"Frequently when we see great performers doing something they do, it strikes us that they've practiced for so long and done it so many times, they can just do it automatically. But in fact, what they have achieved is the ability to avoid doing it automatically."
- Geoff Colvin, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
The same may be applicable for solution-focused top coaches. It is not that they are working, as it were, on automatic pilot while they are coaching. Instead, they are often very aware of everything they do. They consciously choose interventions, they consciously apply systematic self-corrections, they are very aware of what the client is saying.