About Evelyn Cotter

SEVEN Founder, Evelyn Cotter, London.

What to do if you hate your job!

However, whilst you might not exactly be jumping for joy every time you swipe your security pass, most of us can have a debrief with our work wives, down something caffeinated, and get through the day feeling pretty happy with our lot in life. But if you can't? Change needs to happen, and sooner rather [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Career, Career Change, Evelyn Cotter, Life, Press|0 Comments

The ‘Ghost’ of Interviews Past: Six Steps on How to Recover from being Ghosted

How to overcome ‘Ghosting’ after interviewing! “Ghosting” has been a trend among those using social media and dating apps. For those unaware “ghosting” is when a person unexpectedly stops all communication in hopes that the other party simple “gets the hint” and stops reaching out to them. What is disturbing is that we’re seeing this happen more and more from potential employers over the past few years. It’s incredibly irresponsible; candidates invest hours of time and energy into presentations, resumes, and practicing interviewing only to never hear from the job poster again. These ‘interview casualties’ are then left confused and hurt and assume it was something they must have done to ‘turn the employer off’. While this may be true, it could just be a flaky employer.  […]

By | April 5th, 2016|Career, Evelyn Cotter, Executive Coaching, Graduate|0 Comments

The one thing all successful people have in common!

Recently, I’ve been on a drive to develop our team in new and exciting ways, as well as, checking in with our existing SEVEN Coaches and through many fantastic conversations, I couldn’t help but notice one very clear commonality we all have, having our own individual A-Team to support us, help us, teach us and to learn from. Speaking with Eden Abrahams, our New York Associate, her description of her ideal client is ‘someone who gets that they need help to accomplish things’. And I whole-heartedly agree. Having a personal trainer,  a business or work mentor, a therapist, a creativity or development coach, a support group, a writing group, an energy healer, a masseuse is all common place these days. It’s not just something for the elite or the rich and famous or indeed a Hollywood film. We live in such an amazing time, where there is literally a group or a professional out there to help you or facilitate pretty much anything you can imagine! What I come across quite commonly in my work with career and executive coaching clients, is a reticence to not just look for help, but to accept help. […]

By | February 23rd, 2016|Career, Career Change, Evelyn Cotter, Executive Coaching|0 Comments

7 Days of Power Questions to get your 2016 really moving!

The right question, at the right time, can move mountains! Coaching is all about questioning and a great Coach understands the power of a perfectly-timed question designed to challenge current thought and help you to move your mind forward. Reducing our often ill-fated New Year’s resolutions down to small, actionable goals is the only way to create real change, which got me thinking about how using one of these ‘power questions’ every day for a week on whatever area you want; career, business, relationships, productivity, creativity, confidence, dating, health etc. can certainly help you identify ways to ensure your 2016 is starting off with an appropriate bang! […]

By | January 19th, 2016|Blog, Career, Career Change, Evelyn Cotter, Graduate, Life|0 Comments

7 Lessons we can learn from David Bowie

It’s rare that a person dies and has such an impact on millions and millions of people across the globe. The reaction to David Bowie’s death yesterday, was just one of those times, and his impact on generations and generations of people spanning the world over, could be felt in every office, on every radio station, in every cafe and shop playing his music, every newspaper this morning. I overheard strangers on the street comiserating! […]

By | January 12th, 2016|Blog, Career, Career Change, Evelyn Cotter, Graduate, Life|0 Comments

Welcome 2016, Year of the B.H.A.G.

Enter…. year of the BHAG. No, that’s not an elusive Chinese animal symbol you haven’t heard of, it’s an exciting, energising, proven success tool to motivate you, or your team or your organisation, to achieve more than you could ever have imagined! At SEVEN, we’re heralding 2016, year of the BHAG – Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goal! […]

Look a little differently to attract & recruit brighter, better talent.

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a fantastically dynamic team at the world’s leading creative customer collaboration consultancy C Space on the Southbank in London and help them with a recruitment challenge. Any recruitment challenge is a business challenge, make no bones about it. Talent are the life blood of growing companies and so often, how companies recruit is so easily overlooked. Great talent means great business, so investing in the process, is investing in the business. It seems obvious, but not in practise. More apt and costly for small to medium growing businesses, where mistakes really cost, the pressure’s on to get it right first time! Here’s how C Space did it. The Challenge at C Space: Replacing a pivotal top performing team member in the growing business development team, with zero room for error allowed. The objective: To attract the highest calibre candidates (in the top 1%, based on C Space’s agreed competencies and traits) and select the best fit. The problem: Their current recruitment process was not attracting the right types of candidates. The real problem: […]

By | September 16th, 2015|Career, Evelyn Cotter, Executive Coaching, Personal Branding|0 Comments

How to Change Career at 30 – 7 top tips.

In today’s blog, one of our Career Coaches, Sabrina Alam, gives her top tips on how to change career at 30. Changing your career can be daunting at any stage of life but definitely can feel more and scary the older you get. Given that you’ve already had some experiences some financial security, built up some experience and knowledge in your current line of work, finding the courage to make the leap to leave the certainty of what you currently know can be scary. […]

By | September 1st, 2015|Career, Career Change|0 Comments

The Underestimated Skills many Results-Driven Folk Miss!

The secret weapon to career success is not talent or work ethic, it’s not even network or connections or education. People skills, or as is most popularly termed now, soft-skills in our work and lives are the supportive behaviours, that act almost like a conduit through which our talent, expertise, knowledge and ability can flow and develop. We regularly come across extreme examples of people, who are highly results-driven individuals, high-achievers, incredibly ambitious, achieving amazing results for their organisations, but are either not getting promoted, are not very well liked or are having enough influence, in some occasions even getting fired or demoted, due to their lack of basic people-skills and lack of understanding the value they have to their own success. […]

Create a Standout CV: Tips from the Pro’s

CV’s at their most effective, serve as a compelling marketing document, selling who you are professionally and what you can do. At their most basic, they are a chronological report of what you have done, telling not selling. To standout, you’ve got to sell. To sell, you’ve got to get clear on who you are, what you can do and what’s unique about you that’s relevant to your desired role. Many clients report feeling unsure about how to sell themselves or feel uncomfortable with the idea of pushing out to the front, what they have done well, but this does and will prevent you from progressing in the ways you deserve. Selling has a bad wrap, but it’s all about understanding value and how you think about it. […]