My Mission: Nurturing Resilience and Emotional Intelligence in the Digital Age

My Story...


I'm Nadja El Fertasi, and my two decades at NATO, the world's largest security and crisis management organisation, have deeply ingrained in me the importance of emotional intelligence for robust leadership in our increasingly digital world.

Emotional firewalls are what I’ve identified as the key to this resilience. They are the defensive layers of emotional strength that protect and empower individuals and organizations against the challenges of the digital era.

In my NATO journey, I've seen emotionally savvy leaders thrive and, conversely, the cost of ignoring this key aspect of leadership. These experiences shaped Thrive with EQ, where we champion the building of these emotional firewalls within organizations in the digital age.

By instilling emotional intelligence at the core of your team, we not only protect but also enrich your organizational culture, ensuring it can withstand and adapt to any digital disruption.

Thrive with EQ is on a mission to set the standard for emotional intelligence in leadership worldwide. My goal is to create enduring impact, nurturing environments that prioritize understanding, adaptability, and resilience.

On a personal note, I am a proud mother and a bunny owner. I am deeply passionate about mental health and share my journey of building resilience in my Saturday LinkedIn newsletter.

My enthusiasm for blending different disciplines to tackle complex problems is a hallmark of my approach to both life and work.

Join me at Thrive with EQ, and let's build your emotional firewall together.


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Guiding Star of Resilience


At Thrive with EQ, we chart a course where resilience and emotional intelligence are the touchstones of modern leadership, guiding businesses through the uncharted territories of the digital age. Our mission is not only to build emotional firewalls for protection but to nourish the human spirit, enabling leaders and teams to thrive even in the face of adversity. By intertwining emotional intelligence into our approach to digital challenges, we're not merely safeguarding data; we're fostering human resilience and well-being. Our vision transcends traditional barriers; we're cultivating an environment where resilience and emotional intelligence anchor our shared digital future.

Our Core Values 


In a world of myriad choices, I anchor myself in compassion. Challenging times call for leadership that upholds humanity at its core, asserting that compassion is not a liability but a strength.


Leading in tumultuous times demands the bravery to uphold what's right, not necessarily what's convenient. It is bravery that allows us to confront uncertainty and persist amidst unsettling change.


Our pursuit is collaborative excellence with our clients, not just aiming for perfection. Together, we address your business performance dilemmas with our bespoke EQ toolkit.


Respected leaders radiate trust and admiration through their unwavering integrity. An emotionally astute leader stands by doing what is right, especially when faced with adversity.


The remedy to ambiguity is transparency. It is the bedrock upon which trust, credibility, and effective execution in our client relationships are built.


While we are committed to our mission, we don't forget to add a dash of light-heartedness. Our training is not only enriching but also enjoyable, ensuring our clients keep returning for more.

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