ACHIM NOWAK is a TEDx speaker and an internationally recognized authority on personal presence and interpersonal connections. His book Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within (Skyhorse/2013) has received acclaim in Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Forbes and Publishers Weekly. His first book Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker has become an essential leadership development tool with Fortune 500 companies around the world. His latest book The Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating a Mindful Life in a Distracted World (New Page Books/2015) has been featured in USA Today, The New York Post and MindBodyGreen.
Influens, the international training and coaching firm Achim founded in 2004, has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and C-level executives from organizations such as Sanofi, Dover Corporation, Knowles, and HSBC Bank to show up with radiant presence and be boldly influential. Achim’s work draws on a wealth of experience in the personal transformation field, actor training, conflict resolution, and spiritual practice. It ranges from leading life-transforming AIDS Mastery programs throughout North America to coaching performers at The Actors Institute in Manhattan and leading international peace projects for UNESCO and the Shimon Peres Center for Peace.
He holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology and International Relations from New York University, where he served on the faculty for more than a decade. Achim and his work have been featured on 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Fox News, HLN, NPR, in The New York Times and the award-winning documentary The Last Enemy. 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 received by a wide circle of business leaders and influencers around the globe.