Know, Choose and Give Yourself: Six Seconds’ EI Assessment for Youth

Dr Carina Fiedeley-Van Dijk, Canada


Take-aways from this session include:


Building on the strength of the SEI (Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Assessment) measuring EQ for adults, the SEI-YV is now available for children and teens ranging in age from 7 to 18 years.  This tool is remarkably simple to administer and apply, yet is founded in theoretical rigor characteristic of the successful KCG model:

Know Yourself

Increasing self-awareness.  It helps youth understand their own thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Choose Yourself      

Building self-management and self-direction.  It helps youth follow their intentions and live more consciously.

Give Yourself           

Aligning daily choices with a larger sense of purpose.  It helps youth live and develop more effectively, relate meaningfully with others, and make the most of life in preparation for adulthood.

The SEI-YV was developed using an international sample and measures eight validated competencies.  This online tool is self-directed in that it comes complete with instructions for administering and an interpretation guide.  It is ideal for use in individual settings, as well as classroom or team formats.


Carina Fiedeldey-Van Dijk, president of ePsy Consultancy, helps companies bring out the best in their employees, leaders and customers.  She researches and consults on the intricate dynamics that drive performance, which often culminate in emotional intelligence competencies.  She actively works with clients to transform her blend of numerical and conceptual insights to corporate implementation.  By concentrating on competency modelling and development, individual/group profiling and behavioural prediction, she empirically demonstrates the relationship between performance, satisfaction and the bottom line.

In addition, Carina develops and/or validates psychometric and job performance measures to optimize functioning in the workplace and elsewhere.  These include individual, 360 and group measures with rigorous psychometric properties.  She has broad research expertise, is a seasoned lecturer, public speaker, and author.  Her consulting services incorporate a variety of psychometric assessments that measure ‘can do’ and ‘will do’ competencies, as appropriate.  Carina is the author of the Advanced Interpretation Report (AIR) and the Competency Modelling Group Report (CMGR), both extensions of the EQ-i reports from MHS.