Conference Director PMI Ireland
"We had the privilege of Nadja delivering a thought-provoking interactive session at our annual National Conference in Dublin on May 24th 2023. Nadja, a thought leader in cyber resilience and emotional firewalls, possesses a remarkable ability to connect with the audience—250 people, no less—and deliver powerful insights on communication, problem solving, and resilience in today's ever-changing digital landscape. 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. If you are looking for a speaker who can educate, inspire, and empower your audience, Nadja will deliver not only that but more. 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."
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."
Head of Institutional Relations with Africa, World Savings Bank Institution
" Our members learned new ways of approaching stress management, problem-solving, and decision-making while navigating a disruptive cyber event. I certainly recommend Thrive with EQ’s services for any organization that is looking to exercise collaboration and be prepared against the inevitable cyber disruptions of the digital age."
Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald's Belgium
"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."
Deputy General Manager FIVES Group, former Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation, NATO (2015 – 2018)
"Nadja’s global vision and leadership in driving change is an inspiration for all who work with her. Through her excellent verbal and written communication skills, 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."
Head of Leadership and Democracy Initiatives, German Marshall Fund of the United States
"Through a mix of crisis simulations, role play, presentations on how emotions impact the ability to make decisions, and one-on-one coaching, Nadja helped our members become better decision-makers and increase their impact in their communities. I strongly recommend her to any organization that works on leadership development."
Managing Partner at Unitas Communications, Founder & President of John Adams Society
"She provided a fascinating presentation on how emotions impact your ability to make decisions, solve problems, handle stress, be flexible and agile in an age of disruption. She designed and facilitated a real-life cybersecurity scenario with personality types across generations, cultures, backgrounds, and sectors."
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."
Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Security
"Nadja has a vast repertoire of developmental capabilities that will be hugely beneficial to leaders and organizations who believe people are the key to building better cyber defenses. Thanks to Thrive With EQ, achieving enhanced individual and collective cyber outcomes is no longer a matter of chance but a predictable result from the consistent application of Nadja’s unique approach of bringing ‘the right EQ tools to the job."
President - PGMP, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, NLP Master , PMI Morocco Chapter
"Lorsque la générosité se marie à la compétence, elles produisent de l’excellence. Le samedi 13 novembre, les membres du PMI MOROCCO CHAPTER et ses sympathisants ont vécu une belle expérience d’échange et de partage à la limite de deux domaines, cybersécurité et Intelligence émotionnelle (EQ). Ce fut un excellent choix du sujet brillamment animé par Nadja El Fertasi."
Executive Director, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Brussels
"Nadja designed and facilitated a cyber crisis simulation exercise based on emotional intelligence for the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy in Brussels. She explained the impact of emotions on decision-making, problem solving, stress tolerance, interpersonal relations and self-confidence in a way all participants could relate. These soft-skills are critical for all generations, and in particular young professionals who are at the beginning of their careers."