121 episodes

Are you a leader or change maker inside of your business, organization, or corporation?


Are you looking for new, innovative ways to drive the morale through the roof?


Looking for fun and exciting ice breakers, team building exercises, and activities that will foster team growth, friendships, loyalty and completely transform your organization from the inside out?


Have you been searching for a fun and unique way to create change instead of the same ol’ dry, boring, leadership books and ice breakers that aren’t actually working?


Hi, I’m Erin Diehl - Business Improv Edutainer, Failfluencer, and Professional Zoombie who is ready to help you improve it.


My mission in life is to help you develop teams and leaders through play, improv and experiential learning. In this podcast we will deep dive into professional development, team building, effective communication, networking, presentation skills, leadership training, thinking more quickly on your feet, and everything in between.


We have helped everyone. From Fortune 500 companies to small mom and pop shops transform their business, their leadership and their people - through play.
So – grab your chicken hat, we are about to have FUN.


Welcome to the improve it! podcast.


Learn about improv for business:
www.learntoimproveit.com


Connect: info@learntoimproveit.com


Book a Laugh Break:
https://www.learntoimproveit.com/laugh-break


Book an improve it! Workshop: https://www.learntoimproveit.com/contact

improve it! Podcast – Developing Teams and Leaders Through Play, Improv & Experiential Learning Erin Diehl | Business Improv Edutainer, Failfluencer, Professional Zoombie

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 124 Ratings

Are you a leader or change maker inside of your business, organization, or corporation?


Are you looking for new, innovative ways to drive the morale through the roof?


Looking for fun and exciting ice breakers, team building exercises, and activities that will foster team growth, friendships, loyalty and completely transform your organization from the inside out?


Have you been searching for a fun and unique way to create change instead of the same ol’ dry, boring, leadership books and ice breakers that aren’t actually working?


Hi, I’m Erin Diehl - Business Improv Edutainer, Failfluencer, and Professional Zoombie who is ready to help you improve it.


My mission in life is to help you develop teams and leaders through play, improv and experiential learning. In this podcast we will deep dive into professional development, team building, effective communication, networking, presentation skills, leadership training, thinking more quickly on your feet, and everything in between.


We have helped everyone. From Fortune 500 companies to small mom and pop shops transform their business, their leadership and their people - through play.
So – grab your chicken hat, we are about to have FUN.


Welcome to the improve it! podcast.


Learn about improv for business:
www.learntoimproveit.com


Connect: info@learntoimproveit.com


Book a Laugh Break:
https://www.learntoimproveit.com/laugh-break


Book an improve it! Workshop: https://www.learntoimproveit.com/contact

    107: How to Create Connection in a Fast Paced Culture with Emily McCann


    107: How to Create Connection in a Fast Paced Culture with Emily McCann


    Improve it! Fam, welcome back to another episode. So many of us are working in a fast-paced culture. With everything moving so quickly, how are you able to create connection and build and scale your  team? We have a fantastic guest that’ll help you incorporate connection and a sense of belonging in your day to day!
    In today’s episode you’ll hear all about:
    How to create connection with multiple personality types Creating a strong sense of team when your environment is always changing How to foster a sense of connection when working both in person and virtually More about Emily: Emily McCann is the Director, People and Culture at C.A. Fortune Sales & Marketing. She is passionate about connecting business strategy with people programs to drive employee engagement. She believes vulnerability and connection are key ingredients to creating meaningful relationships. She's proud to have played a part in building positive cultures and developing talent in a variety of industries and roles. Emily focuses on bringing her whole self to work which includes being a mom to a two year old, a partner to her husband, and a set of legs to her running shoes!
    Tune in, and get ready to connect with your team on another level. This is an episode you won’t want to miss!
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    “I love this podcast and I love Erin!!” 
    If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this podcast! This helps Erin support more people – just like you – move toward the leader you want to be. Click here, click listen on Apple Podcasts, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let Erin know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. That way you won’t miss any juicy episodes! Thanks in advance, improve it! Fam :)

    • 43 min
    Episode 106: Priorities, Mental Health, and Being a Working Parent: A Conversation with My Mother

    Episode 106: Priorities, Mental Health, and Being a Working Parent: A Conversation with My Mother

