Tony Sabló, Ed.D.

Tony possesses over thirty years of experience in human resources, culminating in 17 years of executive-level positions with National Geographic. His specializations include executive coaching, leadership and management development, career and succession management, employee engagement, strategic planning, talent management, diversity and inclusion, organizational development, and change management.

As president of Transformative Learning, LLC, Tony endeavors to ensure his clients’ desired results by understanding their unique needs and development goals within the context and expectations of their organizations or communities.

Over his career, Tony has served periodically as executive coach and organizational development consultant.  Current clients and those from prior engagements include companies in the Aerospace, On-Line/Digital/Media, Defense, Non-Profit, Government, Commercial Real Estate, and Educational Publishing industries.


Prior to establishing his consulting practice, Tony was the chief talent and diversity officer for National Geographic in Washington, DC, reporting to the president and CEO. He also worked with the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees.  At National Geographic, Tony provided strategic and operational direction to the human resources function and, as a member of the Executive Council, he worked in partnership with senior management to ensure that the unique human resources and organizational needs of over ten divisions were met. 

Before joining National Geographic in 1998, Tony was director of human resources and organizational effectiveness for Time Life Inc. in Alexandria, VA.  From 1982 to 1998, he held a number of increasingly responsible positions in human resources with Time Life Inc., and prior to that, Time Warner Cable, in Denver, CO; at the time, both wholly owned subsidiaries of Time Warner.  He began his career in human resources in Denver in 1980, working as a staff effectiveness specialist for the Central Bank of Denver.


In May 1997, Tony earned a doctoral degree in human and organizational learning at The George Washington University’s (GWU) Executive Leadership Program in Washington, DC.  The program is focused on four core areas: learning, leadership, culture, and change.  His doctoral dissertation dealt with organizational culture and change.  While working at Time Life Inc. and National Geographic, Tony also served as assistant professor for approximately three years in the master’s degree program of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at GWU.