She’s lively, tough, passionate, loving, and full of infinite wisdom. Niurka, the transformational teacher and guide, started out as a tough kid of Cuban decent. More tom-boy than Barbie-doll, Niurka ran away from home and dropped out of school as a teen to dance to the beat of her own drummer. She went from selling gym memberships and the like to being the #1 corporate trainer for Anthony Robbins.
She spent a decade at Robbins’ absorbing the modalities and business sense that permeated the Robbins’ corporation, until she knew she was ready for more. In 2000 she launched her own company with the vision of creating social transformation through inner evolution.
Through 15 years of seeking out and practicing the most powerful business and spiritual teachings, Niurka has assimilated her years of in-depth study to one discipline – Supreme Influence.
In between her recent jaunt to Bali and her attendance at the premiere of a new documentary feature film, “Discover the Gift”, in which she starred, New Age Journal had an opportunity to chat with Niurka, to get her viewpoint on life and making things happen in an age of economic instability.
NAJ: I understand you were Tony Robbins’ #1 trainer for years. Was that your big leap into a new life?
NIURKA: Yes, it really was. I had been trying to find my way and I was very lucky to have been given that opportunity. I absorbed everything I could about business and Tony’s teachings. My life changed more than I can say.
NAJ: How did you know when it was time to leave?
NIURKA: Well, I knew I was ready for a change for a while before I actually left. I had been on the road doing corporate training for such a long time. And I had really found my purpose, which was guiding people through transformation.
NAJ: Had you previously decided to start your own business?
NIURKA: I had. I was planning to start my own business, and gave my notice at Robbins’. It all transitioned quickly. I walked into a Mercedes dealership and saw the car I wanted and decided to barter for it. Made a deal right then and there, two days after leaving Tony Robbins. I negotiated a deal to do training for them in exchange for the car I really wanted. And that’s how I started… with this big account. It (Niurka Inc.) started developing quickly afterwards. Then I had to hire people almost immediately, as there was so much more I wanted to do. I knew it was essential that I get the right people on the bus.
NAJ: What, would you say, makes you different?
NIURKA: Lots! One of the things that make me different is that I bring in a lot of different modalities in a way that gives tangible, bottom-line results in your life, business and relationships. It’s all based on how you communicate. That’s why the title of my upcoming book is: “Supreme Influence: I Create as I Speak”. The results in your life are directly related to the quality of your communication. I teach that every word you speak has the power to move you in the direction you want to go, or to bring you down. I guide my students to consciously condition their language to only speak what they intend to manifest. That’s key to what makes me unique about how I bring my life’s purpose into the world.
NAJ: What modalities do you use?
NIURKA: It depends on the course, workshop or speaking engagement I’m doing and there are so many. But to name a few: NLP, which is neuro-linguistic programming, hypnosis, values alignment, pranic healing and there is so much more. I bring in a lot of spiritual wisdom in addition to practical, bottom-line business strategies. I have invested a lot of time researching and practicing the most powerful teachings from around the world, both ancient and modern.
NAJ: What is your definition of “Supreme Influence”?
NIURKA: It’s so powerful. Think about it. “Supreme” is your divine essence, your unified connection to your source of power. And “Influence” is grounding it! It’s like, how do your ground your idea and get inward fluency, bringing things from the realm of ideas into manifestation. As I said before, it’s all based on how you communicate. My life’s work is intended to awaken people so they can deliberately choose to materialize from infinite possibility.
NAJ: Did you always know this is what you wanted to do?
NIURKA: I did know that here I am and here’s what I’m here to do, but there was still an evolution. I’ve evolved. It’s strange when the brand is so linked to you and you’re evolving, but it’s a beautiful thing. Life is organic.
NAJ: Can you give our readers a few of your philosophies?
NIURKA: I have many. But one of my consistent mantras that I teach and say everywhere I go is: When you change, the world around you changes – You have that much power! I hope that inspires others as much as it inspires me.
Another is to be clear about what you want. Then focus on it while still remaining open to the infinite possibilities to what’s around you. Expand beyond tunnel vision. Take purposeful, strategic action and then remain flexible. Be really tuned into your sensory acuity to know if what you are doing is working or not. Have the sensory acuity to notice how your communication is landing in other peoples’ worlds. What is the result that is showing up from that? And then have behavioral flexibility and change your approach and then just keep changing your approach until you achieve your outcome. It may even be a greater expression of what you originally imagined. Stay open and be grounded in your “Supreme Influence”. Then you will have incredible miracles. It will change your life.
Niurka was interviewed by Contributing Writer, Sandra Faleris.
Niurka recently starred in the transformational documentary Discover the Gift, alongside H.H. The Dalai Lama, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Jack Canfield, Dr. Barbara De Angelis, and Sir Ken Robinson, among others. She has also shared the stage with radiant beings such as Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, John Maxwell, Bill Philips, Mark Victor Hansen, Denis Waitley, Bob Proctor and Jim Rohn.
Her first book, “Supreme Influence: I Create as I Speak”, was recently purchased by Random House and is due on bookshelves in early 2013.
For more information on Niurka, her courses, DVD’s, upcoming speaking engagements and more: www.niurkainc.com