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improve it! Podcast – Developing Teams and Leaders Through Play, Improv & Experiential Learning


Jul 29, 2020

“Don't lose sight of the priorities; you can't control everything. You just can't.” -Rosanna Canonigo

On this episode, host Erin Diehl chats with Global TV and Digital Distribution Executive at EntertainmentOne, Rosanna Canonigo. How did she get to where she is now? What struggles occurred along the way? Learn from her inspiring story and why priorities take precedence by listening to this episode!

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Rosanna is a native of Chicago, graduating with honors from Northern Illinois University and began her professional career as a CPA at the global accounting firm, KPMG.  In a career pivot, Rosanna then moved to NYC splitting time between building a career as an actress while also maintaining footholds in both the accounting and small business worlds.  After a relocation to Los Angeles, Rosanna establishes her career in global feature film and TV series sales, financing and distribution over a 12 year tenure at Lionsgate leading to her current role at Entertainment One, as Hasbro Company.  She has served on the board of F.E.M.E, a nonprofit women's networking organization dedicated to helping connect women executives in media and entertainment.  Rosanna currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

Erin Diehl is the founder and Chief “Yes, And” officer of improve it! and host of the failed it! Podcast. She’s a performer, facilitator and professional risk-taker who lives by the mantra, “get comfortable with the uncomfortable.” Through a series of unrelated dares, Erin has created improve it!, a unique professional development company that pushes others to laugh, learn and grow. Her work with clients such as United Airlines, PepsiCo, Groupon, Deloitte, Motorola, Walgreens, and The Obama Foundation earned her the 2014 Chicago RedEye Big Idea Award and has nominated her for the 2015-2019 Chicago Innovations Award.

This graduate from Clemson University is a former experiential marketing and recruiting professional as well as a veteran improviser from the top improvisational training programs in Chicago, including The Second City, i.O. Theater, and The Annoyance Theatre.

When she is not playing pretend or facilitating, she enjoys running by the lake and patio dinners with her husband and son, and their eight pound toy poodle, BIGG Diehl.

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