“So how’s your week been?” I asked Jim, my client of about a year. And that was all it took. Forty-five minutes later I threw out an anchor which drug the bottom another five minutes before it caught, and I was able to abruptly end our coaching session. Jim (not his real name, of course) had barely come up for air during the entire monologue. I hung up the phone in a bit of a daze, feeling discouraged and thinking to myself, I’m not quite sure what that was…but I don’t think it was coaching.

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