Instructional coaching is a way to help the learner become more self-directed and motivated. The instructional coach works with the learner to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed for success in their course or program. Instructional coaches work with learners on a one-on-one basis or in small groups to provide support, feedback, guidance and encouragement. They work with learners to set goals, conduct assessments and provide feedback on progress towards those goals. Instructional coaches also help learners identify ways they can be successful in their course or program by identifying barriers that may be holding them back from achieving their goals and working together to find solutions for these barriers.