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What is The Agile Careerist Project?

The Agile Careerist Project is a book, a series of blog posts, advice, workshops, guides, templates, and tools. As a useful career resource center, it is designed to help global workers and the people who hire them, respond to change in the workplace.

The book highlights how individuals respond to various types of workplace change: personal, company, industry, economy, and technology as examples. I define these responses as a measure of career agility.

After completing in-depth interviews with 120 global workers across multiple generations, I commissioned survey research with Researchscape. Among other insights, the study identified mid-career behaviors, ranking them on a scale ranging from steadfast to agile.

My point of view is also informed by personal career experiences. Milestones include designer, marketing manager, and most recently as a technology marketing executive in Chicago and Silicon Valley.

With curiosity and growth opportunities as my inspiration, the multi-year research project launched a journey of discovery and insights. While fine-tuning my evolving career, the future of work and career agility became central themes of the project. The book Activate Your Agile Career summarizes personal impressions and findings based on individual career stories. The book offers the reader actionable steps to take control of his/her career.

Adapt or get left behind is the clear message. The Agile Careerist Project is a platform for sharing practical tools, facts, and exercises to help people adapt to change. The Career Agility Model, is one of the many tools and templates designed to help you activate your agile career.

Short Bio

Marti Konstant is a workplace futurist with an agile mindset. She is a career growth analyst, author, speaker, and founder of the Agile Careerist Project™. Her career path includes: artist, designer, entrepreneur, technology marketing executive, business advisor, and investor.

What started out as a quest to fine-tune her evolving career sparked a research project, book, and workshops, where future of work and career agility are central themes. A persistent optimist and prolific photographer, she lives in Chicago with her husband.

She is a runner, hiker, long walker, and avid photographer.

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Longer Bio

Marti Konstant is a workplace futurist with an agile mindset. She is a career growth analyst, author, speaker, and founder of the Agile Careerist Project™.

An early adopter of workplace trends and technology change, her career path includes: artist, designer, entrepreneur, technology marketing executive, business advisor, and investor. Starting her profession in the tech sector launched a style of deliberate career growth, guided by personal preferences.

As a marketing professional, Marti managed marketing programs for companies like Samsung Mobile, Apple, Tellabs, Platinum Technology, Clear Communications, and Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs). As a chief marketer in the mobile security space, her digital demand generation and market awareness strategies resulted in the acquisition of OK Labs by General Dynamics

What started out as a quest to fine-tune her evolving career sparked a research project, workshops, and book, where future of work and career agility are central themes. Her story-driven book, Activate Your Agile Career: How Responding to Change Will Inspire Your Life’s work, is the result of 120 interviews and custom research.

She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. A persistent optimist and prolific photographer, she lives in Chicago with her husband.

She is a runner, hiker, long walker, and avid photographer.

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Articles

The Marketing Landscape is Changing. Adapt or Get Left Behind.
4 Types of Career Agility for Your Executive Career [Daily Herald Business Ledger, Chicago]
A Backstage Pass to My Agile Journey as a New Business Author [Networlding]
Why Career Agility Matters
The Rise of the Agile Careerist
The Future of Work—Why Career Agility Matters
Musings from a marketing creative in pursuit of a career
From Startup to Acquisition: The Ultimate Guide [NBC Chicago]
How Agile Marketing Impacts the Innovation Economy [NBC Chicago]
3 Lessons re: Design Thinking and Customer Delight [360Connext]
5 Education Trends I Learned From Howard Tullman [Hindsight]
Career Story: Three-Step Plan to A Big Leap

Presentations

Inside the Mind of an Agile Careerist
7 Useful Habits of an Agile Careerist
Career Agility @ Ignite Chicago (video)
Leverage Large for Growth

Podcasts

Career Pivot: Marc Miller Interviews Marti Konstant [Career Pivot podcast]

Agile Careerist Project: Paul Wood and Marti Konstant [Value-Added Series, The Paul Wood Show, Disruption and Communications

Building Your Career Using Agile [Enterprise Marketer podcast]

Business Insanity Talk Radio: Barry Moltz Discusses Career Agility with Marti Konstant [Blog TalkRadio]

Marti in the News

4 Types of Career Agility for Your Executive Career [Daily Herald Business Ledger, Chicago]
8 Ways to Advance Your Career [American Marketing Association]
Building Your Career Using Agile [Enterprise Marketer podcast]
How to Keep Work from Ruining Your Life [Ladders]
Being agile can boost demand in your B2B marketing career [Fierce CMO]
The Six Cs of Career Agility [Tek Experts]
What it Takes to Become an Agile Careerist [Personal Branding Blog]
Community Marketing With An Offbeat Twist [BtoB]
Making Customer Delight a Priority in Your Business [Red Booth]
Rethinking Direct Marketing [1to1media]

Past Speaking Engagements

CareerBuilder Forum – How Career Agility Impacts Your Future Work Opportunities [Chicago, IL]
FEI, Financial Executives International – Breakfast Series [Chicago, IL]
Future of Work Series – Create Your Career Playbook for the Gig Economy  [Chicago, IL]
DemandCon – Brand for Demand [DemandCon – San Francisco, CA]
SOBCon – Leverage Large [Portland, OR]
Marketing Profs SocialTech – Social Media for Startups and Small Businesses [San Jose, CA]
50 Action 50 – Lifelong Mentorship—Key to Female Economic Equity [Chicago, IL]
B2B Marketing Form Annual Conference, Marketing Profs – 7 Useful Habits of The Agile Careerist [Boston, MA]
AMA, American Marketing Association Annual Conference – 7 Keys to Advance Your Career [Las Vegas, NV]
Orbit Media – Adapt or Get Left Behind [Chicago IL]
Content Jam – Marketing Automation Crash Course [Chicago, IL]
Levo – Mentor Power Hour: Celebrating and Learning [Levo – Chicago, IL]

Marti Konstant Social Media

Marti Konstant Twitter: @martikonstant
Marti Konstant LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martikonstant/
Marti Konstant Instagram: @martikonstant
Marti Konstant Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martikonstant

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