EQ-based Coaching for Professionals

I worked in the world’s largest defense and security organization for nearly two-decades. I know what it is like to pretend to be someone else during the day.

The regard from your boss, your colleagues and your work environment seems more important than your own self-regard. As an Empath, I am able to feel people’s emotional state.

Working in a hierarchical and male-dominated institution was challenging. Still, I managed to build a successful career path.

I went from Secretary to Senior Executive with many accomplishments in my pocket.

After a distinguished career at NATO, I chose to live my purpose. I now help professionals around the globe navigate their human experience in all areas of their life and unlock their full potential.

My coaching practice is based on social and emotional intelligence techniques that will help you transform your limiting beliefs and achieve your desired outcomes.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that collectively establish how well we perceive, and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use information in an effective and meaningful way.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a higher predictor for success in life than IQ, therefore you need both.

Even if you are a professional with a high-level of EQ, harnessing your emotional intelligence to achieve your desired outcomes is key to live a fulfilled life.

Why is EQ so important in life?

EQ is the one thing which every single human being can develop, leverage and maximize. Humans are not machines; we do have emotions and research shows that we can’t control the triggering of our emotions. Managing those same emotions in both our professional and personal life, is fundamental for building resilience and achieving well-being in life.

Developing your EQ will help you manage your energy, cope with pressures and demands in your lives, such as stress, dealing with change and transitions, developing healthy relationships with people and possessing the tools and coping mechanisms so you can thrive in life.

Why should I work with you?

Well, because I am a remarkable, kind, passionate and funny human being. No…not convinced? OK, I get it. There are so many coaches who claim to change lives. Many of them do so perhaps.

My approach is focused on helping you manage your inner and external conflicts in life which drain your energy. We all face conflicts in our lives, whether it is 

  • seeking that promotion, but at the same time you fear spending less time with your friends and family;
  • or you love your job, but you struggle working with your managers or colleagues in a constructive way; you feel misunderstood and under underappreciated;
  • or perhaps you want to leave your partner or your marriage, but you fear hurting their feelings to a point of no return – facing the agony of guilt is just too much;
  • or perhaps you feel it is time for something new in your career and you want to pursue our passion and purpose. But who is going to pay the bills and what if you loose your financial stability ? 

The list goes on as many professionals facing everyday conflicts part of our human experience. Managing conflict has been a constant throughout my entire life, both as an ambitious career women of colour in the largest crisis management organisation in the world – NATO , a wife and now a single mother.

Now, I help diverse professionals across the globe leverage their emotional intelligence and navigate life in all areas. When we are fulfilled at a personal level, we will thrive at a professional level. And vice versa. Well-being is the sum of all parts in life.

I help diverse professionals across the globe leverage their emotional intelligence and navigate life in all areas. When we are fulfilled at a personal level, we will thrive at a professional level. And vice versa. Well-being is the sum of all parts in life.

I won’t tell you HOW to live your life, because this is your journey. Instead, I will help you navigate and manage your inner and external conflicts; and balance those areas which are important to you across your life wheel. A life wheel is a powerful tool, which helps you visualize all the important areas of your life at once. These are different for each human being and are made up of areas such as your personal environment, health, career, finances, significant other/romance, family & friends, personal growth and fun & recreation. An example of a Life Wheel with generic levels of satisfaction:


Life Wheel

Understanding your personal satisfaction across your life wheel is an important indicator for your overall well-being and success in life.

Learning how to manage your life wheel areas in terms of energy will help you live a balanced and fulfilled life.

What drives you and gives you positive energy? What drains you and perpetuates negative energy?

Understanding and leveraging your emotional intelligence to live a successful life of well-being is key to achieve your desired outcomes in any situation.

Ok, I am interested. But I still want to learn more about your credentials and experiences. Where can I find this?

Sure, check out what others say about me and my biography…


How are you going to help me?

What’s my silver bullet? You are. I am going to help you discover yourself, discover your character strengths, discover what comes naturally to you by developing and maximizing your emotional intelligence.

I don’t do one-size-fits-all, because I believe each human being is uniquely talented and gifted. During our Discovery Session, we will discuss your primary objective for coaching. If you think I can help you, then you will have my complete devotion and support to unlock your best version.

On the flip-side, if I feel I am not the right fit for you, I will discuss this with you, and recommend a different coach or approach. Honesty and integrity are at the core of building trust with my clients and is at the heart of my practice.

