I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it was a nail. ~Abraham H. Maslow There is a common denominator to many consulting and coach stories. It always starts with a client who has a problem and is looking for an easy solution. Usually from me. Now I see very clearly that the client truly believes this is a dilemma, and their world is upside down because of it. Even more so, they have tried everything they humanly thought was possible to solve the issue they were facing head on. They are a bit taken back when I announce I find the solutions in them, not for them. Sometimes, I get comments like, "Didn't you hear me, I have tried everything."