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Get focused to get results: 3 Steps to your dream job at NI18

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
Get focused to get results: 3 Steps to your dream job at NI18

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
12 can’t-miss impact conferences that are just around the corner

The internet can be overwhelming when it comes to the top events and conferences and it will depend a bit on where you live or can travel to. Here, I’ve compiled a list of high-quality and forward-thinking impact events for sustainability leaders in the coming months: Sustainable Brands Leaders Journey Sept. 11–14 (Thimphu, Bhutan) For the first time, Sustainable Brands is hosting this executive workshop to connect like-minded leaders who want to apply the happiness index to drive a better

By Shannon Houde
Why complexity is challenging change leaders: top takeaways from impact leadership events

Just 8 billionaires own ½ the world’s wealth. Global water demand will increase at least 37% by 2050. Inequalities are up and family income is down. I don’t know about you, but these facts stir me up. How can I help be a part of the change? Every day I work with leaders and impact professionals and like my clients, I am always trying to do and be better. Last month, I attended two events that helped me to think

By Shannon Houde
Throwback: Business can save the world

People are business and people are what can and should ‘save the world’. That was my message at the Cambridge International Development Conference where we discussed the ethics of international development and business. In my speech on responsible business I put forward the five key skills that champions for sustainable development will need to be the change: People skills outside of silos Change leadership Systems thinking Partnership building Innovation Watch my video below and let me know if you agree.

By Shannon Houde
Staying inspired after Net Impact

At the 24th Net Impact Conference 2016 we saw 2,400 committed change leaders brought together to discuss how to drive positive impact around the world. And just as I felt a few days before at the BSR conference in Manhattan, I left the conference inspired to continue facilitating the career growth of these impact- driven professionals and Masters students. In the wake of the presidential election, I’ve been thinking a lot about each of us needs to protect and foster

By Shannon Houde
If we want to be transformational, we have to be ready to transform ourselves

A week before our tumultuous Presidential election, I sat down for breakfast in a packed ballroom at the BSR 2016 BE BOLD conference in New York City. And though I don’t normally eat my breakfast surrounded by hundreds of other people, it was clear that I was surrounded by like-minded souls. Addressing a room filled by individuals focused on transformation and exploring new ways to use business and leadership to create a more sustainable world.  Lindsay Levin, founder of Leaders

By Shannon Houde
What’s impacting this November

This November I’ll be hosting free 1-1 workshops at two leading impact events. Read on and join me for one or both!

By Shannon Houde
WIN Summit 2015 – Hitachi in Europe

Hitachi’s 2015 Women’s Interactive Network Summit featuring topical workshops and expert speakers, including Shannon Houde of Walk of Life Consulting, Karen Boswell, MD, and Hitachi Rail Europe. The theme was ‘Make it Happen’ and it was an inspiring and useful day for all participants. Watch the event video here. To schedule an engaging live workshop to improve impact and move an agenda forward contact us.

By Shannon Houde
Eight hot sustainability conferences in the US this year

Professional development and in-person networking are paramount to making a successful career move in the sustainability and impact space. Conferences can be great opportunities for developing new relationships and broadening business networks, plus they can be fun ways to get new ideas.  But, as you probably know, there are so many to choose from and attendance comes with a hefty price tag. Therefore, it is important to prioritize events that offer something that specifically interests you. To help you narrow

By Shannon Houde
Webinar: Steps and strategies for a career transition

What scares you about a career transition? What is your one main fear that is holding you back from taking the first step towards sustainability? Or you have already decided to change but you have so many burning questions about career transitions and the sustainability market that you don’t know where to go from here? Last week, Shannon Houde provided hands-on tips and strategies to get a job in Corporate Responsibility (CR) in an interactive webinar in partnership with the ICRS. She presented insights

By Shannon Houde
5 Must See Impact Careers Workshops for Job Seekers at the 2014 Net Impact Conference

It’s time again for annual Net Impact Conference, and I’m very sorry to be missing it this year. Not only does the lineup of speakers, panels, workshops keep getting stronger, but this event has also become an invaluable networking opportunity for impact jobseekers. If you can’t attend this year, Net Impact has added the option to live stream many of the sessions and impact workshops from anywhere. If you are attending, here are a few sessions focused on career, professional

By Shannon Houde