Coaching involves professionally trained individuals providing support for clients to help them achieve a particular goal, whether it be personal or professional. Coaches can be found in many different industries, from sports to psychology to business. In every case, the coach provides specific guidance to each client, helping them to set goals and milestones and then facilitating the learning and training exercises necessary to achieve them. Coaches do more than just teach; they are a form of mentor, working closely with individuals or small groups to guide them in the right direction and foster their development. Coaching courses equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective coaches, and are available in a number of different specialisations.