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We’re an international training and coaching firm.

Miami       New York       Boston       Chicago      Munich

We help C-level business leaders and entrepreneurs to show up with radiant presence and be more influential.

Beyond strategy, beyond business expertise – what your team and business partners ultimately respond to is YOU. Your clarity. Your energy. Your vision. Your ability to move hearts and souls.

Connect Deeply. Unleash the Energetic Leader Within.

Influens: Latin origin of influence, meaning…
To flow in
To exert influence; to be influential


Meet Achim Nowak
Founder & President of Influens

OUR BLOGS

Don’t Overthink

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It seemed like a silly question.

What’s your secret to being happy in your 40s? a reporter asks actress Jennifer Aniston.

Does she really have to answer this kind of crap? I think to myself. Ms. Aniston answers.

Don’t overthink it.

Great life answer. Great business answer, too.

We know the perils of collective overthinking. We have catch phrases to describe it. Group Think. Analysis Paralysis. Mental Constipation.

We rely on process tools to accelerate thought. Risk Analysis Tables. Decision Matrices. Helpful. And they often foster more paralysis.

When a bunch of my big clients brought in McKinsey and Company for an organizational diagnosis, the answer, down-the-line, was the same:

Inability to make decisions.

Uhuh. Overthinking. more

Everyday Bloom

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I stumbled across the word bloom last week.

I know the word, of course. It’s the context that enthralled me.

For 3 decades, Jon Kabat-Zinn has been a prominent American crusader for the benefits of everyday mindfulness. A friend gave me a copy of his brilliant 1994 book “Wherever You Go There You Are.” 

See if you can detect the bloom of the present moment in every moment, Kabat-Zinn writes, the ordinary ones, the “in-between” ones, even the hard ones.

The Bloom. 

Easy to see in the blush of accomplishment. During the thrill of the victory lap.

The Bloom.

How do I see it when the same colleague pisses me off once again? When another tedious meeting ends in indecision? When I don’t look forward to completing a single task that is in front of me today?

You know the list. more

Covenient Little Lies

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Convenient little lies.

I am astonished to what lengths we go to perpetuate them.

I could chuckle about it. Except that it’s not funny. Little lies are how we collectively hold each other back.

Finance People don’t like to role-play.

A little lie from the training world in which I toil. You know the stereotypes behind the lie.

I spent an entire day last week with 20 finance folks. We did a large-scale workplace simulation. Of course we had a blast. In my experience, finance folks absolutely relish role-plays. And that’s NOT a little lie.

Don’t do any fluff.

That’s what my boss told me, a few years back, the day before I flew to Huntsville/Alabama to work with the NASA instructional design team that develops all the training programs for astronauts.

These are the most over-educated people you will ever meet, Cindy warned me. Don’t waste their time. No fluff. more

Our
Clients

MEET THE TEAM

Achim Nowak

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

International Authority on Leadership Presence; Author; Speaker; Craves connection; Celebrates personal energy.

Leandra Campbell

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Business Administration Graduate; Seeker of Simplification; Mindful soul with Italian/Jamaican roots.

Kathy Heffner

DESIGN LEAD

Florida transplant who escaped the corporate world; Design Guru with a passion for high-energy, interactive learning.

Olga Botcharova

ASSOCIATE

Conflict Resolution Expert; Psychologist; Passionate Coach; Russian soul and global spirit; Believes in the wisdom of nature.

Robert Hernandez, Psy. D.

ASSOCIATE

Jungian-oriented Psychologist; Ego-Self-Axis-related Coach; Speaker; International home carried within; Trilingual.

Carolyn Holland

ASSOCIATE

Exceptional & whimsical Leadership Presence Coach; Actor; Born entertainer with an accidental B.S. in Physics.

Zachary Minor

ASSOCIATE

Performance Coach; Actor; Activist for personal empowerment of athletes; Mantra: Choices, Decisions, and Consequences.

Daniela Puzzovio

ASSOCIATE

Performance Coach; Facilitator of Development Processes; Psychotherapy Background; Ambassador for Happiness.

John B. Lazar

ASSOCIATE

Executive Coach; Systemic thinker; Deep trust builder; Limiting paradigm buster, Trusted advisor; Culinary wizard.

OUR SERVICES

WE TRAIN

Starts with fun.
Ends with transformation.
Yes, really. Fun.

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WE COACH

Deep-diving.
Translucent.

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WE SPEAK

7 continents
5 languages
1 energy

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OUR PRESS

TESTIMONIALS

The Influens team’s coaching has led my team to a new level of professionalism in the classroom, boardroom, or anywhere they deliver!

Brian Wallace, Former SVP, Learning and Development, HSBC Bank

Achim Nowak’s masterful coaching has transformed the next generation of Dover leaders into more authentic, insightful, and inspiring leaders!

Bob Livingston, CEO, Dover Corporation

The dynamic Influens training style kept our staff riveted and wanting for more!

Dr. Leslie Rosenfeld, Director of Organizational Development, City of Miami Beach

We rely on Influens for their professionalism and their superior expertise in all aspects of leadership development!

Susan Kaye, Director, Corporate Education, Barry University

We at Compass respect Achim Nowak’s amazing ability to bring about transformation. He does so with energy, style, and penetrating clarity.

Kit Williams, President and Founder, Compass Consulting

CONTACT US

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954.921.3014

Address
1835 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.
Suite 602
Hallandale, Florida 33009

Email
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