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“I had my lightbulb moment.”

Lizzie approached SEVEN – she was looking for a career change and was ready to think about the next chapter in her professional life. Each session with her coach left her feeling excited and intrigued. She found the sessions to be completely tailored to her specific needs and quite flexible. Conversation with her coach was balanced and was adapted…

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Something Great Will Happen Next

Vincent came to SEVEN to get some help on figuring out what was next. Feeling unprepared to enter the working world, having studied for 7 years doing his undergrad and PhD, Vincent reached out to a professional career coaching company. He found that his coach really understood what millennials want and really tailored each session to match his style of…

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Yahoo: How To Cope With Redundancy

Evelyn discusses with Yahoo Finance how losing your job can be one of the most difficult challenges you have to face in life what to look out for if you're made redundant.

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The 7 Pillars to Successful Career Change

Changing your career can be daunting at any stage of life but definitely can feel more and scary the older you get. Finding the courage to take the leap to leave the certainty of what you currently know can be scary, but expert help is at hand and can help you make a success out of something that can be overwhelmingly scary and risky if attempted alone.

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Mapping Out a New Career Path

Tariq came to SEVEN feeling frustrated with his position. He felt that there was very little chance of progression. Tariq worked along with his coach to map out a new career path. Using the various tools, strategies and valuable information tailor-made just for Tariq, he began to find alternative ways of looking for a career. He has described his coach as…

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Yahoo News: What Is An Insecure High-Achiever?

Evelyn talks with Yahoo News about “insecure high-achievers,” saying that said that being an insecure high-achiever isn’t a personality type, but rather a state of self-worth. Insecure high-achievers never feel like they are “enough,” so they will work longer, give more, and compromise themselves as much as their role and firm requires.

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Find Clarity and Direction With SEVEN

Natasha came to SEVEN when she found herself at a point in her career where she needed clarity and direction. She decided to pursue career coaching with SEVEN because she identified with the brand. She found it accessible, modern and a really good fit for her as a person. Every session with her coach proved to be different from the previous – a real…

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7 Days of Power Questions!

7 days of power questions to get you 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.

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The Guardian: How to Approach a Career Change

According to career change statistics, the average person will change career five to seven times during their working life. “Timing is everything, because it takes commitment, energy, focus and dedication to make a successful move and you need to be 100% ready to commit yourself to this process,” explains Evelyn Cotter

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Improve Your Personal and Professional Life

Kris was feeling adrift and unsure of what to do or where to turn, until he found SEVEN Career Coaching. The combination of life and career coaching has left Kris with a changed life. His personal life and routine have improved but he has also had a change in his professional life.

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Financial Times: The City Office Where Bankers Cope With Life After Redundancy

As the industry shrinks and investment bankers lose their jobs, companies turn to outplacement firms to help those affected move on. Evelyn talks with Financial Times about life after redundancy and this growing industry trend.

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Develop Your Skills As A Leader

Feeling frustrated in his current role led Nick straight to SEVEN. After completing his SEVEN coaching sessions, he had more confidence and is better equipped to engage more effectively with senior leaders.

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Improved Performance, Mindset and Contribution

Alastair approached SEVEN with the goal in mind to establish a new career trajectory and devise a strategy to achieve this. It was the SEVEN proposition that drew him in and together with his coach, Alastair identified where his strengths and weaknesses lie. His coach shaped the coaching programme around his specific leadership style to align with his specific…

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The Sky is the Limit

Louis came to SEVEN looking to develop his impact and leadership style and improve his softer skills to show he can be well-rounded, and his soft skills match his technical skills to prepare for a promotion. Working with his coach, Louis quickly identified what his leadership style is, where his strengths lie and what his blind-spots are. Through tailor-made…

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Telegraph: The Five Ways To Win A Pay Rise

SEVEN Coaches Jo Garside, Jelena Radonjic and Oliver Holloway discuss understanding your value and ways to successfully approach requesting a pay rise at work in The Telegraph.

