Meet Nadja

Nadja El Fertasi is a storyteller who is passionate about unlocking human potential in the digital age. She was born and raised in the small town of Oisterwijk, in The Netherlands, the land of windmills, clogs, and cheese. Her parents left Morocco in the early seventies, and with her four siblings she grew up between two diverse cultures. She always had a passion for everything foreign and different. She knew at a very young age that she would live a life of purpose and meaning by inspiring others.

Nadja has been working at NATO for more than 18 years, and she knows a thing or two about professional challenges while climbing up the career ladder. She started out at a very young age with little wisdom, no experience, and little emotional intelligence. Ever since she has surpassed many struggles in life and has always achieved her desired outcome.

Her passion is helping all generations develop their emotional intelligence and take their potential to the next level!

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.