Committed unreservedly to providing excellent client service and support, the INFLUENCE AT WORK® team is integral to the success of the organization. Professionalism, courtesy and knowledge are the hallmarks of their dynamic approach:

Cara Tracy

Director of Sales, INFLUENCE AT WORK®

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Cara earned her marketing degree from Northern Arizona University. For 12 years, she worked for the National Speakers Association and previously was with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Cara is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), and also has her Certification in Meeting Management (CMM). Cara is a past president of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (AzMPI) and was named AzMPI Planner of the Year in 2002-03.

Cara is active in social media and enjoys yoga and strength training. She lives with her husband, Paul, in Scottsdale, AZ.

Driveway Songs:

I’m Shakin’ – JACK WHITE
Rock & Roll Band – BOSTON


Eily VanderMeer

Eily VanderMeer

Director of Client Services, INFLUENCE AT WORK®

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Eily VanderMeer worked for IAW from 2004 to 2006 as a sales and administrative associate and upon graduation from ASU, with a BA in Anthropology, took two years off to participate in archaeological fieldwork. She joined us again in 2008 as our Director of Client Services. In her free time she enjoys watching Harry Potter movies, playing Warhammer, listening to heavy metal and spending time with her husband, Ben, and pampering her little dogs, Simon and Bella.

Driveway Songs:

The Trooper – IRON MAIDEN
I Want it All – QUEEN


Jandy Hughes, CPA


Jandy Hughes, CPA has been working with INFLUENCE AT WORK for over four years. If money is involved, Jandy’s got her mark on it. Jandy has been a CPA for over 20 years, working in the public accounting, retail and fashion industries. Jandy is an avid golfer and dancer, though not at the same time. Jandy is originally from York, PA and currently lives in Scottsdale, AZ.


Noah Goldstein, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant and Inside Influence Report Lead Writer, INFLUENCE AT WORK®

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Dr. Noah J. Goldstein is a faculty member at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Dr. Goldstein’s academic research and writing have been published in many of the premier scholarly outlets in psychology and business, including Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His research has been featured in numerous media outlets, including New York Times, NPR’s Marketplace and the Harvard Business Review 2009 List of Breakthrough Ideas.

Dr. Goldstein is co-author with Robert Cialdini of the New York Times best-seller Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive. The book is devoted to the psychology of persuasion and to prescribing persuasion strategies that are both ethical and scientifically proven to be effective. The strategies discussed in this book can easily be applied by almost anyone in almost any field, including sales, marketing, negotiation, management, patient care, policy, and parenting.

Additionally, Dr. Goldstein has worked with a number of private and public institutions, including Accenture, the United States Forest Service, United States Census Bureau, and Google.

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