In this post, I’m sharing the learning map that I’m using to acquire a strong coaching skill set.
After some deliberation, I decided to pursue the first year as a self-guided learning project instead of getting formal credentials. To set myself up for success, I wanted to get clear at the outset on my motivation to learn, the abilities and knowledge required, as well as the best methods for getting there. Here’s the learning map that I’ve drawn and continue to update along the way.
Reflecting on my first year as a coach, I realized that now was a good time to go through formal coach training. At that point, I had done more than 200 individual coaching sessions and reached product/market fit while still being in the early stages of my development as a coach, where I suspected that training might have the biggest impact. I enrolled in a 6-month program with David B. Peterson, Google’s Director of Executive Coaching and Leadership where I got access to world-class teachings and a community of peers who are significantly more experienced than me.
For more context on learning maps, I recommend picking up the book “Ultralearning” by Scott H. Young.