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Emotional Intelligence as Your Strategic Asset for Navigating Uncertainty in today's Cyber Landscape


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Preparedness: Enhancing Online Well-being

Master emotional intelligence to stay balanced and focused, preparing for the complexities of the digital world.



Resilience: Leading Hybrid Teams

Use emotional insights to inspire and manage hybrid teams, building a resilient and secure work culture.



Readiness: Minimizing Digital Risks

Transform daily behaviors into strong cyber defenses, readying your team with smart cyber hygiene practices guided by emotional intelligence.


The webinar on Emotional Intelligence and Resilience at FEMA was planned and executed perfectly!  You are an amazing and talented presenter.  My leadership team gained a new appreciation of how to strengthen our team management principles going forward in CY24.  Not only did you educate but made it fun and exciting to explore these concepts within a very technical field.  Highly recommend the webinar for other agencies who are facing resilience challenges.


Gregory Edwards, Ph.D

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Federal Emergency Management Agency
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From Nadja, Proud Founder Thrive with EQ:

Recognized Cybersecurity Ambassador in Europe's Capital, Brussels


As Brussels' trusted voice in cybersecurity, Thrive with EQ has been honored as an Ambassador for Trends Kanaal Z's City Reports, a testament to our commitment to safeguarding the digital integrity of Belgium’s vibrant capital. This national TV initiative highlights the critical role we play in addressing the tripling cyber criminality rates, through a pioneering approach with emotional resilience strategies. At Thrive with EQ, we  we empower leadership and teams with Emotional Firewalls to protect against the evolving threats in our digital landscape.

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I was impressed by Ms. Nadja El Fertasi's intervention during the webinar on cybersecurity and emotional intelligence. Her unparalleled expertise, passion, and ability to make complex concepts accessible truly resonated with our audience. She managed to create an engaging and interactive atmosphere, responding empathetically to our members' questions. In short, I highly recommend Ms. Nadja as a speaker for any event related to cybersecurity and emotional intelligence. Thank you for this memorable and enriching experience!"


Sara Chetoui

Président, Project Management Institute 

Moroccan Chapter

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What Our Clients Say...


We gladly recommend the state-of the-art expertise and the highly professional approach of Nadja el Fertasi. Her approach to link emotional intelligence with Cybersecurity made the workshop a huge success with a significant business impact.


Rita Knott, Managing Director, International Female Board Pool Initiative


With her rich understanding of cyber resilience and building emotional firewalls, Nadja provided the attendees with the knowledge and techniques to work towards a stronger cyber-resilient culture within their organisations.

-Arnaud de Vibraye, European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO)


Nadja’s global vision and leadership in driving change is an inspiration for all who work with her. She has an innate ability to present complex strategic issues in an effective and concise manner. I highly recommend Nadja to any organization struggling with the challenges of workforce development.

Denis Mercier, Deputy General Manager FIVES Group, former Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation, NATO (2015 – 2018)



Nadja designed the personality types for a generationally diverse team across cultures, sectors, and backgrounds. What made the crisis simulation innovative and unique is the use of emotional intelligence curveballs so the participants could practice their human resilience.

Kristel Ba, Former Program Director for Leadership Development Program at GMF


She artfully pulled everyone together toward a vision of emotional resilience and strength in the face of cyber challenges, building emotional firewalls that help us maintain our well-being in an interconnected world.  With a rich understanding of cyber resilience and the ability to fortify emotional firewalls, she can instil the necessary skills and confidence in your audience to thrive in today's ever changing world.

- Linda McDermott, Conference Director PMI Ireland


Nadja has an outstanding ability to not only adapt to company cultures quickly but adding substantially value to an organization after a very short time. Her broad experience in combination with fast thinking and a high level of empathy are key drivers behind her success. I can only highly recommend Nadja as a professional Entrepreneur, but also an individual with a great character, who can make any team substantially stronger.

Philipp Wachholz, Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald's Belgium

Welcome to the forefront of emotional resilience training

Hi! I am Nadja El Fertasi, your ally in strengthening resilience in our digital age. With over two decades of experience at NATO, engaging with leaders from over 40 nations, I've honed a keen understanding of security and crisis management. My workshops are transformative, designed to disrupt the standard approach to cybersecurity training by integrating emotional intelligence, which is key to enhancing well-being, safety, and security. With Emotional Firewalls, I offer you comprehensive strategies to not only safeguard against cyber threats but to also bolster personal and professional well-being. Join me in building a resilient defense for the cyber challenges we face today.

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