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

Dec 9, 2020

“TikTok and the shutdown was one of the better things that happened for my career, funny enough.” - Samantha Ramsdell


Happy Wednesday, failed it! Fam. Any TikTok lovers out there? I’m sure you’ve seen today’s guest on your FYP, maybe known for her singing or, for her mouth (this is true!) For those of you who aren’t familiar, our talented guest, Samantha Ramsdell, spends time singing and doing comedy on social media including TikTok where she has amassed over 600k+ followers. But did you know she also works in medical sales? Listen to this episode to be inspired and motivated and tune in on how Sam’s dreams evolved and became named the “Top 5 New Internet Comedians to follow in 2020” and “Rising New Artist in 2020” by the NY Weekly.



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About the guest: Sam Ramsdell currently lives outside of New York City as a singer and comedian. PreCOVID, she has been in numerous off-Broadway and Regional showcases and has trained with some of the best comedy clubs in NYC including UCB and Groundlings. She now spends time creating music and comedy on social media including TikTok where she has amassed over 600K+ followers. Samantha was also recently named "Top 5 New Internet Comedians to follow in 2020" and "Rising New Artist in 2020" by the NY Weekly . Follow her on all social media platforms @SamRamsdell5.


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 here on Instagram. We can’t wait to connect with you online!