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Meet Nadine

Speaker & Storyteller. Expert Strategist. Former CIA officer. Global Citizen.

I blend my aptitude for international business and human connection to lead governments, Fortune 100 companies, and individuals. During my career in Washington DC, I worked in national security and management consulting, where I advised our nation’s leaders, including the White House, Department of State, and Department of Defense. In 2017, I started my own strategy consulting firm and have worked with global players including Pfizer, Walmart, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

But this is only one side of me. If you ask me who I am, I’ll also say I’m a passionate storyteller who uses speaking, writing, and music to foster connection and share new perspectives. I’m a deeply curious person and an explorer by nature. I don’t believe in stranger danger because I believe strangers can be powerful teachers. Work and personal pursuits had led me around the globe and shown me the extent to which culture impacts business. As a Palestinian-American, I have a particular fondness for the Middle East and have worked throughout the region, including war zones.

Two roads diverged and I took them both…

In 2008, at the age of 23, my father passed away, catalyzing my spiritual journey. Shortly after, and two weeks after moving to New York, the market crashed, and the recession hit. I received a job offer with one of the few places hiring at the time: the US Government, to work within the CIA’s Office of Iraq. These two developments — deep personal loss and a career in national security — propelled me on two distinct journeys… one that nurtured the spiritual, and one that cultivated a knowledge of world politics.

Death, exploration, and energy have been transformative teachers in my life, highlighting the interconnected of everything. The veil between life and death is thin and, in some ways, they are one in the same. The veil between people is equally as thin. Our lives interweave and intersect like an intricate web. What’s meant for us will find us… whether it’s the CIA, loss, or relationships. Through frameworks and stories, I share insight from my own experiences. My goal is to help others foster connection, build resilience, and illuminate purpose in life’s obstacles. Expanding our perspective helps us reconnect to the magic, to ourselves, and to each other.

Everything is connected. Everything has meaning.

A word from Nadine

I’m a deeply curious person and an explorer by nature. By allowing ourselves to explore, we build resilience, connection, adaptability, and self-trust.

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