Six Weeks to Emotional Resilience

A Program for Board Members, and Investors


When deciding to join a company's board of directors, or when deciding to invest in your favorite next-generation startup, how do you ensure that emotional resilience will stand the test of time against cyber attacks? That's where we come in!

Rita Knott, Managing Director, International Female Board Pool Initiative


"We are a network of highly educated, board-active or board-ready women of the business community from many different industries and from both local and global organizations within six European countries.

The workshop about IT Security and Protection against Cyber risks for our (future) Board members, provided by Nadja El Fertasi from “Thrive with EQ” gave our members an in-depth knowledge and practical tools for this important topic. In particular, her approach to link emotional intelligence with Cybersecurity made the workshop a huge success with a significant business impact.

We gladly recommend the state-of the-art expertise and the highly professional approach of Nadja el Fertasi."

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters to You


In the digital age, as a governance stakeholder, your role transcends traditional metrics; it’s about safeguarding human capital. Emotional Intelligence is critical—it’s a strategic imperative to protect against cyber threats. Elevating emotional resilience as a key performance indicator is essential to assess and manage risk effectively. It’s not a luxury; it's a fundamental component to secure both your organization's assets and its people in a dynamic digital environment.


What We Offer 


This straightforward, six-week coaching program is specifically designed for leaders at the helm of portfolio companies. Our focus areas are strategic planning, fostering enduring strength, and ensuring readiness for the cyber challenges ahead. By the end, you'll walk away with actionable Emotional Intelligence strategies to bolster everyday resilience and secure your businesses in the face of digital threats.

Here's how the journey looks like...



Boardroom Resilience: Equip yourself with strategies to manage stress effectively, not merely withstand it. Hone the critical skill of decision-making under pressure.

Investor's Guide to Proactive Risk Culture: Align your investment ethos and team dynamics to foster a culture of anticipation and readiness, master strategic foresight in the cyber landscape.



Practical Resilience Training: Build resilience based on real-world business scenarios, equipping board members and investors to effectively navigate challenges.

Digital-Era Leadership Skills: Upgrade your leadership to be adaptive and robust, key for steering companies through the fast-paced changes of the digital business landscape.



Strategic Readiness for Digital Resilience: Develop the governance acumen to steer your companies with agility, ensuring resilience in the digital economy.

Blueprint for Confident Board Leadership: Comprehend the strategic framework that prepares board members and investors for a landscape marked by continuous digital challenges.

Building Emotional Firewalls: A Six-Week Online Executive Coaching Program


Our six-week executive program provides personalized one-on-one coaching, meticulously crafted for Board Members and Investors. This strategic journey is aimed at strengthening your emotional resilience, a crucial counterbalance to the dynamism of the digital era. Focusing on the critical pillars of Preparedness, Resilience, and Readiness, we equip you with the Emotional Intelligence strategies essential for governance that anticipates change, steers with precision, and embodies the foresight required for confident leadership in the digital age.


Understanding Yourself: A Deep Dive into Emotional Intelligence

  • Uncover your emotional strengths and areas for growth, exploring how they influence your leadership style.
  • Uncover your emotional strengths and areas for growth, exploring how they influence your leadership style.
  • Apply this self-knowledge to steer your organization through the challenges and opportunities of the digital era.

The Power of Emotional Resilience in Business Continuity

  • See how Emotional Intelligence can build robust strategies that keep businesses stable, even when cyber threats loom.
  • Understand how to anticipate social manipulations that could undermine businesses.
  • Make emotional resilience a cornerstone of your business strategy to mitigate the effects of digital interruptions.

Your Emotional Toolkit for Resilience 

  • Employ Emotional Intelligence to strengthen your resilience and that of your businesses.
  • Learn rapid recovery strategies that minimize downtime following cyber incidents.
  • Cultivate a resilient and adaptive work environment that can withstand and recover from digital disruptions.

Anticipating the Unanticipated: Readiness Through Emotional Intelligence 

  • Use Emotional Intelligence to prepare for potential digital threats proactively.
  • Encourage a rapid response culture, solidifying your organization's stance against cyber challenges.
  • Lead with foresight and confidence, steering your businesses away from potential pitfalls.

Integrating Emotional Resilience into Your Business Strategy


  • Use Emotional Intelligence to shield your businesses from the emotional toll of digital threats.
  • Build a resilient work environment that can adapt and recover from disruptions, ensuring business continuity.
  • Incorporate Emotional Intelligence into your overall strategy, enhancing your organization's ability to stay the course.

Unity in Diversity: Emotional Intelligence in Team Alignment


  • Craft a compelling vision and set achievable goals that resonate with your businesses.
  • Align your team's values with the critical role of Emotional Intelligence in maintaining business stability.
  • Foster open dialogue and collaboration, strengthen your businesses’ collective resilience and adaptability.

Your Emotional Playbook for Business Resilience


  • Build a culture of resilience and continuity, minimizing the fallout from potential cyber incidents.
  • Enhance cross-functional collaboration by integrating Emotional Intelligence into your leadership style.
  • Adopt a flexible leadership approach that navigates uncertain times with Emotional Intelligence, allowing for adaptability and resilience.

Why choose this program?


Drawing from my two decades of experience at NATO's Cybersecurity Agency and working closely with Board Committees and Shareholders in the Private Industry, this program is specially designed for you. Fueled by a deep understanding of Emotional Intelligence, the program doesn't just prepare you for cyber threats—it empowers you to thrive amidst them.

The program focuses on three core pillars: Preparedness, Resilience, and Readiness. These pillars arm you with Emotional Intelligence strategies, enabling you to face the digital world with confidence and agility. It's more than just about surviving in a cyber-vulnerable world—it's about excelling in it.

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Benedetta Berti, PhD

Head, Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary General at NATO

"I have known Nadja for several years now, and she continues to impress me with her creativity and leadership. I highly recommend her to any organization seeking to build a thriving and successful workforce to meet the challenges of the 21st Century."




  • Emotional Intelligence Assessment: Price inclusive of a comprehensive Emotional Intelligence assessment.
  • Personalized 1:1 Coaching: Individual coaching sessions to ensure effective application of learned concepts and strategies.
  • Tracking & Reporting: Regular tracking and reporting of participant progress, with clear performance indicators and milestones.
  • Post-Program Support: After completing the program, participants will receive ongoing support and enjoy lifetime access to our online community.
  • Certification: Certificate of completion for each participant demonstrating proficiency in emotional intelligence leadership skills.
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