OLCC Digital Portfolio Journey

“Many of us come to coaching assuming it’s all about acquiring tools and techniques to support our work. Instead we find that the most important tool is yourself, and this requires a sincere willingness to explore the layers of one’s inner landscape.”

– Pamela McClean 

Experience Map

Digital Portfolio Experience Map.001

Turning Points


  • Use an offline system for writing your copy
  • Save your photos in a folder or notebook with attribution links
  • Look at other portfolios and try different templates
  • Invest time (and money?) into a stock photo site – Morguefile
  • If all else fails, google it – (ex. how to do a wordpress gallery)
  • Explore different aids for creating visuals – Piktochart
  • Don’t get caught up in doing it the “right” way.
  • The deadlines can sneak up on you
  • Embrace that it’s a portfolio and not your coaching website
  • Spend time reflecting on your philosophy and brand – not from a marketing angle but from an authenticity angle


Image credit: Maria Savenko at https://www.flickr.com/photos/76625903@N02/6810723566

McLean, P. (2012). The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching: A developmental approach. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons


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