Zena Everett

Zena Everett is an international leadership coach, sought after speaker on crazy busyness and award-winning author.
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Zena Everett is an international leadership coach, sought after speaker on crazy busyness and award-winning author.

An in-demand international speaker on crazy busyness, productivity, careers and overwhelm, Zena Everett is the author of the award winning, best-selling Crazy Busy Cure and Mind Flip: Take the Fear out of Your Career. 

Originally a recruitment entrepreneur, Zena sold her business in 2007 then studied an MSc in organisational psychology and coaching.  She then took further post-graduate qualifications in psychological coaching and leadership with neuroscience (MIT Sloan Business School).

As well as her own leadership coaching practice, Zena Everett has coached on the Executive MBA Programme at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. She is a member of the Associate Executive Education Faculty at the UK’s Henley Business School and speaks annually for the prestigious London Business Forum.

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Featured Topics Include:

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CRAZY BUSY

DO BETTER WORK IN LESS TIME

When do you have time to yourself? To pause, think strategically, take a step back, focus on what’s important or do some deep work?

That’s easier said than done when it feels like everyone needs a bit of your attention. How many times are you interrupted every day? We switch from one task to another, like a never-ending game of Whack A Mole. We have far too many meetings, and work is eating into our personal time.

24/7 digital connectedness doesn’t help and nor do the 300 billion emails sent every single day. This highly practical and very interactive session will give you some evidence based models to help you feel more in control of your time. It’s all about ruthless prioritisation, learning to say no well, disconnecting, and knowing when good enough is better than perfect.

How badly do you need this session?

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CREATE AN ENQUIRY DRIVEN CULTURE

THE SECRET SAUCE OF SUCCESS

What difference would it make if your people: a) thought for themselves; b) asked for what they wanted rather than telling you after they resign; c) spoke up when they saw a better way of doing things?

To get people to tell you what they really think, we must ask them the right questions to get them to open up. Old-style hierarchical leaders don’t have time to listen, so they rush to give solutions. In enquiry-driven cultures people adopt a question-based approach to challenges. This means a shift to becoming ‘coach-like’ in every meeting and one-to-one. This session will transform your business so that everyone is as entrepreneurial and motivated as you.

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PRODUCTIVITY DRAG & HOW TO CLEAR IT

HOW TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY, PROFITABILITY & WELLBEING

Why are some companies more productive than others and have higher profit margins per head? It’s how these businesses manage time, energy and talent that makes the difference. Top performers deal better with what researchers call ‘productivity drag’. This is the chronic friction that compounds to slow down operations, such as inefficient meetings, low-value tasks that bulk up workloads, lengthy decision-making, and endless digital interruptions. No wonder we feel wired and tired. Research shows we waste as much as 25% of our time this way: at least a lost day per week. We’d never waste any other resource like this. We hire the best talent, then get in their way. Removing productivity drag is the vital bridge between strategy and execution. This lively masterclass is full of practical tools and research to help you clear productivity drag and increase productivity, wellbeing and engagement.

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BRAINS, RESILIENCE & HIGH PERFORMANCE

MANAGE YOUR MINDSET TO BE HAPPIER AND MORE SUCCESSFUL

Our brains are our greatest asset. How well do you take care of yours?

We rely on high functioning brains to make decisions, grasp complex problems and come up with creative solutions quickly. At the same time, we have to regulate our emotional response to maintain a resilient, flexible mindset. 24/7 demands mean many of us neglect our powerful brain/body/gut connection. You wouldn’t drive your car without adequate fuel, water, oil and an annual service; do you treat yourself with the same care? This fascinating and fun masterclass will combine concepts from neuroscience, organisational psychology, and cognitive-behavioural coaching to help you train your brain and promote your neuroplasticity, resilience, and wellbeing.

5
TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER

WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?

Where do you want to get to in your career and what’s holding you back? Career success comes when you flip your focus away from yourself and instead focus on the problems that you, uniquely, solve for others. In this session we’ll have time to consider some big career questions. How do you contribute? What are you aiming for and what’s important to you? How will you bridge the gap between you and a high performer in the role you aspire to? What are your blind spots? How do you sell yourself, without sounding obnoxious? This session will help you figure all this out and give you the latest research on career strategy.

