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Short Bio

Marti Konstant is a workplace futurist and the best-selling author of Activate Your Agile Career. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a former technology executive from Silicon Valley. She has been featured in media outlets such as NBC Chicago, Levo League, The Muse and was named a top career influencer to watch. Marti has worked with companies like Samsung, Dow Jones and Apple. She is an investor in multiple technology companies and is an expert in applying agile principles to workforce development.

Longer Bio

Marti Konstant is a workplace futurist with an agile mindset. She is a career growth analyst, author, speaker, and founder of the Happy Profitable Employee 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.

Articles

The Marketing Landscape is Changing. Adapt or Get Left Behind.

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

Building Your Career Using Agile [Enterprise Marketer podcast]

Marti in the News

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

Create Your Career Playbook for the Gig Economy [Future of Work Series – Chicago, IL]
Brand for Demand [DemandCon – San Francisco, CA]
Leverage Large [SOBCon Portland, OR]
Social Media for Startups and Small Businesses [SocialTech – San Jose, CA]
Lifelong Mentorship—Key to Female Economic Equity [50 Action 50 – Chicago, IL]
7 Useful Habits of The Agile Careerist [B2B Marketing Forum Annual Conference – Boston, MA]
7 Keys to Advance Your Career [American Marketing Association Annual Conference Leadership Panel – Las Vegas, NV]
Adapt or Get Left Behind [Orbit Media – Chicago IL]
Marketing Automation Crash Course [Content Jam – Chicago, IL]
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: @agilitythink
Marti Konstant Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martikonstant

Marti Konstant Photos

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Activate Your Agile Career

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