Fundamentals of Transaction Program have helped me to be more cognitive of my health metrics and understand the concept of invitations and offers and the discipline that is required to meet my goals.
Alexander Grey, Community Development and Outreach, New York, NY, USA
The distinctions of the Fundamentals of Transaction Program are some of the most fundamentally useful, valuable, and practical distinctions I have learned since learning to “read, write, and do basic mathematics.
Liz Kriegshauser, Business and Financial Services, Chesterfield, MO, USA
Influence Ecology offered an extremely well put together and well-presented body of materials. The teachers, leadership, and fellow members are very warm and impressive. I loved the structure of the study modules and the way they were sent to us—once I got used to it. It is a fast-paced program but a wonderful stretch. The questions were challenging and thought provoking. I got to see my weaknesses and strengths in a different, more realistic way in terms of helping me understand why I am where I am, and where I’m not. When the light bulbs started coming on, it was quite an experience.
Lena DeMonte, Executive Legal Recruiting and Writing, Ventura, CA, USA
Amazing program which connects the reality of the current marketplace and enlightens on what is required.
Bhavin Kharadi, Application Manager, Fisco, TX, USA
The Fundamentals of Transaction course is the most practical business course that I have taken. I started my real estate company two years ago, and with the knowledge from this course, I am the #1 Waterfront Realtor in SW Michigan (with 2x the sales of the #2 Realtor). In the last six months, while participating in the course, my income is up 99% from the same time last year. I highly recommend the Fundamentals of Transaction Program to anyone who is serious about doing the work required to produce exceptional results.
Paul DeLano, Real Estate, Union, MI, USA
I had my doubts before beginning the program. I thought the idea of influencing others was manipulative. But I was curious and too much of what I saw and heard made sense. I was lucky enough to get an invitation, successfully applied, and I’m very grateful I did. Since beginning FOT I have recognised many areas of my life where I am naïve, and taken responsibility for them. I’m healthier, happier, have a promising new startup in the works, and have significantly better job and business opportunities than I had 6 months ago. And I’ve learned a lot about the importance and interdependence of health, relationships, money, and language.
James Scaur, Cryptocurrency / Blockchain, Tustin, CA, USA
The same questions I was asked, I would ask someone considering the Fundamentals of Transaction Program. “What are your aims?” “What is your offer?” “What is your current ecology?” “Do you accurately measure and assess yourself?” I struggled with these questions before the course and it was obvious I had an opportunity to learn and grow.
Trent Trailov, Accounting / CPA Consulting, Seattle, WA, USA
It’s a great space to come face to face with habits—particularly around planning and scheduling—that do not serve you well. It’s also a great space to practice habits—and thinking—which will forward life aims.
Julie Clifton, Not-for-Profit Sector, Wellington, New Zealand
As Einstein said, genius is simple but not easy. This has been precisely my experience with FOT. After completing the program and looking back on what I have learned, I can clearly see that if you follow the simple steps to complete the transaction cycle and you have clearly defined your aims (and the 13 steps), it is impossible not to be successful—it is simply impossible. However, this task being simple, it is not easy. Realizing how I have lived until now, I am surprised I made it out of bed; I see nothing but chaos and random actions that I have been taking that have no clear beginning and no clear ending. Possessing the knowledge and applying the skills I have learned has been an experience of waking up, getting my vision back, or having the sun come out of a terrible storm.
Kristina Panchenko, Accountant / Owner, Miami, FL, USA
Influence Ecology has had a profound impact on how I relate to and deal with other people. Before my study here, I was working from a context of Self Action (if it was to be it was up to me). I now understand that my actions are part of a larger process in my own Influence Ecology and that my actions have a reciprocal result in my Ecology not only for those with whom I transact but also for myself. Having taken this way of thinking and transacting on, it has made my life easier, more fun, and much more productive. I get more done in less time than ever before.
Bill McCroskey, Tustin, CA, USA
I found the FOT Program very enlightening and useful. As a result of the program, I have instituted a number of life changes which have had a dramatic effect on my life. I have also recommended the program to my spouse who has recently decided to enroll in FOT as well. I think with her and I both going through the program it will allow us to not only work better together on our mutual aims but also more effectively support each other on our individual life goals.
Benjamin Hall, Retail, Seattle, WA, USA
FOT has given me the framework to move in a series of coordinated, reciprocal exchanges in order to satisfy my conditions of life in health, career, work, and money. The distinctions, deliberate practice, and consequential environment sets FOT apart from other courses. It has been a humbling experience, often confronting but ultimately life changing! Thank you, Influence Ecology.
Xin Yin, Auckland, New Zealand
Before starting FOT I was enormously frustrated by my inability to find and have conversations with potential clients. By months five & six, my situation had radically altered—I started to receive invitations to speak at conferences, invitations to engage with SVPs of Fortune 200 companies, and requests to contract my services. These requests were notable in that on two occasions they were extended after just 45 minutes of conversation, and on a third occasion, I was asked to raise my rate (by 66%) so as to properly reflect the value I was bringing to the organization. In terms of results, the income generated in the final nine weeks of the program equated to the income I had anticipated making in the entire six months of the course. In terms of the difference it has made for me and the people in my life, FOT has given me the tools and the practices to have the things I care about happening in the world actually happen.
Alex Bould, Agile Expert and Consultant, Dublin, CA, USA
This program is one that will challenge your overall disposition from the point of keeping the MIRROR up to your face to acknowledge your existence. Going through the study modules, the different books assigned, and the deliberate PRACTICE that must be adhered to poses a crossroads for yourself: Are you willing to do the unfolding of WHO YOU ARE? The Fundamentals of Transaction, if done in a focused manner, will cause you to look at every aspect of yourself and decide WHO you wish to become based on doing the work thereof.
Gregory Clarke, Education, Ventura, CA, USA
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program is a uniquely designed learning experience that helps you identify your goals and greatly improve your ability to achieve them by studying influence and transaction. A thorough understanding of the transaction cycle helped me analyze the way my organization does business and how we can improve our business development practices. Overall, a highly valuable and recommendable program.
David Senior Garcia, Oil/Gas Industry Consulting, Spain
Thanks to Influence Ecology, I have a much more accurate picture of what I need to do to achieve my primary aims for the Condition of Life of money, in particular. Prior to this program, I only despaired that I would never have enough. Thinking accurately about what “enough” would mean to me has provided me a new focus for achieving those goals.
Anne Sciarrone, Architecture, Georgia, USA
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program helped me look at my professional presence in a very different way than I had before. I learned that I have the ability to craft my offer to the marketplace and the responsibility to present it to those who would be most interested. As someone who had simply accepted what was presented to me in the past, this is a very empowering new perspective.
Julie Haizlip, Academic Healthcare, Bentonville, VA, USA
Because of Influence Ecology and the Fundamentals of Transaction Program, I have been able to develop a structured path for the years to come. This program has fostered my awareness of scheduling and focusing aspects of my life in order to be successful at building a greater future for myself, career, and family. My motto is “a constructive schedule is essential to creating desired results.”
Charlie Berrian, Pastor / Non-Profit, Georgia, USA
I have always known myself as someone who can produce and make things happen. In this course, I developed and honed my skills to work with others to have them complete their own tasks and not do them myself.
Anna Rickards, Manager of Organizational Development in Operations, Tasmania, Australia
Influence Ecology has shown me how to use accurate thinking to articulate my aims and the steps I need to take to fulfill them.
Jennifer Wilson, Real Estate, USA
The FOT is a real eye-opening coursework. It will get you clear about what’s important to you and teach you the importance of accurate thinking and accountability to achieve your aims in life and how to achieve them. My income, health, and personally my 5-year toxic relationship with my wife improved tremendously to friendly and intimate.
Gactjen St Preux, Computer Tech, New York, NY, USA
Influence Ecology and FOT has helped me to learn to be concrete and realistic about what it will take to achieve my aims, to think accurately about how I can accomplish what it will take without getting caught up in the emotion of despair when I consider the disparity between where I am currently and where I need to get to. Much like the quote my dad always brought up whenever I felt overwhelmed by something I needed to accomplish—we lived on the East Coast, and he would ask “How do you walk to California? One step at a time.” Influence Ecology helps you to break down those steps and make logical plans about how to achieve great things in your future through incremental choices, and how to make each one of those choices as efficient of a use of your finite resources and effort as possible, so that you can achieve more with less. FOT helped me to identify what circumstances in my life existed when it seemed like things naturally fell into place, or “in the zone,” and how to recreate those circumstances for every deliberate plan of action I might undertake to achieve my aims.
Wes McQuillen, Digital Marketing, Reno, NV, USA
As I began this program, I was ineffective at obtaining the right expertise in rehabilitating a year-old injury which prevented me from bending my hip. Through my study of this material, I was able to find and work with the right people and now not only can I sit for extended times but I am currently squatting over 200lbs.
Christina Malin, Pharmaceutical, Pennsylvania, USA
Thank you, Influence Ecology, for the well-designed, excellent written content contained in this Fundamentals of Transaction Program. FOT forced me to take a long, hard look at the environment and The Current, and how it’s affected my life for many years. I greatly appreciate the focused reading and study, as well as the necessary actions I needed to take and did take to improve my Conditions of Life thus far. Due to the work and action throughout FOT, I/we are very close to being debt-free and building on our retirement account. As a Producer personality, it’s been a great experience to focus and work on these Conditions of Life and realize the benefits of accomplishing our aims, as we continue to proceed towards greater Health, Income, and Money aims. Thank you!
Lin Burress, Health, Plano, TX, USA
Out of my participation in the program, I am now clear on what my aims are and the pathway to achieve them. During the six months of the program, I paid off over $16,000 in credit card debt, I hired a personal assistant, and I engaged with an agency to pursue a business idea I have had for over 10 years.
Heather McRae, Senior Loan Officer, Chicago, IL, USA
I found this study to be impactful, insightful, and extremely valuable.
Katherine Wheatley, Senior Budget Analyst, California, USA
Influence Ecology has helped me to understand that I have total control of my own future. The decisions I make to accept and decline invitations, offers, requests, and assertions directly influence my satisfaction in life. Providing one approaches each opportunity in a fully-considered manner, we can find the autonomy we seek.
Cymon Allfrey, Architecture, Christchurch, New Zealand
I am a senior manager in a finance and investing company. I am accountable for our culture, that is, that our team of 30 are thriving and operating consistent with our values. Said in layman’s terms, I am a coach to 30 people, including our managing director. We are 4 and a half years in from building this company from scratch, and last financial year we turned over $5.5m, facilitated $58.45m in investments, and had 3084 attendances to our educational seminars. We were experiencing good success but I was busy! I was spending most of my time “dusting off” my staff. A very challenging and enjoyable course with great people and freedom to improve yourself.
Sarah Dawson, Other, California, USA
A big aha! for me was in discovering that I am a Producer and really embracing that, rather than wondering why I have such a hard time presenting, even 1:1, with people. It helps to know what I am good at and make that part of my offer. With my husband, we now have a plan for when we can stop working our full-time jobs—it’s a very satisfying feeling. One of the study papers offered a perfect set of questions to help us accurately think it through and make it work.
Linda Ploch, Product Development Engineer, Illinois, USA
FOT provides a structure for thinking through your offer in the marketplace. This structure allows you to think through what you are good at and what you need assistance with or improvement on. One achievement for me has been that thinking through the breakdown my offer solves for each potential client, which allows me to sell my offer more successfully. I am not a natural presenter.
Helen Daniel, Workplace Investigator and Mediator, Toronto, Canada
I was hesitant to start FOT simply because I couldn’t answer what I had hoped to gain by participating in the 12-week program. My current aims in life certainly did not align with the program’s proven results. What I did have though was a love for philosophy and an even bigger love for learning. And those passions became my purpose to participate, which fundamentally pivoted my life—my Conditions of Life. Thank you.
