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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


23 Aug 2016 — I'm a trustee of a social housing charity in South London. We are recruiting for a new CEO, see below, to start asa…

18 Aug 2016 — Zena retweeted @NickiCresswell: Confidence at work - excellent video by @ZenaEverett1

11 Aug 2016 — Zena retweeted @elainerogers: A wonderful take on #confidence by Coach @ZenaEverett1. Action creates confidence, not the other way round:

11 Aug 2016 — Zena retweeted @ClaireDebney: Great video from @zenaeverett1. Zena will join us for a Mosaic event later in 2016 to share her insights.

10 Aug 2016 — Confidence at Work - how to build your confidence by repeating actions & behaviours

05 Aug 2016 — A headhunter's perspective on why July and August are surprisingly good for networking: just make sure you have got…

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21 Jul 2016 — Confidence at Work - how to build your confidence by repeating actions & behaviours

19 Jul 2016 — Zena retweeted @emercoleman: If you get the internet and can write about it you definitely need to work for the lovely @gailtwist @CoopDigital

19 Jul 2016 — Zena retweeted @TheMichaelMoran: Trump's 3rd wife assures us 'Donald Trump will never let you down.'Can we get confirmation from his 1st or 2nd wife?

19 Jul 2016 — Zena retweeted @f_gillies: All night works and still they are looking at it. Yes, there is still a #sinkhole and no trains at #ForestHill

18 Jul 2016 — Zena retweeted @Passengersalute: #Heatwave NEWS.. Bad: DELAYS THROUGH #ForestHill DUE TO A SINKHOLE Good: WE'VE FOUND SOME OF OUR MISSING TRAIN CREW!

15 Jul 2016 — Zena retweeted @ClimateReality: Seems pretty simple, huh? Retweet if you know healthy societies need a healthy planet.

11 Jul 2016 — Zena retweeted @juliahobsbawm: They used to say a week is a long time in politics. Now you're lucky if it's an hour...

11 Jul 2016 — Good morning, esp those people on @SouthernRailUK.. If you had an extra hour today, what would you do with it? #MotivationMonday

11 Jul 2016 — Zena retweeted @speedk: What to look for in a Business Coach #SmallBusiness #WomenInBusiness #Entrepreneur

11 Jul 2016 — Zena retweeted @b_elastic: #WomenInBusiness - Women lose 9% of their wage after their first child, 16% after their second...

05 Jul 2016 — Delighted to contribute to the confident culture that already exists at @Trainline. Their #WomeninTrainline group i…

05 Jul 2016 — Zena retweeted @Telegraph: #BloodyDifficultWoman trends as women respond to Ken Clarke's comments about Theresa May

05 Jul 2016 — Zena retweeted @TheNickLeeson: I got six and a half years for 862m, what will Johnson, Gove and Farage get?

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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