About Ethical Marketing Academy

Ethical Marketing Academy (Formerly Influence to Profit) is a world leader in teaching business owners, sales professionals and network marketers how to expand their influence to impact more people and increase your profits.

The company was started by successful entrepreneurs Michael Stevenson and Kayla Stevenson, world renowned for their work and teachings in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, influence and business strategy.

Read About Our Entire Team Here

Michael Stevenson, Co-Founder and Lead Trainer

Hi, my name is Michael Stevenson. I'm the co-founder of Ethical Marketing Academy. Our live events and online courses have helped tens of thousands of people learn how to grow their businesses by expanding their influence and implementing proven business strategies
I'm a best-selling author, business coach and international speaker specializing in the use of ethical influence and persuasion in business.
In the following paragraphs, I'll share with you a little about myself. I hope to learn more about you at one of our events, or perhaps one-on-one.
Twenty-three years ago, I was homeless. I had made a series of bad decisions, each of which I was running away from, which led me to sleeping on a picnic bench in the park for about six months. I was at the lowest of lows. I truly believed I was stupid and worthless and didn't think I would ever amount to much.
Soon after I got off the streets, I began to turn my life around and when my son was born later that year, I had a new-found motivation and reason to thrive.
I started my first business in 1994, selling a small piece of software I created on the internet before most people had even heard of an internet. I started Dreamland Software as a "hobby," to give myself much needed experience developing software and to create a little side-income to support my new family.
As a single dad entering the work-force in my new career, my budding hobby began to take off and take more of my attention. And while I worked only for money during the day, my real passion was spent working at night making and shipping 3.5" floppy disks all over the world.
After the first year, I began to run into a problem... I was running out of my most important resource: time.
I knew that if I was ever going to grow that little side-business to something great, I had to figure out a way to multiply my time. I began developing business strategies to automate as much of my business as possible, so I could grow my business while having time to raise my son.
In 1999, I stumbled upon the field of NLP, or Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP can be described as the "lost user manual for the mind." It helps you run your own mind, as well as understanding the minds of others so you can ethically influence and persuade.
Learning NLP has not only changed my life, but its success and influence principles allowed me to help hundreds of thousands of people all around the world and grow my businesses to amazing levels.
These days, my wife (the love of my life and my business partner) and I run several successful businesses while living in Draper, UT.

Kayla Stevenson, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer

Hi, my name is Kayla Stevenson and I'm the co-founder of Ethical Marketing Academy. I am a best-selling author, Certified NLP Practitioner and Chief Operating Officer of Ethical Marketing Academy and Transform Destiny.
While I grew up under meager circumstances in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, I always felt like I was destined for something big.
After setting out on my own at 17 years old, I started my entrepreneurship at just 19 years old, opening perfume distributorships in Salt Lake City, Montclaire and San Franciso.
Michael and I started Ethical Marketing Academy to help business owners, sales professionals and network marketers help more people. Most people are simply too close to the product they sell and lack the kind of real marketing knowledge and strategy to make the kind of impact they want in this world.
I run the operations at Ethical Marketing Academy and make sure everything runs smoothly. I'm looking forward to seeing you at one of our live events.