Tony Cerella


Senior Executive Coach

Como, Italy

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Coaching Experience

  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the ICF
  • Over 250 hours of coaching with executives and leaders in different industries

Professional background

  • United States Army (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Proven leader in operations, logistics, and multinational environments
  • Assignments in Australia, Germany, Italy, Iraq, South Korea & the United States


  • Doctor of Education (University of Southern California)
  • MS (Colorado School of Mines)
  • PMP and Lean Six Sigma certifications

Personal commitments

  • Staying connected with his wife and teenage twins
  • Community volunteer (Climate Fresk, etc.)

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

The beginning is always today

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Professional background

During his 23 years of international military service, Tony excelled in challenging multinational assignments. He passionately develops emerging talent and leads cohesive teams. Tony models positive behaviors, shares wisdom, and creates safe spaces for constructive vulnerability.

Coaching expertise

Since Tony’s transition from military service was positively influenced by coaching, he easily and excitably shifted from Army officer to coach. As a coach Tony uses compassion to explore opportunities for growth and balance, connecting easily with leaders from multiple industries and professions. He is a steady hand who listens deeply and connects with people from diverse backgrounds. Tony brings experience, humor, and empathy as a coach and facilitator to create opportunities for growth.

What we say about Tony Cerella at Turningpoint

Tony is curious, dependable, and loves to share laughter. His friends say that he is a generous soul and a thoughtful storyteller.

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