Achim Nowak

ACHIM NOWAK is a Business Thinker, TEDx Speaker, C-Suite Coach and international authority on Embodied Leadership. The author of 3 books on Personal Excellence, Achim has helped 100s of Fortune 500 executives and entrepreneurs around the world to show up more boldly and be more influential. He is the founder of two global leadership firms, INFLUENS and BRILLIANT BEST. At BRILLIANT BEST (, Achim convenes exceptional C-Suite leaders in virtual Mastermind Groups that uplift each participant’s leadership game. Sanofi, Dover, Takeda, Assurant, Owens Corning and HSBC Bank are just some of the clients Achim supports.

Achim holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology and International Relations from New York University where he also served on the faculty for more than a decade. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, USA Today, The New York Times, The New York Post and on National Public Radio (NPR). His popular weekly Energy Boost message is read by a wide circle of business leaders and influencers around the globe.

What is LQ – and How Will It Change the Way You Lead?

There is a sense of fear and overwhelm for many of us as we think of future workplaces where
digitalization and artificial intelligence start to take over. As humans perform fewer and fewer
tasks, how we show up as a leader has to change. Transactional competence will not be
enough. Jack Ma, the inspiring founder of Ali Baba, talks about the need to have IQ, EQ and
LQ. What LQ is, and what it means for all of us, is what I will explore with you in our
conversations at Agile Humans.