Zena Contreras

Zena Contreras is an experienced career coach specializing in professional branding and personal development to guide individuals through career transitions. With over 25 years as a Corporate Recruitment Leader, she has driven organizational success across diverse industries. 

She tells us that, “I excel in building high-performing teams, implementing strategic HR practices, and recruiting top talent. Notable achievements include spearheading talent strategies at CNN, solidifying Spectrum’s industry-leading reputation, and enhancing efficiency at CBS. I’ve also contributed to real estate growth at Progress Residential and healthcare excellence. Passionate about empowering individuals and optimizing organizational performance, I bring a strong work ethic and commitment to professional standards to every role.”

Tell us about your life before the venture/ leading up to your venture?

Meet Zena Contreras, her journey from facing numerous obstacles to becoming a Professional Recruiter, Author, and Speaker is nothing short of inspiring. Zena’s strength lies in her transparency and accessibility; she fearlessly shares her personal experiences, tackling tough topics like molestation, abuse, neglect, blame, and shame with authenticity and grace.

Tell us something about your organization. What is it about and how is it helpful for people?

My journey is one of resilience and transformation. I don’t just talk the talk; I walk the walk, drawing from my own life experiences to guide others towards unlocking their full potential.

My approach is unique. I seamlessly blend traditional and non-traditional tools to facilitate transformation and empowerment. By harnessing the power of my past, I help individuals break free from the constraints of their histories and embrace their personal capacity beyond their past.

Compassion is at the core of my work. Through my authentic narrative, I inspire others to navigate challenges with courage and determination. My message is clear: no matter what life throws your way, you have the strength within you to rise above it and thrive.

What has been the response of the consumers towards your venture?

My clients are securing interviews and getting hired into new roles.

How has your life changed because of your venture?

I harness my strength, insights and tools from my life and what works for me.  I speak and teach from a place of tried and true examples.

What are you working on right now?

Developing group online career coaching classes.

Give a motivational message for the audience/women who are reading this.

Within you resides all the strength and power you need.  Utilize your past to heal your future.

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