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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 Feb 2017 — Zena retweeted @ChocMilkSheikh1: I'm crying the House fell off the stage 😂 🏠 #BRITs2017 #KatyPerryBRITS

20 Feb 2017 — Zena retweeted @SimonHemelryk: Steve Hewlett and @eddiemair's interviews over the last few months have been some of the best radio many of us will ever hear. RIP Steve.

20 Feb 2017 — Zena retweeted @DrMatthewSweet: Thanks so much, @eddiemair, for the Steve Hewlett interviews. A consummate journalist reporting his own disappearance from the world.

19 Feb 2017 — Pursuing success for the sake of success will not make you happy. Going to work to solve people's problems will. S…

19 Feb 2017 — Constantly looking over your shoulder for approval means you'll never find it, but makes you more likely to fall into a ditch @ariannahuff

10 Feb 2017 — Another great Chinese employee engagement trick: Boss 'makes it rain' dropping bonuses from balcony @HRGrapevine

10 Feb 2017 — Recruiters warned against using new tribunal database to ‘screen’ candidates, but that's probably planted the idea: |

09 Feb 2017 — Skipping sleep like being drunk at work or why we should switch off phones at night @HRGrapevine @RandCorporation

08 Feb 2017 — Zena retweeted @LollyDaskal: 13 Surprising Habits of Ridiculously Successful People via @Inc #Leadership #HR

08 Feb 2017 — Zena retweeted @Monster_UK: Ever wondered why you were turned down for a job? Here are 6 reasons why.

08 Feb 2017 — Zena retweeted @MaartenJonckers: Take a few minutes and watch / read - a great article by @ZenaEverett1

06 Feb 2017 — Zena retweeted @2020plus1: Is It OK for a Bunch of Men to Lead a Women in the Workforce Initiative? #business

06 Feb 2017 — "Most people live in a very restricted circle of their potential being" said the great American Psychology, William…

03 Feb 2017 — Zena retweeted @Charles_HRH: The Pentagon has changed the nuclear codes to over 140 characters so President Trump can't tweet them. #Inauguration

03 Feb 2017 — Just like you @tarabinns

03 Feb 2017 — Love it. Coding classes for refugee girls.

03 Feb 2017 — Fatherhood penalty: 2 x number of fathers than mothers believe working flexibly will have a negative impact on their career @workingfamUK

03 Feb 2017 — One in five parents working full time is putting in five extra unpaid weeks a year - research by @workingfamUK Get on it! @BBCWomansHour

03 Feb 2017 — Zena retweeted @RoguePOTUSStaff: POTUS also insisting that female employees should maintain "feminine" appearance at all times.

03 Feb 2017 — Zena retweeted @chinaysa: Righto PC Burns, all your leave is henceforth cancelled #thearchers

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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