My role as a Computer Science researcher ended many years ago when I decided to have a career break to raise my two children. After being a stay-at-home mum for almost ten years, looking for a job again was a daunting prospect - lack of confidence and feeling that I’ve forgotten everything I once knew being among top reasons preventing me from springing into action. Then a friend recommended Jelena and she came as a blessing. Through various exercises, Jelena helped me understand and enhance my strengths, showed me how to work on my weaknesses and guided me to finding my old self, the self-confident me who knows what she wants. She helped me immensely with CV writing and interview preparation processes which additionally boosted my confidence. But her coaching didn’t stop there. Even though our sessions stopped a while ago, when I got through my first interview for a Data Scientist post, she followed up on it to see how it went. If I had to describe Jelena in two words that would be: professional and caring, just the right amount of both to be an amazing life coach.
October 12, 2019
Jelena coached me on an online career transition programme. The programme was extremely insightful and taught me a lot about what my values, drivers and saboteurs were. The course was packed with content, lots of takeaways and some brilliant book recommendations too. Jelena is very good at motivating and keeping the group engaged. She is a no-nonsense coach and keeps you moving and on your toes, which I liked. The course for me achieved its aims of fine-tuning my thoughts and giving me a focused vision as to what I want to achieve over the next 3 months and how i am going to to do it. Thanks Jelena
Speaker, Hypnotherapist &Coach
October 12, 2019
Jelena offered me perspectives on my career and outlook on my life as a whole which allowed me to progress quickly and with clarity. The tools I gained from being coached by her I have found invaluable, such as the importance of presence in any situation and being able to observe what is truth and where my mind used to wander into it’s false constructs. This not only totally changed how I approached a job I had made myself hate, it has also been invaluable to how I regard myself and personal relationships. I believe it’s what content she delivers and when that makes her unique and I would absolutely work with her again. Thank you!
October 12, 2019
Jelena was recommended to me by a friend as I needed help with my CV. Unbeknownst to me, she is a Career Coach and after having a chat with her, I decided to try using her services as a career coach for my requirements. Jelena has helped me not only focus on my strengths and weaknesses, she has also helped me bring to life possibilities and opportunities that I can include as part of my career seeking journey. I like Jelena as she resonates with my own beliefs and values. She motivates and encourages the necessary changes I needed to make in terms of my mindset and sometimes resistance to change. This lady rocks! I have seen major changes since I started working with her in myself. The only way is forward now.
August 16, 2019
Jelena has been a brave and inspirational coach taking on the challenge of pushing me out of my comfort zone. She has worked tirelessly with me, gave me a wealth of support and advice, relentlessly pushing my networking efforts. It has been a great journey together and now it's time to start my journey.
Senior Solution Architect
July 21, 2019
Jelena is a fantastic coach. She is a great listener and adapts to our needs. She gave me the energy to explore new directions and she was always ready to put me in touch with her own network. She provides you all the keys to reach your goal and begin your own journey. Don't hesitate - give coaching with Jelena a go!
July 21, 2019
I started with Seven Career Coaching a few months ago without much indication of what to do, where to look. Jelena Radonjic has helped me realise what would best fit my profile and experience, she has given me the tools to find the perfect job. Thanks Jelena!!
Marketing and comms|Fintech
May 10, 2019
Thank you also so so much for all your guidance and support. I have very much enjoyed our coaching sessions and feel that they have been hugely beneficial in helping me find my way to a new education (and eventual career) path. I am feeling so energised by finally finding my way to studying sciences, after all these years! It just feels right. Before, although I enjoyed most of my roles in different ways, I always felt that something was missing, like I hadn’t found my ‘thing’. Although I am in the very early stages of a career transition it feels good. Hoorah!
Charity marketing & comms specialist
May 07, 2019
I have really enjoyed the last few months I have spent with Jelena Radonjic, a coach at Seven Career Coaching. Together we have undertaken a wide reaching analysis of my values and life goals and how to apply these to my career choices. We have got very specific about developing my career narratives and building a tool-kit of CV, Linked-In profile and responses for job applications and interviews. Jelena is very experienced and has excellent guidance, advice and resources to share. She is also a very sympathetic listener so that I felt that she not only understood my concerns and barriers to changing jobs, but was also able to guide me to think differently about myself, my skills and the value I can bring to an organisation. This has given me not only the confidence to take the leap into a new role, but also the enthusiasm to do so. I would highly recommend the Seven programme and Jelena as a coach.
