By Stephanie Marshall, Toronto based Master Alignment Coach

What is a Coaching Consult Call?

The coaching consult call, sometimes called a discovery call, an exploration call, or a sales call is used by many top coaches in order to make sure that they are working with the right people, people who they can help get results. The call benefits the people who are looking to hire a coach as well as the coaches.

If you’re unsure if coaching is what you want or need right now, a consult call will allow you to be 100% sure either way, and you will be able to make a confident decision.

How a Coaching Consult Call Benefits You:

  • Learn how your current situation would be framed from a coaching perspective
  • Find out the solution to your problem
  • Discover what steps would be taken through the  coaching process to get you there
  • Get a sense of the coach’s coaching style
  • Get clarity on what results you can expect
  • Investigate the time and financial investment
  • Decide if you want to commit to the process

Coaches want their clients to get results. Although the coaching consult call is a sales call, an experienced coach is not focused on “making the sale”, the coach is focused on helping you make the decision that is in your best interest.

You might be better off with therapy or a different style of coaching. It’s common for coaches to refer potential clients to other services or other coaches if they don’t believe that they can help you get the results you want. 

What a Coach is Looking For on a Coaching Consult:

  • What specifically is not working for you or what are you unsatisfied with right now
  • How much clarity do you have on what you want short term and long term
  • What have you already tried
  • What assumptions are you making about coaching – are they accurate
  • How do you think about things and make decisions and how is this impacting you
  • Can I coach this person and are they open to coaching
  • Is this coaching the best solution to help you get from where you are to where you want to be

Making decisions is an important part of coaching, which is why your decision about coaching is the first step of the process. The call is to help you feel grounded and confident in either committing to a “yes”, or deciding it’s a “no”. 

We don’t want you to waste time in indecision, and we don’t want people to start coaching either ambivalent or only half-in. Open-minded skepticism is awesome, and to test out if something works you need to commit to the process.

We want to coach people who really want it and who we know we can help!

We want you to thrive and be thrilled with your life. So, if you’re not sure if it’s for you, let’s have a conversation: Book a call


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