Technology has transformed the way we communicate. We send and receive more and more emails every day. We text. We tweet. We have reduced our communications down to efficient sound bites—and at the same time, many of us seem to know less and less about how to connect. Deeply, profoundly connect… especially in our intimate relationships.
Achim Nowak is an internationally recognized authority on executive presence and infectious personal connections. His first book Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker has become an essential leadership development tool in Fortune 500 companies around the world. Achim has coached hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs. He integrates an extensive background in personal transformation techniques, conflict resolution, spiritual practice, and actor training to develop truly resonant leaders.
Influens, the international training and coaching firm Achim founded in 2004, is based in South Florida and supports senior business leaders in every part of the globe. Whether he was training performers at New York City’s Actors Institute or directing an Israeli/Palestinian theatre production for the Peres Center for Peace or leading transformational weekends in AIDS communities throughout North America or windsurfing in Tobago for a year and doing absolutely nothing else - Achim has mastered the art of slipping into any social situation.
Achim holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology and International Relations from New York University. He served for over a decade on the faculty of New York University and has been a frequent guest speaker at other universities such as The University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Brandeis University, and Columbia University.