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

My Story...


I'm Nadja El Fertasi, and my professional journey in Brussels, Belgium, has illuminated the essential role of emotional intelligence in navigating the complexities of the digital era. My two-decade-long career at NATO has seen me collaborating with a diverse spectrum of brilliant minds in STEM. Together, we shaped strategies and technology programs that spanned across the transatlantic region, marrying technical innovation with human connection.

But beyond the technical successes, a consistent and vital theme emerged: the transformative power of emotionally intelligent leadership. I saw leaders who recognized human potential and turned challenges into growth opportunities. Conversely, I experienced the downfall of teams through poor leadership, marked by burnout and lost potential.

These insights paved the way for Thrive with EQ, my initiative focusing on building human resilience through emotional intelligence. Drawing from my extensive experience at NATO, I've designed a three-step system that serves as an emotional safeguard for individuals and organizations. This system is rooted in the emotional intelligence model's core components: Self-Perception, Self-Expression, Interpersonal, Decision Making, and Stress Management.

By embracing these elements within your organization, we can foster resilience and well-being, crucial in the face of digital disruptions and constant change.

At Thrive with EQ, our aim is to become a global leader in emotional intelligence, offering holistic solutions to leadership challenges in the evolving digital landscape. My vision is to create a lasting legacy, cultivating workplaces that value diverse perspectives and foster connection and resilience.

Some highlights of my career include leading a table top exercise on building emotional firewalls for the PMI Chapter of Ireland in Dublin, speaking multiple languages, and engaging with global initiatives like the World Savings Banking Institute (WSBI).

Join me in your journey towards a resilient and emotionally intelligent future with Thrive with EQ!

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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.

Follow My Story on How I Build Personal Resilience

Navigating the challenges and complexities of life as a single mother and entrepreneur has been an enriching, albeit demanding, journey. The road has been filled with turns of uncertainty, uphill struggles, and enlightening vistas. But each twist and turn, each high and low, has been a lesson in resilience, emotional well-being, and self-awareness.

This lifelong journey has given me hard-won insights into balancing not just work and personal life, but also the many other facets that complete us as human beings—our health, our relationships, our financial goals, and even our spiritual well-being.

It's this tapestry of experiences and lessons that I often find myself reflecting on. These are not just chapters in my own story but shared human experiences that connect us all. I’ve learned that the key to navigating life's complexities lies not in avoiding challenges but in turning them into stepping stones toward a fulfilling life infused with peace and resilience.

If this resonates with you, you might be interested in a program I've crafted called 'Success with Serenity.' It's a 13-week exploration that takes these life lessons and translates them into actionable steps. It's less of a program and more of a shared journey toward embracing life in all its glorious complexity.

Embrace the journey. Find resilience. Foster self-awareness. Make every step count.


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