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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

So how does Career Coaching work?

In a response to our understanding that those of you whom haven't had career coaching previously, often ask 'so how does career coaching work?' we've asked each of our leading Coaches to describe the process and their approach in their own words. First up, is Ozlem. Ozlem’s is one of our most experienced Career [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Blog, Career, Career Change, Executive Coaching, Ozlem Imil|0 Comments

5 Keys to Contemporary Leadership

5 Keys to Contemporary Leadership Updating our leadership styles as quickly as the workplace is changing, is the challenge of most organisations and leaders today. Contemporary leadership is worlds apart to the traditional leadership models of old and modern leaders make their own rules. With workplaces, organisations and whole industries evolving at rapid speeds, [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Career, Executive Coaching|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! […]

In The Telegraph – SEVEN Career Coaching

See SEVEN’s Evelyn Cotter featured in The Telegraph’s piece on ‘How to recover from a big mistake at work’. “Last week, John McDonnell made a big mistake at work. After opening with a reasoned criticism of George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, the shadow chancellor undermined his argument by pulling Chairman Mao’s ‘Little Red Book’ out of his jacket and using the writings of the communist revolutionary to jokily drive his point home. Perhaps predictably, the stunt backfired. The Conservatives laughed harder than members of the shadow chancellor’s own party, and McDonnell’s initial argument was lost in the inevitable storm that resulted from a top tier British politician quoting one of the most notorious Communist dictators in history.  […]

By | November 30th, 2015|Career, Evelyn Cotter, Executive Coaching, Press|0 Comments