What's a Discovery Call?
Updated: Oct 21
You may be thinking of booking a discovery call with me, but not be too sure what that actually involves. To give you an insight into what happens on a call, here I explain what a discovery call is for and describe step-by-step what happens, so you know exactly what to expect
Written by Emma Waltham | Careers after Maternity Expert
What is a Discovery Call?
A discovery call is an opportunity for you to make an empowered decision about whether coaching with me is what you want and need. It's for you to tell me about what you’d like to change or achieve in terms of managing your career; to share with me the challenges you have and the results you want to get.
Then, on the call, I will let you know if I think my 1:1 coaching programme will help you get those results and give you an outline of the process we’d work through to get there. If you don't feel able to make that investment just yet, I will also let you know of any other, often, free resources I have that can help you.
"A discovery call is an opportunity for you to make an empowered decision about whether coaching with me is what you want and need"
The call is a chance for you to ask any questions and for me to answer them, until you have enough information to make a decision as to whether you want to make an investment in 1:1 coaching with me or not. There is absolutely no pressure from me to push you into making a decision one way or the other. What is important to me is to give you all the information you need to make the best choice for you.
I only want to work with women who are excited and ready to work with me, otherwise the results won’t come and the process will be frustrating and disappointing for both of us. It’s important that we are a good fit for each other.
The call is not for coaching – though I will ask you questions – but it is totally confidential. You can trust that I will not share anything you tell me with anyone else. I am part of the Association for Coaching and abide by its code of ethics at all times.
How Does it Work?
You start the process by emailing me at email@example.com to arrange a time to talk.
On the day of the call I will phone or Skype you, depending on the contact details you have given me, at the time you have chosen.
At the beginning of the call I will start by agreeing the agenda for the 30-minute call with you. Then it’s all about you, what your goals and aspirations are, and the challenges you’re experiencing. I want to find out what results you’re looking for, so I can work out the best way of helping you.
"I want to find out what results you’re looking for, so I can work out the best way of helping you"
Then, if I think I can help you get the results you’re looking for, I will share how we can work together to achieve them. I will explain the pricing and the process for booking the most appropriate programme.
Is it Coaching?
No, the call is to work out if we would be a good fit for 1:1 coaching. Although I will ask you questions, I will be using the information you give me to show you how I could help you achieve the results you are looking for through subsequent coaching sessions.
How Much Does it Cost?
A discovery call is free.
Why Book One with Me?
I specialise in helping women who have stepped off the career ladder to nurture others and are now looking to relaunch their career. I work best with women who are action-takers and who are ambitious, though who may be finding that their self-confidence and drive is currently low. I energise women like this into returning into fulfilling work, by helping them increase their clarity, confidence and sense of purpose, so they will relaunch a successful career on their terms.
If this sounds like you and results you want to achieve, then a discovery call with me is the next step.
How Can I Make the Best Use of the Call?
The calls are most effective when you are open with me and at a time in your life when you feel ready and able to make changes.
Interested in booking a call? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What My Clients Say
"Emma is very easy to talk to and I felt comfortable to bring anything up. She is brilliant at helping with transitions and confidence"
"I was totally energised after working with Emma. I wanted to set new goals for myself. I now know what I can achieve and I have the momentum that I need"
"Emma is a very good listener and it’s been good to have the ability to share experiences and ideas and have someone to bounce ideas off, in confidence, about how to deal with a particular situation"
"I feel comfortable talking about anything. Coaching with Emma has helped reaffirm me on a personal level"
"Emma really helps me with momentum. The sessions are really useful and productive and I've had some key revelations about how I am behaving – and procrastinating about work"