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Achim Nowak integrates an extensive background in personal transformation techniques, conflict resolution,

Achim Nowak integrates an extensive background in personal transformation techniques, conflict resolution, and actor training to help develop truly resonant leaders. He has coached hundreds of entrepreneurs and executives from many of the world's Fortune 500 companies. Achim's approach to the development of public speakers has been honed through years of training actors and non-actors alike, for institutions such as The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Actors Institute, and the OBIE-award winning Theatre for a New Audience.

As a senior course leader for Langevin Learning Services, the largest train-the-trainer company in the world, Achim has conducted seminars about every facet of human performance improvement throughout North America and Europe. When not coaching business leaders, he can be found leading conflict transformation initiatives in some of the chronic conflict regions of the world, for organizations such as UNESCO, Seeds of Peace, the National Coalition for Community and Justice, and the Peres Center for Peace.

Achim holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology and International Relations from New York University and received his Mediation training at the New York City Courts. He served for over a decade on the faculty of New York University and currently teaches at the University of Massachusetts School of Management. He has also been a frequent guest speaker at other universities such as Amherst College, Brandeis University, and Columbia University. Achim's book Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker has become an essential speaker development tool in numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Achim and his work have been featured on 60 Minutes, The Today Show, NPR, and in the award-winning documentary The Last Enemy.


Power Speaking

Seven Lessons from the Masters!

ou have taken public speaking classes. You create impressive slides. You've gotten rid of those darn speech fillers. But you have watched the truly great speakers, and you know there's a deeper way of engaging an audience. In this keynote, Achim Nowak reaches beyond surface presentation skills to teach audiences the seven secret lessons that will take their personal impact to the next level. Based on his book with the same title, Power Speaking offers business leaders a clear roadmap for sharpening their public communication style and accelerating business success.

Kinesthetic Communication

How We Connect at the Soul Level!

Real communication transcends language. It's profound. It's stirring. It's always memorable. Great artists and performers are able to move audiences at a kinesthetic level. In his keynote, Achim Nowak shares the wisdom and skills of trained performers and makes it instantly relevant for any business leader. Learn about relational presence, resonant storytelling, energy transformation, the flow experience, and the power of clear intention. It will galvanize the way your audience members communicate with each other!

The Power of Story

Stories engage, entertain, and inspire us. They have the power to motivate everyone in your business. They're the inner heartbeat that drives a company. They change lives. In this keynote, Achim Nowak shares simple tips for telling stories well - be it a brief anecdote, a transformational life story, or the history of your business. Discover how any experience can be framed into a resonant story. Increase the personal impact of everyone in your business by unleashing their storytelling power.

Leadership Presence

Sociologists dissect the roles we play. Actors learn how to slip into a part. Jungian therapists explore the public image. But how do great leaders play their public role? What is that hard-to-define presence that's the trademark of a great leader? In this keynote, Achim Nowak demystifies the phenomenon of leadership presence. Learn concrete techniques for enhancing your personal charisma, energy, speaking power, and expressive range. The lessons in this presentation will lead every audience member to a more authentic and impactful leadership presence.

The Art of Connection

Business leaders need to deeply engage folks - be it in a one-on-one conversation, a team meeting, or a company celebration. Great leaders seem to be able to motivate absolutely anyone. In this keynote, Achim Nowak reaches beyond basic communication skills to uncover the hidden reasons why some leaders connect and others don't. Learn concrete tips for consistently creating an authentic connection in any business setting. You will leave this keynote with clear skills for immediately enhancing your powers of engagement.


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