What Others Say About  Thrive with EQ ... 

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Laurie Dufays

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."

Philipp Wachholz

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."

Denis Mercier

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."

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Ana Aelenei

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."

Muddassar Ahmed

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."

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Anne Leslie

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."

Abderrazak Hamzaoui

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."

Georgiana Dragomir

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."

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Having worked for the world's largest crisis management and security organization for almost two decades has provided me with invaluable leadership skills. I have mastered the skills of sound decision-making under little clarity, effective communication under pressure, and creative problem-solving under pressure throughout my career. In challenging times, leadership is about influencing mindsets, conversations, and behaviors. With nearly two decades of experience working with people from over 40 countries across the civil-military sector, I am uniquely qualified to teach my clients how to build high-performing teams during challenging times through emotional intelligence.

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