What do you do? I am a sculptor.
Michelangelo had just finished sculpting his masterpiece, the statue of David when one of his apprentices approached him and asked:
“Maestro, how did you achieve such a perfect work?”
And Michelangelo replied:
“David was always in the stone. All I did was remove the stone that wasn’t him.”
A coach is like Michelangelo. He has the ability to recognize the masterpiece under the superfluous marble the client carries on himself.