ACHIM NOWAK is an international authority on Personal Presence and Embodied Leadership. His first two books, Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within and Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker (translated into Chinese and German) have become essential leadership development tools with Fortune 500 companies around the world. His most recent book, The Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating a Mindful Life in a Distracted World, has been featured in USA Today, MindBodyGreen and on NPR.
Influens, the international training and coaching firm Achim founded in 2004, is based in Miami and has helped hundreds of CEOs and C-level executives from organizations such as Sanofi, Dover, Knowles, Assurant, HSBC Bank, and Owens Corning to show up at their best and be more influential.
Achim has a checkered past. It is one of his finer assets.
His work draws on a wealth of expertise in the personal transformation field, actor training, conflict resolution, and spiritual practice. Achim’s experience ranges from leading life-transforming AIDS Mastery programs throughout North America to coaching performers at The Actors Institute in Manhattan and spear-heading international peace projects for UNESCO and the Shimon Peres Center for Peace. His work for the Peres Center has been captured in the award-winning documentary The Last Enemy.
Achim holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology and International Relations from New York University where he also served on the faculty for more than a decade. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Post, The Miami Herald and on NPR. Achim’s writing has been recognized with a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award.
Achim is a sought-after keynote speaker and member of The Extraordinary Influencer Network with OPEN for Business, a global leadership community where C-Suite Leadership meets the Future of Work.
His popular weekly Energy Boost message is read by a wide circle of business leaders and influencers around the globe.