Author Archives: Shannon Houde

Finding a Job with Purpose Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Finding a job in sustainability or social impact wasn’t easy even before COVID-19 blindsided and bludgeoned the global economy. This will only get harder as the world economy continues to struggle, but be confident that it will eventually rebound. In spite of the pandemic, now is still a great time to get yourself familiar with the landscape and begin to position yourself and start to make plan for your career in the impact space. Policymakers are calling for the COVID-19 economic recovery

4 Tips For Building Resilience As A Powerful Career Tool

As Darwin once said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable.” More than your education, your experience or your skill level, studies show that the way in which you respond and adapt to adversity can determine how successful you’ll be. Challenging as I know it is, the Coronavirus is the perfect opportunity to take a long hard look at your own resilience and take steps

Keynote: Hitachi in Europe – WIN Summit

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.   To schedule an engaging live workshop to improve impact and move an agenda forward contact us.

Interview: Recruiting Skilled Talent in the Green Economy

WorkingNation interviewed leaders in sustainability at the GreenBiz 20 Conference in Arizona as part of their #WorkingNationOverheard campaign. Shannon Houde is the founder of Walk of Life Coaching, the first international career development and talent advisory business focused on the sustainability, CSR and impact sectors. In this clip, Shannon talks about one of the biggest challenges for companies who are looking to ramp up their sustainability effort and find skilled talent for work in the green job space. “From a recruiter

Interview: AI and sustainability jobs

WorkingNation interviewed leaders in sustainability at the GreenBiz 20 Conference in Arizona as part of their #WorkingNationOverheard campaign. Shannon Houde is the founder of Walk of Life Coaching, the first international career development and talent advisory business focused on the sustainability, CSR and impact sectors. In this clip, Shannon talks about artificial intelligence as a job or career game-changer. “Something to be aware of if you’re getting into sustainability and interested in technology,” Shannon tells us, “is definitely AI.” Shannon’s passion

7 Habits You Need to Stay Healthy and Balanced While Working From Home

I am finding that there are some hidden benefits to this nasty Coronavirus after all.  Most of us at one time or another has begged and pleaded to have the opportunity to work remotely!  Well we have been granted our wish it seems with this global shutdown. So look on the bright side!  We not only get to save commute time and invest that time back into our personal wellbeing and into our relationships, but, we also get to contribute

Interview: Fast-Track to the Top or Dead-End Street?

Shannon was interviewed by Innov8rs for the Innovators Handbook 2018. You can view the original article here. 01 // WHAT ARE THE CORE SKILLS INNOVATORS NEED?   02 // HOW DO YOU DEFINE A CAREER AS A CORPORATE INNOVATOR?   03 // HOW AND WHERE DO YOU PUSH THE BOUNDARIES VS TOW THE COMPANY LINE?   04 // WHAT SKILLS WOULD INNOVATORS NEED IN THE NEAR FUTURE?    

Keynote: 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.

How Google.org accelerates social good with artificial intelligence

After realizing the potential to affect change while studying systems engineering at the University of Virginia, Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink began her journey to discover how technology might have a scalable impact on the world. Gosselink worked within international development and later did strategy consulting for nonprofits before joining Google.org, where she is focused on increasing social impact and environmental sustainability work at innovative nonprofits. We talked to her about her efforts as head of product impact to bring emerging technology