    As Justin Timberlake says… “It’s Gonna be May.” Now that we’re NSYNC, this month not only represents one of the most famous boy band lyrics of all time, but it also represents Mother’s Day, Mental Health Awareness, spring, and rebirth. And what better way to celebrate the month by chatting with the woman who gave birth to Erin…. Her mother!
    Janice Holbrook is a mom, grandmother, stroke survivor, mental health advocate, and positive force of nature. In this insightful conversation between mother and daughter you’ll hear all about being a working parent, overcoming setbacks, setting and maintaining your priorities, and raising a Type A recovering perfectionist, turned #failfluencer (aka Erin).
    This is an episode you cannot miss!
    More about Janice Holbrook:
    Janice Holbrook has had a long list of jobs throughout her life.  Her very first job was a proofreader for the local newspaper. She tried sales jobs and discovered that her was not her gift in life. She tried her hand at secretarial work, but that wasn't her cup of tea, either. Janice was a music major in college. When she became a mother, she decided to begin a music studio (an entrepreneur!!). As she moved from one town to another (husband's job), she became involved in preschool education. Janice got her certification in music education (while raising two children and working at a preschool!). She was director of a preschool in MI, and became the music teacher at two preschools in SC. Janice has been involved in community theater, and is involved with her church through various committees, choirs, and children's activities.  She is currently retired and enjoying time with her children and grandson.
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    Instagram LinkedIn improve it! TikTok Improve it! Instagram Improve it! Facebook improve it! website Book a Laugh Break Book a Workshop Email Erin: info@learntoimproveit.com  
    “I love this podcast and I love Erin!!”
    If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this podcast! This helps Erin support more people – just like you – move toward the leader you want to be. Click here, click listen on Apple Podcasts, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let Erin know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. That way you won’t miss any juicy episodes! Thanks in advance, improve it! Fam :)

    • 39 min
    Minisode 14: Need a Positivity Boost at Work? Three Ways Improv Improves Your Mental Health

    Minisode 14: Need a Positivity Boost at Work? Three Ways Improv Improves Your Mental Health

    Do you need a positivity boost at work?
    In today’s minisode, Erin brings on our very own improve it! Facilitator and hype man, Blake Edwards, to teach you the ways improv improves your mental health and can add positivity to even the most challenging work day.
     
    Blake is a talented and award-winning Director, Writer, Actor (and one of those people who brightens a room by simply walking into it). Around here, we all believe he is the real life Ted Lasso. His in-depth knowledge of the multi-faceted world of entertainment, nurturing communication style and genuine positivity, brings out the very best in the people and projects he works on.
    Blake is especially masterful at creating humorous and whimsical short-form video content for broadcast, web, and social platforms. His 10 years of live improvisational comedy performance, and appreciation of play both in front of and behind the camera, make him uniquely qualified for both the messaging and execution of commercial campaign that provide tons of laughs.
    After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earning a Communications degree in Media Production, he had various stints abroad and in Los Angeles, before returning home to the South. Today, his comedic work as a Director and On-Screen Talent has been recognized by the Sundance Film Festival and featured on viewers screens regionally and nationally.
    And Blake has had zero trouble finding humor in his own personal life! He is recently (and happily!) married to his wife Hilary, a visual artist, whom he met during a hurricane and married during a pandemic!
    Enjoy this episode with the one, the only, Blake Edwards.
     
    Links from show:
    Blake’s wife’s painting Instagram Julia Cameron books hblakeedwards.com  
    Connect with Erin Diehl:
    Instagram LinkedIn improve it! TikTok Improve it! Instagram Improve it! Facebook improve it! website Book a Laugh Break Book a Workshop Sign up for Daily 5 Challenge Email Erin: info@learntoimproveit.com  
    “I love this podcast and I love Erin!!”
    If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this podcast! This helps Erin support more people – just like you – move toward the leader you want to be. Click here, click listen on Apple Podcasts, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let Erin know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. That way you won’t miss any juicy episodes! Thanks in advance, improve it! Fam :)

    • 18 min
    105: Happy (Working) Mother's Day - Three Improv Activities You Can Use on Your Kids

    105: Happy (Working) Mother's Day - Three Improv Activities You Can Use on Your Kids

    improve it! Fam – You know what’s coming up? Mother’s Day! Which calls for an episode on improv activities you can use on your kids (or partner or friends!). This episode is truly beneficial for anyone, because we can’t be amazing leaders/parents without parenting ourselves!
    Hit play to hear this tangible & relatable episode!
     
