Reboot Podcast Episode #29 – Who’s in Your Corner? – with Carrie Barry

The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.

Episode 29 // December 17, 2015

Life doesn’t run away from nobody. Life runs at people.

Guests

Carrie Barry

Carrie Barry

Founder, The Corner Boxing Club

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Episode Description

Carrie Barry has had her own great challenges to overcome, including real struggles at home that forced her to leave at the age of 12 and strike out on her own. She’s proven resilient, stitching the struggles of her past into the fabric of her being and choosing to appreciate and utilize that pain into the work she does today. Carrie Barry is former Olympic Boxer and entrepreneur who owns and runs a boxing gym in Boulder where people come to break a sweat, get a hug, and learn some valuable life lessons.   She also happens to be, in a twist, a boxing coach for 2 of Reboot’s finest: Jerry and Ali.  Join Jerry in getting a little coaching and a lot of inspiration in this conversation with Carrie Barry.  

The Corner Boxing Club

Show Highlights

“In coming into a relationship with my own body I found a way out of the depression.” @jerrycolonna Click To Tweet

The way we overcome our own existential suffering is to focus on someone else’s need. -@jerrycolonna Click To Tweet

“The hero & coward feel the same. The difference between hero & coward is what they do, not what they feel.” Click To Tweet – Carrie Barry quoting Cus D’Amato

“I discovered a family and community through sports.” – Carrie Barry

“In coming into a relationship with my own body I found a way out of the depression.” Jerry Colonna 

“I truly believe that every person who is of able body and mind should serve because there is so much to gain from that experience of respect and working together.” – Carrie Barry 

“The reason why we call it The Corner Boxing Club is because the corner of the ring is where you always come back to and get support, rejuvenation, and kick in the ass that you need.” – Carrie Barry 

“I have a theory that our strength and resiliency as a human being doesn’t come merely from being able to celebrate the wins, but also to honor and recognize what the challenges were and whether or not we overcame them.”Jerry Colonna 

“If I don’t do something of value then that’s when I get anxiety or depression.” – Carrie Barry

“We all have the capacity to be Buddha’s ourselves – just as we all have the capacity to be leaders, athletes, and coaches.” Jerry Colonna

“There’s also this notion that the way we overcome our own existential suffering is to focus on someone else’s need.” Jerry Colonna 

“The hero and the coward both feel the same. The difference between the hero and the coward is what they do, and not what they feel.” – Carrie Barry quoting Cus D’Amato 

“I am fearful of losing that small gym feeling.” – Carrie Barry 

“We built companies that are built on love, family, and a sense of belonging.” Jerry Colonna 

“My real goal is to look at a packed class and it wouldn’t even matter if the coaches were there because the relationships between the members are so strong.”  – Carrie Barry

“The truth is if you really want to be effective, fast, and land those punches as an entrepreneur you actually have to slow down.” Jerry Colonna