Career, Executive & EQ Coach | Connector | Author
Walk of Life Consulting
Shannon Houde is an ICF-certified executive coach and talent strategist with over 20 years as a trusted advisor to evolving change leaders from Managers to CEOs. Over 12 years ago she founded Walk of Life Coaching, the first international career development and talent advisory business focused on ESG, sustainability, impact investing, diversity & inclusion, and corporate responsibility.
Shannon has mentored and trained 1500+ change leaders over 4000 hours to maximize their personal brands to advance their impact careers. She chose career coaching to combine her diverse experience as a hiring manager, a business coach and an ESG consultant for Adobe, Deloitte, BlackRock, and WWF, after having started her career 20 years ago in recruiting.
As a certified Goleman Emotional Intelligence meta coach, Shannon has been featured in the Guardian, Forbes, Huffington Post, Recruiter.com, Marie Claire, and Real Leaders and speaks regularly at international conferences including for Kering, GreenBiz, Hitachi, BSR and Net Impact.
She also published her first book with Kogan Page, “Good Work: How to Build a Career that Makes a Difference in the World”.
Shannon speaks Italian, French and Spanish, having lived in the Italian and French Alps and in Patagonia Chile. She holds an MBA from Thunderbird Graduate School in International Management and a BA in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Originally from Washington DC, she now supports change leaders from both sides of the “pond” but lives between Cambridge, England and Biella, Italy.
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