Evelyn talks with Mail Online about the idea and reality of Toxic Femininity and about her experience of female rivalry and jealousy becoming the norm. The Author reveals female colleagues tricked her into making mistakes so she wouldn't be promoted and told her everyone hated her - and insists other women create the REAL glass ceiling.
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.
Metro: What If The Future Of Work Was No Work At All?
Evelyn talks with Metro about the concept of drastically shifting the work-life balance and how this could affect people's lives. ‘Most people need to feel like they are contributing, adding value, making an impact in ways that are seen or felt to feel good about themselves and progress. That is not going to change, that’s the human spirit’.
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
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.
Yahoo Finance: Why Companies Ghosting Interview Candidates Is Damaging To Firms
Ghosting is an unpleasant phenomenon in the dating world. Someone you are dating decides to fade away, ignoring your messages and calls, rather than have an honest conversation about why they no longer want to keep seeing you. The term ghosting can also be applied to the working world. Employers have been known to “ghost” potential recruits following an…
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?
Evelyn speaks with E4 TRENDING LIVE on International Women’s Day
Our founder and acclaimed life coach Evelyn Cotter appeared on E4 TRENDING LIVE for International Women's Day.
Watch to hear thoughts around pushing back against societies norms, the winners mindset, Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Serena Williams.
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…
“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.
Good Housekeeping: 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.
It’s a debate that’s more prominent than ever today: Do you perform better at work when you’re embracing casual clothes, or when you’re dressed to impress? With more than 1 in 10 UK workers now dressing completely casual, the smart vs casual dispute rages on…
Stylist: 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...
Are tracksuits and trainers the future of office attire? We're talking with BBC about new workwear trends. “They were all wearing trainers and layers of black,” says Evelyn Cotter..."Everyone had come straight from work, they were wearing black jeans and smart sneakers, but it definitely felt professional,”
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
The Telegraph: 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…
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.
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'.
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.
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...
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..."
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'.
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.
We’re delighted Stylist magazine has launched this simple but oh so necessary campaign today, on the back of stats that over 54% of Londoners work through their lunch hour every day! That’s 240 hours a year!
I was very happy with my experience with Seven Career Coaching. I got matched with an amazing coach (Aurelia) who was... so kind, patient and understanding with me. She understood each of my goals/struggles and was able to bring tailored solutions every time. This experience has given me all the right tools in order to be able to make my next career move the right one.read more
Aurelia was a great coach! Friendly and approachable from the moment I met her. She made it clear from the beginning... what my realistic targets were and she wasn't just a career coach, but a 'life coach' too. I learned valuable and insightful information about myself and my skills that I will now use to push forward on my journey. Definitely recommend!read more
My journey with Derek was epic. Nothing short of transformational. I approached SEVEN Career Coaching last April as I... wasn't sure where I wanted to go in my career. Once I told them about myself and what I was struggling with they matched me with Derek for 12 sessions. Well, how lucky was I?
At first, my struggle was questioning whether to leave my current company as I felt I wasn't the right place to learn and grow. Derek helped me gain clarity over what I really want for myself and then helped me get there. He helped me learn a lot about myself and challenged my way of thinking to gain new insights.
One year and two promotions later I now feel as though I'm in the best company possible to learn the skills I need to be successful. I'm now in a position at work where I completely love what I do and feel I'm having a positive impact on the world and the people around me.
The turn around from where I was a year ago is incredible and I couldn't have done it without Derek. Thank you so much SEVEN Career Coaching and Derek for helping me get to my current position. I've learnt the power of coaching and have since taken external coaching courses and met other coaches who can now help me continue my journey of learning and growth.
10/10 Derek! I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to improve themselves and their current situation at work.read more
SEVEN Career Coaching are the real deal. Their coaches are fantastic, flexible and experts in their field. No matter... where you are in your life or what goals you are looking to achieve, the coaches at SEVEN will find a way to help you out. Special thanks to Monika Ciereszko, who coached me and taught me so much about myself.read more
My experience with SEVEN was incredibly positive. Having never had a career coach before, I didn't really know what to... expect. I was matched with Valentina Passoni, who is amazing, and I can honestly say that this experience completely changed my life. Highly recommend to anyone having a hard time figuring out what they want to do with their careers and feeling stuck. Worth every penny.read more
I would recommend Ollie at SEVEN as a career coach. His enthusiasm and positivity is infectious, and he is quick to... really understand his clients' unique situation, personality and strengths. He is highly professional and easy to work with.
