April 23, 2017

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Shannon Houde


Shannon Houde, MBA, is founder of Walk of Life Consulting Limited, an international career advisory business focused solely on the sustainability, social impact, international development and Corporate Responsibility (CR) fields.  For more than 15 years she has mentored and trained 700+ professionals and Masters graduates to maximise their personal brands to advance their impact careers. 

She launched and currently runs the career coaching service for leading sustainability recruitment company, Acre Resources and is partnered with Weinreb Group in the US.    Shannon chose sustainability career coaching to combine her diverse experience as a hiring manager, a business coach and a CR consultant for Deloitte, Barclays, Macromedia and WWF, after having started her career 20 years ago in corporate recruiting.

Shannon blogs as a sustainability career columnist for Greenbiz, Triple Pundit, 2Degrees Network, and CSRWire and has been quoted in Ethical Corporation, the Independent and The Guardian.  Walk of Life was selected out of 200 as a 2014 finalist for “Consultancy of the Year” by Business Green.  She sits on the Sustainability Committee for the ICAEW where she advises on the development and implementation of strategy and policy for the accounting profession. 

Shannon also speaks regularly on panels and runs workshops in recruiting, HR, and sustainability including at leading business schools - Columbia, Haas-Berkeley, Cambridge, and London and annually at Net Impact Global conference.

Shannon holds an MBA in International Management, with a focus on CR, from Thunderbird in Arizona as well as a BS in Sociology from the University of Colorado.  She has served in leadership roles for Net Impact since 2003 and is currently an Advisor to the London Professional chapter.  She lives in the Cambridge countryside and is often seen riding her bike on farm roads with her two curious boys.

View Shannon Houde's LinkedIn profile here.

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