• Disappearing into the Fire: Surviving the Startup Life


    “One of my all time favorite blog posts about entrepreneurship is the  Disappearing Into The Fire post  written by my former partner  Jerry Colonna  . If you haven't read it, do yourself a favor and go read it.

    Jerry has been a highly successful VC, then disappeared into the fire himself, and emerged as a fantastic CEO coach who I recommend so much he can't take any more clients right now. So he's responding to that problem by cloning himself. Well actually not quite. Jerry is starting to do workshops so he can help more entrepreneurs and CEOs.” 

    Are you finding yourself lost in your work?   Is your startup requiring you to run at a 'sprint' pace for a 'marathon' distance?   If you are looking to expand your thinking about success, fulfillment and possibility, join us for a one-day workshop which will give you the tools to:
    • Reconnect with yourself to define the essence of what you want
    • Gain clarity on your goals
    • Develop an actionable blueprint 
    Jerry Colonna (the Yoda of Silicon Alley) is a coach who uses the skills he learned as a VC to help entrepreneurs and CEO’s at fast growth startups. Previously, he was a partner with JPMorgan Partners (JPMP), the private-equity arm of JPMorgan Chase. He joined JPMP from Flatiron Partners, which he launched in 1996 with partner, Fred Wilson. Flatiron became one of the most successful, early-stage investment programs in the New York City area. At Flatiron, Jerry was responsible for a wide range of the firm’s investments including Geocities Inc., Gamesville Inc., Vertical One Inc., and The New York Times Digital. 
    Ann Mehl (Marathon Maven) began her career working at Andersen Consulting, followed by 6+ years at an IT staffing firm, Otec Inc., where she focused on building management teams for VC funded high-growth companies. In 2002, she joined Citigroup Asset Management covering Institutional Sales for the Middle East. Ann then moved into an Executive Search role at Sextant Search Partners. Bringing together her experience in recruitment, sports psychology and the development of human potential, Ann works with her clients to help them discover their purpose and develop a strategic plan. As a runner who has completed over forty marathons worldwide, she lives what she preaches. A Boston College graduate, Ann is a sought-after guest speaker, coach and wellness expert. Her articles have appeared in Women’s Running, Body+Soul and Martha Stewart’s Whole Living program.
    Suggested pre-reading:
    Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity by David Whyte
    The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring by Parker Palmer
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