Our Value Proposition
Why EQ ?
Did you know that over 95% of Cyber Breaches are due to human error according to the 2019 IBM report?
Studies show that social engineering attacks are on the rise taking advantage of the increased vulnerabilities now that societies worldwide are working in the post-COVID digital space.
Globally, across all industries, recent studies estimates $5.2 trillion in value lost over the next five years from expected cost savings and additional revenue because of cybercrime.
Creating a cyber resilient culture and making cyber hygiene part of your organizational culture is not only based on technical training, secure processes and the patching of your networks.
It is based on shifting mindsets and exercising collaboration in the new digital space that is specific to each industry and organization.
It starts with imagining future scenarios, simulating those and exercising collaboration during cyber crises as part of your prevention, preparedness and recovery strategy.
How do you manage your teams and collaborate when over 95% of cyber breaches are due to human error?
How do you motivate your team to see cyber security as a culture rather than a burden and threat?
How do you combine exercising cyber resiliency from a technical perspective, at an organizational level and through a people-centric leadership approach?
People’s decisions and behaviours remain responsible for how organizations respond, recover and prevent Cyber Attacks.
Emotional Intelligence is at the heart of building a cyber resilient culture fit for the “new” normal.
Middle and Senior Management grapple with making cyber security EVERYONE’s responsibility as the word alone triggers negative annotations related to threats.
When diverse teams work together under chronic stress with high levels of workload, pressure from bottom to top and urgent demands to deliver from customers and stakeholders – people skills become essential to cyber success.
Your teams develops an awareness of how they can leverage their EQ and collaborate so that they can exercise preparedness, prevention and recovery strategies related to cyber crime.
“Are you ready to exercise collaboration across your multidisciplinary team to stay ahead of cyber crime, practice collaborative leadership during cyber crises and become resilient in the new digital space? “
Cyber Crime Simulation Scenarios
SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACKS
HACKING, IDENTITY THEFT & SCAMMING
“Having worked for nearly two decades in the world’s largest crisis management organization in the area of cyber security, I am an expert in designing disruptive cyber security scenarios and facilitating simulation workshops”.
Who do we serve
You are a Chief Information Officer/Chief Executive Officer responsible for ensuring business continuity of your organization while managing the risk of cyber attacks and preparing your management teams to become cyber resilient by maximizing their emotional intelligence.
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.
Head of Leadership and Democracy Initiatives at German Marshall Fund of the United States
I had the pleasure and privilege of co-chairing “Disruptive Dilemmas: Cyber Crisis Simulation Exercise”, the largest side event and the first-ever/inaugural cyber crisis simulation exercise at the 2019 GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum with Nadja. Nadja is a brilliant, passionate and visionary leader who is a true inspiration to those around her, myself included. Her tremendous work ethic, sense of humor, creativity and ability to connect with and establish rapport with others was invaluable. It is evident that she was a great asset to NATO as a senior executive at NCIA and I am confident that she will touch and positively influence many lives in her role as entrepreneur. I very enthusiastically provide Nadja with my highest recommendation.
Keerthika Melissa Subramanian
Securities Lawyer @Mintz; Lecturer at Yale Law School (Fall 2019); Global Thought Leader, Data Privacy and Cyber
I have known Nadja since October 2016 and she is one of the most passionate, creative, intelligent and ambitious individuals I have met. Her 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. Nadja is an outstanding role model and a talented thought leader who continues to touch people’s lives. I highly recommend Nadja to any organization struggling with the challenges of workforce development. Nadja is a passionate and inspirational entrepreneur with a purpose, a vision and a mission to transform the workforce in the 21st Century.
Deputy General Manager FIVES Group, former Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation at NATO (2015 – 2018)
I had the great pleasure of participating in Nadja’s workshop and crisis simulation on emotional intelligence. 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 five uniquely designed personality types across generations, cultures, backgrounds, and sectors. The role-play allowed us to step outside our own map of the world, develop more empathy for other team members, develop greater self-awareness and become more rational decision-makers and problem solvers. I highly recommend Nadja to any organization who is seeking innovative and uniquely designed workshops to face the challenges of workforce development in the 21st Century!
