Hi, I’m Shannon Houde, mother and entrepreneur with a 20-year career story that has been one of constant reinvention so I know first hand how to help others turn their dreams into reality.
I created my dream job and founded Walk of Life Consulting, the first international career advisory business focused solely on the sustainability, social impact, international development and Corporate Responsibility (CR) fields. The theme throughout all of my personal reinventions has been helping others realize their potential to convert their passion into purpose and pay.
Fifteen years ago I broke into Corporate Responsibility by spearheading the employee-volunteering program at Barclays Global Investors. I have changed jobs every 18 months and careers more than 10 times from accountant in San Francisco to eco-tour entrepreneur in Patagonia to international environmental NGO manager in Switzerland to CR corporate consultant in London.
As a career coach I get to see the difference I make when a client transforms from fear to conviction. When a client looks at the before and after of their CV or LinkedIn profile and stands tall with confidence and excitement to take charge of their career.
• empower career changers and those re-entering the workforce to see their true market value
• motivate others with a fast-paced energy to unpack the fear of the unknown
• wave my magic wand over CVs to turn them into compelling marketing stories
• challenge thinking with a deep dive into making sense of the authentic self
I have more than 15 years coaching, mentoring and training 700+ professionals and Masters graduates in the impact sector. I hold an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird in Arizona and Switzerland as well as a BS in Sociology from the University of Colorado.
I have served in leadership roles for Net Impact since 2003 and am currently an Advisor to the CEO on career strategies for their members.
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