Turning a Layoff into a Community and The Start of a New Career with Erik Proulx

Erik is a storyteller through documentary filmmaking. He talks about our choice to turn the bad experiences in our lives into “lemonade” and how we can our stories and transform them into art.

In this episode:

  • Making pacts with yourself

  • Describing yourself without the limit of an elevator pitch

  • Broadening definition of who you are, beyond labels

  • How he turned layoffs into a community and the start of a new career

  • Taking your stories and building a narrative that carries into your art

  • Making personal experiences relevant to a larger audience


“We don’t dig our deepest until our back’s against the wall.” ~ Erik Proulx




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