Words Matter: Monthly Community Conference Call: November 2018
Using generative language to create powerful results
with Tony Zampella
Tony’s research unlocks and accesses the generative (or creative) properties of language that can help people and organization explore their lives, and interpret their environments.
As humans, we adopt a relationship to language as descriptive, analytical, or generative; either to describe, understand or create reality. Our relationship to language, therefore, shapes our awareness, agency, and action.
Generative (and creative) language is critical to coaching because it adopts a future-orientation that integrates intention, action and accountability.
is an educator, activist, leadership coach, writer, and researcher in the field of adult learning and leadership development. Tony began coaching in 2000, and was on faculty at Mercy College until 2005, directing its graduate program in Organizational Leadership. Tony’s research includes the work of Martin, Ken Wilber and Integral Theory, and Buddhists principles around contemplative practices, including mindfulness. His research on listening has been cited by ICF (International Coaching Federation), and he is also a contributor to the coaching text book: Complex situations in coaching: A critical case-based approach, which will shortly be released.