Why EQ Training

Remote working has been around for a while and will continue to prevail as companies try to adapt to working in an increasingly digitized world. Over 60% of the global population is currently active on the internet, increasing numbers by the day. 

According to the World Economic Forum, 78% of business leaders think hybrid and home-working will hurt productivity. 

Even before the pandemic became a reality, the WHO found that Worldwide, 615 million people suffer from depression and anxiety and cost the global workforce an estimated $1 trillion in lost productivity each year.

The risk for burnout keeps growing as the rising numbers of pandemic burnout should send shivers up our spine. 

But how do we motivate people in an age of disruption? 

How do we help employees navigate the sudden changes and continuous disruption in dealing with unforeseen events?

How do we help people manage a new work-life balance when the workload keeps piling up?

How do we teach people to shoulder their stress without taking on others’ pressure and stress from their immediate environment?

How do we help and equip students to navigate the new digital ways of learning at a time where social isolation, unemployment, and financial distress are part of their everyday reality?

It’s time to help people develop their EQ Toolbox to help people thrive beyond the disruptions and build new coping mechanisms to overcome life’s challenges, adversity, and struggles. 

The EQ Toolbox


The concept of emotional intelligence has brought new depth to the understanding of human intelligence; it enhanced the ability to evaluate one’s general or overall intelligence.

Not unlike cognitive intelligence, however, emotional intelligence has been difficult to define.

Broadly speaking, emotional intelligence addresses the emotional, personal, social, and survival dimensions of intelligence, which are often more important for daily functioning than the more traditional cognitive aspects of intelligence.

Emotional intelligence is concerned with understanding oneself and others, relating to people, and adapting to and coping with the immediate surroundings in order to be more successful in dealing with environmental demands.

Emotional intelligence is tactical (immediate functioning), while cognitive intelligence is strategic (long-term capacity). Emotional intelligence helps to predict success, because it reflects how a person applies knowledge to the immediate situation.

In a way, to measure emotional intelligence is to measure one’s “common sense” and ability to get along in the world.

At Thrive with EQ, we work with the scientifically validated EQ-i 2.0 Model. The model of emotional intelligence is comprised of fifteen factors across five categories of functioning.

These skills, which form the building blocks of abilities such as communication, resilience, and time management, can be mapped theoretically and empirically to job competencies, productivity, academic performance, and other measures of success to help predict and improve functioning.


What Sets Us Apart?

Emotional Intelligence is often used at an abstract level related to self-development. Having worked for two decades in a large international organization with people from all layers and over 40 countries, I understand that Emotional Intelligence is the foundation for constructive collaboration. Teams are not built overnight and need more than processes and technology alone to thrive in the workplace.

What sets us apart is our human approach. Textbook theory or PowerPoint presentations are of no use if people cannot translate what these learnings mean in their map of the world and how they can implement it. In an era where many people feel overstimulated with digital information and social media clutter, at Thrive with EQ, I focus on “learning by doing” concepts.

Nadja leverages her long-standing crisis management experience in NATO to design and facilitate collaborative training where participants simulate and exercise. Through role-play and various emotional disassociation techniques, we provide a safe space for participants to become aware of their cognitive biases and work together to overcome them and thrive in the 21st Century.

EQ Toolbox Talk

Nadja regularly provide talks to corporates, institutions, and universities to leverage the EQ Toolbox in practical ways. The audience leaves with a better understanding of how to use different strategies to reduce their stress levels and increase their motivation to thrive beyond disruption.

The interactive talk lasts about 90 minutes and is concluded with a visualization exercise to boost the audience’s positive emotions and gain more perspective during challenging situations.

If you are interested in learning more, you can contact us through the booking inquiry form or send Nadja an email at nadja@thrivewitheq.com.

What’s Included?

Interactive 90-minutes talk

Thrive with EQ worksheet with practical EQ exercises

Visualization Exercise to boost motivation levels

EQ Toolbox Talk can be delivered on Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Cisco Webex platforms.

Training Topics


  • The EQ Toolbox helps participants manage their stress, build resilience, communicate effectively and online collaboration across multidisciplinary teams, creative problem-solving skills, and exercise practical diversity & inclusion strategies. 


  • Download our info sheet for each training topic. 



Stress Tolerance

Learn new ways of stress management to help you navigate prolonged periods of stress and thrive beyond the disruption. 

Building Resilience

Build your resilience levels through the science of character strengths. Character strengths leverage those strengths that come natural to you and which feel energizing. 

