Meet Nadja

Nadja is the CEO/Founder of Nadja El Fertasi, EQ (Emotional Intelligence) Coaching & Consulting, Brussels, Belgium.

Nadja most recently worked as a Senior Executive at the NATO Communications and Information Agency. Drawing upon her nearly two decades of experience in a variety of leadership and policy planning positions at NATO, Nadja now helps diverse individuals and organizations around the globe navigate and maximize their EQ potential. 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’s clients include both individuals and organizations in the public and private sector (including small and medium enterprises and start-ups) and she offers a broad suite of services, ranging from personality type and strength-based life coaching for individuals to helping organizations design programs designed to promote soft skill development, resilience, stress management, managing unconscious bias and fostering empathy in the work place. 

Nadja offers all of her clients the EQ-i 2.0 model assessment which is the only scientifically validated survey on emotional intelligence in the world.  Nadja is a creative and passionate problem solver and believes that a one size fits all approach does not work – she is committed to tailoring and customizing her services to meet her clients’ unique needs.

Nadja helps diverse professionals across the globe to leverage, navigate and maximise their emotional intelligence and achieve their desired outcomes in life!

What does science say about me?

According to the world leading personality type assessment, Myers-Briggs, I am an idealist or an Introversion Intuitive Feeling Perceptive (INFP)! INFP is one of the sixteen personality types used in the publications of the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator and is a rare personality type compromising 4% of the world’s population. INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine.

Now, what does this all mean? The idealist in a nutshell….

What do others say about me?

“While Nadja is not part of my staff, she has been exceptional in helping ensure that gender diversity and implementing gender perspectives becomes mainstream within NATO. She is a passionate individual with a clear vision and strong desire to help others. Nadja is an outstanding role model for other young female professionals who need the confidence boost to pursue their career ambitions in a male-dominated security environment.”
Ambassador Marriët Schuurman, former Special Representative for NATO Women Peace and Security, November 2016.