Chris Kowal has worked in politics, sales, leadership, and academics. He has a passion for impactful messages that listeners will learn from and grow. Dr. Kowal was a top producing Realtor in the metro-Detroit market bringing marketing innovations into the profession. Chris Kowal received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in how we use emotions to influence others. He is an expert in nonverbal communication, facial expression, body language, charisma, and effective communication. Dr. Kowal is a former college professor at Purdue and the University of Michigan, while at Purdue he created the Center for Professional Selling. His research has been featured on CNN, ABC News, NBC, the Guardian, and many local outlets. Dr. Kowal has a unique ability to take his audience on an educational emotional ride using humor and an uncanny ability to read people and challenge them.