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The Smartest Move
Zena At Workfest

Zena Everett has more knowledge, experience and, indeed, insight as to how recruiters work and corporates hire than anyone I know. — Ann Swain, Chief Executive, Association of Professional Staffing Companies

You are career magic – I have been offered both positions and I am totally stuck as to which to take! — Hannah.


Zena Everett


22 Oct 2016 — Speaking on Mind Traps & Confidence Tricks for In-house Lawyers' Mentoring Scheme, @ClaireDebney #PayItForward

22 Oct 2016 — Zena retweeted @NickiCresswell: BBC News - School league tables 'should show well-being'

22 Oct 2016 — Lovely to work with you Meg, have a great weekend and let's do it again soon

20 Oct 2016 — Ouch. Not just for LinkedIn's CHRO saying 'mulatto' in diversity interview but for "Y-Vonne". via @HRGrapevine

20 Oct 2016 — William James: Most people live in a very restricted circle of their potential being...What's in the way? #confidence #actionsandthoughts

18 Oct 2016 — "Three Reasons why Recruiters don't return your calls" by @ZenaEverett1 on @LinkedIn

18 Oct 2016 — @DippyJones

18 Oct 2016 — We already knew it, but here's more proof: diversity and flexibility increase workplace performance. @workingfamUK…

17 Oct 2016 — #supermum and #supernurse that's why

15 Oct 2016 — Zena retweeted @RoseandWillard: Cultivating confidence in a bid to dispel 'Imposter Syndrome' is very important to us @ZenaEverett1 appreciate your support #feminineandbold

15 Oct 2016 — Zena retweeted @RoseandWillard: #feminineandbold describes our customers and community. They inspire and motivate us. Thank you for your support…

15 Oct 2016 — @Leilanimitchel Another lark

15 Oct 2016 — @roseandwillard's say their gorgeous workwear is #feminineandbold. Love that they align themselves with confident…

15 Oct 2016 — They mean you @lisarajan @tarabinns and you too actually @MiraOsinibi!

13 Oct 2016 — @NickiCresswell @LinkedIn Thanks for retweeting!

13 Oct 2016 — @perriameverett @LinkedIn Thanks for the retweet!

13 Oct 2016 — Another example of Chinese Work practices. Many, many years ago when I was in the WRNS I had a boss who tried to d…

12 Oct 2016 — Thanks for the RTS @ANDYC2311 & @LadyValetta, appreciate the support

12 Oct 2016 — "How to get more done in a day than your colleagues do in a week" by @ZenaEverett1 on @LinkedIn

11 Oct 2016 — Zena retweeted @Michael_Tobin_: Me too! Proud to be a supporter of this brilliant charity #DayoftheGirl #giveagirlafuture

Zena is an absolute star. She will transform the way you look at your career forever.

Graham Norton

I coach people to make the smartest moves, either within their organisation or outside it: onwards, outwards, upwards or inwards.

My clients are ambitious professionals, often at critical decision points of their careers and often working at or aiming for Board or Partnership level. Coaching helps them to formulate a career strategy, finesse their leadership skills and impact, and keep their focus firmly fixed on the direction they want their career to take.

I have supported individuals across functions and professions in the UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe. My client list includes: the Equity Charitable Trust, Oxford University’s Said Business School, Goodyear Dunlop Tyres, the Royal Brompton Hospital, Reckitt Benkiser, the School for Creative Start-ups, The City UK, Veolia, the House of Commons, Rexam Plc, Macmillan Publishing, Westminster Mind, the Royal College of Art, St. Gobain and Hiscox. I work with individuals and groups, from Actors to Actuaries and Mum Returners to Exec MBAs.

So, if it is time to figure out your next smart move — or if you want to put some oomph into your team’s careers — please call me on 0203 287 9505 or email

I liked your approach, you are direct and our conversations were thought-provoking. I didn’t need an arm round my shoulder or an ear, I needed solid career advice and I feel you provided that. I can be quite sceptical with regards the industry you are in, I have always strived to succeed on my own, but I have to say you added serious value to my search and ultimately it was your idea that got me across the line.

Mark T, Sales Lead, Tech Start-Up

I just wanted to drop you a short note to update you and also to thank you, career definitely still in ascendancy. I have been successful in securing an MD role of a £140M turnover company that is part of a £2.2bn t/o group.The reason for thanks is that they wanted a turn round specialist and you may remember that that is how you articulated my skill set. It is initially for 6 months but that will then lead on to other opportunities I'm sure. Many thanks and kind regards.


I worked with Zena when I was looking for a new senior role. She quickly uncovered what was important to me in my next role, taking into consideration my motivations, abilities and interests. With that understanding, she worked with me to sharpen my CV and social media profile, marketing me in a very focused way, which resulted in more and higher quality opportunities presenting themselves. She was able to provide access to her network of head-hunters which increased my visibility in the market. As a result of Zena’s help and encouragement, I was offered a number of great roles within a couple of months. I am very happy to recommend Zena as an executive career coach.

Steven Woods, Senior Director, Price Waterhouse Coopers.

This is a highly competitive job market and organisations expect senior candidates to have first class career management skills. For instance - evidence of sensible decision making, a focused career plan, an achievement-orientated CV and well-mastered interview techniques. It pays to invest in an impartial, expert perspective to cultivate these and that's why we recommend Second Careers.

David Goldstone, Osprey Clarke, Executive Search Consultants.

I relocated to London after a long career with SFR, France's second largest telco. I was looking for another senior marketing position and needed support to understand the UK market. I was recommended to Zena by one of my headhunter contacts. Zena supported me every step of the way, from rewriting my CV right through to the negotiation of my new contract.

Pierre Pfister, General Manager of EMEA Strategic Services, Nexidia

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