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.

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