50 episodes

Hosted by Influence Ecology Co-Founder John Patterson, the podcast features case studies, stories, and lessons from business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs who study and practice Transactional Competence™ to provide real solutions, real results, and real satisfaction...not just at work, but in every area of life.

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Hosted by Influence Ecology Co-Founder John Patterson, the podcast features case studies, stories, and lessons from business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs who study and practice Transactional Competence™ to provide real solutions, real results, and real satisfaction...not just at work, but in every area of life.

    Once Exhausted, Now Valued With Patricia DeBough

    Once Exhausted, Now Valued With Patricia DeBough

    Having experienced job burnout early in her career, Patricia DeBough began to confront her work life and what she wanted it to be. Although successful, she believed in projecting a positive attitude, suffered from anxiety, and didn’t understand her value. As a result, she put up with or stayed too long in situations that were unhealthy or didn’t meet her aims. She was profoundly frustrated and felt powerless in certain circumstances and relationships, and she hustled for value instead of having an intrinsic sense of her worth or her specialized knowledge. Exhausted and dissatisfied, she didn’t fully understand the toll of her psychology.



    Her story amplifies our motto “slow down to speed up” and that what she hasn’t done is the most significant result. She realized that there was accurate thinking required before jumping into a series of untested actions. If not, she may move from a bad or difficult situation to a worse one. Today, she is in a new position, provides leadership, and is valued across the entire organization.

    • 33 min
    The “Perfect Job” Fallacy with Helen Kearney

    The “Perfect Job” Fallacy with Helen Kearney

    Helen Kearney is a sales recruiter for a global software company. Her life’s journey and her career specialization allow us to examine the question that we all – at one time or another – find ourselves asking: what is my perfect job (or purpose or life’s mission)?



    As she explains, many people are exceptionally naive about their professional value. They may not understand their involvement in the larger transaction and the realities of their role in the marketplace. As such, she says, they often fail to consider or understand the needs of the employer and their concerns. Like any good marriage or satisfying position, a job is a reciprocal transaction.



    Near the end of the episode, you’ll also hear Helen’s tips for your preparing your LinkedIn profile, resume, and job interview.

    • 36 min
    Subject Matter Expertise with Thomas K.R. Stovall

    Subject Matter Expertise with Thomas K.R. Stovall

    Thomas K.R. Stovall is a subject matter expert on turning subject matter expertise into passive and automated income online. He is an author, a sought after speaker and facilitator, a Google Entrepreneur in Residence, the founder of a patented enterprise microfeedback platform, and the creator of an organization that catalyzes growth for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs (ImBlackInTech.com), with almost 6,000 people in the membership network across 16 countries.



    For seasoned entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, and business leaders respectively, his approaches teach practical ways to quickly close gaps between intentions and measurable outcomes. He is a gifted story-teller and a wicked-smart man. He first started participating in our programs almost a decade ago (FOT6), and the lessons he’s learned along the way are both humbling and extremely valuable. Listen as he shares the story of his journey.

    • 49 min
    An Apple a Day with Jennifer Caldwell

    An Apple a Day with Jennifer Caldwell

    Jennifer Caldwell is the Chief Development Officer with Food Share of Ventura County and works to feed and nourish the community she has called home for the past 30 years. Under Caldwell’s direction, fundraising events have grown to not only raise more revenue for the food bank but to provide the opportunity to spread the work and mission of Food Share within the community it serves. While nourishing the community, she took a turn to sustain herself, and during the Fundamentals of Transaction Program lost 41 pounds, expanded her value and influence, and doubled her income. She has also come to cherish the daily maintenance required to meet ever-expanding aims for herself and those she serves.



    In 2018, Caldwell was appointed as the Ventura Chamber of Commerce Chair of the Young Professional Group and honored as one of Pacific Coast Business Times’ 40 Under 40 next up-and-coming business leaders-along with Young Professional of the Year awarded from the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. Caldwell is a fourth-generation resident of Ventura County and resides in Camarillo with her husband and daughter.

    • 34 min
    The Innovation Gap with Sterling Hawkins

    The Innovation Gap with Sterling Hawkins

    Sterling Hawkins grew up a fifth-generation retailer, having to master the intersection of human behavior and technology under extreme competition. In 2004, he co-founded, launched and sold his first technology company, Convena, where he developed innovative approaches to beat competition, handle high-growth and achieve performance no matter the obstacles.



    He went on to be involved with the launch, growth and investment in over 50 companies. Today, Sterling reviews over 1,000 new technology companies every year further refining the keys to realizing breakthrough innovation and giving back that experience as a mentor to leading entrepreneurs working through exponential growth. He is the co-founder of CART, a platform to drive adoption of emerging technologies at fortune 500 companies. And he speaks and runs workshops around the world for clients such as Samsung, Criteo, Synchrony Financial and the United Nations.



    Sterling is an internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker on innovation, transformational leadership and exponential growth. His keynotes share meaningful strategies to drive change delivered with the inspiration to leave attendees in action. Currently living in Los Angeles, he has been seen in Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, The New York Times and Forbes.

    • 38 min
    A Leadership Hypothesis with César Idrovo

    A Leadership Hypothesis with César Idrovo

    César Idrovo is a Business Agility Consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His clients span North America, Europe, and South America and range from startups to companies in the Fortune top 10. He helps leaders generate valuable outcomes in the market by embracing and taking advantage of business uncertainty. His focus is to develop a highly tuned organization that responds to leadership and market signals quickly and is made up of unstoppable teams delivering great products.



    During his journey with Influence Ecology, he’s overcome prior sacrifices and developed a leadership framework for professionals based on deliberate practice. His goal is that aspiring leaders can experience the freedom and safety to practice small acts of leadership continuously.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

vamoauntains ,

Worth your time.

Although these podcasts certainly complement the Influence Ecology programs, they are helpful to anyone interested in becoming more aware of their own actions.

Cory @ SFG ,

Scarce Knowledge

In an increasingly saturated media world where it feels like there are a minimum of 25 podcasts on each and every imaginable topic, Influence Ecology consistently delivers perspective and practical philosophy that is not found anywhere else!

joni rocco ,

Great podcast!

I appreciate the specific application of human exchange, identity, and world views. Each episode includes the perspectives of impressive business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs around the world as well as lessons from webinars taught by brilliant leaders of this educational approach. Thank you, Influence Ecology, for the opportunity to learn more about each of our members and the distinctions taught.

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