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

Feb 10, 2021

“Anxiety sucks period. And it’s sometimes an invisible disease because no one can see the thoughts in our mind. We can. We control what we put in, so that what we put out is our truest potential.” - Erin Diehl


Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or people pleaser? Perhaps you have a bad case of imposter syndrome or suffer from social anxiety? If so, this episode is perfect for you, and know you are not alone. Today, Erin shares her experience with anxiety and how she has successfully kicked it to the curb.

In today’s episode we will discuss:

  • Naming and identifying your anxiety
  • Erin’s five proven tips to help you overcome your anxiety
  • Mindset shifts that reframe your way of thinking


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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 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!