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

Aug 12, 2020

“My real encouragement would be just to simply start practicing checking in with yourself.” -Ashley Beaudin, The Imperfect Boss

In this episode, host Erin Diehl chats with the boss of The Imperfect Boss, Ashley Beaudin. Feeling like the weight of 2020  has got you down? Ashley’s main goal is to provide women with the opportunity to move to self sabotage to self confidence and shift imperfections into superpowers. Listen to this amazing entrepreneur provide insights as to what helps her and her clients feel empowered, inspired and rejuvenated.

Links from show discussions:

  • The 3 Questions
  1. How do I want to feel today?
  2. What do I need in order to feel that way?
  3. What boundaries do I need to set to make sure these things get met?


Ashley Beaudin is a speaker, mindset coach and heart encourager who helps people move from self-sabotage to self-confidence. She is the visionary behind The Imperfect Boss; an international movement that shifts imperfections into superpowers and helps women lead with their whole selves. Ashley’s campaigns of empowerment and vulnerability have reached hundreds of thousands of people over three years and she has been featured in publications and events across North America. The easiest way to her heart is through soul talk, hugs and donuts. You can find more about her through her website and Instagram.

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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