How To Build a Purpose-Driven Career: Insights from Shannon Houde
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This week I am joined by joined by Shannon Houde, the founder of Walk of Life Coaching - the first international career development and talent advisory business focused on ESG, sustainability, international development, impact investing, diversity & inclusion, and corporate responsibility (CSR). Throughout the conversation, we delve into the importance of self-confidence, finding your true calling, and the unexpected benefit of having a professionally written CV. Shannon also provides practical tips for job seekers and emphasizes the power of setting intentions in achieving career goals. If you are looking to build a career that makes a difference to the world, then tune in and be sure to take notes. 



“As we get to the peak of our careers, sometimes we give too much and we don’t know our own boundaries, we don’t know how to say ‘no’ in a polite way that we still going to be respected. And we give, and give, and give until we burn out”. – 09:42


“When you’re really low and you really have a tough time, see it like a golden nugget because it will make you stronger”. – 11:35 

“There’s a lot of different times in our life that are reflection points. I think it’s important to constantly be regrouping with yourself and checking in”. – 18:18

“Where I see my coaching clients really transform is after writing a CV. They see themselves in a different way. We are kind of crafting it in a way that makes people feel proud of what they’re achieved”. – 35:47


“There’s a huge power to setting intentions. If there was one piece of advice it would be set an intention. Be specific, be clear with yourself what you want, and then tell the universe. You’ll be surprised what comes back”. – 43:26


00:00 – Introducing Shannon

04:09 – Sustainability and corporate responsibility consulting
08:38 – Shannon’s love for writing CVs and resumes
10:55 – Discovering the power of meditation 

16:20 – “Walk of life” explained
22:00 – Shannon’s course 
25:22 – What Shannon learnt along her journey
29:29 – Reflections on self-worth

35:20 – Exploring self-confidence

37:55 – Discussing your North Star
39:25 – Tips for job seeking

43:33 – The power of setting an intention
45:59 – Ordering Shannon’s book
46:11 – Connecting with Shannon


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