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Embrace Your Strength: What would change your life?

Alba came to SEVEN looking for someone to open her eyes to the possibilities surrounding her and to shake things up. Her coach tailored every session to her specific needs; approaching them with enthusiasm and innovation – listening to her needs and bringing creative materials to each session to further inspire her.  Alba has been able to apply what she…

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SEVEN x General Assembly: Future proof your career in 2019 + beyond

Join Evelyn at General Assembly as we talk innovative job-hunting, authentic personal branding and strategic networking.

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Feel The Buzz Like Bruce

Bruce was starting to feel stagnant in his career and was sure something needed to change. He was drawn to SEVEN, attracted by our size and scope, and the number of coaches we have on board. He liked the fact the programme was custom made for him, something he hadn’t seen before.

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Yahoo Finance: Why We Should Be ‘Coasting’ At Work

At face value, admitting to coasting in the workplace seems like a bad thing. Unlike others, who are putting in extra hours every day and tearing their hair out with stress, you’re plodding along, leaving on time when you’ve finished your day’s work. But is that really such a terrible thing?

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Why Giles Chose SEVEN

Giles was at a cross-roads in his life and needed someone to guide him into the next stage of his career. He wanted to take ownership of his narrative and found working with his coach in a professional environment beneficial to this process.

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Faris’ ‘Life Changing’ Experience with SEVEN

Faris was tired of the uncertainty he felt about his career, he knew he wanted to make a change, but had no idea where to start. He came to SEVEN looking for professional advice.

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What Is Career Paralysis and How To Overcome It

“Career paralysis is a common phenomenon in millennials but not only, whereby the person feels such an overwhelming volume of choice, that they are paralysed, thereby avoiding making any choice to move forward,” says Evelyn Cotter, founder of SEVEN Career Coaching.

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55% of Londoners Want to Change Their Careers

Our friends over at the London School of Business & Finance sent us the results of their latest study last week and frankly, we weren’t surprised. With 47% of employed people within the UK wanting a career change and a whopping 55% of Londoners wanting to change career, the stats confirm what we hear every day, many people are in ill-fitting professions...

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Gain Clarity With SEVEN

Gabriella came to SEVEN lacking clarity. Her job search wasn’t bringing her the success she had hoped for. Although she knew she wanted to be a lawyer, she wasn’t clear on her trajectory.

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Huffpost: Here’s Why You Should Move In With Your Sibling

With brothers and sisters, it’s often complicated. They’re the only people in the world who can truly relate to the way you grew up and get how your childhood shaped who you are now. They’re often also the people who can get to your insecurities faster than Dina Asher-Smith can smash out a 100 metre sprint. In the current market (the average age of a…

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How SEVEN Changed Emily’s life

Emily was unhappy and totally lacking direction. Her role as an Executive PA had left her feeling completely unfulfilled. She didn’t know what her passions were, or how to move forward, but she knew she had suffered for long enough so she reached out to SEVEN for some professional help.

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Get Your Confidence Back

Alistair had been out of work for a long time, giving his confidence a huge knock. He chose to work with SEVEN as we tailor our programmes specifically to each client, which was important to Alistair as he wanted to focus on his confidence, not necessarily improving his CV or interview technique.

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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. Evelyn talks with Grazia about how to overcome this if it happens to you.

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Let Us Help You Land Your First Role

Fernanda was just about to graduate from university. She had been to a few interviews in which she’d felt extremely nervous. She knew she would benefit from some professional advice, so she reached out to SEVEN.

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Coaching With SEVEN? Exhilarating, Honest and Revealing!

Daniella reached out to SEVEN as she had changed jobs and found herself in unanticipated challenging situations. She needed professional advice, and a space where she could explore her career options to confirm she was on the right path.

