Emotional Intelligence Assessment

The scientific definition of emotional intelligence comes from Drs. John Mayer, Peter Salovey, and David Caruso: 

“Emotional intelligence refers to an ability to recognize the meanings of emotion and their relationships, and to reason and problem-solve on the basis of them. Emotional intelligence is involved in the capacity to perceive emotions, assimilate emotion-related feelings, understand the information of those emotions, and manage them.” 

At Sport Life Flow, we use the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Assessments (SEI). Whilst there are several well-validated measures of emotional intelligence, that aim to “diagnose” levels of ability or competence, SEI is unusual in its focus on putting emotional intelligence into action.

The SEI was first published in May 2005 and is now in its third edition of continuous research and improvement. As of publication, over 100,000 individuals have used the SEI in 11 languages and over 127 countries. Clients using the tool include FedEx, HSBC, BMW, Intel, Komatsu, and Qatar Airways.

The SEI assessment frames emotional intelligence in the context of important life and work outcomes. In other words, it measures emotional intelligence as applied to a practical purpose.

There are 4 key outcomes, referred to as ‘Success Factors’, each with two sub-factors, or “Pulse Points” –

Wellbeing – capacity to maintain optimal energy and functioning,

Quality of Life – capacity to maintain balance and satisfaction,

Relationships – capacity to build and maintain networks, and

Effectiveness – capacity to generate results.

The SEI toolset includes a number of self-assessment for ages 18+ reports and profiles. You choose which one would be most relevant to you and your circumstances based on the purpose of the assessment. Four of the assessments are –

  1. Unlocking Emotional Intelligence (UEQ) Profile: provides insight into K-C-G strengths and opportunities,
  2. Strengths Report (SR): summarises the test-takers’ top three emotional intelligence strengths providing feedback on how to apply and use these strengths. The SR is suited to situations when no debrief is possible, introductory audiences, audiences in particularly challenging circumstances or for strengths-based coaching.
  3. Development Report (DR): provides reporting on the full Six Seconds Model including interpretations and considerations of the effects of each scale. The DR includes strategies for developing or leveraging EQ competencies and drills into all eight competencies with detailed suggestions to foster growth and change for a wide range of audiences.
    It is suitable for general audiences when a debrief is provided.
  4. Leadership Report (LR): provides an executive summary followed by a full profile of the full model including interpretations of each score in the context of an organisational leadership position.  The LR provides general information on increasing EQ competence and a “snapshot” of leadership performance tied to each score on each competency. It is intended for those in a leadership/management role who are also receiving a debrief from a qualified SEI Assessor.

Then there are also 2 group reports –

  1. Group Report (GR): a Group Report offers a snapshot of the mix of competencies in a team or unit.
  2. Comparison Group Report (CGR): the Comparison Group Report delivers a simple and statistically meaningful analysis of pre/post or group/ group comparisons.

There are many applications for the SEI Reporting and Profiling Tools, including –

  • Increasing individual self-awareness and leadership capacity and capabilities,
  • Growing communication and people-skills,
  • Effectively managing emotions during performance for athletes,
  • Maximising effectiveness and efficiency within individuals and teams,
  • Supporting leaders to navigate through uncertainty and change,
  • Developing emerging leaders for future leadership roles,
  • Helping managers align individual strengths to roles within sporting teams,
  • Preparing athletes as emerging leaders for future leadership roles.

The SEI Emotional Intelligence have the following 5 advantages –

  1. A Developmentally Focused straightforward model. The model has been created by the experts in learning and teaching EQ. Detailed reports with specific techniques, exercises and strategies. Extensive range of proven curricula and related tools that improve performance.
  2. Statistically Reliable embedded self-correcting indices increases objectivity. There are strong psychometric properties with best-in-class analysis of over 20 different norm scales used in each assessment. Scores on the SEI predict 50-60% of a combination of Quality of Life, Relationship Effectiveness, Wellbeing, and Personal Effectiveness (based on forward stepwise regression against self-reported outcomes).
  3. Internationally developed and validated internationally. Six Seconds has offices and partners in over 25 countries. Assessment and reports are available in many languages including Arabic, Chinese, English (US and UK), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Spanish (Latin and European).
  4. Convenient fully-automated online administration and scoring (paper available). There is also an option for the client to instantly receive report or for consultant (or both).
  5. Full Range of assessment tools and reports as well as a range of support materials and curriculum.

