When several coaches get together
(No trains involved in this endeavour)
Each has a viewpoint quite unique
Tensions mount – each wants to speak
And tune into another's needs
Access anxieties - for fees
When reassurance, help, support
And encouragement are sought.
Psychology and a gentle touch
Good listening – maybe French or Dutch
As coaches don't know who will call
And this is Belgium after all!
The human brain besieged by stress
Was not invented to process
Excessive data; and sensation
On all sides leads to frustration...
These kindly folk help pave the way
To a less emotional display
But it's hard to pause, reflect, take stock
When our fragile egos take a knock...
So, how well do they do their task?
Much hands-on training makes them ask
Is this approach the way to go
As progress, when it comes, is slow...
(c) Poet in the woods 2016