Bruce Gibson is the founder and head coach of Bootstraps Coaching. He draws strength from wide-ranging and rich  life experiences. As a corporate executive, he has held important lead positions in a variety of industries—from start-ups to multi- billion-dollar companies. For more than 25 years, Bruce has delivered the impossible with the highest integrity, diplomacy, and inspirational leadership. Beyond his work life, Bruce is a family man, a recorded singer songwriter, and an amateur athlete in endurance races and physical challenges. 

Bruce believes real growth comes from embracing and finding strength within all parts of who we are—a whole-self approach.  He combines formal training with career and life experience, resulting in a very authentic coach-client partnership. Bruce coaches professionals in transition from where they are to where they want to be. But he is more than an accountability partner: Bruce’s technique helps clients merge their personal values and professional vision to create a compass to guide their life and career journey. His clients include high performers, middle management moving toward executive leadership, professionals seeking to define themselves and set achievable career goals, and executives getting back in touch with what inspires them.

Columbia Certified Coach, having completed the graduate-level program at Columbia University and Teachers College, New York
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator certified practitioner 
Specialized study of coaching adults with ADD via the ADD Coach Academy
Associate Coach at Mumford Sole LLC 
Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) 

 Jonathan Silk is an experienced leader and coach with a proven record of leading and developing others to perform at higher levels and improve their overall effectiveness. He has a passion for learning and developing others to improve as leaders. As a leadership coach he partners with individuals and teams to recognize their full potential. Coupling his knowledge of leader development with his leadership experience, he works with his clients to improve their performance as leaders on both a personal and organizational level. Some recent clients include leaders from the Sportswear, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Auto, and Soft Drink industries.


Jonathan brings lessons from over 25 years of experience leading in U.S. Army Infantry, Cavalry, and Armor units in a wide range of assignments, to include leading soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. As a U.S. Army officer he had an established record of high performance in complex, volatile, and dynamic environments.He is a decorated veteran, a Wounded Warrior, and a recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.  Jonathan served as a faculty member at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY before transitioning from the Army in 2015.


Gioia Della Rosa coaches business transformation, leadership, and organization change. Do you know where you are taking your organization? Do you know where you as an individual and leader are going? Do you want to change that course? Do you want to make sure you actually get there?  

Gioia's focus is to help organizations, leaders, individuals do exactly that. Strategically, pragmatically, safely. She's held global positions of senior responsibility and is now Senior Director, Change & Transition Management for the industry leader in sports and activewear; she's been an entrepreneur, formed teams, managed the bottom line through periods of intense growth and extreme financial challenges; she's been a consultant for the private and public sector; she formed and led teams - bringing them up to peak performance; she's skilled at forming alliances and deep engagement with senior stakeholders. 

Gioia holds a Degree in Economics from LUISS University in Rome, Italy and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in NYC. She is a Columbia University-certified Executive Coach and dedicated to truly hone change capabilities in the individuals who act on them. Somebody like you reading this page.


Matthew Myers has worked professionally as an actor and playwright in Atlanta for 17 years. He is a graduate of the University of West Florida. He trained in long and short form improv with Dad's Garage and JackPie Theatre. He is an award winning writer and actor, as well as a teacher of middle school drama.​ 

As our Bootstraps Executive Coaching Actor-in-Residence, Matthew helps clients recapture their curiosity and leads our “Yes And” Improv Experience as a means to understand the power of Design Thinking and creative collaboration.