To the other local small business owner who suggested to my client to "just ask for a refund and let me take over this project": thanks for the extra motivation to scale my business, and impress that client, and future clients, even more.
I was admittedly agitated when my client told me about this but I'm already over it. (Thanks meditation! Equanimity ftw!)
I'm grateful to work in *collaboration* with other coaches. Collaboration over competition is the way to go!