Walter AkanaCompany: Threshold Consulting
With his smart, holistic approach, Walter Akana supports mid-career professionals in making conscious plans that enable them to achieve more self direction in their careers and lives. Embodying his philosophy, "It's your life, own it," Walter has built his life around his core strengths and values.
Walter first realized that he needed to 'march to the beat of his own drum' when he designed an independent course of study in an emerging field in psychology, during his senior year in college. As he earned his masters in social work, he broke ranks with the more psychoanalytic bent of his school to look at behavioral approaches to change. He later translated his social work career into a corporate career in training and development, first in retail merchandising and ultimately as a professional development manager in corporate and investment banking.