Director of Partnerships
May 07, 2019
Jelena was kind enough to offer me a chemistry session during which it quickly became apparent that the terminology she used was exactly what I needed, so I didn’t have any hesitation in signing up. Throughout our time together Jelena has been supportive, encouraging and highly focused in driving me to get the best from our sessions. She always follows up with a valuable and succinct summary of what has been discussed during the session, she has a wealth of links and recommendations at her fingertips, and she has a deep understanding of how to generate a new level of self-awareness that is critical for forward progress in determining career and professional options. I was questioning the future direction of my own 20yr career in group accounting work, and with Jelena’s help I have discovered that the best way forward for me is to pursue a part time FD role that allows me to spend time on setting up my own business in an entirely new industry. It is such a relief to know the way forward, and exciting to have the confidence to pursue a path which feels right. Jelena has been instrumental in guiding me towards this clarity, and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
April 03, 2019
Hunting for my first job following my PhD felt like a much more daunting and unstructured task prior to Jelena's excellent coaching. I was focused on what jobs I could fit my skills to rather than what type of role would suit me. Jelena helped me to clarify what was most important to me in a career and to explore which companies did and did not share my core values. Finding positions that matched my values was key to allowing me to apply for jobs with confidence and enthusiasm. Moreover, her interview preparation taught me how to demonstrate my competencies and passion effectively. With Jelena’s help I secured the first job I interviewed for! A big part of this success was Jelena’s support in finding a role that matched me so well.
January 16, 2019
I did quite a bit of research on professional coaches before deciding on Seven. I found them to be both professional and flexible from the very start and throughout. Amongst its competitors, Seven demonstrated an unparalleled capacity for listening and asking the right questions using an approach that was both structured and free-style. They matched me with Jelena Radonjic. I was at a career cross-road and we mapped out a programme that helped to keep me focussed and more importantly accountable during my transition period (and hopefully beyond). Jelena was creative and open-minded about possible avenues of exploration for my next opportunity; and how to manage the new start. Her questions were always well-considered and thought-provoking. Her caring and interest was always evident. Thank you, Jelena. Thank you, Seven.
M.S., London Business School MBA
Healthcare &IT professional
January 13, 2019
Jelena is extremely insightful career coach, working with you to achieve the best possible results. I found it very helpful and enlightening to work with her - I am sure we will keep in touch. I would advise anyone who has no clear direction and needs professional help towards your next career move. Good coaching enhances your chances of being in a right profession/industry, better understanding of yourself and taking actions towards your goals. Thanks again it was a great help !
December 06, 2018
Jelena is an excellent career fulfilment coach. She has the right balance of calm, empathy, support and challenge to support you to be the best version of yourself. She also knows the right assessment tools to help you reflect on your leadership style and builds on the results well to help you connect the dots. Just half way through the total number of coaching sessions I was able to secure a new role, having had specific guidance on application and interview preparation. Thank you!
Human Resources Director - Oxford Instruments
October 28, 2018
Jelena is a great coach. She shows much commitment to achieving the goal with her clients, by working collaboratively with clients like myself to remain focused and motivated. She gives the right push, support, and keeps regular contact via emails and texts outside of set sessions to ensure that her client is moving forward and progressing. Before the sessions, having just graduated, I felt like I needed a push in the right direction when it came to applications and how to succeed in them. However with Jelena’s guidance, I feel a lot more confident in my applications and have progressed a lot since before the coaching. I would definitely recommend Jelena!
BA Politics - Goldsmith\'s, University of London
October 27, 2018
I sought the advice of Jelena, Seven Career Coach, in May of this year. After spending several years following entrepreneurial ventures I was unsure of how to return to a more corporate career. Jelena was fantastic. She was able to help me identify the things that I enjoyed, valued and excelled at. Jelena challenged preconceptions I held and helped me work through them.The end result was a focussed, pragmatic and positive strategy for career advancement - a strategy that has already been successful. I will continue to work with Jelena on career progression and would recommend her without hesitation
Digital Product Director
October 11, 2018
Jelena has helped me immensely on boosting my self-confidence during my job search process. Whether in the UK or in China, she always inquired after my wellbeing and gave me professional career advice and asking me not to give up, the right job will come. She approaches individual analysis from thorough personal experience—knowing what drives my interest and what experiences burdens me— so to suggest a career path that suits me. She also helped me practicing mock-up interviews and rehearsing presentations. And she always came to the sessions well-prepared. Therefore, I’m really grateful for her support during those hard times, and would definitely recommend Jelena to anyone who is struggling deciding what works for him/her. Thank you again Jelena!
Trainee researcher - MMR Worldwide
July 23, 2018
Jelena helped me massively with various steps involved in job finding, she sharpened my focus in job research and identified my unique skill set according to my background. Her coaching sessions are tailored to personal needs, and she was able to draw upon personal experience to prepare me for the upcoming challenge. I found the mock interview and case study practice to be particularly helpful, and she always gives constructive feedback after each session. Overall, I wouldn't have been able to secure a role in consulting without her support. Thank you Jelena.
