People either want to avoid all conflict, or they are overly invested in the conflict and want to win at all costs. What is healthy conflict?
But no one person can make a team successful; it takes a team. And an effective team needs its members to listen.
When a client stalls, gives up, defaults to previous behaviors, or becomes overwhelmed, the internal coach must discern when to step in and when to stay out.
Sometimes the most empowering thing that a coach can do is to offer advice or share their expertise and then jump back into the role of coach.
Instead of interruption, think opportunity. Instead of change, think growth. Instead of scary, think exciting. Instead of annoying, think curious.