Managing Partner at Unitas Communications, Founder & President of John Adams Society, Founder & Chair of Concordia Forum, a Fellow at the German Marshall fund and on Advisory Boards at the Faiths Forum for London, Atlantic Council (US), ENAM (Greece), IAYP (US), ISTAC (Malaysia) and IRM (Pakistan).
I had the pleasure of participating in the inaugural cyber crisis simulation exercise at the GLOBSEC 2019 Bratislava Forum on 6 June 2019. Nadja designed two out of the four innovative, strategic and real-life cybersecurity scenarios. I participated in one of them and found the emotional intelligence aspects to be critical for decision-making and problem solving within diverse teams who perform under high pressure. 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.
Benedetta Berti, PhD
Head, Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary General at NATO
Nadja has designed and facilitated two cyber crisis simulation exercises for our Inclusive Leadership Hub, the German Marshall Fund of the United States Office in Paris. The simulation exercise consisted of a presentation highlighting the foundations of emotional intelligence, personality type preferences, value-based beliefs, and unconscious bias. The presentation was followed by a cyber crisis simulation exercise based on role play. Nadja designed the personality types for a generationally diverse team across cultures, sectors, and backgrounds. What made the crisis simulation innovative and unique is the use of emotional intelligence curveballs so the participants could practice their human resilience. The creative and innovative workshops addressed some of the critical challenges of the workforce in an era of digital transformation and disruptive security challenges. Participants found the workshop a great success! I highly recommend Nadja to any organization who is looking for innovative, creative, and practical real-life crisis scenarios to transform the workforce and build human resilience for the 21st Century!
Programme Officer for Inclusive Leadership at the German Marshall Fund of the United States office for Paris
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. Building professional resilience and developing emotional intelligence was at the heart of our workshop, and should be high on the agenda for any organisation struggling with the challenges of building a workforce fit for the 21st Century. We highly recommend Nadja to any organisation working with young professionals for a journey of transformation and innovation in an age of disruption!
Executive Director, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Brussels
I recently participated in one of Nadja’s crisis simulation exercises based on emotional intelligence. In my role as a Policy and Advocacy officer, I have extensive experience in crisis management and stakeholder engagement. I regularly deal with stakeholders from various countries, cultures, backgrounds, and sectors. What was innovative about Nadja’s workshop is her ability to explain and convey complex strategic issues into practical and simple exercises. The highlight for me was the use of personality types. It has been also a great exercise to learn how to manage a certain issue from another personality perspective. As well as, I had a chance to gain more insights into adjusting my own personality to a different one with the aim of problem-solving, finding consensus and being impactful as a group.She designed them with such attention to detail and personality so that we could experience the crisis scenarios through the eyes of another person. As a result, we learned to become better at rational problem-solving and decision-making. I highly recommend Nadja to any organization who is looking for an innovative and creative workshop that addresses intergenerational workforce challenges.
Policy and Advocacy Officer at Roma Education Fund Budapest
Nadja is an enthusiastic, prepared, inspiring woman. She’s able to open your mind to new visions and perspectives. I recommend her training 100%.
Eleonora del Vecchio
The Brussels Binder
Clients & Partners we have worked with
I am Nadja, a former NATO Senior Executive, a seasoned crisis navigator, an emotional intelligence coach and passionate about building human resilience in an era of disruption.
I left my nearly two-decade career at NCIA, NATO’s Cyber Security Agency, to focus on implementing my vision for a Cyber EQ leadership.
I worked as a senior executive stakeholder engagement coordinator at the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA). I was with NATO for nearly two decades. Having worked closely with people from over 40 countries, I am uniquely positioned in fostering trust and understanding among diverse, global stakeholders across the public and private sectors within multidisciplinary teams.