There is so much to be said for life coaching. I have an almost tingly sense of satisfaction after nearly every session. Tonight, though, I did a consultation that blew my mind.

In short, I sat across the table from someone who had an epiphany so profound it will likely change the course of her life. The brilliant simplicity of it kept rolling over her like waves. She was astounded. I was astounded.

It’s all about asking the right questions, knowing when to dig deeper, letting the dialogue breathe. When training to be a coach, we were told again and again to remember the coaching is self-directed. The client knows what she has to do in most cases. We are facilitators, cheerleaders, people to account to and provide insights. They called it the “dance of coaching.”

Tonight I felt like I was doing my best Bob Fosse.