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5 Confidence Gaps Holding Women Back at Work

How many times have you stopped yourself saying something in a meeting because you were worried about sounding stupid? Despite the fact you’ve just listened to someone else confidently spout a load of meaningless cliches for 20 minutes.

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Are You Ready For Change?

Mark came to SEVEN at breaking point – he knew it was time for a change. A negative professional experience had left him lacking in confidence. He felt under appreciated, miserable and stuck within his career.

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Could You Benefit From SEVEN’s Expert Guidance?

Catherine came to SEVEN at a cross-roads. She had enjoyed a fruitful career in Marketing to date, and wanted to keep moving forwards with the same success, but was unsure of which path to take. Watch her video review.

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The Telegraph’s ‘It’s Your Money. Episode 7’

'Underpaid and overworked? Supercharge your career and earn your worth'. Evelyn Cotter talks with Laura Miller and Sam Brodbeck on The Telegraph's Money Podcast about maximising your net worth.

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Do You Want To Experience The Power Of Working With SEVEN?

Katrin came to SEVEN feeling extremely lost. However, within 3 months of her coaching journey, Katrin had not only found clarity and a strong sense of direction- she had secured her dream role in the industry she’d been aiming for- fashion merchandising.

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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, leaders are at the cold face

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Are You Ready For A Journey Of Self Discovery?

Like many of our clients, Amer came to SEVEN very confused. He was lost, unsure of where he was going, or which career path he should choose. He knew he could be doing more with his life, but he wasn’t sure how.

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Do You Suffer from FOMO: Fear Of Moving On?

It comes upon you like a bank of rolling storm clouds. A murky darkness. A creeping malevolence. At about 7pm every Sunday, you begin your slow descent into a helpless funk, at the depths of which you’ll wallow until 9am the next morning when you grit your teeth, roll your eyes and step through that door. Your friends beg you to make a change...

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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.

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What To Do If You Hate Your Job?

Evelyn Cotter our CEO and Life coach talks with Eleanor Jones at Cosmopolitan about what to do if you hate your job.

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Do You Need Our Help With Your Job Hunt?

Carolien was stuck, she felt horribly demoralised by her unsuccessful job hunt. She knew she had something great to give- but she needed help. So she came to SEVEN!

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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.

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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.

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Can We Help You Find Success In Your Job Search?

Joe had been trying to find a new role for 3 years without success. He needed someone to help him identify where he was going wrong and what he could do to improve.

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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!

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Are You Looking For Sustainable Change?

Jinhee was looking for long-term, sustainable change. Like most of us, she had been trying to find the answers by herself, unsuccessfully. She knew she needed change, but she wasn't sure what she was looking for, let alone how to get there

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Refinery29: What Happened When I Was Gaslit By My Boss?

I started my new job with the kind of inflated confidence that comes with finally acquiring a fancy title and a salary that would pay off student credit card debts still lingering from 2012. I even bought a blazer with the ASOS voucher given to me as a leaving gift from my old team. I hadn’t worn a blazer since high-school so clearly, I meant serious business

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Ashley’s Transformation With Seven

Ashley was stuck, going through the same motions and not finding the success she was looking for. She decided it was time to address the situation and got in contact with SEVEN.

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How to Recover From a Big Mistake at Work?

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.  But be honest: we’ve all been there…

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SEVEN Contributes to Discovery Channel Curiosity Report

We are very excited to have been a part of the new report by the Discovery Channel, called The Age of Curiosity. Evelyn discussed how curiosity plays a role in careers and career change and is making it more acceptable and common now.

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Could SEVEN’s Holistic Approach Benefit You?

George was looking for someone to discuss his career options with. He sought professional help with SEVEN, and after his initial call, he was certain he had made the right decision. With the support of his coach, George has tightened his focus and gained a clear vision of the direction he wants to take.

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Are You Maximising Your Potential?

Emily had enjoyed a successful career in digital marketing but was fearful she wasn’t maximising her potential. She wanted to go deeper. Get more from life. Be 100% fulfilled.

