Tony Zampella

Profile

Name

Tony Zampella

Title

Educator, Designer, Leadership Coach, Writer

Role

Coach, Alumni

City

New York

State

NY

Country

United States

Biography

Bio

Anthony V. Zampella is an educator, coach, activist, writer, and researcher in the field of adult learning and leadership development. He integrates Western knowledge and Eastern contemplative practices to develop generative mindsets. Since 1999, Tony has worked as a leadership specialist, as an academic and professional designing leadership programs for executives, first-time CEOs, and L&D professionals.

His firm, Zampella Group, is a pioneer in “first-person learning,” closely related to triple-loop learning, or ontological learning. Distinct from conventional third-person “empirical” learning, and second-person “experiential” learning, first-person learning involves an “existential awareness” that cultivates insight and perceptions to alter mindsets.

He writes a blog, Learning Curve, for learning and development professionals, and serves on the Editorial Board of “The Philosophy of Coaching, an International Journal.”

Tony’s eclectic fusion of Western business models, generative learning methods, language-action practices, and Eastern wisdom traditions inform his interests in Martin Heidegger, Ken Wilber, and Zen Buddhism.

•Conventional studies include an MS in Journalism from Columbia University; MS in Business, Organizational Leadership, Mercy College; BA in Sociology from University of California at San Diego (UCSD).
•Philosophical inquiries in ontology, phenomenology, Integral Theory, systems thinking, and language-action philosophy.
•Spiritual integration of Eastern practices, Zen meditation, and mindfulness practices.

Tony is certified in these areas of adult learning:
•Certified: Foundations of Ontological Learning, Newfield Network.
•Certified: Facilitators of Open Space Technology.
•Certified: Appreciative Inquiry.
•Certified: Spiral Dynamics Integral (Level I & II).
•Certified: Spiritual Intelligence.
•Enrolled in a Buddhist program in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Nalanda Institute.
Degree(s) MS in Journalism from Columbia University; MS in Business, Organizational Leadership, Mercy College; BA in Sociology from University of California at San Diego (UCSD).

Degree

MSOL, MS & BA

Graduation year

2005

State you attended the Newfield Program

Washington D.C. / Maryland

Country you attended the Newfield Program

USA

Coaching Specialty

Leadership coaching, LGBT Coaching

Language

English