I’m Achim Nowak. I help successful CEOs and C-Suite executives in blue-chip global enterprises to show up with relaxed authority and amplify their personal influence. My 3 books pinpoint the nuances of authentic success behavior: Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker (also published in German and Chinese), Infectious: Unleash the Energetic Leader Within and The Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating a Mindful Life in a Distracted World. I also host the MY FOURTH ACT Podcast where I chat with brilliant humans who have created bold and unexpected lives.
My Masterminds are transformational incubators for exceptional humans who wish to accelerate their personal development. I host BRILLIANT BEST Masterminds for seasoned executives from enterprises such as Sanofi, Takeda, Owens Corning, NXP, Lonza, and Dover Corporation. I host FOURTH ACT Masterminds for successful individuals who have already achieved most of their goals and are ready to dream some more.
Before I launched my current firm, Brilliant Best, I founded a successful international training and coaching firm, Influens. I bring an eclectic background to what I do. I was trained as a Mediator at the Brooklyn Courts, co-founded an acclaimed theatre company in Washington DC, and draw on decades of esoteric spiritual exploration. When I was 35 I left Manhattan to live on the island of Tobago and become a windsurfer. I was a good one.
I hold a M.A. in Organizational Psychology and International Relations from New York University where I also served on the faculty. My work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, USA Today, The Miami Herald, and on NPR and NBC. I love to write and have been recognized with a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award.
I happily reside in Hollywood/Florida.
Eager to learn more about the micro-behaviors that set highly influential leaders apart from the pack?
I invite you to read my books.