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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


20 Apr 2016 — Zena retweeted @TfLTrafficNews: Forest Hill Rd j/w Wood Vale - Temp traffic lights in operation due to a burst water main. Traffic is slow moving on all approaches.

16 Apr 2016 — Loving @Motivation2Move's idea of screen-free Sundays, no email, social media etc.#weekend

15 Apr 2016 — Too right! We work with women leaders and mum returners but don't support the 50 plus group. Let's do that.

15 Apr 2016 — @leadmetoit Great article coping with #menopause @Jacqui_Gibbons @high_50 @hotflushstuff @NuffieldHealth #proaging

14 Apr 2016 — Zena retweeted @MumsnetEvents: Not sure whether to come to #Workfest16? Watch 2015's highlights … & book your ticket NOW #makeworkworkforyou

14 Apr 2016 — Working Mums: Put some oomph back into your career. Make work work for you - come along to Mumsnet's workfest on 14…

11 Apr 2016 — Thanks @BBCRadioLondon for having me on Drivetime, there is #ageism at work but we don't have to be victims

06 Apr 2016 — Stupid answers to stupid questions

04 Apr 2016 — Zena retweeted @NEDonBoard: EXPERT Interview @Nick_Beecroft 🌟"Role responsibility & what to review on joining a board"

03 Apr 2016 — Zena retweeted @NEDonBoard: Big thx to @ZenaEverett1 for talk at #NEDworking event on securing 1st #NED role & essential skills boards require

02 Apr 2016 — Zena retweeted @SallyHCielo: 41% of HR professionals say the cost of a bad hire is easily more than a year’s salary. via @CieloTalent

02 Apr 2016 — Thanks for sharing this Sarah

01 Apr 2016 — Zena retweeted @NEDonBoard: Fantastic seeing wonderful members #NEDworking at #SohoHotel >> Book now for next event at

31 Mar 2016 — "Three Reasons why Recruiters don't return your calls" on @LinkedIn

29 Mar 2016 — Zena retweeted @NEDonBoard: SUPER busy at #NED #London Networking event at #SohoHotel after @ZenaEverett1's excellent talk on finding 1st role

29 Mar 2016 — Looking forward to speaking at NEDonBoard"s networking event tonight, on how to package up your skills to find a Non…

28 Mar 2016 — Zena retweeted @NEDonBoard: Pls RT - LOOK out for Guest Speaker @ZenaEverett1 at tomorrow's #NED EVENT 29 Mar #SohoHotel

19 Mar 2016 — Zena retweeted @manwhohasitall: TODAY'S DEBATE: Should women be expected to help out with the kids on weekdays?

17 Mar 2016 — Zena retweeted @APSCo_org: #Budget2016: Key announcements for the professional #recruitment sector:

17 Mar 2016 — My pleasure, really enjoyed it.

I coach people to make the smartest moves, either within their organisation or outside it.

My clients are smart, ambitious professionals, often at critical decision points of their careers and perhaps working at or aiming for Board or Partnership level. Coaching helps them to formulate a career strategy, develop executive leadership skills and to meet the challenges of their role.

I have supported individuals across functions and professions, from within the UK or moving here from mainland Europe, the CIS countries, the US, Australia and New Zealand. My client list includes: the Equity Charitable Trust, 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.

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

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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