What If You Could …

✅  Have a senior-level incubator that accelerates your business impact?
✅  Forge a nimble leadership style that effortlessly adapts to rapid corporate and marketplace changes?
✅  Mindfully manage the pressures that come with exceptional performance expectations?
✅  Eliminate draining day-to-day “people drama?”
✅  Make confident decisions faster?
✅  Receive rigorous feedback from other leaders who have your back?
✅  Better manage the cadence of your life?

Well You Can!

Welcome to Brilliant Best Mastermind. If you are a successful C-Suite leader, you have attended numerous leadership trainings throughout your career and you have been coached and mentored by some of the best. GREAT. But we all know that true personal success lies in the full integration and embodiment of your knowledge.

Are you ready to accelerate your personal impact, do so with a sense of ease and balance, and experience a level of support unlike any you have previously known? If so, a powerfully facilitated mastermind group of front-runners like you can be the leadership laboratory you need to take your results beyond what you may even think is possible.

Meet Achim Nowak
Founder and Convener, BRILLIANT BEST
TEDx Speaker/Business Thinker
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What Folks Say About Us

Bob Livingston: Former CEO, Dover Corporation
Achim Nowak’s masterful coaching has transformed the next generation of Dover leaders into more authentic, insightful, and inspiring leaders.
Suzanne Daigle: Partner, NuFocus Group USA
BRILLIANT BEST Mastermind brought out the very best in me professionally and personally – greater clarity, more focus and a heightened drive to just go do it. A game-changing experience!
Prithvi Gandhi: VP Strategy and Financial Planning, Owens Corning
BRILLIANT BEST Mastermind provides a risk-free forum in which to discuss personal development and personal leadership challenges and learn from a group of highly accomplished, wise peers whose advice is immediately actionable.  Their feedback has been invaluable in elevating my leadership.
Elizabeth Gubrud-Howe: Former GM, PDQ/Dover Corporation
Having a safe place to discuss ideas and issues with other executives was extremely valuable. Participating in Masterminds accelerated my growth as a leader more than any other group or class I have been part of.
VP, Operational Excellence, Standex Corporation
Jim Zupancic: VP, Operational Excellence, Standex International
BRILLIANT BEST Mastermind was a transformative learning experience that gave me wisdom and insight about how to tap into the most authentic and bold version of myself. It has already paid dividends in and out of the workplace.
VP Human Resources at Anthony, Inc./Dover
Dawn Batey: VP Human Resources at Anthony, Inc./Dover
BRILLIANT BEST Mastermind was an impactful journey of professional and personal growth, navigated with valuable insights on leadership, self-care, and the gifts of change from seven truly inspiring people who also happen to be top notch leaders in their fields – simply BRILLIANT!
General Manager
Joachim Liehr: GM at Lukas Hydraulik/IDEX
BRILLIANT BEST Mastermind was a wonderful experience of personal growth through honest sharing in a highly professional group setting.
Biotechnology Executive, Former Head of North America & SVP, Sanofi Genzyme
Stephanie Okey: Former Head of North America & SVP, Sanofi Genzyme
Have you ever lost yourself in such an engaging, enriching and meaningful professional experience that time stopped and flow began? Imagine going on such a journey with incredibly talented new friends across different industries and life experiences. BRILLIANT BEST Mastermind was that experience for me. Thank you, Achim – PRICELESS.
Serge Joris: President, Hydro Systems
I have been extremely fortunate having experienced Achim Nowak’s unlimited passion for developing professionals during key career moves in my life.
Leadership Expert
Ryan Loftus: Director of Engineering, Exactech
BRILLIANT BEST Mastermind has contributed to the greatest period of growth I have ever experienced. The team guides you on a journey towards the best version of yourself.
Bill Johnson: President and CEO, Chart Industries
Achim Nowak’s guidance and insights have not only helped me to become a more perceptive and authentic leader – they have made me a better person.
Bill Roy: Managing Partner, Dakota Holdings Group
Working with Achim Nowak has always given me an energy that makes me feel like I am literally off the ground or hovering above my chair.
David O'Neill: Assistant Director, Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership, USFSP
Part leadership development, part support group, part networking, part personal sounding board, BRILLIANT BEST Mastermind was a window into the very best of professional life – supportive, dynamic, and deeply human. I’m so grateful for the experience!
Ross Pliska: SVP & Managing Director/Apergy
BRILLIANT BEST Mastermind was a great opportunity to discuss challenges I was facing with a group of exceptional, supportive professionals who had invaluable advice to give!

How Does a Mastermind Work?

BB Mastermind is a 6-month-long, invitation-only leadership laboratory. Select participants join an exclusive group of successful executives whose sole aim is to lift their leadership game and help their peers do the same. It is a forum for fearless experimentation and an incubator of fresh approaches and ideas!

