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Zen Benefiel is an accomplished Senior Executive and Consultant with nearly 40 years of success across a variety of industries including higher education, management consulting, life & executive coaching, digital & social media marketing, politics, manufacturing, and construction industries. His broad areas of expertise include social media marketing, business process improvement, entrepreneurship, strategic partnering and turn around management.

Consider Zen Benefiel to be one of those superlative examples of what the human brain can store and serve up in unique and appealing ways at will on most any occasion or assignment. To say his range of knowledge and interests are "eclectic" is engaging in understatement. Leveraging extensive experience in communication and developing methods for proactive strategic communication for any company, he is a valuable advisor for an organization in crisis communication or change management, as well as removing manufacturing bottlenecks by improving business processes.

Zen has held leadership positions with Allied Signal, Phoenix Union School District, Christown Lions Club, Association for Talent Development and President’s Resource Organization. He owns and operates three businesses currently; Be The Dream LLC, Planck Social Media Agency LLC and Team Partnering LLC.

1988 - Present

Transformational Life & Business Coach - Be The Dream LLC

  • Increased net revenue by 150%
  • Elevated company morale
  • Streamlined business processes for greater efficiencies

2017 - Present

Possibilities Coagulator - Planck Social Media Agency

  • Garnered first page ranking for company websites
  • Developed top-ranking Google pages
  • Expanded global attention for a radio program through social media marketing efforts which increased listener-base to more than 200,000 listeners

2014 - Present

Digital Marketing Strategist - President's Resource Organization

  • Increased small-business owner peer-group participation by 13%
  • Recognized as an Official Partner in solopreneur and microbusiness program launch with Arizona Small Business Association
  • Formed a virtual peer-group which allows business owners to join virtually to save time with worldwide participation

2004 - Present

Construction Partnering Consultant & Facilitator - Team Partnering LLC

  • Received Martin M Black Awards for Revitalization of Mather Point Lookout in Grand Canyon construction project
  • Awarded Martin M Black Award on the F-35 Operations Facilities at Luke Airforce base construction project

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Digital Marketing

Change Management

Business Process Improvement

Executive Coaching

Develops organizational effectiveness through strategic planning & process improvements

Work-Life balance for mid-to-C-level executive

Develop formal and informal communication strategies to foster productivity

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