Ollie combines practical advice (everything from CV writing to morning routine!) to helping to change his clients' behaviour and mindset for their long-term success. He constructively challenges his clients' attitudes and mindset to boost confidence and hence achieve their goals.
Ollie undoubtedly helped me to secure my next role by pushing me out of my comfort zone and helping me to clarify the career path I was looking for. This in turn gave me the confidence to search for and then secure the right role for me.read more
I really enjoyed the coaching journey that Ollie at SEVEN guided me through. It was great how I always got something... out of each session and even between sessions. Sometimes it would be a big revelation, sometimes a long term plan, sometimes a small actionable piece of advice. Sometimes something so deep it will always stay with me. By applying all of this I finally found the focus and the confidence I always needed. Thanks to that I managed to change my role, marking a pivotal step in my career. On our last session Ollie complimented me saying I could have achieved everything on my own, I beg to differ. Thank you Ollieread more
I had the pleasure of working with Mel for 9 sessions and she is an incredibly unique person that left a lasting... impression on me in a multitude of ways.
From the very first session it was easy to converse with her as she truly listened to what I had to say, and was able to understand both myself and my needs from the onset. With every session, not only did she provide sound career advice, she also added such a personal touch to it by sharing anecdotes of her own experiences. She was always willing to put me in touch with people that could give me insight into the industries/careers I was interested in, or even simply to have a conversation that would benefit me and my career enquiries.
The reason I sought career coaching in the first place was because I struggled with finding direction and clarity on what I even wanted, and was extremely confused. She played such a crucial role in helping me compartmentalise my thoughts and ideas; for the first time since trying to tackle this “dilemma” I felt actual progress with each session, as things became clearer to me and I was able to make more sense of what I wanted in a career.
By the end of my coaching sessions, I ended not only feeling more confident and self-aware, but having gained a mentor that I feel I can always reach out to and confide in I highly appreciate Mel’s role and presence in that time of my life and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.read more
I have had a wonderful experience with Seven Career Coaching. Right from my initial contact to the last session. Every... session was a revelation, making me think differently or seeing another perspective. My first conversation was with Evelyn who was very sensitive and also practical, guiding me through what I would expect from the process. Caroline, my first coach, really got to understand who I was and what I needed and came up with insights that helped formulate my thinking. Jelena, my second coach was amazing! She was very pragmatic and have shown me ways I can plan my way forward in all parts of my life, not just my career. I feel very lucky to have gone through the Seven Career Coaching experience. Thank you all.read more
I decided to start coaching to discover my professional passion and the process has been valuable and educational.... Although the work continues, Anamaría has given me much more than I expected.
She has given me the necessary tools to discover the answers in relation to my career and helped me to discover myself as a person, for which I will be eternally grateful.
Her ability to read and understand people has no limits, and just her presence is comforting.
Thank you very much, Anamaría, for these months of work. As I always tell you, the pleasure has been mine.read more
Annelise has been my coach for the last 6 months. It has been a very rewarding experience. Italian like me, she matched... (and exceed) my needs during our period together.
I don’t remember a session where I went back home without having learnt something about my journey or without a motivational feeling with me. I enjoyed the sessions, the exercises, all material shared and all our meaningful conversations.
Professional and empathic she was always available and supportive during my time (and more) with SEVEN career.read more
Through my coaching with Ollie at SEVEN, my self-awareness has been massively expanded and elevated. I enrolled for the... coaching to development my leadership skills. I was looking for practical tools and models that I could apply at work. What I got was so much more; from the fountain of knowledge that can be accessed through audio books, and all kinds of bio-hacking to supercharge my performance to gaining clarity on what I would like to achieve with my career. I feel better equipped to achieve these goals and know which resources are available to guide me along the way.read more
Coaching with Anamaria was an extremely valuable experience. She is supportive and empathetic, while her sharp sense of... perception and unflinching honesty pushed me further to face the personal challenges that were holding me back.
Anamaria helped me let go of past values and expectations, and to create my own, personal yardsticks for success. I can't recommend her highly enough.read more
Anamaria gave me the confidence to believe in myself again. She created a safe space for me to explore painful feelings... and emotions that I needed to accept, understand and process, so that I could go on to discover my inner happiness and authentic confidence. It has been a life changing growth experience that has given me the confidence to want to get back on the roller coaster of life, and enjoy the ups and downs of the journey. I understand myself, my values, what I want from my next career move and how to authentically sell-myself in interviews. Anamaria’s calm, caring and supportive nature throughout the last six months, made it the most rewarding and enriching experience, that I know, will only go on, to positively shape and craft future decisions and challenging times ahead.read more
I have only good things to say about Seven despite the fact that I had to stop my coaching after only 2 sessions... because my career plans had changed.