Effective Communication

Effective communication is about leveraging empathy, compassion, clarity and influence in achieving desired outcomes both for yourself and your team. 

Problem Solving

Problem solving in an innovative, dynamic and creative setting where you will leverage both your IQ and EQ to solve problems while working online.

Online Collaboration

Learn how to build digital emotional intelligence and develop a new social toolbox for online collaboration.

Diversity & Inclusion

Develop and practice new strategies to exercise diversity & inclusion across your workforce,  between multi-disciplinary teams and students. 

What’s Included?

At Thrive with EQ, we focus on providing you a learning experience that is innovative, dynamic, practice, and adapted to your real-life situation.

We leverage our know-how and expertise in designing crisis simulation workshops to exercise collaborative engagement between multidisciplinary teams. 

8hrs in-person facilitation and/or 4hrs on-line training per day.

An interactive briefing that combines the theory, science and the practitioner ’s view.

Creative exercises to boost engagement levels alternating between break-out groups and main room sessions.

Multiple remote work simulation scenarios for groups larger than 10 people.

Cyber Hygiene Awareness included in all trainings by default.

Role-play multiple ‘business personas’ during the break-out sessions.

Access to secure client share point portal with access to training material.

We provide both in-person and online trainings.

Online trainings can be delivered on Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Cisco Webex platforms.

EQ Surveys


  • The EQ-i 2.0® Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. 

    The EQ-i 2.0 model allows organizations to gain a deeper understanding of how the results affect a participant’s workplace performance (conflict resolution, change management, teamwork, decision making, and more) with strategies customized based on individual results. Reports are designed with clear instructions, interpretation guidelines, and results-driven content, setting you up for success.

  • Download a sample template report of workplace -, group-, leadership – and/or 360-degree survey assessment. 



Workplace Report

The workplace report helps you discover your emotional intelligence strengths and blindspots, so you can develop a new roadmap towards a new set of EQ competencies and skills. 

Workplace Group Report

The workplace group reports provides a powerful compilation of team scores that provides the opportunity to gain deeper insights into a group’s strengths while identifying areas for development. 

Leadership Report

The leadership reports helps you maximize your emotional intelligence leadership and lead your team and colleagues beyond the disruptions of the workplace.

360-degree report

The 360-degree report provides you a comprehensive view of how you and others view your social emotional intelligence leadership competencies in the workplace. 




“Nadja was one of our keynote speakers at the Nursing and Healthcare Conference 2021. This is a flagship event which takes place online with healthcare practitioners and professors from across the globe. Nadja’s in-depth presentation on emotional intelligence was full of practical strategies, wisdom and tools for both student nurses and practitioners. She speaks with such compassion, grace, and clarity and is an inspiration to all those who attended the conference. Thank you Nadja, and we look forward to hosting you again for our next edition!”

The Research Gate Int. Cooperation, Dallas Texas 2021



“No sooner had your session finished than I received a message from one of the team that read, “WOW. That was AMAZING”. I wanted to let you know that the team appreciated you. Your talk was the perfect addition to our day and gave us something to think about. I’m feeling confident that many will make some positive changes as a result!””

Emma F., Deputy Head UK Government

“Nadja impeccably designed and facilitated a two-part online EQ training for a dozen emerging leaders from the Eastern Partnership countries. She was a real pleasure to work with and I greatly appreciated her creativity, good sense of humor, openness to dialogue and flexibility to build a training program for a diverse group of individuals. 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 each of the members of the group become better decision-makers and increase their impact in their communities. Nadja is a passionate coach and leader, and an inspiration to all those she helps grow. I strongly recommend her to any organization that works on leadership development.”

Ana Aelenei, Head of Leadership and Democracy Initiatives , German Marshall Fund of the United States

“Nadja’s grasp and explanation of EQ, along with explaining its application within the personal and work environments, is something I believe should be incorporated not only into every business but educational systems as well – the information received is that important. Being able to give a person a foundational understanding of where they fall in the range of 15 different areas – and how to balance over and under-compensating factors – truly is a gift of clarity.  Nadja’s reporting also provides strategies for improving areas which is exciting as you have a starting point, an actionable game plan, and a truer knowledge of yourself. Speaking with Nadja was never a like a lecture that she needed to get through, it was always a meaningful conversation – she put me at ease, asked thought-provoking questions to get to the heart of a matter, and practiced active listening.  If you want a better functioning team – in any capacity, but I know her focus is cybersecurity – do yourself a favour and get set up with Nadja. I cannot recommend her services enough!”

Sue Lemm, PMP, Naval Federal Credit Union

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