A snapshot of some examples of how I can help you…

  • Understanding and transforming your limiting beliefs, and help you adopt new empowering behaviours.
  • Helping you navigate and overcome feelings of insecurities, anxiety, stress and emotional exhaustion.
  • Helping you achieve your desired outcomes in those areas of your life wheel which are important to you, through a tailored and personal roadmap based on social-emotional intelligence techniques.
  • Helping you set well-formed outcomes through a unique way of goal setting by leveraging your emotional intelligence.
  • Navigating and managing your energy across your life wheel: what are the most important areas to you and how can you balance your energy?
  • Navigating your career by becoming aware of your character strengths, personality type preferences and by leveraging your emotional intelligence so you can achieve your professional desired outcomes.


I am also a Certified Digital Marketer. If requested, I can advise and help you develop your value proposition to increase your visibility online for your stakeholders (e.g. future employers, clients, online community) as part of our coaching session at no extra costs*.


*Maximum duration equals one session.

I just want to test my emotional intelligence…

I don’t really need coaching, but I am very interested in assessing my EQ. Tell me more!

Emotional intelligence is assessed through a scientifically tested and validated framework, the EQ-i 2.0 model. Your assessment will increase your understanding of your emotional toolbox. After our feedback session, I can help you develop a strategy and action plan to balance out all of the Emotional Intelligence elements so you are better equipped to navigate complex situations in your professional and personal life to achieve your desired outcomes.

Those people who have taken the assessment and worked on a development plan report healthier relationships with their loved ones, family, friends, and colleagues; increased capacity to deal with stress at the workplace and in developing critical soft-skills such as resiliency, empathy, managing their unconscious bias and fostering collaborative communication.

That’s all very well, but how can I trust your credibility and the assessment’s accuracy and validity?

I am a certified EQ-i 2.0 Coach, and I provide my clients with emotional intelligence assessments and feedback. Hold on a second…what is the EQ-i 2.0 model?

The EQ-i 2.0 model of Emotional Intelligence is comprised of sixteen specifically defined components of your socio-emotional functioning. Each play a critical role in your personal and professional effectiveness.


Rooted in extensive psychological and behavioural research, the EQ-i 2.0 is a tool that enables you to quantify these behaviors, comparing yourself to a selected norm group and showing how your behavior differs from others around you.

Unlike many other assessments made up of right and wrong answers or that seek to measure skill and ability, the EQ-i 2.0’s results require interpretation and context. The result is a deep dive into a model and vocabulary for self-awareness that reveals potential strengths and growth opportunities. Whereas IQ (e.g., your brain’s intelligence) and “personality” assessment scores tend to be unchanging, EQ-i 2.0 results not only can change, but should, with maturity, development, and skill-building.

That’s where I come in. I help you navigate your emotional toolbox so that you can thrive in both your professional and personal environment.

Schedule your EQ-i 2.0 assessment session on the link below and let’s get started! If you still feel you would like to know a tiny bit or a whole lot more, let’s meet and talk during a free Intro Call  which you can book here.

Let’s meet and talk!

Book your appointment

Ease and comfort is a bliss in the digital age. So to make your life easier, you can schedule your own appointment by clicking on the scheduling button below.

Intro Call:

The Intro Call is meant to better understand your objectives/challenges and how/if I can help you. If both you and I agree that we want to establish a partnership in helping you achieve your desired outcome, I will send you an initial proposal.  The Intro Call is by PHONE ONLY, limited to 20 minutes and is FREE of charge.

EQ-i 2.0 Assessment & Feedback Session 75 minutes: 225 Euro incl VAT:

When you book an EQ-i 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence) assessment with me, I will send you a link to the survey with relevant instructions. Once you have completed the survey, we will discuss your results and develop an action plan so you can manage your emotional toolbox in all areas of your life.

Consulting Services, 60 minutes: 150 Euro incl VAT:

If you are not looking for coaching, but for advice on how to implement your ideas, goals and projects you can book specific Consultancy Services with me. During this one hour, we can discuss your project plans and objectives, I can help you generate ideas, and advise you on how to implement these.

NOTE: Please book an Intro Call with me first to establish whether I am the right fit for you.

Coaching, one-on-one in person (Brussels only) or online (Global), 75 minutes:

During this session, we will take concrete steps to help you achieve your desired outcomes discussed during our Intro Call, and outlined in the roadmap proposal for our coaching sessions. The preparation time before our session and the follow-up work is included in the price for each session.

Service Packages Price

What else do I need to know?

You will receive a 25% discount on the coaching sessions*, if you are a student, a post-graduate or a young professional of age 25 and below*.

Once you book your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email.

Still have questions? Drop me a message via my chat function or by email at info@nadjaelfertasi.com. I will get back to you as soon as possible!

*Note this shall not apply for the EQ-i 2.0 Assessment & Feedback session.