EQ matters because because it impacts everything we say and do, our decision making, our reaction to stress and how we take ownership for our impact on others.
Avril Kidd is wife, mother and Bachelor of Science and Industrial Psychology graduate with 20 years experience in the corporate industry. I held several Directorships and senior management positions and subsequently opened an EQ consulting practice, EQ in Action. As a preferred partner of Six Seconds in South Africa, I work with corporate teams, individuals and schools throughout South Africa.
Through public workshops, in-house training, teambuilding, coaching and guest speaking, I am not only committed to growing the emotional intelligence of the individuals in this multicultural country, but also supporting Six Seconds to increase the number of Certified Practitioners in Africa. I am qualified as a Six Seconds EQ Practitioner, SEI Assessor for adults and children and Vital Signs Assessor.
Excellent. Very open to discussion. Uses her own experiences in the training. A lot of activities – keeps the mind active, doesn’t get boring.- Ashley Singh, Systems Engineer, Tsogo Sun
Avril is flawless. I enjoyed her ability to engage and lead conversations and to make everyone feel comfortable.
The workshop helped me to identify my blind spot and to realise I can grow through building my intrinsic motivation and optimism.
Avril Kidd offers training workshops to assist individuals, teams or companies to improve current performance, personal and team effectiveness, and to create an environment for more effective change management, improve communication and relationships with family, colleagues and clients.
I use the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence psychometrics.
These include the following assessments:
SEI Leadership or Development
SEI or LVS 360
Team Vital Signs
Youth Versions are also available for some of these assessments.
Coaching enables people to grow at their own pace and to tackle their personal challenges in a safe and confidential environment. My recommendation for the coachee is to always start with an EQ self-assessment psychometric. Coaching can be done face-to-face or via Skype. Sessions ideally range from 45 minutes to an hour long.
As a Six Seconds Preferred Partner, I run regular EQ certifications for people who want to become certified in the various Six Seconds programmes. At least once a year an international trainer will also be available to support this process.
Guest speaking can be tailor-made to client’s request ranging from the classroom to corporate boardrooms. Topics range from general emotional intelligence to specific topics such as increasing optimism, emotional hijacking where one understands freeze, flee or fight syndrome. The average duration is 45 minutes to an hour.
I start by understanding the factors that drive performance, the organizational and individual needs as well as the strengths and challenges of the team. My focus is on the people side and how to increase engagement, motivation and productivity. My methods are practical, interactive and action based.
I start by understanding the needs of the individual. I use the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence psychometrics.
Emphasis is given to strengths and these are used to address individual challenges. A safe and fun environment is created where individuals feel heard and supported and a relationship of trust is established. Practical tools are given to support any required change.
Many parents gain a lot of value from attending my public EQ workshops.
For children and teens I offer the SEI-YV (Social Emotional Intelligence Assesment -Youth Version) and Brain Style assessments. A parent’s perceptive assessment can also be done for children under the age of 10.
I start by understanding the needs of the individual, be it the parent or the child. Emphasis is given to strengths and these are used to address individual challenges. A safe and fun environment is created where individuals feel heard and supported and a relationship of trust is established. Practical tools are given to support any required change.