Is the coach important? Yes, but in a very different way than a manager. Managers direct the ball-kicking, and are deeply involved in managing the process itself. But coaches are focused on the end result, not the process. They train, guide, encourage, provide resources and champion the success of others. Then they get out of the way. Managers never get out of the way.
…the truth, there’d be a hell of a lot of less shame and feelings of inadequacy happening. And, yes, when you live your life being allergic to bullshit, you’re bound to break out in hives but it’s better than walking around every day all day looking like you’re holding in a giant dump.