We guide change makers and career changers across private, NGO and public sectors to achieve their goals through improved strategies, assessments and market insights.
Our jobseeker course helps you navigate a successful career change and empower you to rise above the competition.
The step-by-step online course is made up of 13 webinars with a proprietary tool kit, including 30+ tools and resources, video tutorials, exercises and quizzes. Let’s make your dream career a reality.
Our workshops and webinars inspire executives, evolving leaders and social entrepreneurs to maximize their potential and their roles of influence.
Join Shannon & the world’s most influential sustainability leaders for a look into the challenges, trends & opportunities in sustainable business.Phoenix, Arizona
Do you feel that collaborating with a recruiter, hiring manager or coach live would ease your career pain? Shannon Houde is here to help. Join her for a live 30-minute Q&A session and have your most pressing questions answered. Register for our Self-Study course today to receive your Zoom link prior to the session.Webinar
You may be a seasoned professional, a recent Masters graduate or an Executive – our jobseeker course and tools are tailored to guide you through the iterative process of driving your purpose-driven career forward.
Our clients are as diverse as the impact sector – coming from more than 30 countries with global perspectives, from social enterprises to Fortune 500+ brands, and from Managers up to CSOs and CEOs.
A Practical Guide to Turn Your Passion into Pay for a Meaningful Career in the Purpose Economy
By Shannon Houde
We get the right people into the right roles to create a more sustainable world. Founded by Shannon Houde in 2009, our growing team has pioneered this sector since the late 90s. Like-minded change leaders ourselves, we leverage our more than 20 years working in-house as practitioners within Fortune 500 companies, management consultancies and recruitment agencies including Acre, Deloitte, Corporate Citizenship, Innocent Drinks, GE Capital, Barclays Global Investors, Adobe, Weinreb Group, and WWF.
We have more than two decades of experience recruiting, mentoring and training 1000+ professionals in the impact sector across 30 countries globally. With personal networks of 5000+ change leaders, we have insider access to hot jobs and recruitment trends.
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You asked, we answered: affordable and accessible career coaching has claimed its spot within Walk of Life. Whether you’re changing careers, returning to the workforce, or feeling engulfed in career fog without purpose, here’s why our online course should be at the top of your priority list: We’ve done most of the work for you Get our proprietary toolkit – created after a 20-year career as a recruiter, CR consultant and business strategist, I’ve seen all the mistakes that jobseekers makeBy Shannon Houde
Here’s some candid, creative, real-world advice about how to break into impact work without a lot of direct experience: Be smart with the communications tools at your disposal Sustainability professionals need great communication skills, so use yours to start a conversation with potential employers through social media. It’s critical to use all the tools at your disposal to develop an engaged, online presence and start piecing together a circle of contacts. Twitter and blogging are fantastic ways to do thisBy Shannon Houde
Last year, the World Economic Forum produced a report on the ‘Future of Jobs’, in which they outlined the 10 skills we’ll all be needing by 2020. I was revisiting this report recently for an executive coaching project I’m working on, and got to thinking about what their projections mean for the sustainability jobs market. How can sustainability professionals be 2020-ready? How can organizations future-proof their hiring strategies? It’s clear that the trends the report identifies are being felt already:By Shannon Houde
“Walk of Life really helped me think about my long-term career goals and how to position myself effectively in order to build the experience and relationships to achieve those goals. Shortly after my coaching sessions, I received a promotion involving a significant step up in terms of profile and responsibility.”
“Walk of Life opened my mind to the lingo of the impact sector, which has allowed me to identify precisely what I want to do and helped me create the marketing materials I need to sell myself for those roles. These materials are so effective - I've been getting scores of compliments and, more importantly, networking meetings and interviews.”
“I cannot say enough great things about Shannon and the work I did with her… I so appreciate her gift for helping me crystallize who I am, what I do and how I do it, and then getting that translated into my CV, bio and LinkedIn profile. She is focused, sharp, efficient and pragmatic in her approach, and very well connected in the CSR/Sustainability space. You will love the pace and focus on results. Plus it’s fun.”