We support learning cultures that bring wisdom to your leadership.
Bhāvanā is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning “to seed,” or “to cultivate”—derived from “Bhava” which means “being, a state of body or mind.”
Our firm works with learning and leadership professionals to manage the human side of change by bringing wisdom to learning. At this time of disruptive change and complexity, we believe that leadership and learning demand greater wisdom.
Our ontological approach expands unlearning capacity through contemplative practices to sustain increased awareness and action. Bhavana Learning Group, (previously, Zampella Group, Inc.) works with experienced coaches, learning professionals, and business executives to cultivate learning communities.
Founder, Anthony V. Zampella, MSOL 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. He has taught part-time at Rutgers University business school.
In addition to B.A. in Sociology (UCSD), an 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 faculty.
A Zen Buddhist practitioner since 2000, Tony holds several certificates in human development: Foundations of Ontological Design from ; ; ; ; and, .
As a Board member of ACTO (Association of Coach Training Organization) Tony's research on listening has been cited by ICF (International Coaching Federation). His blog, Learning Curve, explores learning and leadership.
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