At The Narrative Body, we believe that the body is the most influential factor in communication.
Our goal is to empower individuals by developing a stronger nonverbal presence and a greater sense of body awareness. We demystify the concepts of body language and nonverbal behavior and uncover how we can utilize this knowledge to influence our inner and outer narratives.
Karla Beltchenko founded The Narrative Body to empower individuals, groups, and businesses to find an authentic and confident nonverbal presence and connect and communicate with others on a deeper level. This journey began in 2008 when Miss Beltchenko developed body awareness classes that were taught in three-star Michelin-rated restaurants and luxury hotels. Since then, these classes have grown and evolved into The Narrative Body, expanding our scope to accommodate corporate clients, organizations, and one-to-one clients.
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 anatomical awareness and understanding of one's body and discuss emerging research in the field of nonverbal communication and body language studies.
After working with The Narrative, Body will begin to notice a shift in how you sit, stand, and interact with others; this will permeate into your personal and professional life, allowing you to exude confidence 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.