In so many ways 2020 was a seismic year for sustainability and social impact. From a global pandemic, to raging wildfires, and the changing face of both work and wellbeing, the last 12 months will have a legacy that lasts far beyond Covid-19.

Here are 10 trends that came out…


I am finding that there are some hidden benefits to this nasty Coronavirus after all. Most of us at one time or another have begged and pleaded to have the opportunity to work remotely! Well this global shutdown may have granted us our wish, despite the awful circumstances.

So look…


Whether we want to admit it or not we all have a fatal flaw — one trait that, left unchecked, can drag us to our doom, or send us into a destructive spiral. …


With eight offices across Europe, North America and South America, Quantis sets itself apart from other consultancies through its unique culture based on minimal hierarchy and infused with a dynamic and collaborative spirit. To feed this culture, the entire group comes together once a year for a week-long, off-site seminar…


Martha Herrera Gonzalez is known as a pioneer for how she has taken a global extractives business, Cemex, to its next stage of engagement and embedding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) principles across more than 50 countries. Her message is simple: Dream. Listen. Learn. Act.

Herrera Gonzalez, who joined the…


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Every January, millions of people lay out goals and resolutions for the new year. But by February or March, they’ve almost always forgotten them. Resolutions to lose 10 pounds or call your parents more often are good ones, but I wonder if they are so easily breakable because of how…


If the New Year has got you thinking about overhauling your career — whether it’s a sideways move to a different sector, a push for a higher-level position at a new company, or a complete professional U-turn — you’ll be needing a strategy.

As I regularly tell my clients and…


If you are working on job applications over the holiday break, here are five helpful tips that will help you stay focused and be impactful.

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Tip #1:

A recruiter or hiring manager is only going to look at your CV for an average of 40 seconds. Therefore, being able to identify these…


Walking up to a potential new contact at a conference, or cold calling someone on the phone, is often the most intimidating part of networking for jobseekers. It’s hard to make the first move and much easier to keep yourself out of a vulnerable situation. …


Many of you are getting ramped up to attend Net Impact’s annual conference this autumn. You may also be considering launching or shifting your careers in the impact sector. We all want the job search process to be easy. We want to just be able to hop on the web…

Shannon Houde

Shannon is an ICF-certified executive and career coach, and founder of walkoflifecoaching.com; propelling changemakers forward in for impact.

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