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Net Impact: Designing a Career for a Just and Sustainable World

Shannon Houde from Walk of Life Coaching hosted an interactive career workshop aimed at helping you reconnect with your purpose and gain practical tools to go further toward creating a better world for you and others. Shannon facilitated and guided attendees on strategies to be used in articulating and positioning yourself to rise above the competition.   

Net Impact: Designing a Career for a Just and Sustainable World

Shannon Houde from Walk of Life Coaching hosted an interactive career workshop aimed at helping you reconnect with your purpose and gain practical tools to go further toward creating a better world for you and others. Shannon facilitated and guided attendees on strategies to be used in articulating and positioning yourself to rise above the competition.   

Book Launch! Good Work: How to Build a Career that makes a Difference in the World

Joel Makower interviews Good Work author, Shannon Houde, about the evolving impact economy and how to shape a career that makes a difference.

Webinar: Reset Your Compass and Navigate Through Uncertainty with Clarity and Confidence

OnPurpose 2020 Shannon was delighted to speak at OnPurpose 2020. You can view her Reset Your Compass and Navigate Through Uncertainty with Clarify and Confidence session by clicking the video below. If you’d like some help gaining clarity, you can book a 30 minute trial session here to discuss your challenges and objectives in more detail.

Webinar: A Deep Dive Into Sustainability Careers

Careers in sustainability are increasing in demand but how do you break into this highly competitive market? What are companies looking for in employees and how do you set yourself apart? Whether you are new to sustainability, a recent graduate, looking to make a career change, or looking to advance your current career in sustainability, this discussion hosted by Net Impact Amsterdam is for you.   

Hitachi
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.

Artificial intelligence
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

Artificial intelligence
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

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?    

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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.

Tip: Top Three Recruiter Tips for Interviewing

Shannon shares her 3 top tips for preparing for interviews: You can watch more video tips here.

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Tip: 3 Things That Make a Resilient Jobseeker

Listen to the pros/cons of a functional vs. chronological CV format and get ready to group your achievements into skill categories!

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Tip: Being a Job Seeker in Uncertain Times

Listen to the pros/cons of a functional vs. chronological CV format and get ready to group your achievements into skill categories!

CV format
Tip: CV / Resume – Functional or Chronological?

Listen to the pros/cons of a functional vs. chronological CV format and get ready to group your achievements into skill categories!

resume
Tip: Walk me through your resume

There is one question you will always get asked in an interview, and it is the easiest one to muck up: Walk me through your resume…

smart LinkedIn
Tip: Help (not hurt) your brand with smart LinkedIn choices

A picture is worth a thousand words. Is it worth your dream job too? Don’t get passed up for an interview because you’ve neglected to showcase your best self on LinkedIn. Here’s two quick tips to craft a smart LinkedIn profile TODAY!

Practice mindfulness
Tip: Practice mindfulness by using your tongue

Let’s eat chocolate! Wait, let’s do more than just eat chocolate. Why don’t you join me in savoring chocolate, this moment, and the rest of your day. Practice mindfulness by using your tongue:

thought leader
Tip: Become a thought leader in seconds

Ready to break into the impact sector? Use content you are passionate about & your social media channels to put your stake in the ground as a thought leader:

empathy challenge
Tip: Take my empathy challenge!

It’s difficult for many people to just listen. We tend to problem solve or project our fears, ideas, and ego instead of responding with clarity about what we’ve just heard. This week, challenge yourself to practice empathy by pausing and reconnecting before trying to find a solution.

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Tip: Resilient leadership: How to avoid employee burn out

Stress is inherent, but you have the power to decrease employee burn out and improve resiliency by practicing mindfulness.

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Tip: Innovate from within your company

The new job title for innovators within companies is: Corporate Social Entrepreneurs or Intrapreneurs. Learn more about what they do and how you can make a career change using your innovation skills in this video blog. For some bespoke advice on career change navigation and personal positioning, contact me for a 30-minute initial consultation.

career change
Tip: Is fear holding you back from making a career change?

Listen to three big myths of making a career change and tell me about that one big fear holding you back. Let me help you take the fear out of making a career change! Best of luck making the change you are craving by diving in headfirst to combat your fears. Need help navigating your career transition? Contact me to learn how you could benefit from my tried-and-tested tools and hands-on facilitation.

dream job
Tip: Targeting your dream job, layer by layer

What I call ‘peeling the sustainability onion’ is about clarifying the layers of sustainability so that you gain clarity about what you want and in what context. Let me walk you through this simple exercise so you can start targeting your dream job. Please let me know if I can help you convert your dream job into reality step-by-step.

finding your dream job
Tip: Finding your dream job and dream date – Part 2 of 2

When it comes to finding your dream job or dream date, the processes are actually very similar. In Part 1 of this series, we looked at how to identify your audience and step into their shoes. In this part, we look at how to actually get your dream job or dream date. Don’t be afraid to get creative and let your personality shine.

dream job
Tip: Finding your dream job and dream date – Part 1 of 2

When it comes to looking for your dream job or dream date, the processes are actually very similar. Here’s how to get clear about what you want.

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Tip: How to start a social enterprise

Do you have a passion for solving social problems? Here are a few tips on how to find funding, education, and a community of support as a social entrepreneur.

innovate
Tip: Innovate From Within

The new job title for innovators within companies is the Corporate Social Entrepreneurs or Intrapreneurs. Learn more about what they do and how to become one.

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Tip: Targeting your dream job one layer at a time

Let me help you clarify the layers of the growing sustainability agenda so that you gain clarity and start targeting your dream job.

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Tip: Myths of Making a Career Change

Let me help you take the fear out of making a career change. Listen to three big myths of making a change and tell me about that one big fear holding you back.

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