Oops! Sorry!!


This site doesn't support Internet Explorer. Please use a modern browser like Chrome, Firefox or Edge.

About Us

Center of Influence empowers entrepreneurs and business leaders around the country to be more impactful by aligning them with other like minded individuals via online and local experiences. Opportunity and Philanthropy - the two key ingredients which assist in the development of organic relationships. By creating and strengthening these bonds within their communities, businesses, and individual endeavors, members are given the opportunity to flourish personally and professionally.

Our Mission

Our passion is to build communities of entrepreneurs and business leaders who promote personal and professional growth through a proven approach of unique experiences, impactful relationships, and an abundance of opportunities.

Core Values & Focus

Center of Influence enables entrepreneurs and business leaders around the country to get involved with weekly empowering experiences online and in their local communities. 

Opportunity and Philanthropy - the two key ingredients that assist in the development of organic relationships. By creating and strengthening these bonds with your communities, businesses, and individual endeavors, these synergies provide the opportunity for everyone involved to flourish personally and professionally.

  • Write something to tell customers about safety and hygiene

  • Write something to tell customers about safety and hygiene

  • Write something to tell customers about safety and hygiene

  • Write something to tell customers about safety and hygiene

Be a Giver
  • Acknowledge influence is a result of being abundant.

  • Place other people's interests first.

Be Significant
  • Do what you say

  • Know your limits

  • Finish what you start

  • Fully deliver

Be Energizing
  • Encourage individual ability and creativity.

  • Have authenticity

  • Have a Hunger for achievement

Lead By Example
  • No arrogance allowed

  • Know your stuff

  • If you don't know, it's ok!

  • Be vulnerable. It exhibits modesty and humility alongside confidence.

Sponsors and Partners:

Leadership Team

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Chief Relationship Officer; Founder

Chris is a dreamer who believes in doing good in the world and creating opportunities for others in business go hand in hand. A lifelong learner and a believer in meaningful, long term relationships, Chris leads with enthusiasm, humbleness and trust in his personal and business spheres. His manifesto for life is “true success lies in the advancement of others and money and influence are mutually exclusive."

Dru Wischhover

Dru Wischhover

Real Estate Expert & Entprepreneur

Dru has been a licensed Title Insurance Officer with over 20 years of experience and recently credited with the expansion of the businesses into the Indiana market and more recent, nationally. Dru continues to Inspire by leading and mentoring his team to show the clients “The Inspired Way!” How? By make a difference in people’s lives each and every day!

JC Preston

JC Preston

Visionary Integrator
& Super Connector

Co-Founder of Game Changers, JC has over 15+ years of experience in Business Process Planning and Optimization, talent management, marketing engineering, and alternative investing. As a connector of amazing people and great ideas, he has been on teams of multiple startup and organizational renewal initiatives.

David Fisher

David Fisher

Business Growth Catalyst

As a Certified Business Coach and Illinois President at FocalPoint Coaching, David has a proven track record of helping business owners achieve their goals. Leveraging 30+ years of experience in top financial services firms, he helps businesses grow their bottom line through financial improvement, client acquisition, and strategic planning.

Amanda Schmidt

Amanda Schmidt

Real Estate Leader & Advocate

Amanda is a powerhouse agent advocate with a proven track record of driving growth and excellence in real estate. Her infectious personality, leadership, and customer-centric approach make her a trusted and results-driven professional who is a pleasure to work with!

Ryan Knudsen

Ryan Knudsen

Financial Advisor & Strategist

Ryan offers personalized financial guidance, understanding each client's unique goals and risk tolerance. He develops tailored strategies to help clients achieve their aspirations. With top-notch service and support from advanced technology and a network of professionals, he helps clients make informed decisions.

Scott Nicholson

Scott Nicholson

Leadership Catalyst

With 30+ years of experience as a President and COO of a private equity firm, Scott empowers others to achieve greatness through his "divide and conquer" approach. He drives growth and success by leveraging the strengths of those around him. Scott helps entrepreneurs and leaders optimize and streamline their operations, taking their businesses to the next level.

Phil Boggess

Phil Boggess

Attorney & Wealth Strategist

Phil empowers individuals and small business owners to create, build, protect, and pass on wealth. With a comprehensive approach, Phil addresses potential risks and stress points, focusing on the impact of his guidance on overall well-being. As a seasoned professional with expertise in estate planning, real estate, contracts, and more, Phil educates and leads clients to make informed decisions about their financial future.

Center of Influence is an altruistic centered network of entrepreneurs and industry leaders with a focus on growth, development, and networking opportunities.

Quick Links

Home About Join Today Ambassador Resources Sponsorship Opportunities Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

© 2024 Center of Influence. All Rights Reserved