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Cyberloafing Could Be Damaging Your Career

Are you guilty of browsing Zara online or Amazon during working hours? Well, you might well be a 'cyberloafer'. Career coach Evelyn Cotter explains to Stylist magazine that 'cyberloafing' is 'an attempt to replace something that we're lacking, but we never get that 'filled-up' feeling'.

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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.

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Do You Dream Of Having A Career You Love?

Bruna came to SEVEN feeling uninspired. She had been living in London for a year, working as a research associate within financial services. She had hit the ceiling within her company but didn’t know where to go or how to move forward.

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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.

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How to Develop True Leadership Edge: Communication

In the 2nd part of this series I wrote about Authentic Leadership. I stressed the importance of being sufficiently self-aware to understand who you really are as a leader. Today we’re going to explore how you might want to communicate as an authentic leader.

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Where Could Coaching Take You?

Ben started his coaching journey at a loss of where he wanted to take his career, however he quickly gained clarity throughout his sessions. His coach offered him tools to help him channel down his focus and be more open minded about future career choices.

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Leadership Series: The Power of Succession Planning

Throughout this 7-part Leadership series, we have discussed how to bring the best out of yourself to optimise your performance as a leader. The honesty and authenticity of your approach provides you with the opportunity to influence all of those around you in a more positive and compelling way.

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How to be More Creative!

Creative can be substituted for…successful, happy, balanced, healthy, inspired, inspiring, innovative, fresh, whole’ etc. Creativity benefits every aspect of life, your performance at work, you business, your interpersonal skills, being a more interesting conversationalist, the list goes on. Creativity cannot be separated from life and work. Here’s 29 ways to be more creative and stay that way.

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How Cyberloafing is Wrecking Your Career

Evelyn Cotter of Seven Career Coaching told Stylist that cyberloafing can become a ‘compulsive behaviour for many people’, acting as an attempt to fill a hole in our life that isn’t going to be filled by browsing through Arket or looking at flat listings.

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Welcome to Life Coaching Fridays!

Forget ‘motivational Monday’, it’s now officially all about Life Coaching Fridays! We thought Friday was a great day every week for us to lighten things up and share some life inspiration. Our usual career focused how-to coaching articles will continue as usual during the rest of the week. We’re going to select the best of what we’ve found most inspiring, uplifting and motivational from our week to share with you.

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How to Develop Impact and Get a Promotion

5 tips for developing impact. Something that we focus on with many clients at all levels through our career coaching programmes. It’s a fascinating area to look at and so gratifying to develop, spanning all aspects of life with far-reaching benefits for those who master it.

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8 Questions About Your Personality At Work

Our CEO Evelyn talks contributes to Forbes' article 'Eight Questions About Your Personality At Work'. “Ultimately, success in career or life comes from knowing yourself,” explains London-based career coach, Evelyn Cotter. There are swathes of employees unhappy at work because...

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Stop Getting Pigeon-Holed. 2 Must-Do’s to Change Career!

Getting pigeon-holed is something many of our new clients report when first coming to us for career change coaching. Usually, pigeon-holing happens as a result of using outdated methods, like recruitment companies, to attempt to change career. Recruiters have the approach that you’re only as good as your last role...

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At a Career Crossroads?

Our CEO Evelyn Cotter talks with women and home about what to do if you find yourself at a career crossroads. "I wasn't sure what to do next, but my friend suggested I saw a career coach and recommended Evelyn..."

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5 Invaluable Lessons from Working With a Career Coach

Whether you’re feeling stuck in your current role, you’re ready to switch industries or you’d just like to build out a more explicit plan for your career, working with a career coach may be the tool you need. Here you’ll find the most invaluable lessons I learned from working with a coach.

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Interview Tips from the PROs 2

All politicians on the world’s stage have coaches, all sorts of coaches, PR & Media coaches, elocution coaches, image and body language coaches. Our resident interview expert, Career Coach Evelyn Cotter, gives more of her interview tips from the PROs. Today, she’s talking about tips from marketing and politicians alike and how to manage your next interview like a PRO.

