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“Fun with Failure” explores our relationship to failure and the lessons we’ve learned from it. Everyone, every team, and every business experiences failure at some point; but it’s how you deal with it that really matters. “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.

Ultimately, it’s a podcast about individual and organizational resilience.

About the Host:

Dr. Alexis Carreiro is business communication coach. As The Pitch Prof, she specializes in pitches, presentations, and public speaking. She helps clients develop, visually design, and deliver their presentations for maximum ROI. She also teaches professional development and team building workshops. Some of the topics include Brand Storytelling, Authentic Communication, Better Business Communication, and Gender Politics at Work. Her approach with clients is always interactive, playful, and practical. Her goal is to help you “communicate with confidence.”

She earned her 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. She worked there as a professor for eight years and has since “retired” from higher education.

Alexis has a background in improv comedy, documentary filmmaking, and embarrassing herself in social situations. (See high school photo.)  She originally developed the concept of “Fun with Failure” as a coaching strategy to use with clients afraid of public speaking.

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