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Fun with Failure was created as an antidote to the “perfect” social media filters that bombard us everyday.  Too often people only see our crowning achievements but not the work, process and struggle that went into them.

The show explores our relationship to failure and the lessons we’ve learned from it. It also highlights the critical role that failure plays in the business world. Everyone, every family, every team, and every business experiences failure at some point; but it’s how you deal with it that really matters.

Ultimately, Fun with Failure is a podcast about individual and organizational resilience.

About the Host:

Dr. Alexis Carreiro is a retired Communications professor. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. (and began her teaching career) at the University of Texas-Austin. Their Communication & Media Studies program is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 media studies programs in the world.

In 2011, Queens University of Charlotte hired her to help them implement a $5.75 million dollar grant from the Knight Foundation focused on digital and media literacy. Since leaving Queens, she co-founded a clean-tech blockchain company ( and launched her own consulting business. As The Pitch Prof, she helps individuals and organizations communicate with confidence. She originally developed “Fun with Failure” as a coaching strategy to use with her clients.

She has a background in improv comedy, documentary filmmaking, and embarrassing herself in social situations. (See photo.)

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