Hi, I’m Avril Kidd, a devoted internationally accredited EQ practitioner and facilitator, passionate about supporting people like you realise their full potential in terms of personal and professional success and happiness.
My group workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions and psychometric debriefs are effective in developing emotional intelligence in both individuals and teams.
Seeing the growth in confidence, effectiveness, team dynamics, quality of relationships and health gets me so excited about my line of work and the huge potential for success inherent in EQ strategies.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and Industrial Psychology in 1989, I entered the corporate market, where I spent 20 highly successful and exciting years in the service industry, working my way up to director level by the age of 33. Managing a large region gave me exposure to the heart of the corporate environment – its people.
A few years after my son was born, I decided to leave the corporate world to spend more quality time with him. Instead of going back to ‘work’, I became a consultant to several companies, assisting them with business models, financial benchmarking, and other productive strategies.
This only increased my passion for people and piqued my curiosity to find out more about human behavior and performance.
In my quest for greater knowledge I was introduced to Six Seconds, the global leaders in EQ. They were instrumental in supporting my curiosity and made it possible for me, through their many EQ certification options, to become a qualified EQ Practitioner, Facilitator, Brain Profiler and SEI and Vital Signs Assessor.
I am proud to have been endorsed as their preferred partner in South Africa in 2012 and continue with my commitment to growing the number of people practicing EQ in South Africa and neighboring countries.
Although my EQ qualifications include working with children, my expertise and primary focus are in working with adults, individually or in teams across the business and educational sectors.
I have had many wonderful opportunities working with companies and individuals across the globe, throughout Africa, and within South Africa. Building numerous long-term partnerships with clients all over the world has been a phenomenal experience. It is a tremendous privilege to be able to work with so many different cultures and to be a part of a Global Network of EQ Change makers!