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We’re Talking Career Change with Forbes!

Reached a professional plateau? When it’s time for a change, it’s time to take stock. We are delighted to be featured this week on Forbes Middle East, sharing our expertise on career change Forbes for their article, '9 Questions To Ask Yourself About Career Change'.

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A Blogger’s SEVEN Experience

We offer all potential new client enquiries a free 20 minute coaching phone consultation to better understand the coaching process and learn about the specifics around how coaching can help you and your individual situation and also, the difference between SEVEN’s approach and style of our coaches to other coaching companies! Read about a blogger’s experience of our free coaching phone consultation.

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Could TM be Your Secret Weapon to Success?

Imagine your mobile phone could only get fully recharged twice or three times a year? Jerry Seinfeld, a 40 year meditator, recently likened his daily transcendental meditation practise to being like his charger. When you think about it, most people, only recharge fully when they go on holiday or have an extended break, a few times a year, if lucky.

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How Your Natural Strengths Will Unlock Your Performance!

An incredibly brief seven point synopsis as to how and why you should pay attention to your strengths and how to begin to uncover your natural strengths.

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Interview Tips from the PROs 1

Springtime signals new beginnings and the same is true of the job market at this time, with a new financial year starting and new business budgets, there’s job opportunities in abundance, putting many people into interview mode. Evelyn is our resident interview expert and takes great satisfaction in helping clients prepare to stand out for all the right reasons.

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Recently Graduated and Feeling Lost?

Like many recent graduates, Anthea finished her studies feeling lost, with no clear direction and lacking in confidence. She had a lot of unanswered questions. What did she want from her life? How did she want her career to look? What did she want from a work place?

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Job Search: Target Organisations, Not Just Vacancies

One of the simplest things many people overlook about career coaching and clarifying what they want to do with their career is; that all it’s really about is preference. Knowing your individual preferences. Each and everyone of us has very specific likes and dislikes...

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The Power of Archetypes to Your Personal Brand

Archetypes come from a concept used by the psychologist Carl Gustav Jung, to explain the characters which reside within the collective unconscious of people. They represent fundamental human motifs of our experience as we evolved and as a result they also evoke our emotions.

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Do You Need Help Navigating Your Options Post University

Jack had just graduated and felt overwhelmed by the huge choice of career options out there. He wasn’t sure which path was right for him, and so reached out to SEVEN for some expert guidance.

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The Strongest Start Any Graduate Can Have!

We are excited in the lead up to the launch of our specially tailored new range of graduate career coaching packages, covering everything from career direction, interview skills coaching, CV writing, understanding suitability, personal branding and more. Whether you or your loved one is a recent or new graduate from a degree...

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Learn Tools To Guide You Through Life

Beth wasn’t happy with where she was in her career, so she sought professional help. She looked online and found SEVEN. She loved our website and our values, so she got in touch.

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New role? Guarantee success in your first 90 days!

Starting on the right footing is key to your success in any new role, from graduate right up to executive level. The opportunity in your first 90 days is fantastic in setting a new tone, in shaping your personal brand and how other’s view you and in making strategic alliances.

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What Really Ensures Your Success as a Leader?

Remember I mentioned Henry Ford’s quote in the 3rd part of the series “whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right”. Your beliefs about yourself influence your thoughts, so really what is at play here is an awareness of your inner beliefs and how those inner beliefs can determine your success as a leader.

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Be Empowered by SEVEN

Laura knew she was missing something, but she couldn’t figure out what it was. The only thing she knew, was that she needed help, so she sought SEVEN’s professional guidance. Laura’s coach encouraged her to discover parts of herself that were previously unknown to her. Through this rigorous process of understanding herself, she identified exactly what she…

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Create a Standout CV: Tips from the Pros

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.

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