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


Jan 27, 2021

“There is not one expert in this world or that has ever walked this world who has not failed in the process of becoming that expert. Speed date the things you're curious about.” - Maegan Lujan

Are you feeling stuck? Hopeless? In a quarter life crisis? Experiencing imposter syndrome or perfectionism? Perhaps you are going through some tough times, and need some real motivation?

If this sounds like you, then get ready - because we are chatting with such an inspirational powerhouse in the corporate space who has truly built her own brand from scratch.

Failed it! Fam, please get out your notebooks, and give a warm welcome to Maegan Lujan, Director of Solutions and Services at Toshiba to the show, as she shares so many (chicken) nuggets of wisdom!

In today’s episode, Maegan tells us all about:

  • Personal branding and why it is so important
  • Her failed it! journey that has taken her from high risk in foster care to high potential in the boardroom of Toshiba
  • How to overcome imposter syndrome and flip your mindset so that your story can motivate and inspire others

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About the guest: Maegan is a strategist, storyteller, and leader on a mission to motivate and inspire others. Her journey has taken her from high risk in foster care to high potential in the boardroom of Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. And her tenacity has earned her a nomination for the 2019 and 2020 Women in Business Award from the Orange County Business Journal, as well as recognition as a 2016 Young Influencer and 2019 Woman of Influence by The Cannata Report.

With nearly two decades of industry experience, she’s developed a dynamic background in executive management, marketing, and sales and business development that is highly technical with domain expertise in imaging, print, document, and content management. She shares her expertise with crowds across the world at major industry events, workshops, vendor seminars, webinars, and more.

Never forgetting the journey that made her who she is today, she is passionate about inspiring and encouraging people from all walks of life to feel comfortable in their own skin and pursue their passions. Which is why she regularly dedicates her time and expertise, both on-stage and off, to assist and speak out for causes associated with foster care, domestic violence, and youth development. 

About the Host: 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 and beach dates with her husband and son, and their eight pound toy poodle, BIGG Diehl.

You can follow the failed it! podcast on Instagram and facebook, and you can follow Erin personally on Instagram here. We can’t wait to connect with you online!