Karie Kohn, Education/Training, Ventura, CA, USA
Over the last 12 months of studying with Influence Ecology, amongst other things, I learnt to rapidly distinguish my staff’s transactional orientation, that is, where they are most effectively placed in the business to leverage their natural strengths. This resulted in dramatic increases in my team’s productivity and job satisfaction. After a big year of repositioning staff, hiring new staff, and letting some go, I am only required a day a week now. Sales and delivery are as strong as ever and I am free to focus on other things.
Tim Guest & Danny Mayes-Smith, Financial Education, Perth, Australia
It is important to realize that this is a journey rather than an event. The FOT Program has provided me with a more comprehensive understanding of myself as a human being (living organism and my biology) in the environment of the earth we live on (and the galaxy we live in), more precisely, a western-developed democracy where most human rights are enshrined in law—and, we live in a conspicuous consumer society—the one IE calls “the Current.” I have been exposed to the concept of a “transaction cycle” in my paid work world of two large corporate mining companies as an engineer and project manager. However, the key difference with the IE FOT Program is the clarification of the “personality traits and transaction behaviours” associated with their Transaction Cycle and its “moves” and “phases” that are directly related to our desire to fulfill our Conditions of Life. I had gathered pieces of the “transaction jig-saw” as I lived my life up to having just turned 61 years in January 2016, but this program has given me much greater understanding, with principles to understand and methodology for meaningful application to be in meaningful action! More importantly, it has significant emphasis on “application”—this is exactly what an engineer does—applies the laws of science for mankind’s practical use in their living environment. And this aspect resonates with me. The extent of that is illustrated by my commitment to participate in the MAP program, starting Oct. 2016.
Gary Baldwin, Project and Program Management, Adelaide, South Australia
This is a brilliant program loaded with helpful, relevant, and thought-provoking information. It has given me the courage and ability to clarify how I’d really like my life to look instead of staying stuck on autopilot. The transaction cycle and four personalities are always on my frontal lobe now, and I look forward to getting more and more into the practical application aspect of the learning. This ecology (both leaders and participants) is teeming with knowledge and resources and a warm willingness to share, which makes for a very fun and productive experience.
Luann McKenzie, CA, USA
I came to Influence Ecology in hopes of creating a roadmap to reinventing my career. Thru the curriculum, instruction, and great study partners I not only was provided the tools to completely reinvent my career and operate more effectively in the marketplace but I am also able to apply the same technology to other areas in my life such as health, work, and relationships. I would highly recommend anyone looking to create a plan for the rest of their life to get in touch with the good people at Influence Ecology. They will change your life!
Bob Reynolds, Ft. Meyers, FL, USA
This program gave me a structure to see how my daily thoughts, actions, and aims in life were not matching up to my potential! During the course, I was able to see how my skills were not being utilized in a company that I had been working for 16 years. I set new aims, took new actions, trusted myself, and interviewed for a new job. By the end of the course, I was in a new state running a new company as the Chief Operating Officer. Two levels higher in my industry than my previous job! Thank you, Influence Ecology, for making me the promise at the beginning of the course that I would see an increase in salary, position, or would achieve a major milestone. I did all three!
Lisa Russell, Management/ Executive, North Carolina, USA
The FOT Program has dramatically changed the course of my life for the better! Through understanding, applying, and practicing the concepts from the program I was able to define what I want in life and create a pathway to achieve them. Not only did my income, health, and relationships improve but I now have new tools to take action to achieve my aims.
James Nock, Chiropractor, Singapore
Influence Ecology has shown me how important accurate thinking and accountability is for me to achieve my aims in life. It has armed me with the knowledge of how the marketplace works, how to use it to my advantage, and how to protect myself from it. I’ve also been educated on how to move quickly and competently in business transactions by learning how to work with various personality types.
Randee Strand, Other, Texas, USA
Influence Ecology was everything I have been looking for, searching for many years. I’ve sought a structure to help expand my results in business and personal life, and this was completely beyond high expectations! The leaders are phenomenal individuals, and the program is very high quality. Be ready to study, as the material itself is rich and mind-expanding—in particular the personality types and weapons of influence put something together about why I have been successful in my life. When they state that successful and ambitious adults make up the student body, they really mean it. It’s valuable to have an ecology of people to study with who are up to big things in life. Not only that, but my income went up 12% within the first 4 months of the course.
Helen Kearney, Human Resources, Colorado, USA
The course has allowed me to appreciate the people around me more for the input they give me. I am in transactions on a daily basis at work to communicate the state of our product development and persuade people without having authority on different courses of actions to take. The FOT course has given me the tools to facilitate the transactions in showing me how to incrementally take the conversation through the transaction cycle using invitations and request for commitments then closing with results and assessments. It really removes the emotion from the conversation when you take time to understand the intent and position of the others in the transaction. I was able to successful launch an Agile Implementation plan at work using the concepts and weapons of influence taught in FOT. I began with framing up how Scaled Agile Methodology was the specialized knowledge needed to address the existing breakdown. I then invited key members of the ecology to participate in building a plan. This brought in the authority I lacked. Then we utilized 3rd party Agile coaches to pitch the Leadership aspects of Scaled Agile and garner the commitment for the executive staff to close on the plan. We are now transitioning from Commitment to Act to Work and Action. Our planning event at the end of April will put us in Fulfillment. It is my opinion that had I not been able to leverage the methods taught in FOT we would still be 2-3 months from the fulfillment phase.
John Sellars, Engineering, Longmont, CA, USA
The Fundamentals of Transaction is an all-encompassing, eye-opening study that will have you get clear about what’s important to you and leave you in action.
Matt Ploch, Sr VP – Automatics Underwriter, Illinois, USA
As a natural introvert the idea of transacting for help was not one I embraced. Being forced to confront myself with data and facts was challenging and made me transact in a much more conscious, powerful, and informed way. Stupid as this sounds, the most valuable lesson was learning that it is OK to decline an offer in the marketplace if it doesn’t meet your Conditions of Life or further your aims: being able to implement that lesson alone made it worthwhile.
Gary Bramley, Environmental Consulting, Kaeo, New Zealand
Influence Ecology and The Fundamentals of Transaction have been exactly the catalyst I was hoping they would be. In the past six months, I’ve not only learned a new way to approach my life, but I’ve also had to confront and work through some long-held beliefs, naïveté, and habits that weren’t serving me. I was lucky enough to take FOT with my family, and its given us a shared foundation, narrative, and language to guide and support each other.
Patricia DeBough, Director, Brand and Field Marketing, Colorado, USA
Due to Influence Ecology, I have started a path for my future that has a basic structure and can be built on. The program has raised my awareness of what is constantly going on around me and how to focus and concentrate on what I need to build my future. It is a useful and productive structure that produces results.
Alison Bruesehoff, Non Profit Museums, USA
The program works, if you work the program. I saw my business grow significantly and as a result increased personal revenue 39%. It took something, but it was worth all the effort.
Sterling Hawkins, Retail, Los Angeles, CA, USA
I’ve registered other people—I think what you guys offer is great.
Meg Skelton, Impact Funding, Castle Rock, CO, USA
At first, I struggled with the language and nearly always tried to find a layman’s form to explain it. Now, I feel at ease with the language and use it to more accurately express myself. I can also see that creating the language allows us to talk to our transaction cycle more deliberately. However, I came to IE to define my fledgling business and after completing the COL I soon realized that I would be able to meet them with my current transaction and IE gave me the rigor and discipline to create and pursue a new transaction which fulfills my creative needs.
Lori Jay Ellis, Job Search Aids CEO, Auckland, New Zealand
Influence Ecology is akin to putting on a special pair of glasses in the realm of business (but limited only to business transaction) that allows you to see a whole new series of actions and opportunities that didn’t exist before. Very practical knowledge and skills that every business entrepreneur/leader must possess to have any insight and clue to running a successful company.
John Severson, Travel Agency, California, USA
Influence Ecology has really helped me through the Fundamentals of Transaction Program. I have a clear vision and articulation of my aims and how to achieve them. This has allowed me to really budget my income, being able to undertake more activities to achieve my aims and the lifestyle I desire. I have also realized that to achieve certain aims in life I need to make some big changes, and thanks to undertaking Influence Ecology at my age (26), it is setting me up for a fantastic future. Influence Ecology has a very supportive team to ensure you get the most out of the programs, and I look forward to undertaking more work with this fantastic team.
Kate Matthison, Chiropractor, Auckland, New Zealand
I always had my life goals set, however, this program had me using very specific thinking to identify my chief aims for important areas of my life. What a difference it makes when your life goals become that clearly defined! And now, using this methodology, I have a realistic and accurate pathway for achieving my chief aims.
Maureen Martin, Education/Training, Alberta, Canada
Influence Ecology in general and the Fundamentals of Transaction Program in particular provide you with the tools and insight to transact powerfully. The program forces reflection, and the mirror does not necessarily show what you want to see but rather what you need to see. The methodology and deliverance of the material is deliberate and obviously written in a manner consistent with the content being provided. More than anything else, Influence Ecology has helped me do the things that need to be done, even if (or especially if) I don’t want to do them.
Doug Robertson, Plano, TX, USA
This was a challenging program for me. The work FOT demands from its participants is critical for developing accurate thinking—in terms of achieving one’s chief aims in life and furthermore gaining clarity about what those chief aims are, or in some cases not. At times I was very agitated with this program, but in hindsight, my agitation was caused by my naïve and/or inaccurate thinking about a situation. I am very impressed with the other members involved in this program, and I am grateful to have been invited to participate and practice with this community of philosophers dedicated to continuous personal growth.
Jennifer Marino, Technology, Everett, WA, USA
I am committed to Membership and MAP because of how much value I have gotten from FOT. Although there were times when the time commitment and the amount of new information almost drove me into a state of overwhelm, I can see now, it was absolutely necessary going through those moments to understand the true value of scheduling and accurate thinking. I believe what I have learned through my involvement in Influence Ecology so far will have more of an impact on my individual results and the value I can bring to our organization than any other course or program I could have participated in currently.
Laura Senior Garcia, Consulting and Coaching, Spain
The program enforces one to be accountable for their actions and what they are really doing with their life. It provides the framework and practices for one to construct a practical path forward. Each engaged participant employs the techniques learned in working examples that, if followed through, yield tangible results in health, income.
Henry Schrader, Owner, Portola Valley, CA, USA
Having the ability to articulate my aims for work, career, and money has given me the ability to now create the future that I thought was not possible.
Wendy Russell, Chiropractor, Auckland, New Zealand
The Fundamentals of Transaction has radically altered my understanding of the word “transaction.” More importantly, it’s having real, tangible, yet somewhat mysterious impact in my life. Case in point: a project in which I’m playing a pivotal role for my company transformed quite literally overnight from a low 6 figure to a high 7 figure opportunity. Though a number of factors contributed to that, I’m confident that my participation in this education contributed strongly to this unexpected turn of events. I feel like I’ve just begun to scratch the surface of the depth and breadth of Influence Ecology. But I’m quite excited to discover what’s next.
Michael Carrera, Communication/Storytelling, California, USA
Influence Ecology is not [just] a rigorous curriculum of reading, writing, and discussion. Influence Ecology has all those elements, and yet what it really “is” is an ecology. It is all there in the name—Influence Ecology forms an environment meant to surround you with real actionable help to achieve all your aims. The biggest factor in the health and well-being of a fish is the water in which it swims. Influence Ecology helped me immerse myself in a current meant to push me in the direction of greater satisfaction in my life.
Cory Shepherd, Seattle, WA, USA
The Fundamentals of Transaction curriculum within Influence Ecology has elevated my self-esteem and stature within my personal and professional environments. I have made new friends for life and eagerly anticipate continued personal and financial growth through the Mechanics and Practice Program and studies.
