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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 Mar 2017 — Zena retweeted @eightball899: Nobody knows how they would react in such a situation but @Tobias_Ellwood should be what you're aiming for. #lesspicsmorehelp #Westminster

22 Mar 2017 — Zena retweeted @stephnimmo: Pre-order a copy of my new book #wasthisintheplan & I will donate 5% of the rrp to @SSChospices. Here's the link RT

22 Mar 2017 — I hope I am fortunate enough to be one of them.

22 Mar 2017 — @HLInvest say 11.3% of women will be working after 70. @BBCr4today @BBCWomansHour. I hope I am fortunate enough to be one of them.

22 Mar 2017 — Good morning to you too @executivewomen_

22 Mar 2017 — Zena retweeted @RecruitmentGV: How much does happiness pay? Candidates top 10 dream jobs revealed: | #Recruitment

22 Mar 2017 — Zena retweeted @WOBUK: Well done @VirginMoney - City of London backs drive to push women into senior roles - via @FT

21 Mar 2017 — Spinetingling stuff and great ending #TheBadSeed - another full house at terrific local @BrocJackTheatre, so lucky to have it.

21 Mar 2017 — Zena retweeted @ECT_performer: Equity Charitable Trust - here to support professional actors and performers in financial difficulty or with...

20 Mar 2017 — It's Monday morning. Before you go through the motions of responding to emails and other people's demands on your t…

20 Mar 2017 — Zena retweeted @CJFDillow: Posh bloke gets job for which he's not qualified. This shouldn't surprise us:

20 Mar 2017 — Zena retweeted @TimSackett: Hi, My Name is Tim, and I'm a Lonely Middle-aged Guy.

20 Mar 2017 — I am training on effectiveness & time management this week. 'You have as many hours in the week as Beyonce ... or George Osborne.'

19 Mar 2017 — Zena retweeted @salvatorRosa: In today's #thearchers the part of Molly Button will be played by George Osborne

19 Mar 2017 — She sure was @catherinemack, an infectious giggle and so honest about her depression. Bravely done @MarianKeyes…

19 Mar 2017 — Hurray for some common sense #HR

19 Mar 2017 — Spent a very productive day @QuoVadisTrust yesterday, 5 year pupose sorted. Thank you all #MentalHealthMatters

17 Mar 2017 — Real courage in recovery, invisible disabilities need to be talked about more #MentalHealthMatters

16 Mar 2017 — This is SO brilliant @AnnAPSCo nailing the trailer and no doubt stealing the show too

15 Mar 2017 — Zena retweeted @WOBUK: New McKinsey Report on women in the workforce. Women get less feedback back.

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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