Shannon Houde

Propelling global change-makers and #resilientleaders forward in #CSR, #sustainability, and #impactinvesting.

http://walkoflifeleaders.com/
I find that most people and organisations are not achieving their potential because they are not connected to their purpose - the Why! My team and I provide the tools, perspective and challenge to enable change leaders to connect with their purpose and achieve substantial impact for their people, the planet and profits. What do I do? - Coach leaders and executives on being more visionary, empowering and effective - Design pioneering learning initiatives - Assess leadership competencies of emerging talent & teams What is my impact? - Convince cross-functional global teams of the value of the SDGs - Shift organisational culture towards innovation - Enable impact practitioners to gain buy-in from the Board - Bring mindfulness practice to the C-Suite so they can lead with resilience What am I proud of? - ICF ACC certified executive coach - Accredited in the Game Changer Index® - Selected by the EIT / InnoEnergy for the "Game Changing Impact Programme" - Designed pioneering five-step Mindset Shift Model™ and the Shared Value Cycle™ - GreenBiz Columnist - "Purpose & People" and "Dear Shannon" - Published contributor in HuffPost, The Guardian, CSRWire, and 2DegreesNetwork What has my journey been? - 15+ years shifting mindsets in sustainable business - Coached 1000+ clients, 3000+ hours, 40+ countries - Speaker at leading industry conferences including Hitatchi, GreenBiz, BSR and Net Impact - 20+ years in technology, recruitment, consulting, and NGO sectors - Deloitte, WWF, Barclays, Adobe - Advised FTSE250s and Fortune500s as management consultant I am multi-lingual in French and Spanish with rusty Italian. I have followed the quiet of the mountains living in the Rockies (Boulder, CO), the Sierras (San Francisco, CA), Patagonia (Chile) and the Alps (Geneva, Switzerland). I enjoy hiking and skiing with my two boys, practicing yoga under a tree, and riding my road bike through the countryside. Oh, and meditating and being mindful too!
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10 Ways to practice mindfulness at work

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