Mentalists and Magicians do some amazing tricks, and we as coaches can learn a lot from them, for their understanding of the human mind, psyche and behaviour are what we as coaches need to know.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve learnt a lot about sports coaching from Occultists, Social Engineers, Magicians, Mentalists and animal trainers and their understanding about the human mind and the workings and manipulation of physical reality, and taken some of their relevant techniques and understandings and applied them towards a positive use.
For as always, techniques are neutral, it is the intent that one imbues them with that matters
The Art And Science Of Cold Reading
In reality, to become a really good coach, one has to literally start to become an occultist, magician and mentalists all rolled into one, because in the coaching process one has to come to understand the human mind, psyche and behaviour and hack into the human brain and sub conscious.
And always remember, occult only means hidden, and the only reason that that word becomes dark, is the intent by the person that they put into what they do