Shannon Houde

Propelling global change-makers and resilient leaders forward in CSR, sustainability, and impact investing

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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