Antonio describes himself as a “Psychonaut” and has been a Consultant/Coach/Professor trained in Organization Development, Coaching, Crisis Intervention, and Conflict Resolution. He has also taught in Higher Education settings such as CIIS and Southwestern College. His education consists of a PhD in East/West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and Master Degrees from The George Washington and DePauw Universities in the areas of Education and Human Development, Distance Education Leadership, and Organizational Psychology. He spent most of his professional life in the education and business environments and has been CEO of a Telecommunications organization, and Human Resources Director at Reynolds Aluminum both in Venezuela. Antonio was also the executive director of a non-profit international NGO affiliated with the United Nations and the director of Management Training for IBM in South America. His teaching experience includes working with Master’s and PhD–level students and as Academic Dean in two Graduate Schools for about 7 years.
Most of his academic orientation is based on Positive and Transpersonal Psychologies. He loves both classroom and online teaching with graduate-level students, having a particular skill set for creating experiential learning processes that promote thinking beyond the traditional.
Antonio is also returning to the Naropa Community, where he was a Board of Trustees member about 27 years ago before he moved away from Boulder. He now lives in Colorado since 2020 with his wife Zaida, their three daughters who attended and graduated from CU Boulder, and their five grandchildren.
He considers himself blessed for having the opportunity to once again share his Transpersonal background with a whole new team of students.
Organization Transformation: The Emergence of a New Paradigm in the Workplace, PhD Dissertation
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