Inclusions –

The Emotional Intelligence Assessments includes the following –

1. 1 x Emotional Intelligence Assessment

You receive your choice of an Unlocking Emotional Intelligence Profile, a Development Report, a Strengths Report or a Leadership Report – your choice.

2. 1 x 60-Minute Session Debrief

After you complete the report, you can book in a time with Jane to go through a debrief for the Emotional Intelligence Report you chose.

Join Jane for an Emotional Intelligence Assessment & Debrief Session –

If you would like to know more about the Emotional Intelligence Assessments or inquire about having them completed in your sporting organisation, please contact us here.

Alternatively, if you are an individual and are ready to go, you can press purchase now and it will take you to the payment page to purchase the Emotional Intelligence Assessment (cost is $297AUD for an individual assessment, which includes a 1 hour debrief).

Does this sound like you? If so, please click on the following link…

Q. What Currency is the Emotional Intelligence Assessment Offered in?

A. The Emotional Intelligence Assessments is offered in Australian (AUD) currency.

Q. Can I Add Another Coaching Session On?

A. Yes of course you can, that is totally up to you.

Q. How Long Does the Emotional Intelligence Assessment take to Complete?

A. There are many variables to this question. For example – how quickly someone reads, the environment they are in, which assessment is chosen etc. I encourage participants to leave up to 45 minutes to complete the assessment.

Q. I don’t live in Australia, Can I Still Do the Emotional Intelligence Assessment?

A. Of course you can! The SEI Assessment is used in 127 countries around the world is translated in to 11 languages.

Q. I Am Not Very Technical, Can I Still Do the Emotional Intelligence Assessment?

A. Mmm – are you sure? If so, don’t worry, I know technology can be challenging and frustrating, so I have made it simple and easy to complete it. Do you currently have –
– an e-mail account?
– access to Zoom?
– access to a reasonable internet connection?
Yes – Great! You will be able to have an Emotional Intelligence Assessment.

Q. More Questions?

A. Please just Contact Us and we would be happy to answer them.

Q. Can You Run this for Our Sports Team?

A. Yes of course we can. Please just contact us here and let us know the details. For example – time, number of athletes, location and dates. Then we can organise it from there.

Q. Do You Run the Emotional Intelligence Assessments for Coaches?

A. Yes we do. Please contact us and we can let you know more here.

About Jane – the Coach

Jane Taylor (M.EdSt) is a former Professional Athlete, Registered P-12 Teacher (since 2002), High Performance Coach with Tennis Australia and ICF PCC Coach who is committed to supporting people change the way they see themselves and helping by “(Un)Learning, so You Can Reconnect and Engage With Your Innate Potential and BE Whole-Heartedly YOU… One Habit at a Time!”, so we can connect with life authentically and live in peace and harmony. She is a Trained Teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion and has been practising mindfulness since 2008.

Jane has been lucky enough to work and support over 31500 adults in leadership, coaching, education, emotional intelligence, mindfulness meditation, self-compassion, mental health promotion and prevention and organisational wellbeing and many thousands of students and young people within sport and education.

Since retiring as a Professional athlete, going to university to become a health and physical education teacher, working in a National Mental Health and Wellbeing initiative and then starting the adventure of mindfulness in 2008 and later self-compassion, I have had a number of athletes (past and present), parents and coaches ask me about the tools I use with clients and the ones I know that would have been beneficial growing up in elite and then professional sport. So I decided to create the “Adolescent Athlete’s Well-Being Toolkit” after years of learning or maybe it is better said unlearning using the tools of mindfulness and self-compassion. This is the toolkit I wish I had as a professional athlete.