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…
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
“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.
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,” adds Cotter. “It’s a conscious style choice. It’s not just what you throw on to play with your dog in the garden.”
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 at this point in my life.
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!
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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.
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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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