Global Expert in Leadership, Body Language & Nonverbal Communication

Joe Navarro: Leadership development; Leading Expert on Nonverbal Communications, Body Language, and Behavior; Effective Negotiations Coach; #1 Bestselling author of What Every BODY is Saying; Ex-FBI Agent

Personally approached at the age of 23 to join the FBI, Joe Navarro became one of the youngest agents ever to join the renowned investigative agency. He went on to spend 25 years at the FBI, working both as an agent and supervisor in the areas of counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Through his work he was able to study, refine, and apply the science of nonverbal communications. His acumen in this field and his success as a spy-catcher, led Joe to train FBI agents, as well as members of the intelligence community.

Retiring from the FBI in 2003, and meeting overwhelming demand for his notable insights into human behavior, Joe has dedicated himself to speaking and consulting with major corporations worldwide.

Joe Navarro Lecture topics

  • The Power of Body Language & Nonverbal Communications

Nonverbal behaviors comprise approximately 60–80% of all interpersonal communication. They can reveal a person’s true thoughts, feelings, concerns, as well as intentions. And because people are not always aware they are communicating nonverbally, body language is often more honest than the spoken word. In this presentation, Joe Navarro, a world-leading expert on the applied use of nonverbal communication and #1 bestselling author, will provide crucial insights into how to master nonverbal intelligence in business to assess and influence others.

Drawing on his decades of experience in behavioral sciences, 25 years in the FBI, and 20+ years working with executives, including Heads of State, Joe takes a fresh look at nonverbal intelligence as a tool for change, for better communication, for collaboration, influence and for success. He will show how to decode what’s really being said in meetings, negotiations, due diligence settings and interviews, which can often impact decisions and reputations. The presentation also covers how to manage your “curbside appeal” to ensure lasting and meaningful impressions and the five most important traits of exceptional individuals that will help the audience differentiate themselves from others.

  • Successful and Effective Leadership for Greater Productivity and Happier Teams

Joe Navarro spent a quarter century with the FBI, pursuing spies and other dangerous criminals across the globe. In his line of work, successful leadership was quite literally a matter of life or death. Now he brings his hard-earned lessons to you. Joe distills a lifetime of experience into five principles that outstanding leaders live by. Drawing upon compelling firsthand accounts from his FBI career, experience working with foreign governments, consulting with major corporations and CEOs, and cutting-edge science on nonverbal communication and persuasion, this keynote presentation provides effective strategies that have proven transformative for those with leadership aspirations as well as those seeking to achieve a higher level of excellence through their leadership.

  • Body language and Nonverbal Communications in Negotiations

Based on Joe’s lectures at the Harvard Business School over a decade, he explores how nonverbals factor in negotiations to establish trust, to create cooperation, to evince information, to establish order and harmony, and to garner greater acceptance. This is the skill set that is not taught at most business schools, but which can make a big difference in determining if there are issues or concerns, for establishing harmonious relationships, respect, greater collaboration, and empathetic understanding. This can be presented both as a keynote and as a two-hour breakout session.

  • Effective Influence

This keynote or breakout presentation takes an in-depth look at influence and how to achieve it. Everything from your “curbside appeal” to lasting impressions that inspire and attract will be examined. He will discuss how we use: time, colors, space, touch, distance, simplicity, manners, words and gestures to better connect with others and how we can better communicate empathy, trust, and care. The presentation highlights what truly influences and motivates others and is the perfect presentation for those interested in harnessing the power of influence through nonverbal communications, best practices, and the words that we use.

  • Mastering Trustworthiness

Based on his book “Be Exceptional” Joe takes a powerful and insightful look at how exceptional individuals evoke trustworthiness and how that translates into changing perceptions and more effective leadership. With a focus on experienced professionals, this lively keynote examines for the first time what it really takes to convey trustworthiness and influence in a truly transformational way, why this is so important, and how you can use it to differentiate yourself from your peers and competitors.

  • Understanding and Dealing with Toxic Personalities in the Workplace

This presentation takes a look at and closely examines the four most common toxic personality types most disruptive to organizations. Joe explores their common traits, how to best identify them through their behavior, how to better understand them, and what can be done to deal with them if and when they become a problem.

Today, Joe Navarro is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the application and use of body language and nonverbal communications in business. His book, What Every BODY Is Saying, after more than a decade, remains the #1 bestselling body language book in the world with more than one million copies sold. Through his experience working with CEOs and senior leaders of major global organizations he is also highly sought out for his expertise on leadership, influence, and the behavioral qualities that drive more effective leaders and in turn happier, more productive workforces. In 2021 he shared those powerful insights in the book, Be Exceptional: Master the Five Traits That Set Extraordinary People Apart.

Joe Navarro is described by his audiences as “dynamic,” “superb,” and “captivating,” utilizing his FBI experiences to guarantee his lectures are not only fascinating, but also fun and engaging, sharing the scientific as well as the practical.

Joe Navarro earned his Master of Arts degree from Salve Regina University and lectured annually for a decade at the Harvard Business School. He sits on the Global Advisory Board of The Libra Group, supporting its Executive Team and Board of Directors. He provides strategic guidance to the group that is active in aviation, energy, hospitality, real estate, shipping, and diversified investments worldwide.