About Tony

Anthony M. Zipple, Sc.D., M.B.A.

Chief Problem Solver

Dr. Zipple is an expert in improving individual, team, and organizational performance. He combines his decades of executive expertise, deep training in coaching and management, and extensive experience in organizational behavior and positive psychology to serve as your trusted business advisor and help you tackle your most difficult business challenges. Certified as a Predictive Index Partner and Talent Management Consultant, Dr. Zipple has the tools to help your organization thrive.

During his 40-year career, Dr. Zipple has served as a senior executive for three nationally recognized behavioral health organizations and held positions as a consultant, university professor, senior academic researcher, accreditation surveyor, and public administrator. From 2011 to 2018, Dr. Zipple was the President and CEO of Centerstone Kentucky and responsible for 1500 staff who provided $175 million of direct and contracted behavioral health services.

Dr. Zipple received his doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University, his MBA from the University of New Hampshire, and his master’s degree in environmental planning from the University of Notre Dame. He has certifications in talent optimization, coaching, and positive psychology interventions. Dr. Zipple is a psychologist who has published more than 65 articles, monographs, and book chapters and is a recipient of the Hall-Render Leadership in Healthcare Award.

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Do You Have A Best Friend At Work?

The Gallup Q12 is a quick, easy measure of employee engagement that has been used by thousands of companies. I have used the Gallop Q12 in a variety of organizations and most employees like the survey  and appreciate the results. Many staff, however, seem to dislike question 10: Do you have a best friend at […]


Crisis Management Requires Talent Optimization

COVID 19 has absorbed vast amounts of our time, energy, and worry during the past month. Everyone is struggling with the implications of lockdowns and personal concerns about health and well-being. My inbox is full of helpful advice. Everyone who has my name on a mailing list seems to be sending suggestions about how to […]

Behavioral Health

Mindfulness Over Matter: The Science of Positiv…

I had the privilege of doing a podcast on positive psychology with Dr. Dennis Morrison and Netsmart. It is a great overview of the field and its applicability to helping all of us have better lives. I hope you enjoy it.


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When you align your people strategy to your business strategy you not only increase your ROI, but it can also help you attract and maintain top talent. When you invest in your people, it shows.

Tony exemplifies these characteristics, combining the best attributes of a leader and coach — listening, sharing experiences, and challenging assumptions. I have benefited greatly by working with Tony and within a short period of time have noticed clear, positive changes to my leadership style that have impacted my organization.

As a member of our Senior Team, I struggled for years in our organization with both communication and team development. I had the hard skills but was lacking with the soft skills necessary to be effective as a leader. With Tony’s help as a business coach, I have been able to develop the skills needed to truly be a team player.

Dr. Zipple has helped me far beyond what I ever expected — not only did he help me get over my immediate stresses and anxieties but he also showed me how to lead a really good life. His kindness, patience, and unconditional positive regard, coupled with his scientific side and showing me how to process things is what I attribute my recovery to.

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