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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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WHO’S THIS FOR?

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

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WHY US?

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.

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THE LATEST

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

Insights
19th June 2018 Just give me the gist, but not too short

You’re at a leading industry conference getting a free-trade banana from the display of otherwise fattening snacks, and looking around to catch eyes with someone and “network”. Ahhhh! All of a sudden you see your dream boss, your top influencer. You brave it, walk over, introduce yourself and they are engaged. They ask you simply,   “So, what do you DO?”  Your heart rate goes up, you start to fidgit, and then…freeze.  It seems like such a simple question (like the

By Shannon Houde
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22nd May 2018 Video tip: Help (not hurt) your brand with smart LinkedIn choices

A picture is worth a thousand words. Is it worth your dream job too? Don’t get passed up for an interview because you’ve neglected to showcase your best self on LinkedIn. Here’s two quick tips to craft a smart LinkedIn profile TODAY!

By Shannon Houde
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16th May 2018 The No. 1 way to win buy-in through hearts and minds

I am proud to be kicking off our new Purpose and People column with the chief executive of “creative change agency” Impact International, David Williams, who says good leadership is all about communicating purpose and enabling people to be their best. Back in 1980, some early media attention landed Impact a lucky break, coaching entrepreneurial managers using an experiential learning approach for what is now British Telecom. A few years later it had landed contracts with Marks & Spencer and Apple, when

By Shannon Houde

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

“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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