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...
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
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!
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.
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...
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 Usually, pigeon-holing happens as a result of using outdated methods, like recruitment companies, to attempt to change career.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...
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.
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 make the leap to leave the certainty of what you currently know can be scary. One of our Career Coaches, Sabrina Alam, gives her top tips on how to change career at 30.
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'.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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! Jen
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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