We were not amid a crisis but, rather, at a crossroads. I was stepping away from my current work role with my husband's business gaining momentum. It felt like a good time to welcome an outside voice into our thinking and conversations surrounding direction. We spent a couple of hours with Dan working through the Working Genius model which gave us a starting point and framework to consider our strengths and our weaknesses, both as professionals, parents, and a couple, identifying the things that both energise and drain us day to day. We really appreciated the time and space we shared with Dan being free to talk not only to him but also one another, with Dan as facilitator and soundboard to the organic conversations that sparked. We felt safe, comfortable, respected, and genuinely cared for. He held and steered us a little when needed, allowing things to take their own course and go with the flow. Overall, a very positive experience and one I would be happy to repeat as a couple and make time for away from the daily distractions that so easily arise at home. It was so good to hear one another's thoughts. There is something hugely valuable about having a third person present to listen, support, guide, and make suggestions.