One of the start-up world’s most in-demand executive coaches—hailed as the “CEO Whisperer” (Gimlet Media)—reveals why radical self-inquiry is critical to professional success and healthy relationships in all realms of life.Jerry Colonna helps start-up 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.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Foreword Sharon Salzberg ix
Dedication of the Merit xiii
Introduction: Elevating Darkness 1
Chapter 1 Passing GO 15
Chapter 2 The Crucible and the Warrior 39
Chapter 3 Standing Still in Empty Time 61
Chapter 4 Remembering Who You Are 89
Chapter 5 The Immense Sky of the Irrational Other 105
Chapter 6 Handprints on the Canyon Wall 135
Chapter 7 Loving the Crow 165
Chapter 8 Heartbreak, Resilience, and the Path to Equanimity 195
Chapter 9 Leadership and the Art of Growing Up 221
Afterword: A Light Heart Lives Long 249
Author's Note 255