Janet Vreeland, Accounting/Finance/Insurance, California, USA
Datisfy has grown by leaps and bounds since I started the program in April. I am now bringing in my OWN clients and referrals as opposed to working on Angela’s referrals. I myself am focusing on Ambitious Adult behaviors and have in fact received wonderful reviews on how I interact with many of the CFOs that we tend to work with. Getting repeat business from these sources is a testament to our success.
Kathryn Webster, Business Intelligence Software Industry, Canada
Amazing opportunity to articulate achieving satisfaction in the key areas of your life such as money, health, and work. Results produced are then consistent with what you want in your life in a way that you never thought was possible: for example, in 6 months reducing debt by $20,000.
Nicole Baldwin, Health Industry, St. Marys, Australia
This course opened my eyes to what is really necessary to become successful and fulfill my chief aims in life. It created a context for that clarity of vision and a structure for achieving it. I think this program is very useful for anyone wanting to learn how to operate at a higher level. I learned a ton!
Laren Watson, Health and Nutrition Coaching, USA
I know now that I have left many of the most important things in my life up to chance. I now have aims that I can articulate and act upon to satisfy the most important conditions of life after completing this course.
See Wong, IT, Auckland, New Zealand
Influence Ecology’s Fundamentals of Transaction Program has provided a system that I can use to quiet the daily noise and really focus on completing what is important for my success. While I was in the program, I was able to re-balance my priorities so that I wasn’t just working all the time or saying yes to every invitation. I was instead able to respectfully decline offers and enjoy my time off with less guilt, because I knew I was on a path that would satisfy my aims. The course helped me to improve my relationship, lower my stress, organize my house, save more money, and get back into the fitness world. There are so many reasons that this course has helped me that I can’t thank the founders enough for creating the program.
Georg Winkler, Library and Marketing, Bunbury, Western Australia
I have increased my income by 16%, which is remarkable given I have switched from one line of work to another, completely unknown to me! I am moving quickly in my new work ecology, creating alliances, and transacting with people I could not before imagine working with. I love the work I am doing to advance my career and my relationships, and becoming more fit than I have since college.
Lorenda Phillips, Professional Services, California, USA
During this study I learned a lot about myself. I believe that it accelerated my growth and I went from adult to ambitious adult. It was a challenging six months financially and emotionally, and this study gave me the tools to transact in a powerful and professional way. Overall, I lost 26 pounds and laid out a plan for my future that includes a pathway for success in my life. MAP cannot start soon enough. If this is read in the meeting, I’d like to thank Liz for her constant reminders to get my work and action done, Karie for keeping me humble, Darryl for showing me what a Judge is and how they operate, Tyson for his personal insights, Maria for being incredibly easy to work with and showing me the true definition of “low cost,” and finally Kirkland, John, and Drew for allowing me to truly get the feeling that students receive by not “spoiling” any of the lessons, for delivering the program, and for being the guiding lights I needed through this course.
Josh Damigo, Education, Decatur, TX, USA
As a result of Influence Ecology, I have been able to transact for better offers and find myself getting opportunities that were not previously available to me.
Melissa Baer, Consumer Goods, Christchurch, New Zealand
Influence Ecology is an amazing program. I would recommend it to all my friends and associates. I now know the difference between specialized knowledge and general knowledge as well as the weapons of influence. This program has caused me to become more aware of the marketplace and how we transact consciously as well as unconsciously. What stands out to me the most is that “we are transactional beings.”
Debra Jordan, Saddle River, NJ, USA
FOT changed my life. I was becoming overweight, drinking too much, and eating very unhealthy. I was becoming overburdened as the success of my company was taking more and more of my time leaving me with less time for my family, friends, and leisure. FOT provided me the fundamentals to get my life back on track and build the necessary habits and practices that will lead to satisfaction in many of my Conditions of Life. My Health measure was to start doing 80 min of Cardio/week and, in combination with having only a few drinks a month and eating healthier, I have dropped 20lb. I am now within my ideal weight. I started scheduling tasks more effectively for my business and pruning tasks that didn’t bring value to me or my business. This habit has helped build processes that save a lot of time. Two of the most important things I have learned are to be aware of the speed of the transactions I enter and seek out help from other Influence Ecologies. These two lessons alone are more than worth the price of tuition!
Jim Clarey, Building Construction and Skilled Trades, North Dakota, USA
As a computer security professional, I spend most of my day sitting down and over the last fifteen years, my weight and general well-being have suffered as a result. At the end of this program, I am no longer obese and my weight and fitness are both continuously improving.
Barry Anderson, Consulting, Keilor Lodge, Australia
Influence Ecology programs not only provide a wake-up call but also deliver the framework and accountability required to ensure one’s success in making the necessary changes.
Cynthia Smith-Power, Healthcare, Virginia, USA
As I started my Fundamentals of Transaction journey, I quickly realized that some of my preconceived ideas about what I was doing and why I was doing them were wrong. By letting go of my ego and taking the time to think deeply and intelligently about the questions Influence Ecology teaches, I have been able to re-evaluate aspects of my life which have an immediate impact of my success individually and in my company. The result has been an increased awareness of the influence my actions have on others and how I can get the best of the people in my life for our combined success.
Neil Calvert, Technology, Wellington, New Zealand
Before contracting to participate in FOT, I shared with the person who referred me that “. . . the idea of adding any more work to my schedule makes me sick to my stomach and this seems like a lot of work.” I was right on one count—the FOT Program is rigorous, providing specific suggestions of practical applications for actual learning, not just completion of the course. However, the knowledge in this program has given me better awareness and control over how I spend my time. The harder I studied the more time, energy, and effort I learned to devote to achieving aims that had gone neglected for years.
Nicholas Harris, Other, New York, USA
This has been the best wakeup call of my life. I act in business with a much more astute attitude and with more precise action to produce mutually beneficial financial exchanges. I eliminate time I spend on things which do not support my lifetime goals and continue to bring a more narrowed focus to my time being spent on things which I actually care about fulfilling on.
Heather Dart, Chicago, IL, USA
During Influence Ecology’s FOT Program, I was able to effectively change our client process so that we can better coach and educate our clients. All while allowing me, as the President/Founder of the company, to gain additional personal freedom and meaning from the business.
Paul Adams, Accounting/Finance, Washington, USA
It’s been an enriching business program with hands-on application in real time business practice. In addition, you are provided with an amazing pool of networks and study groups. I am definitely walking away with relevant technical skills and knowledge, and most importantly, new friendships.
Jairo Mazariegos, Business Development / Entrepreneurial, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Influence Ecology and the Fundamentals of Transaction Program has been an incredible journey. What I am taking away from this program is invaluable. I feel that not only have I adjusted my aims and am thinking accurately with regards to career and money, but in all aspects of my life. This program has changed the way I see my future, and although sometimes the work was difficult and agitating, I am so pleased that I was fortunate enough to have taken this class.
Shannon Norwood, Healthcare, Texas, USA
Influence Ecology is a transformational tool that projects light through the fog! Fundamentals of Transaction equipped me with many meaningful tools to better deal with challenging situations. It gave me unique opportunity to meet and learn from amazing people. For me, this is a strong beginning of a journey, a journey of ambition, growth, and contribution. I look forward to continuing my study with Influence Ecology.
Olga Kipnis, Medical/Health, Virginia, USA
Through Influence Ecology, I have been able to get my life more organized and structured. I am also becoming more clear on my goals. I also made a little more money and have had more opportunities in business because I know what my offer is.
Jessica Jordan, Bayonne, NJ, USA
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program has provided me with a clear set of tools for planning and achieving my aims around Health, Career, Money, and Work. I used to have a massive to-do-list which existed as a burden. I have learned instead to focus and schedule those tasks, and as a result, my productivity has increased and I have more Peace of Mind. In addition to this, exercise has shifted from something I do two to three times a week when I can fit it in to something I am committed to doing six times a week in order to optimize my physical and mental well-being. The study is rigorous, I have learned so much, I highly recommend it.
Kirsty Reynolds, Business Development, Auckland, New Zealand
That this program has had considerable insight, development, and articulation to produce the highly valuable structures, papers, coaching methodology, and community experience is obvious and very valuable. It has been, is and will continue to be a privilege to associate with, learn from, and cooperate with a global group of highly ambitious, articulate, and considerate people.
Yvan Bamping, SME IT Mergers and Acquisitions, London, England
The program facilitators are knowledgeable and easy to listen to. The material is intense and outside of any study or thought I have done before, so it is exciting to learn something completely new, as well as a great challenge.
Noel Taylor, Accounting/Finance, Stirling, West Australia
I hold the highest degree one can earn: a Ph.D. in humanistic social sciences. It’s not in rocket science but it wasn’t easy to get. My study and the results exceeded all that. I have been a professor for 20 years. My education in transactional competence has relieved me of the arrogance, conceits, and blind spots peddled in higher education about succeeding and thriving. I was naïve as an older, single woman of color; I was not fulfilling the most important aims in health, money, or retirement. I thought I was smart. In the Fundamentals of Transaction, I transacted to increase my income, up by 150%, met my health aims (100%), and I invented and accepted ambitious offers that have expanded my career identity through focus and concentration rather than more work. The founders of Influence Ecology and the community of participants have helped me think accurately about my own failures and create more success. Not everyone will commit to such a rigorous education. Guess that’s our gain . . . and not theirs!
Kyra Gaunt, Education/Training, USA
Studying with Influence Ecology has confronted me with just how much I am leaving the way my life turns out to chance. Over the past six months, I have seriously taken on the area of money and finished the program with a real plan to pay off all outstanding debt inside 2.5 years—couldn’t see how that was possible before this study.
Deidre Ruddick, Consulting Engineering, Lane Cove, Australia
The single most important thing that FOT did for me was hold up a mirror for me. It was quite uncomfortable at times but seeing the shortcomings of my transactional behavior was the greatest thing that I will take away from this experience.
Greg Haskins, Charlottesville, VA, USA
The Influence Ecology Fundamentals of Transaction Program gets results in key areas of life including money, career, and health. After six months, I have huge levels of clarity about my business and the work required to get to where I want to be.
Ed Breen, Bookkeeping, Accounting, Taxation, Queensland, Australia
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program offered by Influence Ecology is nothing short of brilliant. Not only did it introduce me to the language and discourse I was missing but opened my eyes to the innate and human need to transact with one another, for each other’s conditions of life. This is one of the most rigorous and well-designed programs I have ever done. It is at the level of my MA degree and the programs we design and deliver at an academic medical center.
Nina Davis, Medical/Health, California, USA
I learned a whole new respect and habit of thinking accurately and formed a new love for allowing others to have their space within a transaction, freeing me from the “micro-managing” addiction I had found myself married to. My metrics showed the “proof in the pudding”—when measured to the same period the year prior, my income had increased at least double.
Thorald Koren, Arts/Entertainment/Publishing, USA
The FOT study has helped me create the strategic thinking and scheduling discipline I was lacking. I had felt stuck, and Influence Ecology has allowed me to break out of the “current” and articulate a transaction that is valued and accepted.
Jeffery Lambert, Government, California, USA
Fundamentals of Transaction by Influence Ecology isn’t for everyone. It’s for people who are willing to take a deep look at themselves and their business and who are willing to do the work to grow. If you are willing to put in the effort and can take a good look at yourself and your current practices, then FOT is a game changer. What I received back for my effort and participation has forever changed my life. The results were profound in many areas. I would highly recommend Influence Ecology.
Marty Bhatia, Chicago, IL, USA
This program is great and makes you look at transactions like a transaction. It is a cycle, and denying that leaves you where you have always been. Transactional competence is necessary for not only your AIMS but success and prosperity.
