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- Bhavana Learning Group
We support learning cultures that bring wisdom to your leadership.
Bhavana Learning Group, (previously, Zampella Group, Inc.) works with experienced coaches, learning professionals, and business executives. We support clients in developing learning programs that cultivate being and listening as the foundation for expanding leadership capacity.
OUR WORK integrates leadership research, Western learning models, and Eastern contemplative practices to cultivate learning cultures and develop leadership mindsets.
OUR APPROACH involves an ontological inquiry that differentiates the nature and function of being, through an exploration of mind, body and, language. This begins with developing conditions and practices — that focus beyond skills, personality or performance — to cultivate leadership. These conditions, when embodied and practiced, develop a leadership mindset.
WHY WORK WITH US? We support professionals seeking to expand their learning capacity and leverage the wisdom of all talent. Our work dissolves impediments that can impede learning, such as:
— no time for learning that allows for deeper inquiry beyond a problem-solving paradigm.
— confusion in the face of an overwhelming amount of information and resources, resulting in a critical resource-gap.
— outmoded perceptions without the tools to support unlearning, expand awareness and learn anew.
— anxiety caused by short-term thinking and fragmented perceptions
— uncertainty in the face of disruptive change, complexity, and ambiguity that often finds people isolated.
Founder, Anthony V. Zampella, MSOL is an educator, activist, leadership coach, writer, and researcher in the field of adult learning and leadership development. His firm works with coaches and educators to cultivate learning communities.
Tony began coaching in 2000, and was on faculty at Mercy College until 2005, directing its graduate program in Organizational Leadership. He has taught part-time at Rutgers University business school.
In addition to B.A. in Sociology (UCSD), M.S. in Journalism (Columbia University), and M.S. in Organizational Leadership (Mercy College), Tony is a graduate of the Contemplative where he currently serves on its faculty.
A Zen Buddhist practitioner since 2000, Tony holds several certificates in human development: Foundations of Ontological Design from ; ; ; ; and, .
He is a member of ACTO (Association of Coach Training Organization) and his research on listening has been cited by ICF (International Coaching Federation).
Tony’s blog, Learning Curve, explores learning and leadership, and he serves on the Editorial Board of “The Philosophy of Coaching, an International Journal.”