We were debriefing, looking back over the span of our 6 coaching sessions working together, and he'd generously offered to put together some quotes for me.
He sat a few seconds, searching for words to express his sense of what it had been like, and then said 'Catalyst'.
He hadn't put it into a sentence yet. And he could have no idea how significant the word he'd picked was for me.
Long ago and far away, I had come across the word, and got the strange sensation that it described me, or what I wanted to be. And the exactness of the fit felt intensely at odds with the fact that I had no idea what practical expression this quality inside me could take. Instead of a thing that didn't have a name, it was a name that did not yet have a tangible expression to match it.