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improve it! Podcast – Professional Development Through Play, Improv & Experiential Learning

Jun 10, 2020

“You know the peeps who seem to have it all together? You, too, can have it all with the help of some friends.” - Erin Diehl



Each week, your failed it! podcast host and improve it! founder Erin Diehl, will take you on a comedic journey that flips the “highlight reel” of Instagram on its head and shows you the grit, creativity and determination it takes to overcome your disappointments, embrace the suck, and design the career you’ve only dreamed about. 



Do you feel overwhelmed at times? Unorganized? Have so much on your plate? Well, in this episode, host Erin Diehl will talk through key points on how you truly don’t have to do it all to be successful. So tune in, take a load off, and listen to the tips and tricks she has for you on turning failing it! into nailing it!


Welcome to failed it!


Erin fills you in on three secrets to getting it all done:


  • [2:41] A day in the life of Erin pre-quarantine
  • [4:48] You don’t have to do it all!
  • [5:25] Get a lil help from your friends
  • [6:28] Eliminate and delegate
  • [9:44] Intern hire tips
  • [11:36] Come laugh and learn with improve it!’s WFH (work from home) membership
  • [14:15] Outsourcing Pros
  • [16:38] Structure your work day
  • [18:20] Big 3 Freebie LINK
  • [19:01] The final tip
  • [20:35] Let’s review
  • [21:18] And remember...
  • [21:36] Take a screenshot and tag us using #faileditpodcast
    • Instagram: @learntoimproveit
    • Facebook: @improveit
  • [22:00] Always remember, you have to fail in order to improve


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 @learntoimproveit on Instagram and Facebook, and you can follow Erin here on Instagram. We can’t wait to connect with you online!