I’ll admit it: I scorned coaching for many years. An avid and lifelong believer in the power of psychotherapy, I viewed coaching and the quick fixes it promoted with great skepticism. Achieving stability, equilibrium, and a stronger sense of self required years, if not decades, of long sessions with a therapist. It involved a thorough excavation of one’s past, profound reflection, grit, and tears. In short, I thought authentic, long-lasting change could only be accomplished through a protracted—and often painful—process. Coaching, on the other hand, was too brief, too expedient, too unorthodox, and too unregulated of a field to trust.