The recipe for a successful IM is the synergy found in endurance training, transitions, energy management, pacing, underwater excellence, a bolstering of strengths, leveraging of weaknesses and intelligent strategy.
Most coaches get into the profession because of the inspiration of their mentors. Most don't get into it to fill out CARA logs, complete NCAA paperwork, recruit, or fund raise. Those, however, are elements of the job and they can stifle creativity. This isn't limited to coaches, modern work is "often, an overload of rules, processes and metrics keeps us from doing our best work together." Take 16 minutes to see what how Yves Morieux tackles every day problems flexibly and collaboratively.