I'm sure I could go on and on about the differences between a good coach for sport preparation and the way education is run for career preparation. However, I hope that this illustrates the basic points that I've been thinking and talking about with a number of professors that last couple weeks.
The one size fits all and the predesigned programs are not what the future of education is going to look in my opinion. The brakes are constantly being put on motivated students by this approach and leading to frustration and burnout as they are forced to sit through classes and material they find boring, useless, or irrelevant.
I think as education becomes more accessible and we begin to see graduation rates increase, the value of degrees will go down and the market will turn to a more "coach-like" paradigm. Rather than chasing degrees and classes, people will begin to hire personal educational coaches that can deliver what they actually want or need. This will happen as more and more of the population attains advanced degrees and are not able to separate themselves from the population from the paper they receive. They will be forced to look for improvement in other ways. This is just one way that seems likely to me.