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 Houde at Net Impact 18 in Phoenix, Arizona and gain new connections to emerging and established changemakers in fields like corporate sustainability, social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and more. Connect with 5X Net Impact Conference alumni speaker, Shannon, at her always oversubscribed Coaching Corner or a workshop: Coaching corner During a 15-minute personalized one2one coaching session with our ICF-certified leadership coach and Net Impact columnist, Shannon Houde, you will have a time-out to get perspective on what you personallyPhoenix, Arizona
For the 2nd year, Shannon will be presenting “Aim your compass: Navigating your career change & targeting your dream job” to University of Exeter Business School Students. This webinar will empower you to discover and define your target audience, market, and sector. Using two key tools, Dream Job Targeting and Career Tracks, you will have a chance to map your key criteria into a one-page roadmap, narrowing key elements into categories and then prioritize them. Featuring career change tips andWebinar
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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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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Trying to be a resilient change leader in our ever-changing VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world is not easy. We are being challenged by intelligence that is artificial, and there’s the growing threat that we someday will be replaced by robots. For perspective on how leaders and teams can factor social responsibility and sustainability into technology development, I interviewed Nathan Ott, founder of the Game Changer Index (GC Index), and Jem Davies, vice president, fellow and general manager of theBy Shannon Houde
Many of you are getting ramped up to attend Net Impact’s annual conference this autumn. You may also be considering launching or shifting your careers in the impact sector. We all want the job search process to be easy. We want to just be able to hop on the web, look at the job boards, find a job that looks interesting, apply to it, land the interview and, most importantly, get the job offer. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.By Shannon Houde
Autumn seems busier every year, doesn’t it? There’s no shortage of impact conferences and organizations the world over are pouring over the last quarter’s results and firming up their strategies for the coming 12-months. For my clients, it’s also time to take stock and think about the professional position they’d like to be in when the leaves start to fall, shedding the old for the new growth. Whether you are looking for a complete career change or to improve yourBy 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.”