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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

Playing Against Type

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The venerable Sir Patrick Stewart, known to legions of fans as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Professor Charles Xavier in “X-Men,” lets it all hang out as a crass, cocaine-snorting, over-the-top TV pundit on “Blunt Talk,” his new comedy series on Starz.

In showbiz, this is called playing against type.

Bryan Cranston in “Breaking Bad.” Julie Andrews in “Victor/Victoria.” Steve Carrell in “Foxcatcher.” Rachel McAdams in “True Detective.”

Actors love to show their range. They crave playing against type. (Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2015).

At work, at home, in every part of life, playing against type is a bit more complicated. It’s also hugely rewarding.

When Mr. Stewart plays against type, he surrenders to the core, the values, the history of a different character.

In work and life, we hold on to our core.

We experiment with the expression of this core.

That’s our personal range. more

Commit To The Joy Principle

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Part of me simply cannot take politics seriously.

Part of me is fascinated by the drama of it all.

As the political machinery at home swings into gear, here’s a comment I hear on a current affairs program:

Donald Trump seems to be enjoying himself.

Yes, he seems to, doesn’t he?

Bernie Sanders seems to be enjoying himself, as well.

It helps when you’re surging in the polls. Then again, you’re unlikely to surge if you don’t convey a smidgen of joy.

We witness the wanna-be-leader who is dour, passionless, robotically scripted, fake-happy – and who, yes, does NOT seem to be enjoying the ride.

And you want to be elected?

I will not debate political positions with you. But this is the simple joy principle that applies to all of us, in every moment of our everyday leadership.

If you want people to follow you, you gotta enjoy the ride. more

Beach Lessons at Bahia Honda

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Life lessons come when we least expect them.

A sliver of a beach, hidden at the far end of Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys. Considered one of the finest beaches in the US. Crystal-clear water. Few people. A serene patch of heaven on earth.

I sit in my beach chair, flip through Pico Iyer’s “The Man Inside My Head,” when they come.

The clan.

Three women, three umbrellas, chairs, a gaggle of young teenage children.

The clan settles in proximity to me. The clan does not believe in speaking softly.

Serenity gone.

I feel myself getting aggravated. And I weigh my options. I can give up my little spot on the beach – the spot I so love, a little cove where the sand of the beach reaches into the dunes – and move away from the noise of the clan.

Or I can try to make peace with the presence of the clan.

As I start to gather my belongings, two of the women slide into the water with their snorkeling gear. The noise level lessens. I stay put. 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 MEDIA

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

Phone
954.921.3014

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

Email
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