Great points. I’m not sure this model will help clarify them very much though. It’s not meant to be a comprehensive descriptive or predictive model of how the whole learning/coaching process works. Galleway is more of a coach than an intellectual, and his interest in developing models is limited to what works with his clients.
But it would make sense that some pursuits require solitary, highly analytical thinking, and others are more amenable to intuitive learning and coaching. I’d bet the holy grail though is combining focus and flow in equal measure. Our challenge is how to do that with work that is as abstract as knowledge work. Programming actually is ahead of the curve on that one.