Designing the ideal chair for your partner client
Empathy, understand your client.
What I found designing for my partner (client), is that I was actually designing for myself. My ideal chair.
Her ideal, well, my client was not very forthcoming was, a Japanese style tatami chair.
What a surprise.
Ask, draw, check, and if possible, ask them to draw it out.
In career coaching, its the same. You may think you know the ideal job for your client, it can be entirely different from what your client has in mind.