What you will learn:

This session is a facilitated process leading individuals towards finding their WHY in order to build powerful stories, stronger connections, and communities, and to have a better understanding of oneself and others through the art of strategic storytelling.
Key Takeaways
  • Finding your why as well as where it fits within your other priorities and obligations.
  • Identify the multi-dimensional aspects or moment which makes us who we are. Trust me, it's not what you think.
  • Learn actionable skills on how to make authentic connections with your friends, colleagues, and even complete strangers.
Intended Audience
  • Sales professionals and managers
  • Corporate executives
  • HR professionals
  • Anyone trying to connect with clients in an authentic way while still being "you"
  • Nonprofit leaders

About the instructor:

AK Ikwuakor, also known as Coach AK, is a former world-ranked athlete, certified Executive Coach (PCC), accomplished entrepreneur, and corporate trainer who has worked with over 40,000 individuals across the globe to help them maximize performance on and off the field. With a passion for high performance coaching and team development, Coach AK has traveled to over 30 countries, working with a diverse range of clients, including professional athletes, coaches, celebrities, CEO's, and Fortune 100 employees. His ventures have spanned various industries, from sports diplomacy and fashion to virtual reality and business coaching.

Coach AK has collaborated with leading companies such as Google, Raymond James, UBS, and Biogen, and has been featured in major publications like Sports Illustrated and Women's Health. AK is currently the Executive Sales Coach Lead at Google leading global efforts in upskilling their 20,000+ sales and management team to compete in an ever changing competitive marketplace. AK is the host of the Podcast "Mornings w/ Coach AK," a morning podcast providing 5-minute motivational tips and tricks to start the day strong.

In his free time, Coach AK enjoys rock climbing, standup comedy, and traveling with his partner Yasmin and their 10-year-old daughter Haiven. He is a passionate and dedicated coach, committed to helping his clients achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

  • Former 4-Time All-American Track and Field Athlete (University of Oregon); Awarded Most Inspirational
  • Professional Track and Field Athlete; Nigerian National Record Holder (Top Ten World Ranking X2)
  • Coached over 25,000 athletes and coaches from around the world; World Record Holders
  • Certifications as Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Sports Performance Specialist, Functional Movement Screener
Coaching and Speaking
  • Over 10+ years of coaching experience
  • Worked with Google, Raymond James, UBS, Duke Basketball, Jimmy V Foundation (Scholar), Galderma, Oath, NYU, Phillips Exeter Academy, Biogen, The State Department, Dear World, WeWork, and Victims Affected by Terrorism
  • Inbound 2019 Encore presentation speaker
  • Educator and Administrator at Phillips Exeter Academy (Socratic Pedagogy) and the St Paul’s School
  • Currently training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Secured State Department government contracts
  • Conduct trainings on Strategic Storytelling to Influence Buying Decisions
  • Lead sales trainings and presentations in China. Consulting on positioning, lead generation and sales pipeline (Business Development)
  • Founded Empower2Play (https://vimeo.com/153692417)
  • Founded Executive Coaching Company (www.edsportconsutling.com)
  • Founded Fashion company for Athletes (www.eletestyles.com)
  • Traveled to 30+ countries
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Suggested Length:90 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Interactive Workshop

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