Has worked as a management consultant, seminar leader and trainer in Russia and the Ukraine for the past 17 years. She has worked with both large companies such as the Radisson Hotels, Russian Aluminum, and Gazprom (through their company Gazpromegeokomservice), Dun and Bradstreet, British Petroleum, as well as with medium and smaller-sized companies. The work she did in many cities in Russia and the Ukraine developed into a focus on management development (that is, supporting companies over the space of two to three years in transitioning through appropriate stages of growth in an orderly and efficient manner). To support these transitions, she has specialized in identifying gaps in both knowledge and outlook in top management teams, thinking which was often inherited from the Soviet system, and deficits in the functional capabilities of production and operations managers with insufficient grounding in strategic thinking or management.
Nadja has published approximately 150 articles and columns in Russian business-oriented publications. She was a weekly columnist during the life of "Kapital", a Russian-language publication owned by the Moscow Times, and also wrote regularly for Delovye Lyudi (the Russian Fortune), Delovoy Peterburg (the premier business magazine of St. Petersburg) and a number of other publications. Her columns and articles are currently being edited into a Russian-language book. In addition to an MBA (which included a field study of the concerns of Russian entrepreneurs), Nadja is a Six Sigma Black Belt, has earned a Certificate in Non-Profit Management and has trained as an executive coach. She is fluent in three languages (English, Russian and German) and speaks conversational French.