Updated: 3rd March 2023
I currently split my work time roughly 50-50 between coaching and Polaris Ventures. I’ve found that these projects complement each other well in several ways, so I’m excited to continue with this setup.
Within coaching, my main focus this year will be the following:
- Distilling and articulating what I’ve learned about coaching over the last four years and identifying what’s next in my skill development.
- Developing a deep understanding of how people learn by studying literature from the learning sciences, educational psychology, neurobiology, and other disciplines.
At Polaris Ventures, I oversee all operational matters and building capacity wherever needed. This role emerged from my previous work as COO of the Effective Altruism Foundation (now Center on Long-Term Risk). I’m getting a sense of continuation and stability from this and an opportunity to have an outsized impact.
I have a couple of reunions with friends and family coming up that I’m looking forward to right now. Most notably, my brother is turning 30 this month, which will be an opportunity to celebrate and connect.
The central theme of this season appears to be “learning.” I’m “writing to learn” for about an hour at the start of the day and listening to various podcasts during walks in the nearby park after work. I’m also attending a series of weekend workshops on nonviolent communication, which have helped me relate more skillfully to my own experience and the people in my life.