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Shannon Houde, MBA, is founder of Walk of Life Consulting, an international career advisory business focused solely on the sustainability, social impact, international development and Corporate Responsibility (CR) fields.
Shannon Houde, MBA, is founder of Walk of Life Consulting, 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 more than 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. She speaks regularly on panels and runs workshops in recruiting, HR, and sustainability including at Columbia Business School, Haas School of Business, Cambridge University, London Business School and annually at Net Impact Global conference.
Previously she spent 10 years managing cross-cultural teams and CR projects in Asia, Europe, North and South America for clients and FTSE 250 companies - Altria, Argos/Homebase, Barclays Global Investors, Cadbury Schweppes, Deloitte, EMI, L’Oreal, Nokia, Reuters, UNICEF, Vodafone Group, WWF, and 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.