"Our body tells a story,
it reveals what we are currently thinking and feeling.
Through The Narrative Body training we bring awareness to the powerful nature of nonverbal tendencies and uncover how we can utilize this knowledge to influence our inner and outer narrative."
The Narrative Body Founder
At The Narrative Body, we believe that the body, rather than words, is the most influential factor in communication.
The way we sit, stand, walk, talk, and gesture have far-reaching implications on how we are perceived by others. However, accumulating research also indicates our body language impacts our inner narrative, which ultimately influences our mood, energy, emotions, and interactions.
When our body and vocal messages don't match, there is a disconnect in the line of communication; our actions will always speak louder than our words. Therefore, our mission at The Narrative Body is to give you the tools to uncover the power of body language and nonverbal tendencies giving you the advantage of being able to connect with others personally and professionally.
Our sessions begin with a focus on the powerful nature of our bodies made visible through one's gestures, postures, movements, and nonverbal aspects of speech. Through interactive discussions, group exercises, and one to one coaching, you will learn how to become a more effective and authentic non-verbal communicator.
The Narrative Body curriculum was established based on the research conducted by founder Karla Beltchenko whose background in social science, dance performance, Laban Movement Analysis, and nonverbal research has given The Narrative Body a genuinely unique perspective.
What sets us apart from other professional development coaching and soft skills training is the focus on the mind-body connection. We look to the body as the primary vehicle for communication, uncovering fundamental nonverbal skills that are too often overlooked. We take the time to detail the power behind the anatomical understanding of one's body, nonverbal awareness, and the power of observation.
Over time you will begin to notice a shift in the way you sit, stand and interact with others; this will permeate into your personal and professional lives, allowing you to stand out from the crowd.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
These classes were exactly what I was looking for. My friends noticed the difference it made in my confidence. Karla is a complete professional at what she does, so I would highly recommend her services to anyone!
Argent Restaurant Manager Dana Hotel and Spa Chicago
This is what luxury should be; the best accommodations and every need met before you knew you needed it by the staff, which is meticulous, elegant and more then happy to assist. I would recommend Ms Beltchenko’s [Narrative Body] classes to anyone, for yourself or for your business as it will give you confidence and most of all elegance.
I look forward to bring training by Ms Beltchenko to my restaurant and any venture I will be involved in.
V.P. of Hospitality for Caruso
Karla is fantastic! She has a unique ability to train people on elegance without an ounce of pretention. I highly recommend her services for any guest facing position.