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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


Zena Everett


25 Nov 2015 — Really looking forward to it @lucyswhitehall, on my way

25 Nov 2015 — Zena retweeted @lucyswhitehall: Talking about first impressions & personal brand with ICAEW accountants @ZenaEverett1 & CABA in London today

25 Nov 2015 — Are you returning to work after maternity leave, or a longer break and need support? Or at work, but need some spac…

25 Nov 2015 — Zena retweeted @manwhohasitall: "I like to come across as dignified, elegant & serene at work," Paul, age 39, software engineer. Good on you mate. Inspirational.

25 Nov 2015 — How CIOs need to brand themselves as value creators and innovators, not cost centres

25 Nov 2015 — Zena retweeted @WomenLikeUsHQ: WE ARE RECRUITING: great new job for a work advisor (3 to 4 days per week) #parttimejobs

20 Nov 2015 — Happy to be a Career Coaching partner for @CapabilityJane, supporting flexible & part-time workers.

20 Nov 2015 — Drink green tea not coffee to calm interview anxiety says @juliemontagu

19 Nov 2015 — Zena retweeted @jacquihames: Remember attending her funeral - can't believe how long this has taken...

14 Nov 2015 — Zena retweeted @TimeOutLondon: Tower Bridge, Wembley Stadium, the London Eye and National Gallery lit up for Paris tonight.

14 Nov 2015 — Zena retweeted @IpswichAwayDays: Tower Bridge Tonight.

14 Nov 2015 — Zena retweeted @reynoldsws: Half of FTSE 100 misses target for women directors

14 Nov 2015 — Zena retweeted @reynoldsws: Are you up for #promotion at work? You may like to read this #blog by @ZenaEverett1 first

12 Nov 2015 — "Six tactics to pass a promotion interview" by @ZenaEverett1 on @LinkedIn

11 Nov 2015 — The Absurdity of Cost per Hire in Recruiting

11 Nov 2015 — It's annual appraisal time. Don't just get them over with - make them positive and effective for both you and your…

10 Nov 2015 — Thanks for RTing this @coach_exec

10 Nov 2015 — Cyber Security Attacks - What is a Company To Do? Suggestions for Discussion

06 Nov 2015 — Zena retweeted @HuffPostUK: What I learned from building @MumsnetTowers - @Justine_Roberts blogs

06 Nov 2015 — You did a great job on it @Emilie_Ferguson @ChristineCorton

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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