Management Consulting - PWC
May 28, 2018
With a single Skype session Jelena gave a definitive structure to my search, sharpened my focus on a role to fully leverage my strengths and helped me articulate message on my unique qualities. Superb work! Many Thanks Jelena.
Senior Data Engineer - UBS
May 26, 2018
Jelena is an amazing coach! She is very professional, reliable and simply the one person who helped massively to overcome some patterns of behaviour that I couldn’t do with other personal and professional development work. Nobody coaches with such amazing variety of techniques and tools. She encouraged me to take leadership of my own talents in a very organised and objective way leading me to a new carrier path. I do appreciate the trust, clarity and confidence I’ve gained from working with Jelena and WhatWork
UK Financial Lead
May 25, 2018
Hi! Totally loved the work we did together. Jelena really knows how to get to the heart of what is holding you back in your career and stopping you progressing.
Marketing Consultant - Unwrap Your Success
March 23, 2018
I would definitely recommend Jelena! She's really insightful and helpful. She's particularly good at directing me and helping me find my unique answers to different questions. Thank you & keep in touch!
March 08, 2018
A holistic approach mixed with the right pragmatism to take a look at things from a right and objective perspective rather than a deluded one.. Jelena has the great gift to guide you to take that leap of faith that is required to make a change. Reliable, trustworthy, resourceful and prompt to give you that kick to avoid our beloved friend Procrastination! Definitely worth the investment!
May 19, 2017
Jelena was introduced to me through a very good friend of mine as I was struggling for a while to find a job. I feel so grateful for meeting Jelena as she built up my confidence. She helped me through the whole process of understanding what I really want and how I can achieve it. She pointed me in the right direction, not applying for jobs that would not fulfil me, only focusing on the ones that felt right to me. We carefully worked on my CV and Cover letter, interview preparation making me realize how amazing my skills are and how they matched the jobs I was applying for. I felt truly supported and empowered. Moreover, she pointed me in the right direction, as I was ready to continue my education at further level. I would like to say big THANK YOU for her tremendous help of finding the right career path for myself.
Currently studying for ACCA
March 15, 2017
I have been working on my CV and Covering Letter with Jelena. As a result the whole content turned out differently. Jelena is very dedicated, extremly reliable regardless of her time, and her main focus is to help people with their career transitions. I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a career change.
Event Coordinator - GTeX Organisation
January 18, 2017
I can’t thank Jelena enough, her holistic approach really helped transform me and build new levels of confidence. Her approach is very supportive and empathetic, she asks the right questions to really understand you as a unique individual and then challenges you to help unlock potential you may not have known you had. After struggling with my job search, with her inspiration and help with my approach, I managed to get six interviews and a job offer. More than that I now feel like I have more clarity and direction in both my career and life ambitions.
Integrated Project Manager - Freelance
January 07, 2017
Jelena and I met through LinkedIn, and as a business coach it's proved to be a 'blessing' to have connected with her. My first impression is that Jelena has strong listening skills and listened to my requirements. Our work is still currently ongoing and she has assisted me a lot in such a short period of time. She is a hard task master but only has your interest at heart in coaching / managing you down the correct pathways. She demonstrates empathy and understanding but is strong, providing anyone the strength to build their business to the next level(s). I will certainly always use Jelena's service as and when they are required within the future.
Director - NCCS
December 16, 2016
Jelena helped me update my CV so I can be able to find the right job for me. I would highly recommend her as she has a great approach, asking the right questions in order to get to know where you want to be and how to get there. She did an amazing job and I am very grateful!
Accounts Assistant - PPL
November 06, 2016
Jelena is an amazing and professional coach. She has extensive knowledge around jobs, interviews, cv writing and much more. She helps you gain confidence and helps clear all the blocks that are stopping you from getting your perfect job/ interview. After a 2 hour session on interview preparation with Jelena, I did really well at the interview and actually got the job I was going for! I highly recommend Jelena to all those who are seeking professional guidance and support.
Learning and Behaviour Specialist
November 05, 2016
Jelena is an inspirational coach who knows the nuts and bolts of the mind and the soul and she can integrate that knowledge in a wholesome solution for your challenges, but with longterm results. Her approach is unique and she instills a sense of security and support crucial for new businesses. Wholeheartedly recommended!
V. S. Jovićević
Founder - Green Culture
November 05, 2016
I am thankful to my amazing career coach Jelena! She is perceptive, intuitive, pragmatic, empathetic and challenging! She has reignited my self confidence and helped me recognise the transferable status of my experience. Yesterday she told me that I was 'fierce' - my smile was massive then! Highly recommended.
Public Health Manager
November 05, 2016