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Wednesday, Sep 16
11:00am — 12:00pm
Virtual Individual Presentation
127 attending

Innovation Author Showcase: 'REBOOT: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up' with Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna is CEO and cofounder of Reboot.io, and author of ‘REBOOT: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up’ (HarperBusiness, June 18). For nearly 20 years, he has used the knowledge gained as an executive, venture capitalist (VC), journalist and a board member for 100+ organizations to help people lead with humanity, resilience, and equanimity.

Jerry Colonna is the CEO and cofounder of Reboot.io, an executive coaching and leadership development firm dedicated to the notion that better humans make better leaders. For nearly 20 years, he has used the knowledge gained as an investor, an executive, and a board member for more than 100 organizations to help entrepreneurs and others to lead with humanity, resilience, and equanimity. Prior to his career as a coach, he was a partner with JPMorgan Partners (JPMP), the private equity arm of JP Morgan Chase. Previously, he led New York City-based Flatiron Partners, which he founded in 1996 with partner, Fred Wilson. Flatiron became one of the nation’s most successful, early-stage investment programs. His first leadership position, at age 25, was editor-in-chief of InformationWeek magazine. Jerry lives in Boulder, Colorado.

About 'REBOOT: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up'

Jerry Colonna helps startup CEOs make peace with their demons, the psychological habits and behavioral patterns that have helped them to succeed —molding them into highly accomplished individuals—yet have been detrimental to their relationships and ultimate well-being.

Now, this venture capitalist turned executive coach shares his unusual yet highly effective blend of Buddhism, Jungian therapy, and entrepreneurial straight talk to help leaders overcome their own psychological traumas. Reboot is a journey of radical self-inquiry, helping you to reset your life by sorting through the emotional baggage that is holding you back professionally, and even more important, in your relationships.

Jerry has taught CEOs and their top teams to realize their potential by using the raw material of their lives to find meaning, to build healthy interpersonal bonds, and to become more compassionate and bold leaders. In Reboot, he inspires everyone to hold themselves responsible for their choices and for the possibility of truly achieving their dreams.

Work does not have to destroy us. Work can be the way in which we achieve our fullest self, Jerry firmly believes. What we need, sometimes, is a chance to reset our goals and to reconnect with our deepest selves and with each other. Reboot moves and empowers us to begin this journey.


This Showcase will be hosted by Erik Mitisek, a founder and co-chair of Denver Startup Week; and is sponsored & produced by MAPRagency.

Jerry Colonna
Erik Mitisek
Carol Hodgins
Elizabeth Werren
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