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  • Tony V. Zampella/ Bhavana Learning Group

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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 exponential change and existential fear, we believe that leadership and learning demand more wisdom.

Our three-dimensional approach explores the nature of being to expand mindsets through contemplative practices. Together, our approach sustains the growth to support increased awareness and action.

Bhavana Learning Group, (previously, Zampella Group, Inc.) works with experienced coaches, learning professionals, and business executives.  

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 Psychotherapy at Nalanda Institute of Contemplative Science 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 Newfield Network; Open Space Technology; Appreciative Inquiry; Spiral Dynamics Integral; and, Spiritual Intelligence.

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.”

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