The communication with the team was easy, the refund was calculated fairly and went through quickly, a very positive experience overall.
My coach Melanie was absolutely wonderful, very personable and knowledgeable. She is a true professional who has successfully gone through a career change herself. In as little as two 2,5 hours of coaching she offered me some valuable insights and suggested ways to overcome obstacles that held me back. I found it genuinely helpful and encouraging.
I would highly recommend Seven to anyone who feels stuck in their career but doesn’t know where to start. If I ever find myself in need of career coaching again, I will definitely return to Seven.read more
I had 9 sessions with Seven and my Career/Life coach was Ollie.
To say my time with Ollie was life changing would be... an understatement. From session one Ollie was on a mission to change my life around and his intuitive and energetic nature made it very easy to work with him.
I was stagnant and unhappy with my life purpose and had no idea how to move forward. Ollie helped bridge that gap, by giving me realistic and practical ways to improve my life and propelling me forward using my own knowledge and skills.
Ollie was a great tool in making me realise my own potential and giving me amazing techniques that I had never heard of, whilst giving me challenges along the way, altogether giving me more confidence and positive focus to nail my goals and start loving life.read more
My coaching with Ollie at Seven was a tremendous success. He is extremely knowledgeable and supportive, and my time... with him was always very enjoyable. By the end of the ninth session I had a clear understanding of where my future lies, and he equipped me with the skills to achieve it.
Ollie prepared the sessions specifically to my needs, and each session built upon the previous one, so I was continually moving forward. Ollie also suggested extracurricular reading and mini-projects which really helped me to get a 360 degree insight into my behaviour patterns and what motivates me.
I would highly recommend Ollie to anyone interested in being coached.read more
Coaching with Ollie was a blast, he really pushed me out of my comfort zone and showed me my values and my purpose.... Which was always there it just needed a little help to come out. Confidence is not my forte, it seemed to disappear in my 20s. But with a few tools and techniques Ollie help my true inner self come back and also show me how to cope with negative people! I'm now on track to my true self and loved every moment of discovery with Ollie. A big huge thank you. You are a star!read more
Thanks to Ollie I now know what a life hack is! And not only do I have a “to-do” list, but I also have a... “to-learn” list... and a “to-stop” list! Seven Coaching paired me with Ollie because I wanted to develop all aspects of my life- I wasn’t looking for a typical career coach. My experience with Ollie exceeded my high expectations- it was current, tailored and challenging but thoughtful. I would very highly recommend Ollie to anyone considering coaching.read more
Oliver Holloway is an excellent coach. He has a huge amount of enthusiasm and his positive energy is infectious. Ollie... was able to help me pinpoint my strengths, push me out of my comfort zone and provide clarity. Along with all that, he provided me with very valuable and effective practical tools to take my career forward when I couldn't see how it was possible.read more
My experience has been just the best! Sandra has helped me in drawing my goals and steps to achieve them. Every session... brings me more and more clarity and keeps me motivated. It's been such a great experience that I even continued further with the session as it truly helps me. t's been a huge pleasure working with such a talented, motivated professional that is Sandra. Highly recommend it!!read more
I found my career coaching with Oliver Holloway very interesting, thought provoking and effective. Oliver's blend of... coaching expertise mixed with great enthusiasm and insight helped me understand myself better, motivate me to make change and see opportunities in a new and positive way. I feel better equipped to taken on new challenges and seek out new opportunities with a clarity I was lacking before.read more
After having an hour long phone call with a seven coach professional, I was partnered and mentored by Derek and it... couldn’t have been a better experience. Working with Derek and seven not only did I unearth a lot of dark truths, but it really pushed me to my limits and to the best version of myself. It makes you ask a lot of questions about yourself and understand your WHY! I’ve gone from leaving a career and moving to a new city to finding my vocation in life. I’m now a yacht broker and living the life I’ve always wanted. It has been an amazing experience personally and money well spent. I couldn’t be happier. Personal shoutout to Derek and Jack for their professional help throughout. Invest in yourself and strive for more. Thanks Sevenread more
Melanie has been an amazing coach, and I highly recommend her. Thanks to her I could understand which career path I... wanted to take. She helped me focus, see the right opportunities and gave me fantastic advice and exercises to assure my success. The coaching process and working with Melanie truly helped me in my job search and to find the right job for me. I am glad that I have chosen Seven Career Coaching and more specifically to have been coached by Melanie.read more
