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

Apr 7, 2021


“We all carry the weight of overwhelmed differently, friend. You are not failing. You will persevere.” - Erin Diehl

Today, we’re getting personal. This podcast serves as a safe space for many to be their truest, most vulnerable self and we hope you feel a little less alone and a little more understood after listening.

On today’s episode, our host, Erin Diehl, is sharing her infertility story. While it’s a topic not many talk about, we hope you leave this episode knowing you’re not alone and that your voice, indeed, does matter!

In today’s episode, Erin talks to us about her infertility journey through:

  • The Past
  • The Present
  • The Future



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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 @learntoimproveit and facebook, and you can follow Erin personally on Instagram @keepinitrealdiehl here. You can also check out improve it! and how we can help your organization at We can’t wait to connect with you online!