Dr. Tony Cerella

Dr. Tony Cerella

Dr. Tony Cerella is a former U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel who serves others as a coach, facilitator, and storyteller.

As a leadership coach, Tony brings experience, humor, and empathy to create opportunities to reflect and grow. He uses thoughtful questions to create awareness that led to action. Tony offers supportive accountability and compassion to explore opportunities for balance and self-awareness. He is a steady hand who listens deeply and easily connects to build trust with leaders in all leadership levels. 

As a facilitator, Tony brings a warm and welcoming presence. He has trained hundreds of participants in programs in Asia, Europe, and the United States. His positive energy and focused approach create a productive and experiential learning atmosphere helping participants improve their individual and collective performance. As a facilitator, Tony connects and communicates with participants to create spaces for growth and meaningful outcomes. 

During 23 years of international military service Tony served in challenging assignments in Australia, Germany, Italy, Iraq, South Korea & the United States. As a leader and follower, Tony models positive behaviors, shares wisdom, and creates safe spaces for constructive vulnerability. Tony is curious, dependable, and loves to share laughter. His friends say that he is a generous soul and a thoughtful storyteller.

Tony is a graduate of the Georgetown University Executive Coaching Certification Program, a member of the International Coach Federation, and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma certifications. 

Tony earned a Doctor of Education, Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science in International Political Economy of Resources, from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Virginia Military Institute. 

Tony lives in Como, Italy with his 15-year-old twins and his wife, Bethany. He enjoys reading, travel, the movies of Wes Anderson, and the works of Stefan Zweig. 

Certified practitioner of the following Instruments:

  • Hogan 360 Assessment 
  • Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi 2.0)

Dr. Tony Cerella

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