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
Business School Interview Prep
I met with Karla to prep for business school interviews. Everything we went over was not only helpful for my interviews but also immediately applicable and valuable for my day-to-day work interactions, particularly in leading a team. Karla is extremely knowledgeable about the narrative body and, as a researcher, I really appreciated her research-based approach to the subject matter. I highly recommend Karla for interview prep and more generally for anyone looking to improve their leadership skills.
Wow, I’ve taken and listened to a lot of professional and personal development classes, podcasts, etc. but this was something different that I had never been taught before. What I learned from Karla was something new to me and it complimented all the other teachings I had applied in my life. It helps me to achieve my goals I set for myself and I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from her. She also is very professional and personable, which makes talking to her so easy.
Even virtual, a powerful experience for rising team leaders
Karla was extremely flexible and gracious in scheduling and re-scheduling (and re-re-scheduling) an event for emerging leaders on the Operations team. When it became clear that the event would have to be held virtually, Karla worked with me to adapt the content to our needs and to remote delivery. The content was immensely helpful in elevating the participants' awareness of how their body language plays a critical role in coordinating productively with others, and most importantly, in leading effectively.