Zen’s CV

Zen Benefiel.

Skill sets:

  • Active Listening and Conversation Facilitation
  • Interviewing Excellence
  • Business Consulting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Educating, Mentoring, and Coaching
  • Radio & Television Producing
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Public Speaking
  • Audio/Video Production 
  • Progressive Drummer
  • Avid Golfer

Personal Accomplishments:

  • Hosted over 100 episodes of One World in a New World Apocalyptic Chats on YouTube (10,000+ Subscribers)
  • Co-hosted 100 2 Small Biz Guys small business talk show episodes (garnered 200k+ listens)
  • Authored over 20 books on consciousness, LinkedIn, professional development and spirituality on Amazon
  • Conducted over 300 private coaching sessions for various individuals and small business owners.
  • Created program and managed logistics for learning events including the 2010 annual Valley of the Sun ASTD conference. Coordinated speaker, venue, and vendor arrangements.
  • Coordinated logistics and operations management for large outdoor events including Tempe Arts Festivals, Fiesta Bowl New Year’s Eve Block Party, and Arizona Bike Week 
  • Facilitated $7 million monthly goals for shipments of commercial aircraft assemblies and spare parts; reduced military spares delinquencies from 27% to 7% in 12 months.
  • Crafted and delivered business plan writing curriculum, complete with workbook and instructional presentations for on-ground and on-line classes.
  • Presented small business curriculum classes to over 200 entrepreneurs, conducted coaching sessions, and arranged professional speaker/presenter events. 
  • Conducted social media training classes for over 100 clients and small business owners that included developing campaign strategies and implementing action plans. 
  • Facilitated an entrepreneurial support program for over 100 – focusing on advertising, marketing, networking, social media, and website development


  • Partnering Faciltiation, Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix, AZ – 9/04
  • Life Coach Certification, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Tempe, AZ – 8/04
  • Secondary Teacher Certification, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ – 11/98
  • Hypnotherapy Certification, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ – 9/98
  • Desktop Publishing Certificate, Aztech College, Tempe, AZ – 8/92


  • BS in Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ – 11/89
  • MBA in Project Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 2/97
  • MA in Organizational Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 10/03


  • Speakers Resource Organization – Board of Directors – Web Developer
  • ATD – Valley of the Sun Chapter – 2008-11 Board of Directors, 2010 Conference Chair
  • IANDS annual international conference presenter – 2010
  • International Association of Facilitators – Member
  • World Futures Society – Member
  • Allied-Signal Aerospace Company – Give Once (GO) Club Board of Directors
  • Representative DeMolay, Medal for Saving a Human Life – International Order of DeMolay