I had the best experience working with Nicky Chambers from Seven Career Coaching! Over the last few months she has... helped me focus on what wasn’t working in my current job, understand myself better and and gain clarity on my goals for the next few years - as well as how to attain them. I feel motivated and confident in a way I really couldn’t have hoped to be without her help and support. I would heartily recommend for anyone to try this process for themselves.read more
Evelina is an excellent coach who is very professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Working with her helped me... a lot to clear my mind and most importantly identify and define my career path. I feel very fortunate for having her in such an important phase of my life. Evelina guided me in a journey of self-discovering, she inspired and encouraged me during our coaching sessions and with her help I was finally able to discover what I really want to do in my life. I highly recommend Evelina to anyone who is looking for a coach for either career or life. Thank you for all your support.read more
Evelina is the best coach I could possibly imagine! She listened to my story, then guided me with sharp and inspiring... advice. She supported me with kindness thought each step of this meaningful journey. I've made such jump in a few months. I've got my dream job, which is aligned with my values, my believe and my skills, and I've got a promotion! I feel like I've grown up a lot in a short period, as a person and as a professional. Now I have the right tools to pursue my path with serenity! Choosing Seven Career Coaching was the best thing to do ever!read more
Where to begin! I’ve just spent a truly transformative 6 months working with Oliver from SEVEN. I was feeling really... stuck when I started thinking about coaching. I had a seemingly great job, lots of friends, a supportive family but somehow I was feeling unfulfilled and anxious and wondering if this was it? I had an idea of what I wanted my life and work to feel like but I felt completely at a loss as to how to achieve it. After an incredibly inspiring telephone conversation with Evelyn from SEVEN she suggested Oliver as a coach and so it began. I had no idea how empowering it would be to have someone in my corner whose soul aim was to help me become the best possible version of myself and make those daydreams a reality. The amount of energy and enthusiasm that he injected into our sessions was infectious. He provided me with endlessly interesting and helpful resources and was brilliantly creative in his approach to our sessions. Oliver has helped me work out what I need in my life to make it feel fulfilling and exciting. He has also helped me to value my unique skills and strengths and to devise a strategy for using them more effectively at work and in my personal life. As a result of my work with Oliver I've restructured my work so that I can focus on what I love, I’ve negotiated a more flexible set up at work so I can travel more and I feel empowered and more confident in my personal relationships than I ever have before. Perhaps most importantly. I now feel like I’m in charge of my life and I can achieve the things that once thought were beyond my reach.read more
I can say with utmost confidence that Oliver from SEVEN has completely reinvigorated my career, helping to open up new... opportunities for the future. He did this by helping me find the core of who I am and then use these skills to the best of my abilities.
When we first started working together, I felt completely off-course and didn’t know which way to turn in my career. Through a series of engaging and creative exercises we worked together to tackle the issues that were holding me back, clarify my career trajectory, focus my values and discover my leadership style.
In each session, Oliver always had an infectious, optimistic energy that helped make this such a rewarding experience for me and each time I felt energised to take the next steps in my journey. I’ve completed our time together with such a deep appreciation for what he does. My career has taken leaps and bounds, and I’m now armed with the techniques to help me grab each and every opportunity in a way that is most beneficial for me.read more
This is a well organized and helpful service. Marcie led me through an analysis of all my strengths, a visualisation of... where I want to be, and gave me some great suggestions for improving my CV and interview skills to get there. I don't hesitate to recommend them!read more
I started coaching with SEVEN a few months ago and have found the experience extremely helpful. They paired me with the... perfect coach, Jo, and not only do I feel more hopeful and energised after each session but I have also started taking active steps towards achieving my goals. Thank you for everything - money well spent! Jenread more
I really enjoyed working with Jo from Seven. I was looking for some help for increasing confidence and bringing passion... to my working career and she was the appropriate person. The coaching process boosted my confidence with immediate results, allowing me to excel in presentations and formal conversations. I would definitely recommend her to anyone suffering from a true lack of confidence but willing to go forward with positive solutions.
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