The birth of coaching goes back to the 1850s where tutors helped university students prepare for exams. It then deviated and became popular in the sporting world where teams and professional athletes used a coach to help maximise their potential. Only in the 1950s did coaching slowly make a breakthrough in business management literature. By the 1980s, coaching became recognised as a conventional profession, and since then has made its way into leadership programmes, career development, personal growth, and guiding human prosperity.