Have you ever dealt with a consultant arriving and telling you what to do in great details without enquiring about what you already know and tried?
Well, coaching is very different. Coaching will use all your previous experiences to help you understand what is most likely to work for you going forward towards your goal.
Coaching assumes that you are the best placed to know what is what right for you. A coach will ask you to delve into your previous experiences to find hidden gems that you had buried. It may also be experiences you know from other people that you could use in your new situation.
Your past could be a treasure trove. Use it to help you going forward.