Jennifer Thompson, Healthcare, Virginia, USA
Before Influence Ecology, I was just living day to day, working hard, and hoping that my employer would notice enough to give me a pay rise. As I learnt the difference between general knowledge and specialised knowledge I soon learnt that this is what I lacked in order to increase my value within the company. I started making requests to my manager and presented my offer on who I could be and what I could bring to the business. Within 6 months of doing this program, I got a promotion to the HR & Recruitment Manager with a pay rise and bonus structure. I did the accurate thinking around the study I wanted to do in HR so I could increase my value and satisfy different conditions of life. As soon as I finish FOT I am about to start studying HR and this is something I never would have thought I would be doing this year.
Kara Benton, Perth, Western Australia
Influence Ecology study made me realize the value of building sustainable ecologies. I am a do-it-myself person, and the single major thing I realized was that I need to ask for help and not do things alone. I also learned that I need to transact based on my personality.
Sanjeev Gupta, IT and Software Development, Illinois, USA
I have been in business for myself for almost 25 years and this has been the most powerful and impactful business program I have participated in. Last year was my best year since 2008 but since the start of my FOT Program I increased my income an additional 18% over last year! This alone is a great result but in addition I have expanded my business acumen, changed my fee structure, and increased my reach. I have a new confidence in what I offer my clients and the results that we can produce. After working “alone” for many years I now see new possibilities for growth and expansion— this is truly remarkable.
Maura O’Flynn, Santa Monica, CA, USA
I was at a cross-road in my career when I came across Influence Ecology on the advice of a friend. As much as I enjoyed what I was doing and making significant money, I was burnt out and had no balance in my life. My home life was deteriorating and I had lost the spark that I once enjoyed in my work. The past six months studying the Fundamentals of Transaction Program has been monumental for me. It gave me the structure to design a life which I loved and the tools with which to go about achieving it. The course content, delivery method, and those that lead the program were world-class and provided me with a framework for my health, wealth, career, and happiness. Out of the program, I have created a new workshop which I know will significantly make a profound difference in the lives of many, my health is better than it has been in 10 years, and my relationship with my wife has not been this good since the day we got married. Highly, highly recommended.
Ian Collins, Oil/Gas Industry, Cape Town, South Africa
It really helps you find out exactly what you’re doing wrong and shows you how you are getting in your own way.
Michael TeeHee, Media and Marketing, Portland, OR, USA
FOT has been a journey of self-discovery and self-affirmation for both my personal self and my business self. From the first study paper and the work I set out to do with my Environment, I started seeing the benefits of setting aside the time for the Influence Ecology studies. After Study Paper 7, I could see the advantages of recognizing Personalities in Transaction and of the power of understanding and utilizing Weapons of Influence in my transactions. After completing FOT, I feel like I have only just begun to unlock the power I have in transacting with others.
Alice Hinkle, Plumbing Contractor, Colorado, USA
As a mother of a young girl and a baby, I was experiencing an inability to ‘get things done’ like I used to during my professional career. The Fundamentals of Transaction course has opened my eyes to the despair I was experiencing and provided me with a concrete path forward to craft an exciting and loving life with my family as well as the income I desired to support a satisfying life.
Sarah Jane Meharg, Education/Training, Ontario, Canada
While my primary market transaction is different from most, I still got a lot of benefit out of it. I learned how to better transact with powerful members in my ecology and how to partner with them to fulfill commitments.
Amit Riswadkar, IT Security, Illinois, USA
I highly recommend it.
Alex Lu, Accounting/Finance, New York, USA
Influence Ecology has met a need that I could not find help for elsewhere. I am an academic who has moved into the business world and I was looking for solutions on how I could achieve my goals and to answer the question “is my business sustainable?” I looked at a range of workshops and lectures but these were all a “one-size-fits-all” approach, which was not what I wanted. I wanted something that was about me and my business goals. What I got through the Influence Ecology Fundamentals of Transaction Program was so much more than that. This program introduced the transaction cycle and unfolded a path to achieving my goals. It taught me practices, thinking, enquiry, and assessment which were all tailored to my goals. The Program Leaders provided wisdom and insight which were hugely beneficial to me and challenged me to a new way of goal-focused thinking. My Study Group was highly stimulating and gave me an opportunity to engage with a similarly ambitious adult in a different field to my own. I have learned so much and have been able to directly apply it to my work, career, health, and money goals. This was enormously satisfying. My husband has been so supportive and has read extensively and listened to podcasts—so he is now changing many of his practices too for noticeable benefit. Influence Ecology offers elite training for ambitious adults and I highly recommend it.
Moira Clay, Ascot, Australia
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program teaches the application of critical thinking in every condition (aspect) of life. It is a challenging course that can yield life-altering results to your aims. The program helped me to understand the connection between my biology and my financial aims in life, which has motivated me to be healthier (body fat dropped by 9%).
Bryan Bousquet, Engineering, Texas, USA
The rigor and detail required in completing the FOT Program was simultaneously a challenge and an opportunity to think fundamentally and more deeply regarding what I want out of life.
Caitlin (Katie) Barnes, Architecture Colorado, USA
I think this programme is very labour intensive but equally incredibly valuable. Having come to the end of the programme I am regretful that I didn’t slow down more and focus on the programme. It really helps you to define what is important to you as well as what isn’t important to you. It’s a really valuable way to really see how that way you operate in the world is not necessarily serving you and how you can really accomplish great things once you become more aware.
Melody Unstead, Insurance, Auckland, New Zealand
I found the rigor of the program refreshing. The pace and depth of the coursework required continual focus and reflection. The readings were interesting and thought-provoking and well integrated into the overall program philosophy and approach. I also appreciated the focus on multiple aspects of life balance—health, money, work, and career—a much more integrated approach to improving your influence and transactional competence.
Craig Bouck, Architecture, Colorado, USA
Influence Ecology agitates you out of your life coma to think and prioritize what is important in YOUR life. It forces you to think accurately so that you can realistically plan, schedule, and build a pathway so that you can achieve what YOU value in life. It also opens up your mind to subconscious undercurrents in your world that will try and subvert you from your path and helps you with strategies to thwart such movements. Definitely a worthwhile journey to undertake!
Andrew Gasson, Networking Industry, South Island, New Zealand
Completing the Fundamentals of Transaction Program has proved to be one of the most rewarding and rigorous studies I have embarked on to date. Learning to apply accurate thinking in regards to my aims and goals in life has contributed to me being the healthiest and happiest I have ever been. Thanks to the program, I am now saving more money than I ever have in the past and have a clear pathway to building my personal wealth and a fulfilling career.
Sharon Skerry, Medical/Health, Gold Coast, Australia
I don’t even know where to begin, but the result really speaks for itself. During this program, my income (145% increase) has been more than expected, I have started my social media networking solution where I have got my first client, and through this client I have made more than $3000—and I have been procrastinating doing this for a couple of years. I am 1 kg away from my ideal weight and being able to compete in my Boxing Amateur “golden gloves”. But what’s more important is the clarity it provides of who you are to yourself and how you are perceived by others. Finally breaking your “habits” which is essentially what this program is all about. . . . I have been breaking habits that I have been unsuccessful doing in the past 5 years and longer just by doing the program as it is designed and it really gives me the peace of mind I need to be in the “NOW”.
Aram Nikpai, Construction and Health Industry, Auckland, New Zealand
FOT has given me the tools to articulate what it is I want from life and the balls to go get it!
Blair Miller, Film Production, Colorado, USA
FOT really helped me think about the totality of my transactions with people. It helped me understand that I am unable to be successful alone and helped me to understand my strengths and where I need to transact for help. It forced me to state my aims, plan to meet them, and work to hold myself accountable, which included transacting for help with accountability.
Ellen Missana, Human Resources in Higher Education, Virginia, USA
A word of warning, this work is not for the faint-hearted. If you are not prepared to face yourself and re-examine your life then do not proceed. If you are happy with the way things are floating along for you then save yourself the pain and proceed no further. This course is honest and is designed to awaken you to your truths and demands that you ambitiously seek your happiness.
Tim Swann, Banking/Real Estate/Mortgage, Auckland, New Zealand
I am a sculptor and this program has really challenged my current thinking. Even though I have struggled with some of the material, it has come together and I have gained clarity about my aims in life and can now see a pathway to achieving my aims. I now feel confident to continue on my journey creating an international market for my sculpture and follow my own course in life rather than the one everyone else takes.
Jannie Alday, Health Sector, Victoria, Australia
I was successful in my career but never felt completely satisfied. After starting FOT, I recognized how aimless and naïve I was in so many conditions of life. I was waiting for something to happen or take care of itself. I was sailing my vessel alone. I have now learned how to transact for help; I have increased my income (20%) and now continually and accurately plan for satisfying my aims.
Jennifer Oliver, Academic Health Care, Virginia, USA
In the past I allowed my fear of the unknown (my naïveté and laziness) to dictate the type of workers we employed. Influence Ecology provided me the opportunity to analyze my environment, my wants, my needs, and formulate a well-defined path to employing the proper individuals to foster the continued success of our business.
Joe Rocco, Construction, Colorado, USA
An intensive study, largely an eye-opener. Takes the mystery out of what it takes to be successful.
Khadija Sunderji, Automotive Aftermarket, Toronto, Canada
The most life-changing aspect of FOT for me was delving into the mechanics of influence and working the Weapons of Influence into my transactions. Reading Cialdini’s Influence book and participating in webinars that further elaborated on its content were among the highest value studies I have ever undertaken.
Carolyn Saint, Education/Training, Charlottesville, VA, USA
As they say in Influence Ecology, the Fundamentals of Transaction Program is not for everyone. The study is rigorous, and, if not inherently interesting to the participant could be seen as a chore. However, if the participant is invested in driving themselves forward, in learning from historical greats such as Napoleon Hill and contemporary greats like the founders of this program, then FOT is a gift. My husband and I participated together and are benefitting from the knowledge and bringing the learning to our conversations. We have used all of the information and studies in reinventing our business and are clear that the business has a stronger more solid foundation for us having participated.
Miranda McCroskey, Tustin, CA, USA
Starting over at age 56 is not an easy thing to do. I have to thank my study partners and Influence Ecology for not only helping me to see what I was doing ineffectively but to find a way to transact comfortably in all aspects of my life. Now I don’t say, “I knew that”—I say, “I DO that!”
Eric Barker, Real Estate, Texas, USA
Influence Ecology’s Fundamentals of Transaction Program promises to train its participants in competency in business transactions and it does just that. Through its rigorous and well thought out program, it takes any ambitious adult from naïveté to competence in achieving one’s personal aims in business and in life. In our current world of information overload, I was surprised to find that the study program, rather than adding to your bank of knowledge, actually whittles away at the stuff you don’t need and focuses you on the core things you do need in order to live a very satisfying life. I have recommended this program to my closest associates and would do so without hesitation to people who want real results in competing in today’s world.
Abir Tarafdar, Development of Software, Queensland, Australia
The FOT Programme has taught me the importance of achieving balance in Health, Money, Work, and Career; whichever area you choose to ignore will have a deleterious impact in the long-term. The best way to advance is through regular scheduling of tasks; your chief aims broken down into bite-size chunks of actions. Fundamental to success is planned organization, cooperation, and concentration.
Daphne Thompson, Health Care, Victoria, Australia
Influence Ecology has provided a structure with which I can learn how to transact powerfully in the marketplace. It has helped me focus on what I want and need and helped me to think more clearly about my chief aims in life.
Deborah Bain, Integrative Pediatric Medicine, Texas, USA
Gave me a structure with which to evaluate people and opportunities that presented themselves to me. Also, it allowed me to place people in the best positions in my organization so that both they and my company benefit more.
Aya Laraya, Finance, Manila, Philippines
I have gained a structure and a clarity around my businesses that I had always wanted but despite numerous courses had not managed to achieve. I now manage multiple projects and timelines and get way more done by doing way less.
