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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.

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12th September 2017 Guest Post: Mandate Capital – Blend it Before you Spend it!

It’s helpful to think of mandate as a kind of capital. We use it in our organizations to get things done. Mandate uses the power of directives to push down the chain of command to execute out on what needs to be done. The official story goes something like – if you can get the mandate – you can get it done. The actual story however is much more nuanced. Our work has unearthed a powerful relationship between the use

By Leith Sharp
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8th September 2017 Future Proof for 2020: Do You Have the Top 5 Sustainability Skills to Survive?

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
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1st August 2017 Smile to change your future

I have a sign in my office that says “Smile, It Confuses People”. Every morning I drop the kids off at school and search desperately for eye contact from a fellow mum (note the UK spelling) but find that, in a given week, I maybe get two or three half smiles or a reluctant head nod. Then at the gym, where I see the same ladies in lycra every week at yoga or HIIT class, I find myself looking up

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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