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.
Shannon has been selected as event planner and MC for Kering’s annual sustainability conference with over 100 attendees from their 20 brands this October in Paris. Kering’s imaginative and forward thinking business model is leading fashion into a new era of impact through launching the first EP&L to promoting animal rights and sustainable sourcing of raw materials. about kering A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Maisons in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watchmaking:Paris, France
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
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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I always start coaching with the scariest question “What do you do?” (which is similar to the interview question, “walk me through your resume”). It is a set-up question. Which, as simple as it is, throws us off. It makes us uncomfortable. But, if well-thought through, authentic and well-practiced, will be a short and impactful career story. Many of us blow it. We either lead with our name, title and company name (boring!!!) or we drone on and on about our passions,By Shannon Houde
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
Stephen Howard, chairman of Power to Change, was chief executive of Business in the Community (BitC) for 10 years. He said that leadership is a lonely place. Chief execs don’t keep their jobs long. Pressure is high to not think about things such as values. Politically, socially, financially, we are in uncertain times. Nobody trusts anybody — the bigger you are, the less you are trusted. We trust local MPs, but we don’t trust Parliament; we trust the branch managerBy 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.”