Reboot Founders

Reboot was started in 2014 by Jerry Colonna, Ali Schultz, Khalid Halim, and Dan Putt. We wanted to foster a revolution around work because better humans make better leaders. We also wanted to prove that “love” and “business” work well together, and that work can be a safe place to bring your whole, human self. And, we wanted to prove that we could build the kind of company that we coach our clients to build, because, as Jerry says, “half-assing it is boring.”

If we don’t work on our stuff, our stuff will work on us. It will run our lives–and show up in our offices and relationships–until we take the reins of responsibility for our own well being.

After working in a variety of startups and a life-time of soul-based explorations, Ali helped bring forth in 2014 when she co-founded the company. She knows the ways of soul, savvy, and magic and she has brought those deep skills and her big heart into her work as COO of Reboot. In that role, she executes and manifests deftly, with clarity and grace. More, too, as a coach, she moves with ease from ally to challenger to guide. Her superpower is getting her clients (and her colleagues) to tap into their innermost being, their source of creativity and innovation, in order to bear the rigors of work/life existential challenges. And, all the while, making you laugh from the very core of your belly.

She knows that regardless of what you’re going through, whatever situation you’re in, the most important conversation you can have is the one with your own heart and the most important relationship you have is the one you have with yourself. She helps clients hear the clarity of their own voice and trust their inner knowing so that they can then align their life with purpose and lead from that place. So that you can manifest what it is you are here to do in this lifetime. Creating humane workplaces of safety and connection is an inside job that begins within each of us.

Ali seamlessly and deftly weaves together her business acumen with the innate wisdom of the body, the philosophies of the world’s wisdom traditions, and the way of the horse to help clients find their voice so that they can find themselves. She draws on her more than a dozen years in business as an operator managing projects, teams, and human resources, and developing brands. Before Reboot, she worked with Jerry Colonna to create the life-changing CEO & Founder Bootcamps in the US and abroad.

With a Masters degree in religious studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Ali has studied Transformational NLP at NLP Marin, completed the facilitator program at the Center for Collaborative Awareness, and is a certified EQUUS Experience Facilitator in Equine Facilitated Coaching. She is an avid horsewoman. Her popular newsletters on ‘The Art of Being Human at Work’ live primarily at the Reboot Blog but have also been published by spirituality and meaning experience called OnBeing.

“Helping others find the opportunity – for joy, excitement, beauty – and growth within the wild roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship fuels my passion for this work. After all, the goal isn’t to avoid the bumps, it’s to keep our eyes open and our hands up.”

Dan Putt is an entrepreneur and Director of Engagement for As a four-time founder, Dan understands the ups, downs and terrifying free falls that accompany the startup life. Dan strives to help others bring their best, most full self to every moment. He believes that on the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship, the goal is not to avoid the bumps, it’s to keep our eyes open and our hands up. Dan holds a degree in marketing from Ohio State University and is an ICF certified coach.

“The best way to overcome the inevitable loneliness of life at the top may be to connect and mindfully attend to the process that’s already underway – the unconscious sharing that undergirds every relationship.”

Jerry Colonna is the CEO, and co-founder, of, an executive coaching and leadership development firm whose coaches and facilitators are committed 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. Previous to his career as a coach he was a partner with JPMorgan Partners (JPMP), the private equity arm of JP Morgan Chase. He joined JPMP from Flatiron Partners, which he launched 1996 with partner, Fred Wilson. Flatiron became one of the most successful, early-stage investment programs in the New York City area. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Reboot ’s co-founder and CEO Jerry Colonna is a certified professional coach, who draws on a wide variety of experiences to help clients design a more conscious life and make needed changes to improve their performance and satisfaction. He established his coaching practice in 2007. Prior to this work, Colonna was a venture capitalist focused on investing in early-stage technology-related startups.

In 2002, Colonna became a partner with J.P. Morgan Partners (JPMP), which was the private-equity arm of J.P. Morgan Chase, where he co-led the firm’s investments in technology and media.

He joined JPMP from Flatiron Partners. With his partner, Fred Wilson, Colonna launched Flatiron in August 1996. Flatiron became one of the most successful, early-stage investment programs.

Colonna joined his first venture firm, CMG@Ventures L.P. in February 1995 as a founding partner. CMG@Ventures was the first “Internet-specific” venture firm. Prior to joining @Ventures, Colonna worked for ten years for CMP Media Inc. From 1985 to 1993, he served in a variety of roles at InformationWeek, including a three-year stint as its Editor.

Colonna also serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Naropa University. Naropa University the only accredited Buddhist-inspired university in North America.

He also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Tibetan Village Project, a not-for-profit, non-political organization dedicated to creating sustainable livelihoods for Tibetans through social entrepreneurship and educational opportunities.

He is also a director at the Good Work Institute, whose mission is to educate and connect a network of local community members and actively support their collaborative efforts to regenerate their places.

The recipient of numerous awards and a compelling speaker on topics ranging from leadership to starting businesses, Colonna has been named to Forbes ASAP’s list of the best VCs and Worth’s list of the 25 most generous young Americans. A graduate of Queens College, Colonna lives in Boulder, Colo.

“There is fundamental shift happening in the way people view work. It’s not just a job or a paycheck anymore. Our work is the expression of our natural gifts intersecting with the needs of the world. This is the purest realization of human potential.”

Khalid is a certified professional coach and founder of Clients praise Khalid’s insight and empathy, as well as his ability to transform complicated webs of story into simple strings of actionable steps. He works with founders and leadership teams looking to move through change and growth purposefully. His guiding purpose is to empower the people who will build the organizations he wants to see in the world his children will grow up in. Khalid has over ten years experience working in startups, both as a founder and turnaround CEO.

Khalid graduated from Reboot in July 2020. You can find him and his new venture at