Members engage in powerful strategic conversations with their colleagues. They have access to a private, online Mastermind community dedicated to the exchange of tested leadership wisdom, cutting-edge neuro-science research, and instant problem-solving. They give and receive a level of support that leaders seldom have access to in our rushed, highly competitive, and over-committed lives. And they hold themselves and their peers accountable for being their absolute Brilliant Best.

Our Offerings

The I-Group
I = In the C-Suite for A While Now

Hosted by Achim Nowak

This Mastermind Group is for you if you:
✅  Are a CEO, CFO, GM or VP.
✅  Have worked at the C-Level for 3+ years.
✅  Serve in a business with revenue of $150 Mil US or higher.
✅  Are eager to accelerate your Leadership Impact by assertively supporting and being supported by exceptional peers who serve at your level.

The F-Group
F = Female Trailblazers Who Lead with Impact

Hosted by Eve Simon

This Mastermind Group is for you if you are:
✅  A female High-potential Leader in a Global Corporation or a thriving Entrepreneur running a rapidly growing start-up.
✅  Ready to step into the qualities of a conscious leader of the future.
✅  Longing to use your vision to accelerate business impact for a greater good.
✅  Eager to optimize your talents by assertively supporting and being supported by exceptional peers who serve at your level.

What Happens in a BRILLIANT BEST Mastermind?

In a BRILLIANT BEST Mastermind, you will participate in:

✅  A monthly 3-hour facilitated Mastermind call with an exclusive and intimate group of other highly successful and carefully chosen leaders.
  Learning based on the latest in leadership and performance research.
✅  A monthly 45-minute Touchpoint strategy session with your BB Mastermind Facilitator.
✅  1-1 structured conversations with peers from your Mastermind group.
  Spontaneous information-sharing and problem-solving in your exclusive online Mastermind Community.

BB Mastermind offers an unparalleled personal growth process. And it definitely isn’t for everyone.

If you ARE looking to …

✅  Network with other C-Suite executives,
✅  Establish industry contacts,
✅  Get Executive Coaching,
✅  Celebrate your past victories …

There are many places to do so. BB Mastermind is NOT the place for you.

If you ARE however ready to …

✅  Be held accountable by peers who have no hidden agenda for you,
✅  Roll up your sleeves and boldly experiment with your leadership approach,
✅  Develop a group of powerful peer relationships that last a lifetime,
✅  Surprise and exceed yourself…

BB Mastermind may just be the Leadership Laboratory you have been looking for.


Admission to a mastermind group is by  INVITATION ONLY. Upon receipt of your application we will have an in-depth conversation. Each Mastermind group will have no more than 8 members – and we will only invite leaders who fully show up and play.


Want to get a sense of what happens in a  BRILLIANT BEST MASTERMIND? Join us for a free VIRTUAL MASTERMIND TASTING!

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Work with Achim in South Florida

Do you own a small business or consulting firm with business assets that you leave on the table? Offer the wrong services to the wrong clients? Underutilize your personal influence? Is it time to stop and reshuffle your business deck?

Spend a full-immersion day with a Master Business Thinker where the sole focus is on YOU and your business.

“Hard to believe we could accomplish as much in just one day. The focus, clarity and igniting power that resulted from our Brilliant Best VIP time with Achim were monumental for our business. Its impact lives on to this day.”
Suzanne Daigle and Doug Kirkpatrick, NuFocus Strategic Group USA

“Being able to spend VIP days with Achim Nowak has become a regular fine-tuning exercise for me. Achim has challenged me to fully own my professional strengths, seize the right opportunities and focus my energy where I can create real impact. Invaluable!”
Stephan Thieringer, Founder, The Human Innovation Garage

“It’s amazing what can be accomplished in one VIP Day with Achim. It was intense, introspective and reflective – but most importantly – invaluable. Through honest, unbiased feedback and clear instructions Achim takes your presence to a level you never thought was possible. The best part: the impact continues for months and years after the session.”
Noor Alnahhas, CEO, Ensosoft

You want to take your team on a transformational off-site retreat. And you want this to be the hands-down most memorable team experience any of you have EVER had!


This is not your traditional ropes course or let’s-cook-a-meal or make-music-together teambuilding event. In partnership with Dr. Giselle Faubel, a Harvard-trained psychologist and pioneer in the field of equine-assisted personal development, you and Achim Nowak spend either a day or two at Dr. Faubel’s Equulibrium horse ranch in Western Broward County, easily accessed in less than 30 minutes from either the Miami or Ft. Lauderdale airports.

Come to the ranch. Uncover your most authentic personal leadership style AND shift your team into a more effortless and impactful way of conducting business!!!