Nadja El Fertasi, CEO/Founder of Thrive with EQ
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Coach & Consultant for building a Thriving Workforce in the 21st Century
About Nadja El Fertasi, Emotional Intelligence Coach & Consultant, Brussels, Belgium
Nadja is the CEO/Founder of Thrive with EQ. Nadja is a former Senior Executive at the NATO. Drawing upon her nearly two decades of experience in a variety of leadership and policy planning positions at NATO, Nadja now helps people to Thrive instead of surviving in the 21st Century. She helps organizations implement the secret to successful workforce development in the digital age. Having closely worked with people from over 40 countries during her tenure at NATO, Nadja is uniquely skilled in fostering trust and understanding among diverse global stakeholders in both the public and private sectors across various industries. Nadja acted as the Co-Chair of the Transatlantic Steering Committee for “Disruptive Dilemmas: Cyber Crisis Simulation Exercise,” the largest side event at the GLOBSEC 2019 Bratislava Forum, a top 5 international security conference worldwide. Using a series of real-world crisis simulations, the side event encouraged participants to use both cognitive and emotional intelligence to increase their resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility during times of heightened pressure. Nadja possesses the latest credentials in the emotional intelligence space and has trained with leading experts in the field. She is a licensed Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner, a certified EQ-i 2.0 coach by Multi Health System (MHS) Inc. Assessments, and a Certified Digital Marketer by the Digital Marketing Institute in Dublin, Ireland and. A proven leader, Nadja is an alumna of the 2014 NATO Executive Development Program, an alumna of the 2018 Marshal Memorial Fellow sponsored by The GMF of the United States. Nadja has spoken to international institutions about workforce development in the European Commission, the European Parliament and at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Paris. She is fluent in English, French, Dutch and Arabic, proficient in Italian and has working knowledge of German.