Achim Nowak MA

Achim Nowak

Achim Nowak is an author, speaker, executive coach, and international authority on personal presence. His first two books Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within (Skyhorse Publishing/2013) and Power Speaking (Allworth Press/2004/also in German and Chinese) have become prized resources for entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 executives around the world. Influens, the international training and coaching firm Achim founded in 2004, helps leaders at every organizational level to show up more boldly and be more influential.

His newest book, The Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating a Mindful Life (New Page Books/2015), draws on a 20-year journey of exploring Hindu practices, Native American mythology, and the rewards of silence. 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, MindBodyGreen, in USA Today, The New York Times, The New York Post and the award-winning documentary The Last Enemy. Achim’s writing has been recognized with a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award.

Achim’s popular weekly Energy Boost message is received by a wide circle of influencers around the globe.

Books Achim has Published

The Moment

A Practical Guide to Creating a Mindful Life in a Distracted World

What if there was a way of knowing our moments more richly and more deeply as they unfold? What if we experienced more memorable moments in any given day? How might this alter the experience of our lives? That is the tantalizing premise of Achim Nowak's book, THE MOMENT. It introduces us to 4 simple keys. These keys are entirely common-sense. That is their beauty. Return to experiencing the world with all of your senses. Learn how to tune into prajna wisdom - the wisdom that talks to us as a moment

Articles Achim has Published
Professional Behavior
Professional Behavior

It happened. My mom had a stroke, 3 weeks ago. A relatively mild one. She's 92. I flew to Germany where mom resides to tend to her and her affairs. Mom's body and spirit are recovering, slowly. But here's »

It happened. My mom had a stroke, 3 weeks ago. A relatively mild one. She's 92. I flew to Germany where mom resides to tend to her and her affairs. Mom's body and spirit are recovering, slowly. But here's the unforeseen part of this experience. During my more than 2 weeks in Bonn I had a seemingly endless stream of interactions with professionals I had never before met. Doctors, many of them. Nurses,..

Achim Nowak · February 6th, 2017

Achim Nowak · February 6th, 2017

Want Influence? Ask Insightful Questions
Want Influence? Ask Insightful Questions

Personal Influence. Most folks like the notion of having some. My professional practice is predicated on the benefits of getting it. The right position in the right firm gets us a modicum of influence. »

Personal Influence. Most folks like the notion of having some. My professional practice is predicated on the benefits of getting it. The right position in the right firm gets us a modicum of influence. Knowing other influential people gets us some more. Presenting innovative ideas – huh, now we're getting somewhere. The most disarming way of being influential? Yep. Ask great questions. It's that..

Achim Nowak · January 30th, 2017

Achim Nowak · January 30th, 2017

Elevate the Mundane
Elevate the Mundane

I had just settled into my Virgin America seat, getting ready to head to LA, when the safety video came on. This is not intended as a paean to Virgin Air - though I consistently love my customer experience »

I had just settled into my Virgin America seat, getting ready to head to LA, when the safety video came on. This is not intended as a paean to Virgin Air - though I consistently love my customer experience at Virgin. I expected to see the same comic-book-style video the airline has shown the last few years. Well, someone at Virgin decided to mix it up. What I witnessed, instead, was a safety-protocol-video..

Achim Nowak · January 23rd, 2017

Achim Nowak · January 23rd, 2017

The Golden Engagement Rules
The Golden Engagement Rules

You've had those days. I was tired. I mean TIRED. It was -11 degrees in Toledo that morning when I strolled out of my hotel. Winds whipped ferociously across the parking lot. Chicago the day before. Meetings. »

You've had those days. I was tired. I mean TIRED. It was -11 degrees in Toledo that morning when I strolled out of my hotel. Winds whipped ferociously across the parking lot. Chicago the day before. Meetings. Coachings. Airport transfers. Rental car pick-up. Exuberant. And tiring. When I finally plopped into my seat on the Delta flight from Detroit to Ft. Lauderdale, heading home, I was ready to check..

Achim Nowak · January 16th, 2017

Achim Nowak · January 16th, 2017