Feb 22: TIAA February Webinar: Mastering the Elevator Pitch and Crafting Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media 

Speaker: Shannon Houde ‘04, founder of Walk of Life Consulting

Published Thursday, February 1, 2018 11:00 am
by Alicia Engel

When you first meet someone to network, pitch a project, or secure funding, your ability to explain what you do in that first minute is crucial. And in today's day and age, controlling your image and brand across all social platforms is key to any career success story.  Take the time to create a strategic, punchy, and compelling brand language to help you win contracts, build your credibility, and gain support in this free webinar!  You will come away from this session with an understanding of what a personal brand actually is with authentic personal marketing messages. You'll have a better articulation of who you are and why your work matters...all wrapped up in a perfect, 30 second elevator pitch.


About Shannon Houde '04

Shannon is the founder of Walk of Life Leaders, the first international leadership and team development consultancy focused on the impact agenda - environmental, sustainability, social enterprise, impact investing, international development and corporate responsibility.


Shannon is an ICF certified executive coach with accreditation in The Game Changer Index.  She has mentored, coached and trained more than 1000 professionals over 3000 hours, inspiring teams to reach peak performance, calibrating insights through values-driven assessments, and designing tangible tools to support professional development. Shannon has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Guardian, Greenbiz, Triple Pundit and CSR Wire and speaks regularly at international conferences including for Hitachi, BSR and Net Impact.


Shannon’s client portfolio spans FTSE250s and Fortune 500 companies, combined with 15+ years of working with C-Suite and intrapreneurs at Adobe, GE Capital, Barclays, Deloitte, and WWF, giving her insights across diverse sectors and leadership styles. 


She speaks French and Spanish, having lived and worked in the Alps and Patagonia, and earned her MBA in International Business from Thunderbird in Arizona and Geneva.

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