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

Oct 14, 2020

“We are in this new normal for awhile, so it is up to us to stay motivated, so that we can motivate our teams. We are really in this together.” - Erin Diehl

Are you ready for a motivational challenge to help you get through this pandemic? If so, then this episode is for you! Apply this episode’s tips for 30 days, and see what happens. We can guarantee a shift in perspective, and overall motivation. 

We invite you to challenge yourself to try all or one of the tips in this episode for 30 days. You can apply all five strategies, or just focus on one area. The idea is to just start! When you are implementing one of the strategies, take a picture and post it. Not only does this hold you accountable, but it motivates you to keep going. Who knows – your post could even motivate someone else!

Make sure to use the #faileditpodcast so we can cheer you on. You can tag us at @learntoimproveit or @keepinitrealdiehl so we can give you a big FAIL YEAH. If posting is too much, but you want an accountability partner – send us a DM @keepinitrealdiehl or @learntoimproveit. We will be your biggest fan, your personal cheerleader and help keep YOU motivated so you can motivate others. Let’s do this, team!

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About Erin Diehl:

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.

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