Jane Dromgool, Equestrian, Bay of Island, New Zealand
Influence Ecology has opened my eyes to a greater understanding of what is going on around me. In the past, I have chosen to not be an active participant in the process of transacting. I have drifted with the current, observing it and aware of it, but still influenced by it. The FOT course has opened my eyes to a greater understanding of the Current and how to be a better participant as well as to begin to have more fun in and with it. I now am developing greater ambition in what I want to achieve. This has been through the process of articulating my Aim of Life as part of the course
Garth Dawson, Banking/Mortgage, Auckland, New Zealand
This program has helped me realize and embrace the strengths and weaknesses of my personality type, and it has allowed me to move powerfully in what I am uniquely qualified to do in my career and personal life.
Lea Wold, Everett, WA, USA
Invaluable for assessing where to have employees work within a company.
Johnny Washington, Accounting, Texas, USA
I initially thought this course was more for corporate people. I was surprised how relevant I found it for me. FYI I work in Fashion and Beauty. I am very happy I have done FOT. The one word that keeps coming to mind is Clarity. Now that the course is over the study definitely does not stop, this course is a constant reminder of the path I will keep on to better myself in my conditions of life, and I am much more clear about what they are.
Josephine Zagari, Other, Perth, West Australia
It’s great work.
Jason Seaward, Trucking and Recruitment, Canterbury, New Zealand
Through Influence Ecology I have been given the tools to create a life full of satisfaction. I have had a paradigm shift relating to money; I now adhere to a regular savings plan and have left my job to start my own business. The six month FOT Program has given me the tools and introduced the distinctions so I am confident that I will action my business successfully. My commitment to exercise is now consistent and I now am in practice to keep it that way. The quality of my circle of friends has improved dramatically and I now have a partner I will be keeping indefinitely. Thank you, Influence Ecology; the Fundamentals of Transaction Program is a life changer.
Katey Griffin, Arboriculture, Herne Bay, New Zealand
FOT has been extremely agitating at times, yet unbelievably enlightening in a way that has caused me to re-examine every aspect of my life. The concepts that I have learned to date through Influence Ecology have empowered me to define my chief aims in life and to chart a path to attain them.
Karl Strand, Construction/Facilities, Texas, USA
This program is for ambitious adults.
Adam Heinz, Real Estate, Duluth, MN, USA
The value in this FOT Program lies not just in the knowledge gained from study of the materials and participation in the on-line sessions, but more importantly in the difference it makes when applied to my life and career goals in the real world.
Michael Dunn, Economic/Fiscal Analysis Independent Consultant, Wellington, New Zealand
Very powerful programme and has helped me transact more confidently.
Rawiri Piripi, Gaming Industry, Waikato, New Zealand
I am honored to have completed this study in Fundamentals of Transaction. This is a very rigorous program and allows one to see things you saw before and yet did not see or understand at this level. With this new understanding and perspective, I am able to move stronger through my interactions with others. I have a long way to go to feel a mastery of this study.
Ricardo Kasmiskie, Real Estate, Texas, USA
Influence Ecology provided specialized content and a powerful structure for me to tend to all the aspects of life that are important to me. I have been able to capitalize on my strengths and now know how to work through my weaknesses, to achieve the results that I desire. This is evident in a new job and an increase in salary, and I am the healthiest and fittest I have ever been.
Shonit Jagmohan, Optometry, Victoria, Australia
After watching my husband transform into the powerful man and entrepreneur that I always knew he could be, I accepted the invitation to do my own work with Influence Ecology. Even after hearing from David about the program, a month into the program I realized I was still looking for the “quick fix” for my business (and life) that I have always sought. Instead, it was a wake-up call to all the ways I want to coast through life and not really do ALL the work required to succeed. I had to question my actual desire for success—and frankly to grow up (which isn’t always pleasurable). I still have growing pains but I know that the foundation for my business (and my life) that I have been at work on is what has been REALLY missing this entire time. THANK YOU, Influence Ecology!
Kristen Moeller, Author/Publisher, Colorado, USA
I think I’ve learnt more about myself than anything else.
Madeline Davis, Auckland, New Zealand
I found the study material to most useful but the biggest thing I gained was being able to get a clearer view of how I have been interacting in the business world through the challenges that are designed into the program. These challenges require taking an honest and accurate look at my habits, personality, and methods of transacting in the marketplace and adjusting myself accordingly.
Michael Ditmer, Experience Economy/PR/Marketing, Minnesota, USA
Participating in FOT was a life-changing experience for me. I feel empowered in ways I never imagined before. I have a more orderly, procedural perspective on growing my business and satisfying my aims. As a businesswoman, I think learning to decline powerfully was perhaps the most powerful skill I acquired. I’ve been practicing it regularly and it works beautifully for me. I am grateful to Influence Ecology for all I learned and the wonderful folks I met in this course. Thank you!
Robin Robboy, Public Accounting, Georgia, USA
Where to start—Influence Ecology opened my eyes to the real world around me and how I was fitting in with what it wanted or demands of us all. This enabled me to accurately assess and invent what it is that I would like my world and environment to look like—then giving me the skills and structure around transacting with those people whom together we can make this a reality, not just a wish or dream. Thank you, Influence Ecology, for waking me up to the reality of my world, and how I was floating along in it, to now be the master of my own ship and steering it in the direction that I want. I promise those that are thinking of doing this course that it won’t be easy, however, I promise you it will definitely be worth it.
Sharon Schofield, Community Services Work, Victoria, Australia
I have accomplished my financial goals in so many ways of paying off debt by expanding my clients and understanding how to make offers to potential clients.
Naomi Cook, South Orange, NJ, USA
It has strengthened my relation to the way I think about what’s important to me. I have learned the skills of accurately thinking about what I need to do to fulfill on the aims I have for my life.
Jeffery Newton, Professional Hair Care Industry, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Influence Ecology and FOT have basically jumpstarted the knowledge that I wish my father (founded his own company 44 years ago and was viciously successful up until his senility issues) would have taught me, as an entrepreneur. It has helped me earn increased income, practice verbalizing my offer (never did that with any accurate thinking before FOT), and how to transact with integrity! FOT has shown me that there are people who can be wildly successful, rich beyond measure, help others, and to do it all with integrity.
Jennifer Massoud, Makeup Industry, Dallas, TX, USA
This program has reconnected me to my business, from which I had become alienated over the last few years (perhaps burn out). For this I am grateful.
Karolus Smejda, Consultant, Chicago, IL, USA
Taking part in the FOT Program made me wake up to reality in a whole new way. I’ve started seeing the way we act as a species both individually and as a group in a new light, with specialized knowledge leading to new understandings. The insights learned in FOT into what motivates us to do what we do and either accept or decline offers in the marketplace are key to the success of my new business venture. I am very grateful to have been part of a leading-edge program that educates and motivates ambitious adults to achieve all their aims in life through accurate thinking, scheduling, and invention. I recommend anyone who is ambitious and dedicated and wants to see a clear way ahead of the crowd to success to get on board while the offer is still available to them!
Naomi Starr, Accounting/Bookkeeping, Titirangi, Auckland
Influence Ecology and the Fundamentals of Transaction Program have been paramount in transforming my way of thinking, being, and transacting in my personal life; every condition of life has been affected because of the study course and the way I conduct business in the marketplace. I have been able to structure a path for my conditions in life that will benefit generations to come. The study has expanded my awareness of distinctions, study, scheduling at a level that is influencing every aspect of transactions.
Nichelle Berrian, Snellville, GA, USA
Because of my learning in Influence Ecology and the Fundamentals of Transaction Program, I have been able to develop a structured path for the years to come. This program has fostered my awareness of scheduling and focusing aspects of my life in order to be successful at building a greater path for myself, career, and family. My motto is “a constructive schedule is essential to creating desired results.”
Rayshaun Spain, Middletown, NY, USA
The FOT is a serious wake-up call to how much better we can make our lives. It is a very well-constructed, savvy, and wise boot camp for adults that shows you how to pull up your socks at the same time as you learn to lift your sights. It is not for the half-hearted, and that’s part of what makes it so worthwhile. The connections and inspiration alone are worth the cost, and that’s only a fraction of the life-long value I got from this course. Do it.
Phyllis Tichinin, Agriculture and Human Health, Havelock North, New Zealand
This program has helped me to grasp high value/low cost vs. low value/high cost. In this process I had to embrace that I was in business with the wrong partners.
Bethany Jordan, Beauty, Bayonne, NJ, USA
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program has been a journey that has positively impacted every area of my life including my career, my fitness, my finances, and my relationships. This course has given me the opportunity to learn and apply knowledge in a unique and powerful way. Among the many things I have learned is insight into how and why different people transact in different ways. These ways of transacting have always been there, the difference is I now have an awareness and understanding of them and can use this to achieve outcomes that are beneficial to all parties involved. I apply the understandings, insights, and practices that I have learnt on a daily basis to forward what I am up to in life.
Richard Morron, Construction Manufacture, Auckland, New Zealand
Awesome. I’ve really enjoyed the study and what I’ve picked up this far. I enjoyed learning to think accurately about how I transact and what my goals are in life surrounding career, work, and money. I enjoyed the principles I’ve learned about proving fitness. I’ve enjoyed the hard look into the mirror and look forward to continued study in the future.
Ian Flatt, Principal, Seattle, WA, USA
My experience with Influence Ecology and the Fundamentals of Transaction Program has been outstanding. The highly relevant program content has enabled me to easily and quickly re-position my own coaching practice by removing unprofitable and distracting elements. I have been able to work less hours and generate more money as a result of these changes.
Ross Clennett, Recruitment Consultant, Mornington, Australia
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program completely altered how I listen to the transactions going on around me and opened up the area of being a commercial screenwriter that wasn’t even on the radar screen when I started the program. It has brought an added amount of inspiration and excitement in my life that I was not expecting.
Scott Weeden, Oil and Gas Publishing, Houston, TX, USA
This program was extremely valuable in providing me the clarity around what’s important to me in each area of life, and it has given me all the tools I need to create exact, sound, and bullet-proof pathways to achieve them. This program forced me to go beyond superficial knowledge and gave me the maturity to objectively confront the gaps I inevitably needed to address to get from where I was at to where I want to be. The depth of this work is priceless, exactly what I needed, and it exceeded my expectations hugely. This kind of depth is very rare in courses of this kind (this comes from someone who continually invests in their education).
Sofia Eastmond, Tech Industry SAAS, Christchurch, Australia
With the support of this vigorous study, I was able to meet my goals for my condition in life for health by 83% and condition of life for money by 96%.
Tina Calabrese, Health Care, Plano, TX, USA
Fundamentals of Transaction allowed me to verbalize my chief aims in life and put a plan in place to work towards them. It’s much easier to meet your goals when you know what they are and can verbalize them to others.
Kelly McCuistion, Healthcare, Portland, OR, USA
I chose Influence Ecology because the measures reports for their students were beyond unlikely—they appeared quite absurd. With research on your methodology and interviews with staff and other participants, however, I concluded that it was vaguely plausible that these numbers (50% more income than anticipated!) might be valid. Despite my disbelief, it was worth the risk (the withdrawal refund policy moderated my exposure). Now, upon reviewing the final outputs for my study with them, the outcomes aligned completely with the outcomes they said their participants produced. I was astounded (104% increase in income), the workload itself was largely unimpressive (approx. 6.5 hrs/wk uptick in time), the experience itself was the largest intangible cost because some fundamental points of view were challenged and applying the new concepts was disruptive.
Ana Athanasiu, Management Consulting, San Francisco, CA, USA
It has been an eye opener into the world of personalities!
