One Tool to Get to Know YOU

Hoda Kilani
3 min readOct 26, 2022

It actually starts with us understanding what makes us happy Dr Ingo Rauth

Photo by Austin Schmid on Unsplash

Looking for a tool that helps you find out what makes you happy?

I Have a Question for You

When was the last time you checked in on your BEAVI©?

It is crucial that you review your BEAVI© once a year if not more often.

What Does BEAVI© Stand for?

It is an acronym I came up with for an assessment tool I use with my clients. Feel free to play around with the words and create your own acronym.

What’s the tool’s name? Discover your BEAVI©

The acronym and tool facilitate reflection on what makes you happy, what gives you meaning and what motivates you to act i.e., the thing that prompts you to get up and elevates your energy to start doing stuff.

BEAVI is an acronym for:

B — Beliefs

E — Experiences

A — Abilities/Skills

V — Values

I — Interests

How Do I Use it?

With my support and assistance clients proceed to unravel the value of these five factors through powerful inquisitive questioning and exercises that raise awareness, stimulate reflection, and provide in-depth insight into my clients’ BEAVI©.

A Discover your BEAVI© result underscores each client’s unique repertoire. The assessment tool is very simple and its power lies in its simplicity.

Clients are allowed to use technology to fill it up if they choose. However, I encourage clients to try it as is initially and only use technology as a last resort. This is because I believe that relying on technology may take away the opportunity to be introspective when reflecting on your BEAVI©.

Here is what the chart looks like. I urge you to print it and fill it up on your own.

Discover your Beavi©

Discover your BEAVI© — A Self Assessment Chart

Answer the Following Questions

Self-assessment plays an important role in helping you discover what is most important to you. Your task is to focus on what you can do and choose the category that you think is a best fit. As you explore your self-assessment chart, think about your everyday behaviour. The questions below are provided to help you create your chart. There is no right or wrong answer. You do not need to answer the questions, they are provided to help you fill the chart.

  • What are the first words that come to mind when describing yourself?
  • What do you consider to be your two or three most outstanding accomplishments from the past three or four years? Why did you select these as most important?
  • Reflect on any experiences that you think are reflective of your personality, character, intellectual capacity or passions. Be prepared to talk about your choice.
  • In what area(s) have you shown the most development and growth during the past three or four years?
  • What do you consider to be your most outstanding personality trait?
  • What do you like to do during your free time?

The contents of the BEAVI© chart provide a visual of who you are, what you have accomplished, and the experiences you enjoyed. In short, it is in effect, a self-assessment tool that visually facilitates reflection for career management.

Let’s Go

Try it out, find your BEAVI© and get started in understanding what make you happy.

I look forward to your feedback! Connect with me if you have any questions or concerns.

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Hoda Kilani

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