Sometimes in a Coaching session, a client will have a really profound insight. This happened quite recently when I was coaching a senior guy in his late thirties.
We were studying a well-known framework around conflict. He suddenly went really quiet and his eyes started welling up. When I asked him what was going on for him he just shook his head. Then after a very long pause, where he tried to collect himself, he shook his head again and said:
“I’ve just been busy avoiding, haven’t I!?”