Kelly Morgan-Bryant, Professional Services, Baldives, Western Australia
Influence Ecology, the FOT Program, has been life-changing for me. This program forced me to confront the areas in my life that caused me to live below my potential. It has also made me aware of the areas in my life that must be addressed, worked on, and improved. It has opened my eyes to the importance of being happy in life and how to actually accomplish that goal. I am very grateful to the founders and instructors of this program and look forward to more studyand growth in years to come.
Je’Nise Goss, Executive Assistant, Clayton, NC, USA
It is a very practical program that makes one examine the future and plan strategically for a wealthy retirement.
Bee Choo Tee, Accounting/Administrations, Auckland, New Zealand
I found the Fundamentals 0f Transaction full of highly relevant training for anyone wishing to thrive in business. I have made some great contacts with motivated people who I can do business with, to forward my chief aims in life. Another great result I have achieved is losing weight and becoming the size I was over 8 years ago, and now the weight continues to come off. This is a practical, no-nonsense course that creates real results.
Brenda Homersham, Forex Trading Software, Goldcoast, Australia
This course has taken me from naïveté in business to having clear aims for money, work, and career, and principles, rigorous structures, practices, and an environment for transacting to realize those. A few of the many are career as a public identity (distinct from work), the 13 steps to building your primary transaction, the transaction cycle, effective scheduling, how power is developed through cooperation, and principles of influence.
Fred Overmars, Environmental Consultant, Christchurch, New Zealand
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, Information Technology, Wellington, New Zealand
Like any journey, the decision to take the first step is a critical and defining one. FOT is such a step and one that I am glad I have taken.
John Baigent, Property Developer, Canterbury, New Zealand
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program has given me a scaffolding on which to create a life that works for myself, my loved ones, and the communities that I am a part of. I am immensely proud of what I have achieved in the last 6 months and who I now know myself to be. I can be and do and have anything that I want in my life, the only limits are the limits you impose on yourself. This course has given me a whole new set of learning and practical tools to go about transforming my life in a way that is healthier and provides a much deeper satisfaction for me in all areas of my life.
Josee Lebel, Natural Health/Fitness, Auckland, Auckland
The measures speak for themselves. [140% Health, 143% Money, 25% Income]
Khush Cooper, Human Services, Non-profit, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Stratospheric—My personality, in fact, my life’s course, has been based on thinking that appeared to be well reasoned and considered. The study with Influence Ecology revealed fundamental flaws. In fact, the whole basis for my thinking was based on assumptions and beliefs that have little relevance in the marketplace. It was as if I had been living in a dream world oblivious to realities of the world that if understood in my younger years would have set my life on a radically different trajectory. It’s never too late to begin accurate thinking and applying principles for living from a foundation of sound considered action.
Matthew Carpenter, Global Peer Group, Canterbury, New Zealand
This course has been one of the most frustrating and rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. There have been times where I’ve wanted to whip my laptop at the wall, but the information I’ve learned as well as the improvements I’ve experienced applying that knowledge to my business are invaluable. I’ve gone from thinking that I can succeed to knowing I can.
Matthew Reise, IT Consulting and Support, Georgia, USA
Influence Ecology and their FOT Program is the best DIY coaching and mentoring complete system out there. Don’t look to hire a fisherman, learn how to fish yourself. The program will not work for everybody. I strongly recommend it for driven autonomous persons who want to really take care of their own lives and careers. Not just in theory, with specific actions and lots of work.
Alejandro Baneres, Wellness, Spain
Influence Ecology holds up a mirror to your transactional behaviour and aims to provide you with the tools to choose to behave in ways that are more likely to result in your success. The process of setting detailed goals and aims for your Conditions of Life is supported by the measuring of actions that need to be taken to achieve. I think many of us haven’t really asked ourselves these questions before and I found it to be very valuable.
Andrew Hartland, Human Resources, Southport, Queensland, Australia
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program provided a new perspective from which to practice old knowledge in a contemporary world with accurate thinking and the ability to articulate my situation at any given time and articulate the solution to a significant breakdown in my personal and professional lives. Through focused attention on the narratives of the transaction cycle, influence science, and practice I have been able to transact powerfully with those in my career ecology and intimate relationships to rapidly realize results that have not been achievable in the past. I would highly recommend this program to people who want to achieve ethical results in the areas of money, health, career, and prosperity now.
Metua Bates, Health/Business, Auckland, New Zealand
The program really increases the value on self-study and allowed me an opportunity to reflect on parts of my life which I had previously made (inaccurate) assumptions.
Patrick Wartan, Legal/Business Problem Solver, Chicago, IL, USA
The distinctions provided in the program provide a stunning new view in which to assess life and our progress toward achieving our goals and ambitions.
Philip Dunn, Automotive Engineering, Melbourne, Australia
Without this you’re screwed; and you don’t even know how screwed you are!
Estella MacIntyre, Floristry, Auckland, New Zealand
Influence Ecology has transformed my ability to make money and transact in the marketplace. It has also given me structure to find satisfaction in many other areas of my life.
Isaac Koren, Arts/Entertainment/Publishing, USA
I am grateful for the 30% increase in income and improved health I have achieved during this rigorous program. Most importantly, I value my offer and I can see the difference in my client’s eagerness to transact. Thank you to Influence Ecology for helping me articulate and work toward the achievement of my chief aims in life. It wasn’t always easy, but the results are well worth the investment.
Joni Rocco, Wood Flooring, Parker, CO, USA
Honestly, I was the least likely person to take a course in the Fundamentals of Transaction . . . but I am so glad I did. It has changed my mindset and business acumen immensely. Every creative needs a reality check like this. It is intense, grueling, a little ugly, but ultimately fulfilling.
Keith Knight, cartoonist, writer, professional, Los Angeles, CA, USA
I was doing well in my profession but having difficulty balancing personal and professional aims. A friend I trust recommended the course, so I jumped on it. I am glad I took the course. Objectively, my revenue increased about 10% over last year during the same time. Possibly more importantly, I set a health goal (running) and met it, and doing so helped me participate in my first Tough Mudder! Subjectively, I appreciated the principles and practices I obtained and started to employ during the course, with regard to managing transactions for my own benefit. Moreover, I appreciated the opportunity to dream and invent different kinds of transactions that may actually work in a business setting. Well done, Influence Ecology!
Philip Tasto, CPA/Finance, Snohomish, WA, USA
Excellent program in providing an understanding of the marketplace and my place and participation in it.
Larry Lall, Information Technology & Personal and Corporate Growth, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I’m slowing down and thinking accurately. I’m requesting help more often, particularly to double-check my thinking. I’m more discerning in my offers to help—confirming that the other party actually wants help and has a plan to use it. I’m more aware of avoiding transmitting any sense of entitlement and noticing how resistant I become when others act with entitlement.
JoAnne Marceau, Healthcare Software, Ventura, CA, USA
Prior to starting the course, I had a lot of questions regarding where I wanted to get to and how I would get there, both in a personal and business sense. FOT has been fantastic and has allowed me to define a very specific future plan. This plan is based on the framework that FOT creates.
Edward Hall, Sports Turf, Auckland, New Zealand
I began Fundamentals of Transaction with Influence Ecology with a view to creating a new offer or business ‘sideline’ to support my income into the future. I was entirely naïve to how small, limited, and inaccurate my thinking was. What I am discovering in working with influence Ecology is a world of Transaction which has fundamentally altered and improved the way I approach my business and indeed the many conditions of life critical to my fulfillment and happiness.
Ian Gurner, Dentistry/Health, Tasmania, Australia
The leaders and participants in Influence Ecology have been a catalyst, improving my career and health. Focusing on specialized knowledge, transactional competence, and character types has increased the efficiency of both our company’s internal and external systems and communications—with a natural result in increased career identity and business profit. Similarly, achieving my aims around health has increased my energy and effectiveness in areas of relationships, work, and community. Thank you!
Roy Rasera, Mill Creek, WA, USA
I was initially very skeptical of the program. The concepts were challenging and unusual; the language foreign and at times obscure. There was a period of time where I struggled to see the value of the program—a period of time that you uncannily anticipated in one of the middle study papers—but about 3/4 of the way through, everything started to make sense, and I started to see incredible value and truth in what you were saying. For the first time in my life, I was forced to actually think about what I wanted out of life. Not just in an academic sense, but in a real, nuts-and-bolts, write-this-down-or-suffer-the-consequences way. Before starting the program, I didn’t know what chief aims were. I didn’t know I had them. I didn’t realize I was “always transacting.” I didn’t know what I was offering to my customers, or who my customers were, or what their breakdown was. After the program, I have clear aims. I am cognizant of how I interact with others. I realize the difference between work, career, and money. I know what my primary transaction is, and how it can help me achieve my aims. This has been a surprisingly great experience, one that I did not fully appreciate until the end of the program. Thank you.
Ryan Burney, Web Developer, Denver, CO, USA
I came across Influence Ecology while going through a period of uncertainty about my life. As I went through FOT I could see there was a light at the end of the tunnel. The FOT content helped to give me clarity on how I was interacting in the marketplace and more importantly how I should interact. The Thirteen Steps provided a great framework to help me work on reaching my aims and improve my Conditions of Life.
Pasan Fernando, Information Technology / Software, Perth, Western Australia
Fundamentals [of Transaction] has provided me a structure to grow myself. It’s challenged my way of being and thinking and offered new practices to be able to achieve my aims in life. I am now very clear of exactly what it is that I want to achieve and have a clear pathway of where I am going. In knowing this I can be satisfied and happy with what I’m achieving now. Online study allowed me to fit it in with my work and family schedule. The presenters “walked the talk” and created an amazing learning environment. It was worth every penny, in fact, I achieved 100% of my net wealth target within the first 3 months of the course and 75% of my ambitious second target.
Sally Herbert, Solar/Building/FX, Auckland, New Zealand
I have making invitations as a practice for a new ecology in a direct sales company. In the time span of 5 weeks was able to invite over 15 individuals of which 8 are now participating members and representatives in the company. You see, I have been in the business for 2 years and couldn’t make effective invitations until FOT—thank you, Influence Ecology.
Mario Ford, Pastor, Brooklyn, NY, USA
The thinking in this programme is some of the most rigorous I have come across in my 20-year career as an intellectual property lawyer—the thinking that is required of what it is to be a functional, effective, and useful human being who seeks the cooperation and collaboration of others. I am enormously grateful to the person that introduced me to Influence Ecology because I have little as intellectually stimulating as this experience. It has provided the foundation for an extremely effective and efficient business from the establishment of that business. I have also lost 50lbs in weight—did not expect that.
Suzanne Pool, Self Employed, London, England
Thanks to what I learned in the Fundamentals of Transaction, I was able to present an offer for double what I had previously charged for a similar product and have it accepted by the client. As a result, I and my client were both completely satisfied and it’s some of the best work that I’ve ever done.
Traci Meek, Entertainment, Auckland, New Zealand
During my participation in this unique and challenging course, I have experienced a significant increase in my income and influence and have achieved milestones in my health and financial plans that break my past patterns. I am inspired by the chief aims in life I have now defined for myself. I highly recommend Fundamentals of Transaction to those that are ambitious and are committed to lasting results in their lives.
Richard Mills, Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This is an INVALUABLE program! I would recommend it to everyone, except that then I wouldn’t have as great of an advantage for having done it. I thought I was pretty effective in my pursuit of my chief aims, and while it was startling to discover just how far off the mark I was, it’s been incredibly empowering to simultaneously discover the tools to help me get on a much stronger path. Thank you, thank you!
Kim Zubick, Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Until studying with Influence Ecology and the Fundamentals of Transaction Program, I never understood why my great ideas and excellent people skills never made me any real money. Now, at 43 years old, after a lifetime of rigorous education and training, I am finally making serious moves in my money and career. And people are noticing.
