Tony Zampella

About Tony Zampella

Tony Zampella is the learning designer at Bhavana Learning Group, which serves coaches, educators, and learning professionals and executives. As an instructor, researcher, and designer of contemplative learning programs and practices, Tony’s work explores the human side of change by bringing wisdom to learning. His focus includes ontological inquiry, Integral meta-theory, and Buddhist wisdom to sustain contemplative practice.

Practice, Performance, and Flow—Differences that Impact Learning

Achieving optimal performance remains a focus of business, leaders, and coaches.

Discussions about performance often devolve into productivity. To develop a healthy balance, increasing performance requires creating conditions for performance to include motivation, rituals, and recognizing different capabilities.

This blog introduces practice, performance, and flow as distinct capacities that support human learning.

Clarifying each ability and recognizing how each capacity contributes to skill acquisition, demonstrating proficiency, and expressing creativity enhances learning and fulfillment.

1- Practice.

Definition: Practice refers to the deliberate and systematic repetition of skills, behaviors, or tasks with the goal of improvement over time.

By |2024-07-09T23:34:08-04:00June 24th, 2024|Blog|0 Comments

Our Happiness Dilemma, Part 2: Embracing the 8 Worldly Winds

In part 1 of this blog, I explored our Happiness dilemma by using three recent data points: an interview with the U.S. Surgeon General, a newly published book, Anxious Generation, and the Annual World Happiness Report.

Using some of these insights, I explored how and what we consume with smartphones and social media contributes to our happiness dilemma.

In this post, I focus on how we might rethink “happiness” and cultivate the mind of satisfaction.

A Whole View

Much of our dilemma surrounding happiness DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2024-07-08T12:00:22-04:00April 22nd, 2024|Blog|0 Comments

Our Happiness Dilemma, Part 1: The Rot Undermining Our Satisfaction

Our obsession with happiness leads us to seek out elixirs and excitement, often undermining the happiness we seek to attain. Given that we enshrine a pillar of our Constitution to the Pursuit of Happiness, it is curious that we’ve slid to number 23 in this year’s Annual World Happiness Report.

In previous years (2017, 2018), I’ve focused on structural and social issues and tensions that point to security and social cohesion gaps that might keep the U.S. out of the top 10.

Last year, I highlighted DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2024-04-23T16:43:18-04:00April 8th, 2024|Blog|0 Comments
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