In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Tracey Lovejoy speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Tracey’s journey from discovering anthropology at the hairdresser to co-founding Catalyst Constellations. Along the way, we learn how Tracey, the catalyst studied at the University of Chicago and worked at E-lab and Microsoft.
About Trace Lovejoy
Tracey Lovejoy is an anthropologist, author of Move Fast. Break Shit. Burn Out.: The Catalyst’s Guide to Working Well, and the Co-Founder Catalyst Constellations.
Tracey is known for her optimistic outlook, quick mind, freakish intuition, sassy attitude, and drive for results. She is a coach that supports Catalysts and their teams and is the researcher behind the Catalyst movement. Before she became a Coach, Tracey spent 12 years at Microsoft, where she worked at the intersection of technology, design, and innovation, leading teams of change-makers.
She is also the co-founder of the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC), the premier international gathering on ethnography in business. When Tracey isn’t helping individuals and organizations transform, she’s hanging out with her kids, cleaning up after pets, or stealing moments to feed her reading addiction.
About Catalyst Constellations
Catalyst Constellations is a change accelerator that leverages research driven insights and executive experience to catalyze innate changemakers to build future proof companies that thrive. The company was founded by Tracey Lovejoy and Shannon Lucas in 2017.
January 2023 Catalyst Empowerment Summit
Catalyst Constellations hosts two Catalyst Empowerment Summits yearly. The summits are designed by and for Catalysts, offering short talks with actionable insights. The events are free, and curate an amazing selection of thought leaders – each with their own domain expertise on different facets of our lives as Catalysts! The next event is January 26, 2023 7 – 11am Pacific | 4 – 8pm CET. Register for the event on LinkedIn.
Move Fast. Break Shit. Burn Out.
Move Fast. Break Shit. Burn Out.: The Catalyst’s Guide to Working Well, isn’t your typical change-making book, because it’s not for your typical changemaker. It’s for the innovators who can’t stop taking in information, connecting dots, and changing the world—even when the world hasn’t asked for it. Even when the changemaker desperately needs a break.