Ellen Melko Moore, Branding Expert, Denver, CO, USA
The FOT Program has provided a huge amount of clarity for me in what I need to do to achieve my goals. It has also given me specific practices that have me moving towards my goals in specific, concrete steps. I have done a lot of personal development courses in the last 10 years but nothing has helped me map out as clear of a plan of action and view into my future as this course.
Will Thoren, Hidden Hills, CA, USA
How is it that everyone on the earth is not fully engaged in this pursuit and in this education?
Joseph McNerney, Attorney, Wilmington, DE, USA
What a mirror for my ineffective habits and practices. While a little disturbing, I now have access to being the business man that I have always wished I could be.
David Cottrell, Integrations Solution Software, Denver, CO, USA
This course has been challenging and rewarding. I have been able to apply the concepts from this course to several parts of my life and I have come away with a better understanding of business and how it needs to function.
Erin Holleman, Legal Online Research Databasing, Northglenn, CO, USA
This work is making a huge difference in my performance on the job and has generated an enormous sense of power and freedom around operating in a new way.
Jennifer Juday, Human Resources, Education and Training, Austin, TX, USA
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program was a very powerful program that equipped me with tools and resources I can use with my everyday life. I was able to focus on setting long-term and short-term goals that have improved my health and financial situation. I am grateful for the opportunity.
Lindsey Reese, Management/Executive, Parker, CO, USA
One result that I attribute to my study in the Fundamentals of Transaction Program is having blown through our annual stretch goal of $500K in new revenue on our team to reach $1.1M in new revenue sold in just seven months. Just being able to see where we are at any given moment in the transaction and identifying what can be put in to speed it up has helped us close deals faster and with greater client satisfaction. This does not begin to touch on the personal growth I have received from articulating my personal chief aims in life. This program is highly disruptive to bad habits and enormously valuable in my life. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to study this work.
Trisha Tyler, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The program is rich in information, tactics, strategy, and practice. There are innovative concepts that bring personal assessment of one’s personality into focus to understand our own as well as others’ tendencies in transactions of all kinds, especially in business. It is not limited to business: I gained knowledge in this regard that is useful in my personal life as well and my profession as a physician, in the clinic as well as in the board room. It is a rich program that begins a journey of understanding that is extremely useful in all facets of life.
Kelley Tibbels, MD, Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care, Dallas, TX, USA
The programs have brought my business from debt into profit again and helped me find a way to provide for my retirement within 3 years after I had lost half of my assets in a poor investment. Influence Ecology brought home to me how naïvely I was operating in my life. I have learnt to apply accurate thinking to all aspects of my life and how to transact effectively with others for mutual benefit. The result is I am achieving my dreams and happiness.
Susan Sadler, Health, Perth, Western Australia
Through the course, I became a lot more conscious about how invitations, offers, and requests are made in the marketplace and how to access and apply certain weapons of influence that make certain ventures really successful.
Nataly Martini, Tertiary Education, Auckland, New Zealand
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program brings clarity to how you build and manage your offering in the market. FOT eliminates excuses for any incompetencies you might have and allows you the freedom to interact in the market as an adult. Clarifying my transaction cycle, understanding the transactional personalities, and transacting for knowledge has helped me reduce my sales cycle from 6 months to under 60 days.
Mark Drummond, Expense Reduction Analyst, Denver, CO, USA
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program tied together many years of prior independent reading in the area of success and provided a framework for action that was absent in all of my previous study. Regardless of how much you think you know, if your actions are not properly ordered and coordinated the results will be hit-or-miss at best. Like setting a destination in a GPS and knowing with 100% faith that you will get there, the 13 Steps have you first set your goals and then proceed to pave the road and provide the car, gas, snacks, and friends to get you where you want to go. My own before and after transformation has been profound: BEFORE – unclear and frequently changing goals, belief I had to do it all myself, mediocre results despite nearly continuous activity (not action), passively hoping for a ‘magic in the middle’ event to deliver me to financial freedom. AFTER – transacting successfully with other personalities that complement my own, making offers on a nearly daily basis, receiving offers at least as frequently—for very interesting work, hourly rates double what I would have previously thought possible (and poised to go up), clear pathway from point A (today) to point B (Chief Aims), mindset of abundance and optimism.
Daniel Auld, Tech Industry, Auckland, New Zealand
It is life changing. Influence Ecology put all the knowledge I acquired throughout the years and transformed it into actionable steps to acquire my life’s dreams.
Louisa Da Silva, CEO, Services Industry, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
The course has given me insight into how I was trapped into running my business based on an outdated paradigm and has started me on a more structured future to expand my business, which will give me more personal freedom.
Griff Morris, Design Industry, Perth, Western Australia
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program has provided a really valuable “mental model” that will surely prove useful for many years to come.
Chad Cochrane, Glen Ellyn, IL, USA
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program provided me with a structure in which to concentrate and focus on my primary business transaction. The program also provided an accountability structure for the goals I set for Money and Health, goals I’d set previously on numerous occasions but realize now I was unsuccessful as I was focusing on the result rather than on the action that was actually going to get me there. I’ve also found Influence Ecology to be like no other company I’ve previously dealt with, the workability present is unquestionably a result of their transactional competence which is lacking in so many other organizations.
Aimee Barton, Infinite Wealth, Perth, West Australia
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program is a compilation of all the best work out there on transacting. The program lays a framework for transacting powerfully. This program and the other material provided has changed the way I transact and see the world. I was familiar with the majority of the concepts in the program but never have I seen a place compile the most important philosophies in one place, allowing you to actively and accurately practice them. Anyone looking to truly master the art of business and transacting, this program is for you. I have made immense improvements in all areas of life!
Bradley Stevens, Insurance Industry, Chicago, IL, USA
Through possibly the most difficult time in my life, Influence Ecology has helped me focus and concentrate on what is most important for me for the future so my needs are not only taken care of but I can flourish.
Christine Randall, Education & Training, Byford, Western Australia
Prior to Fundamentals of Transaction, I was completely in denial of my future due to the fact that I didn’t really understand what I needed to do. Now I have a much clearer vision and the tools to take me to where I need to go.
Michael Yanez, Retail Development, Los Angeles, CA, USA
It helps understand what your gaps are and build a plan to work on it.
Rajesh Modi, IT, Auckland, New Zealand
Influence Ecology provides great tools and methodology to evaluate challenges, problems, breakdowns, and opportunities in order that one can articulate solutions that effectively provide narratives for each step of the transaction cycle. Combining these steps with effective weapons of influence provides a framework for reaching a solution that helps one achieve their main goals in life.
Richard Faubion, Blindness Foundation, Denver, CO, USA
This program forced me to look at areas of life, some I had deemed as important, and others as not important, and had me discover my naïveté in deciding what was important and what was not. Knowing this and applying the principles of FOT have allowed me to transact in a much more powerful way, leading to my decreasing of debt by 100% and at the same time increasing my income by 22%.
Bryan Lieberman, Real Estate Investment, Chicago, IL, USA
I think that Fundamentals of Transaction is great for people that have a clear idea of where they want to go in their life but aren’t sure how to get there. FOT teaches you how to take an objective look at yourself and your current practices and it asks you to consider whether you are being honest with yourself. The webinars are informative and inspiring and the study group provides good opportunity to practice what you have learned.
Angela Torr, Retail, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Worthwhile program for both newbies & seasoned entrepreneurs. The course is not just theory & sharing some good ideas, but a very practical methodology is offered for you to test the readiness of your business offer. By taking your offer through the steps you see your strengths and weaknesses and these can be addressed before you make a costly mistake in the marketplace.
Trish Richardson, Performance Specialist, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
I found the Influence Ecology Fundamentals of Transaction Program helpful for clarifying my primary offer to the market and thinking through each phase of the transaction cycle, from how I identify and find prospects to the rigor with which I contract, fulfill, complete, and follow-up on the delivery of my workshop and consulting services. My clients seem to appreciate the clear way I address our commitments to one another and hold them and myself accountable for delivering results on time and measuring their impact.
Bryan Rutberg, Marketing Consulting, Seattle, WA, USA
Over $11K in debt paid, a 60% increase in income, soon to be married to an awesome partner, relocation to the other side of the country and now the director of my first company—these are just some of the solid results I have attained in the past 6 months. Prior to doing the Fundamentals of Transaction, I was very much a “fatalist” hoping for the best outcome. Now I am very much in control of my journey and my destination—GAME ON. . . .
River Milnes, Sales Consultant, Melbourne, Australia
I have finally found a structure to have me deliver on my potential. I considered an executive MBA several years ago, but the $75,000+ tuition didn’t seem worth it for someone who doesn’t want a “proper job.” I am an entrepreneur who happens to be very technical—and I want to run my own show. This education was practical, intelligent, and very realistic. Inside the structure, I was finally able to launch my business as a “practice owner” rather than sole practitioner . . . something I’ve been talking about doing for many years. I decreased my debt and taxes owed by over $50,000, and I increased my income by 7% over the same period last year and 41% over what I had anticipated during this period. And the best part is the people I have met and with whom I continue to brainstorm and strategize. This isn’t for people who are all about “possibilities” and produce nothing. This is for people who produce. Period.
Angela Meharg, Database Technologies Specialist, Toronto, Canada
My goal was to make $250,000 in profit and equity over the six-month course. By the time I had completed, I made $1,002,000 in 28 weeks. I made in 6 months what formerly would have taken me 4 years to complete.
Will Watson, Real Estate Industry, Auckland, New Zealand
Between July and December 2012, I grew my gross income in my business by 55%. That % was great in and of itself, but I did it while taking 5 weeks vacation in the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2012. The financial growth enabled me to create a business savings which I have never had in the entire 7 years of my business. Additionally, I accomplished all of this while changing my primary offering in my business. For years, I have been trying to be everything for everyone in my industry. I begin to refine what I offer so that I am doing work I really enjoy, making a rate that reflects my knowledge, and with clients who value what I have to offer.
Shoshanna French, Consultant, Denver, CO, USA
The collective material, focused study, and community of help uniquely provides a strong support system for someone willing to do the work and practice to invent their future. Learning to invent with language, define actions, and get clear about help required to achieve your chief aims leads to a level of personal comfort and satisfaction rarely experienced with educational programs.
Dan Murphy, Technology, Hopedale, MA, USA
Through Influence Ecology I have managed to take on the areas of my life that I have previously not focused on. I now have more clarity in what it takes to make successful transactions. I can understand the people in my ecology a lot better now and begin to design and create transactions for specific personalities.
Chee Choy Kok, Health and Services, New South Wales, Australia
The Fundamentals of Transaction Programme is the best programme I have ever done in an objective and subjective sense. This is not some other business or entrepreneur course, it is a course that teaches you Transactional Competence, and how to create, design, and build an offer that is valuable (scarce and useful) in the marketplace where you are the specialist in what you do, and can therefore gain the kind of respect that satisfies your career aims, do the kind of work that satisfies what you want to be doing with your body and mind, command the kind of money that is a match for your financial ambitions, and have the kind of health that allows you to fulfill all of this successfully with no sacrifice of one for the other. My income has tripled, I am the fittest and healthiest I have been since I was 20.
Drew Knowles, Education Industry, Auckland, New Zealand
Influence Ecology gave me the insight that I was NOT transacting powerfully as a business person. I was waiting for invitations, offers, and requests. I feel I have been armed with the specialized knowledge to know and truly understand the marketplace and my target audience needs, how to present my offer powerfully, and how to reinvent to stay relevant. The most important understanding that I am walking away with is HOW to achieve my chief aims in life. I now understand that before I was introduced to Influence Ecology, even though I was enjoying a certain amount of success, I was hoping to achieve the rest of my goals with no clear plan. Now I can create a clear plan for EVERYTHING I have ever wanted in life and KNOW that I will achieve it because I know how to determine the specific actions needed and how to execute on them to achieve my dreams . . . all of them.