1
CRAZY BUSY

DO BETTER WORK IN LESS TIME

When do you have time to yourself? To pause, think strategically, take a step back, focus on what’s important or do some deep work?

That’s easier said than done when it feels like everyone needs a bit of your attention. How many times are you interrupted every day? We switch from one task to another, like a never-ending game of Whack A Mole. We have far too many meetings, and work is eating into our personal time.

24/7 digital connectedness doesn’t help and nor do the 300 billion emails sent every single day. This highly practical and very interactive session will give you some evidence based models to help you feel more in control of your time. It’s all about ruthless prioritisation, learning to say no well, disconnecting, and knowing when good enough is better than perfect.

How badly do you need this session?

2
CREATE AN ENQUIRY DRIVEN CULTURE

THE SECRET SAUCE OF SUCCESS

What difference would it make if your people: a) thought for themselves; b) asked for what they wanted rather than telling you after they resign; c) spoke up when they saw a better way of doing things?

To get people to tell you what they really think, we must ask them the right questions to get them to open up. Old-style hierarchical leaders don’t have time to listen, so they rush to give solutions. In enquiry-driven cultures people adopt a question-based approach to challenges. This means a shift to becoming ‘coach-like’ in every meeting and one-to-one. This session will transform your business so that everyone is as entrepreneurial and motivated as you.

3
PRODUCTIVITY DRAG & HOW TO CLEAR IT

HOW TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY, PROFITABILITY & WELLBEING

Why are some companies more productive than others and have higher profit margins per head? It’s how these businesses manage time, energy and talent that makes the difference. Top performers deal better with what researchers call ‘productivity drag’. This is the chronic friction that compounds to slow down operations, such as inefficient meetings, low-value tasks that bulk up workloads, lengthy decision-making, and endless digital interruptions. No wonder we feel wired and tired. Research shows we waste as much as 25% of our time this way: at least a lost day per week. We’d never waste any other resource like this. We hire the best talent, then get in their way. Removing productivity drag is the vital bridge between strategy and execution. This lively masterclass is full of practical tools and research to help you clear productivity drag and increase productivity, wellbeing and engagement.

4
BRAINS, RESILIENCE & HIGH PERFORMANCE

MANAGE YOUR MINDSET TO BE HAPPIER AND MORE SUCCESSFUL

Our brains are our greatest asset. How well do you take care of yours?

We rely on high functioning brains to make decisions, grasp complex problems and come up with creative solutions quickly. At the same time, we have to regulate our emotional response to maintain a resilient, flexible mindset. 24/7 demands mean many of us neglect our powerful brain/body/gut connection. You wouldn’t drive your car without adequate fuel, water, oil and an annual service; do you treat yourself with the same care? This fascinating and fun masterclass will combine concepts from neuroscience, organisational psychology, and cognitive-behavioural coaching to help you train your brain and promote your neuroplasticity, resilience, and wellbeing.

5
TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER

WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?

Where do you want to get to in your career and what’s holding you back? Career success comes when you flip your focus away from yourself and instead focus on the problems that you, uniquely, solve for others. In this session we’ll have time to consider some big career questions. How do you contribute? What are you aiming for and what’s important to you? How will you bridge the gap between you and a high performer in the role you aspire to? What are your blind spots? How do you sell yourself, without sounding obnoxious? This session will help you figure all this out and give you the latest research on career strategy.

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Thank you for a wonderful presentation today. The team was very engaged and contributed a lot of great information in the chat and the breakout sessions. The content was very relevant, and your presentation and facilitation skills are excellent. I’m certain there will be some “a-ha!” moments that come out of our debrief. If the team have any questions for you regarding the content or otherwise, I’ll be sure to reach out.

Head of Legal Operations, Takeda

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I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for delivering a great session. For me personally, it’s changed the way I am doing certain things – each meeting now has a clear defined purpose, a process and a payoff.

Henley Business School delegate

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