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

Jun 24, 2020

“Nothing is permanent; everything is temporary; everything is changing. Just hang on because as long as you’re breathing, you will be okay.”  - Brad Chandler

Happy Pride Month! Today’s failed it! episode features guest Brad Chandler from The Hollis Co! This therapeutic conversation will help you realize that life is not a straight line, and that you are not alone. Listen to Erin interview Brad on some life lessons and insights as he pivoted along his life’s journey.

Welcome to failed it!

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Brad Chandler is the VP of Business Strategy and Development at The Hollis Co. He has decades of hands-on experience in trend-based businesses- in the music industry, as an Influencer Marketer, Brand Manager, Product Developer, Entrepreneur, and in Business Development. My instincts are honed on developing sticky concepts that drive revenue. Currently, I strategize both forward-thinking developments and internal business structures to effectively build the vision of our CEO, Ms. Hollis. The Hollis Company produces business conferences, women's conferences, athletic runs, full-featured media projects, lifestyle media, digital education courses, and is moving fiercely into the health and wellness space in 2020/2021.

You can find him on his website, his LinkedIn, and/or his Instagram!


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!