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    Episode 102 with Chris Do Episode 100 – Love Letter to the improve it! Fam Send us a voice message here! Did today’s episode resonate with you? Please leave us a review! Connect with Erin Diehl:
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    “I love this podcast and I love Erin!!”
    If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this podcast! This helps Erin support more people – just like you – move toward the leader you want to be. Click here, click listen on Apple Podcasts, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let Erin know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. That way you won’t miss any juicy episodes! Thanks in advance, improve it! Fam :)

    • 33 min
    104: No Job is Worth Your Mental Health - Why Attention to Your Intention Matters with Jasmine Francis

    104: No Job is Worth Your Mental Health - Why Attention to Your Intention Matters with Jasmine Francis

    Do you know what today is? A new episode drops with a very special guest, Jasmine Francis, who is kicking off our Mental Health Awareness month. Jasmine is a dynamic People Leader with almost 15 years of experience working in both corporate and start-up environments. Best known for her human-first philosophy and unique hands-on approach, she is passionate about building and implementing inclusive strategies that focus on creating a values-driven culture and delivering a world-class employee experience.
    Currently, she is the Vice President of People + Culture at Thinx and is responsible for synergizing business goals and people strategy. She is also the Co-Founder of Humanconnexion, a boutique HR consulting practice, that provides customized solutions and advisory services for organizations’ specific needs.
    She shares her impactful story that I’m sure many of you can relate to and focuses on the importance of working for an organization that sees you, believes in your mental health, and finds value in surrounding you with resources that can help with your mental health.
    Jasmine reminds you that when you feel burnt out - you are not alone.
    improve it! Fam – hit play to hear this amazing, relatable episode!
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    LinkedIn Human Connexion Connect with Erin Diehl:
    Instagram LinkedIn improve it! TikTok Improve it! Instagram Improve it! Facebook improve it! website Book a Laugh Break Book a Workshop Email Erin: info@learntoimproveit.com  
    “I love this podcast and I love Erin!!”
    If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this podcast! This helps Erin support more people – just like you – move toward the leader you want to be. Click here, click listen on Apple Podcasts, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let Erin know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. That way you won’t miss any juicy episodes! Thanks in advance, improve it! Fam :)

    • 56 min
    How To Stop People Pleasing & Accelerate Your Career On Your Own Terms

    How To Stop People Pleasing & Accelerate Your Career On Your Own Terms

    Calling all recovering people pleasers!
    As a woman who spent 30 years of her life people pleasing, Erin will take you on a mindfulness journey to rid you of the people pleasing paradigm she (accidentally) built for herself.
    In today’s episode, you’ll hear reasons WHY we people please, HOW we people please, and then she will provide you with three ways to STOP doing it. Spoiler alert: these are tangible tips so have a pen and paper ready.  
     
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    “I love this podcast and I love Erin!!”
    If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this podcast! This helps Erin support more people – just like you – move toward the leader you want to be. Click here, click listen on Apple Podcasts, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let Erin know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. That way you won’t miss any juicy episodes! Thanks in advance, improve it! Fam :)

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

JessTrask2 ,

Love the Energy!

Love listening to this podcast and love the energy! As a female working in a predominantly male industry, this has become a safe haven for combatting and dealing with work challenges and/or trying to maintain my sanity as a working mama of two! Erin’s energy is contagious and she truly resonates with me!

mykitchenlittle ,

Inspiring food for thought!

This is truly a podcast for anyone and everyone, no matter which area of business or the wider working world one happens to call home. I’ve listened to many episodes, and always find valuable, insightful takeaways. Erin’s fresh and positive voice -the way she shapes and guides her conversations - carries the show so beautifully. Such a gem here.

JasF10 ,

Amazing Podcast

Absolutely LOVE listening to Erin! She has such a fun and genuine energy that is contagious! Super engaging and insightful episodes as well. Highly recommend!!

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