Reboot Podcast Episode #18 – Taking your Seat – with Jules Pieri

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 18 // June 10, 2015

Suppose what you fear
could be trapped
and held in Paris.

Then you would have the courage
to go everywhere in the world.
All the directions of the compass
open to you,
except the degrees east or west
of true north
that lead to Paris.

Still, you wouldn’t dare
to put your toes smack dab
on the city limit line.

And you’re not really willing to stand on a mountainside
miles away
and watch the Paris lights
come up at night.
And just to be on the safe side, you decide to stay completely
out of France.

But then danger
seems too close
even to those boundaries,
and you feel the timid part of you
covering the whole globe again.

You need the kind of friend
who learns your secret and says,
“See Paris first.”


Jules Pieri

Jules Pieri

Co-Founder and CEO of The Grommet

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Episode Description

What if you let go of your own hope to control things, and go back to building and leading from a place of love?

Jules Pieri, co-founder and CEO of the product launch platform, the Grommet has done just that for her growing team of 55 employees.  In this conversation, Jules and Jerry discuss what it was like to embrace the grit of her Detroit working class upbringing, face head on the fears of being a non-prototypical entrepreneur building a new kind of company in one of the scariest economic times in recent memory. Through it all, Jules has been able to move forward with courage to build an organization where people can feel loved and do great work in the process.

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