Dr. Carina Fiedeldey-Van Dijk

Professor Adrian FurnhamAndrew Bond

"I focus on R&D solutions that help organizations cultivate competent employees and teams, and a healthy work climate. My expertise is sought for organizational initiatives such as star performer profiling, top performance management, leadership/sales development, targeted selection & recruitment, program effectiveness, competency modeling and organizational climate."

Dr Carina Fiedeldey-Van Dijk is president of ePsy Consultancy, a Research and Development Consulting firm based in Toronto, Canada. Carina consults for organizations to cultivate competence and foster a healthy work climate, achieve top performance, develop strong leadership, attract valued customers, and retain the best employees.

She also custom-develops and validates surveys and psychometric assessments, and statistically demonstrates the impact of company initiatives. She serves as the R&D arm and support for several service organizations worldwide. She maximizes the bolstering effect of test development and validation for client applications, whether for individuals, teams or groups, or the organization as a whole.

Carina holds a PhD (Psychology) with research methodology, social and cross-cultural psychology as areas of specialization. She also majored in mathematics and mathematical statistics, and taught research methodology and statistics at pre- and post-graduate levels at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, for 12 years. She has a proven record of accomplishment in both public and private sectors, and in academia: she has presented extensively at conferences, published in accredited journals, supervised graduate students, and served as reviewer and external examiner. A sample of recent clients includes McNeil, Cameco, Cadillac Fairview, OCBC Bank, Health Canada, Ottawa Police Service, YSAC, NNAPF, Anchorage School District, MediResource, VeriMed, University of Saskatchewan, University of San José, and many consultancies in a partnering capacity. Carina is a partner of Thomas International in North America, publisher of the PPA (DISC), GIA and TEIQue. She is an associate of and facilitates for Mannaz, an international leadership development company domiciled in Denmark. She is certified as a Master Coach with the Behavioural Coaching Institute and was past Program Chair of the Social and Emotional Learning SIG of the American Education Research Association.

Carina is accredited in several Emotional Intelligence assessments, notably the EQ-i, EQ-360, MSCEIT, TEIQue, SEI, SEI-YV and TEAM EI, as well as in other acknowledged psychometric assessments such as the 16PF, OPQ32, WPS (job analysis), among others. As a seasoned researcher, speaker, coach and trainer, she offers advanced EQ-i workshops for experienced practitioners. Carina authored the Advanced Interpretation Report (AIR), the Group Dynamics Report (GDR) series, and the Pickle-Stifle Personal Development Plan (PDP), insightful add-ons to the EQ-i. She authored the Organizational Climate Inventory (OCI) (published by ePsy Consultancy), the Risk Assessment for Controlled Substances (RACS) (published by VeriMed), and co-authored the SEI-YV, currently the only EI youth assessment that links EQ to life barometers. Being well-versed in psychometrics, Carina custom-developed, normed, and/or validated an array of online surveys and assessments, reporting solutions and user’s manuals for different organizations in areas of leadership, job performance evaluation, engagement, sales account management, trust, service effectiveness, diversion and aberrancy, cultural responsiveness, vocational strengths, and more.

Carina aptly manages and analyzes databases and survey results of sizes ranging from below 10 to millions. She has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, with associated computer software applications. She is especially skilled at creative analytical thinking, cost-effective problem solving and strategic management and decision making. As an innovative self-starter and leader, she is committed to excellence. Follow her on Twitter @ePsyConsultancy or view her profile on http://ca.linkedin.com/in/carinafiedeldeyvandijk.