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Jerry Colonna Gives the Low Down on Coaching CEOs

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Betabeat has written before about Jerry Colonna, also known as the Yoda of Silicon Alley, who is a business and life coach for a lot of big name start-up and tech CEOs. Mr Colonna is travelling out to Berlin soon to teach one his famous Disappearing Into the Fire sessions, and gave an interview to Tech Berlin over Skype.

He explains that he became a coach after Flatiron Partners folded and he worked a brief, unhappy stint with JP Morgan. “What I wanted to do was to really help other people who are in the exact same place I was in. Kind of the existential question, how do I make sense of this life I have created, especially as it relates to work and the definition of myself.” Read More