Meet Achim Nowak
Founder and Convener, BRILLIANT BEST
Business Thinker/TEDx Speaker
C-Suite Coach

How I Serve YOU



Are you a CEO or C-Suite Leader who wants to …

  • Make wiser decisions faster?
  • Connect more deeply in all professional settings?
  • Activate fervent collaboration?
  • Better manage the ever-shifting demands on your time and talent?



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Are you a Small Business-Owner who wants to …

  • Make better use of your business assets?
  • Offer the right services to the right clients?
  • Expand your personal influence?
  • STOP and reshuffle your business deck?
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The Mueller probe. Russia probe. That’s what I think of first when I hear the word “probe.” Congressional hearings. Senators hovering in elevated seats, staring down at the solitary witness w Read more

It’s a bruising paradigm. We expect a leader to have answers. The level of your leadership pay is commensurate with the expectation that you execute strategy and don’t make a mistake. An apolog Read more

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 of Human Resources, Fresh Realm
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!
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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!
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