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Walk of Life Careers is the leading talent and career advisory service in the impact, sustainability, CR and international development sectors.

We guide change makers and career changers across private, NGO and public sectors to achieve their goals through improved strategies, assessments and market insights.

A Coaching Course to Invest In Your Career

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.

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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.

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Purpose-full Careers:

A Practical Guide to Turn Your Passion into Pay for a Meaningful Career in the Purpose Economy

By Shannon Houde



Who we are

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.

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Why we’re right
for the job

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.



Stay ahead of the competition with top articles and tips from our expert coaches.

8th March 2018 How to network better than you flirt

Walking up to a potential new contact at a conference, or cold calling someone on the phone, is often the most intimidating part of networking for jobseekers. It’s hard to make the first move and much easier to keep yourself out of a vulnerable situation. However, if you’re looking to make a career move into sustainability, corporate responsibility or the green economy, in-person networking remains the best way to convert potential opportunities into real jobs. So, if you tend to

By Shannon Houde
6th February 2018 Three tips for your leap into sustainability

Corporate responsibility and sustainability are invigorating spaces to work in. New, constantly evolving, varied, dynamic, game-changing, planet-saving and respectably remunerated. It’s the place to be for people who want to live their values without swapping their Birkin for Birkenstocks (OK, well, maybe not an actual Birkin, but you know what I mean). A big part of my day is spent advising people with established skill sets and extensive experience on how to transition out of their safe, stable roles and

By Shannon Houde
27th January 2018 6 Tips to Make Salary Negotiations Go Your Way

Talking numbers can be an awkward and nerve-wracking experience. But you need to roll those shoulders back and put on your brave face because — as you well know — once you are in an organization it is difficult to make a big jump in salary. That is why you need to negotiate your worth at the very start. Knock-out your next stint in the hot seat with these 6 tips: 1.Don’t rush Don’t talk numbers until after the hiring

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.”

Paul Spraycar, Sr Project Director, The Nature Conservancy

“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.”

Vijay Padmanabhan, Esq., Policy Advisor, Google

“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.”

Liz Hilton, Strategic Advisor and Change Leader for clients, Silicon Valley Bank, CatchLight, Bank of the West | BNP Paribas Group, Pymwymic, MacArthur Foundation

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