Vernice ‘Flygirl’ Armour, published author and professional speaker, Washington DC, USA
I’ve been a learning and development professional for over 20 years, having led programs for over 50,000 people, many representing some of the world’s most notable global brands. But none of these programs provided the kind of business education available through the private member curriculum offered by Influence Ecology. I was able to create and satisfy very ambitious aims during the first four months of the Fundamentals of Transaction Program, including a 57% increase in income over the prior year. I became debt free after many years of “trying,” quit smoking after 30 years, and lost over 70 pounds. This program is incredibly practical and powerful and I’d recommend it to busy, successful professionals who want to get to the next level of success in their already accomplished lives.
Annie Abrams, Education Training, Idaho, USA
I found this program highly engaging, stimulating, and challenging. I initially resisted the idea of learning the techniques of persuasion in the marketplace but now appreciate that I can recognize when these techniques are being used on me and can transact much more consciously. I am also now prepared to use influence to ethically progress my aims in life.
Gary Ward, Medicine, Western Australia
It’s amazing how positive an impact having a well-defined plan and goals can have on your life and motivation.
Brad Soper, Technology, Puyallup, WA, USA
The FOT Program opens the curtains on the wizards of oz, reveals and de-mystifies elements of our societal machines; I learned how the intuition that human ancestry developed to help us all has been hijacked. It’s like they found the puppet master’s handbook and shared it with the puppets. The strings are cut, and I am free to invent my life.
Julie Scanlon, Collaborative Office Services, Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
I have always had a strong vision of the type of life that I want to live but I was not making that life a reality. I was starting to fear that it would never happen. The Fundamentals of Transaction Program provided me with the knowledge and a framework for inventing and taking the actions necessary to get there. I have taken a rigorous, detailed look at what I want in life in terms of health, money, career, and work. I now know what actions to take.
Tim Nicklaus, Biomedical Engineer, Denver, CO, USA
This is the first time I have ever had to confront my career, money, and work and ultimately my chief aims in life that contribute to my happiness. I got to engage in and create these areas whereas up to this point they did not exist for me as critical to my overall happiness. Making a difference to others will always be important to me, but now so is my happiness! The practical nature of this program allowed me to accomplish in 6 months what I was struggling with in the prior 6 months. I paid off 75% of my target debt measure and accomplished 100% of my target income.
Iosefo Tapusoa, Human Resources Management, Perth, Western Australia
Influence Ecology has placed me in a position of power. Not only in awareness but also in a state of operating in The Current with more understanding and authority.
Vickie Beason, Healthcare/Medical, Anaheim, CA, USA
I’ve given over 120 testimonials for Influence Ecology! That my programs are now offered internationally and that I was selected to design new programs for another international corporate client speaks to the power of the transaction cycle in presentations and trainings.
Mary Grace Glasier, Business Productivity Specialist, Denver, CO, USA
If you can afford it, do it. If you cannot afford it, find the money asap.
Gary Baxter, Transportation Services, Nollamar, Western Australia
Fundamentals of Transaction has provided me with a plethora of tools that will serve me well in developing my business of being a consultant for product development systems. Through the program, I have gotten clear about how my career will evolve in having me express my life’s purpose and make significant positive impact on the world.
Brad Neiman, Professional Services, San Francisco, CA, USA
I think my ability to express myself articulately about this experience will develop with more hindsight. If I got a lot out of the program, even in the final hours, after so much struggle, then I can only imagine what it might have been like in less difficult circumstances.
Catherine Rogers, Healthcare, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Excellent week! Closed on a million dollar solar deal that we facilitated with a national solar company.
Ken Beitel, Environmental Energy, Denver, CO, USA
A brilliant programme! During my participation, I have moved to a different country and not only started a business which I was told would not work in my new city, it has worked and is now thriving. My transaction volume has increased by over 400% in the past six months thanks to the structures I gained from the programme.
Richard Kerr, Real Estate Industry, Perth, Western Australia
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program is a brilliant course that if you really apply yourself and at the same time trust the process—because there were times that I felt lost and wanted to doubt it . . . but stuck through . . . it really does work. You will get to master and embody principles that will impact your effectiveness. I was able to increase my income by 70% and have a clear, step-by-step understanding of what I need to do to fulfill on areas of my life that are important to me. I can now be with people and know what my objective is with them, who I want to interact with, and how to present my offer to them that has them be interested and accept it. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in achieving all of their chief aims in life; to those that want to become wealthy and enjoy the process at the same time.
Anat Peri, Entrepreneur, New York, NY, USA
It’s been a very difficult 6 months for me trying to complete FOT, but I’m very satisfied with what the program has offered me. I have been able to put into practice some, not all, but some of the practices taught in this program. I have seen immediate results in my business, understanding the importance of my ecologies, and most importantly, working on my chief aims. It has given me a different perspective about people, our personalities, our ecologies, and the ability to achieve in building a good life for myself and my loved ones. I think the content is fantastic, however, it does take some time to digest all of the information to put it into practice in our lives. Even though I was not 100% committed to this program, I can say that it made a difference in my life as it helped me understand more of myself and those who surround me.
Rosaura Gonzalez, Sales, Las Vegas, NV, USA
I was skeptical that the Fundamentals of Transaction Program offered by Influence Ecology would provide me with anything useful to apply in the “real world” of business or my private life. I trusted the people who invited me to register in the program, so I decided to keep an open mind. I was slow to recognize the momentum associated with the insights and technology of the program until we were about a third of the way through. Then the evidence of its application was suddenly everywhere I looked. The leverage and understanding that the program provides me in the marketplace as well as in my family life is amazing. I would like to thank Kirkland Tibbels and John Patterson for their patience with me during the program and for sharing their insights with the world.
Stephen Kamarudin, Consulting, Perth, Western Australia
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program taught me that everyone is watching and nobody is paying attention. More seriously, this program provided the rigorous structure I needed to create powerful new habits and practices. It also provided access to a new way of seeing myself in those areas of life which matter to me. I am simultaneously sobered by the gravitas of what I see and inspired by the possibilities which have opened up for me. Quite simply, I get that I am always transacting. I wish I had access to this program years ago!
Ben Rubach, Consulting Engineer, Chicago, IL, USA
The Fundamentals of Transaction Program has been the best business course I have done to date. I have gone from being a generalist to being a specialist. As a business professional, I have added 30 new clients and brought $400,000 of income to the company I work for. I have also developed a new business for myself helping mature business professionals embrace modern technologies. In regards to my health, I have gone from purely sedentary to completing 60km of walking and running in less than 3 months. This course had me confront why my transactions weren’t working well and taught me how to do so powerfully and ethically. I can’t praise Influence Ecology highly enough!
Christian Dengler, Information Technology, Perth, Western Australia
My work in the Fundamentals of Transaction Program from Influence Ecology resulted in a 40% increase in my income during the program. My overall health and fitness improved as well as I learned to make them a priority for my life. My understanding for how human beings transact has made crystal clear things that were fuzzy and overwhelming before the program. Before you drop the cash to go get an MBA, try this.
Nathan Havey, Environmental Industry, Anchorage, AK, USA
I participated in FOT with my husband and during the time of the program I have learnt so much about his transactional personality, how his mind works, what he struggles with, and what he is really good at. We have shared this particular tool with our three teenage girls and identified which personality they most strongly identify with. For me, it has made a difference in how I interact with each of them and for our girls, it has made a big difference in how they relate to each other and other people in their lives.
Kim Ball, Consulting, Perth, Western Australia
Fundamentals of Transaction Program, with its rigorous and comprehensive study and practice, has provided clarity and structure for the priorities that I need to have a fulfilling and satisfying life.
Pam Millist, Information Management, Melbourne, Australia
This study has definitely been more useful and enjoyable than any of my tertiary studies and I have enjoyed it a lot. It’s been more applicable to me, it’s very empowering and motivating, it really gets you clear on what you want, what you want to do, and what you need to do to get there.
Renee Bull, Freight & Logistics, Auckland, New Zealand
In prior studies, I have learnt much about how crucial your internal and external environment is on your health and function. The FOT Program teaches you how to create and move within your environments with Transactional Competence. It teaches you tools to get clear on what you want in life if you don’t already know and either way teaches you how to achieve what you want in life. I thought I was powerful prior to this program. Now I’m even more productive and ‘busy’ without my actions or no-actions negatively affecting my family life—and I also have time for myself again. While and due to studying the Fundamentals of Transaction Program, I have been able to take my practice / business to the next level as well as have a holiday, secure a long-term contract in a second practice / business, spontaneously put together our overseas wedding, and still surpass my expected health, money, and income measures. Most of all, it’s easier to say NO and only YES to things I truly want to do.
Jens Duehr, Chiropractic Health Care, New Zealand
This course is literally the best choice I’ve said yes to. The ability to see where you are, how you transact, what is available to you should you chose to transact differently, and the tools and resources to shift your whole vantage is invaluable. I can’t say enough about this course.
Sarah Fletcher, Personal Development, Kansas City, MO, USA
Articulating my specialty in the market has been the most powerful accomplishment for me.
Saeed Sayed, Engineering, Los Altos, CA, USA
This program is an eye-opening life altering must for every human being who desires to live life on purpose and fulfilled.
George Searight, Bishop, Hillsborough, NJ, USA
Studying transactional competence highlighted areas of my day-to-day interactions which were not considered particularly well or considerate of others’ aims and obligations. Study has given me the foresight to construct narratives which allow me to identify client and staff aims within the transaction cycle of our main offer. This has allowed processes to be moved on quickly and cost effectively, to our advantage. Study has encouraged reflection on how we present our main offer and where we’ve been missing out on additional revenues in terms of value of service.
Bryce Monk, Christchurch, New Zealand
Thank you. You’ve made such a positive impact on my life.
Ehren Scully, Accounting/Finance, Leederville, WA, USA
This program is not only the best source of knowledge for transactional competence and its application to the Conditions of Life; I also experienced it as a rich source of epiphanies that show up when you illuminate the world around you with light at the right frequency. Along the way I had to get past the realizations of all the ways that I was often naïve and sometimes incompetent in my transactions, and of ways that I was previously blind to. The effect of this program is a bit like suddenly being able to detect radio waves. You can only accomplish that if you have a radio receiver at your disposal. FOT is that radio receiver, and transactional competence is the radio wave that was already all around me but I couldn’t detect.
Cesar Idrovo, Consultant for Agility in Leadership, in Business, and in the Enterprise, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Fundamentals of Transaction has altered the way I think, plan, and speak. I am making time to sit with ideas, getting information I need, talking to people, reviewing when confronted with breakdowns, and saying no to requests that are potentially high cost to me and my family. I have realized that I have a lot more naïveté about things than I thought I had. Getting clarity about how my naïveté and inaccurate judgements caused huge losses financially and diluted my identity substantially has been liberating. I am walking away with a lot more ease from that which does not align with my chief aims for Health and Money. I am consciously choosing to walk away from ecologies that no longer serve me or my aims in life and have started transacting with ecologies that will support me in my aims. I have registered for the one year Membership Program because I want to develop my fitness in transacting powerfully and I want to have ongoing access to this education and the ambitious people I am meeting in this ecology. During this program I have lost 6 kgs, my income stayed stable, with a 14% increase, and I have closed the deal during this course that will generate the income that I anticipate I will need for the kind of life I want to live in my retirement.
Shafeea Zubair, Wellness Industry, Singapore
This program was thought-provoking, inciteful, and very important for my business and business growth. I’m glad to have met Drew and the team at Influence Ecology. Since the beginning of the program, my income has increased, I’ve started another business, and I am experiencing more time away from the desk than ever before. It was a great program and very well worth it!
Corey Jones, Sales, Leederville, Western Australia
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