MAR 26, 2023

#9: How to Avoid Coaching for Free

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I remember it like it was yesterday…

I had just given a talk to a group of parents and invited those attendees to a FREE initial consultation with me. 

My goal was to use those consultation calls to invite them into my private coaching program, if I felt like they were a good fit.

But what ended up happening instead?

All of the calls turned into free coaching sessions!

I totally lost control of the calls and just kept giving, and giving, and giving, and giving…

So when I invited them to work with me, they all kindly turned me down.

Which of course they did! Why would they pay for what they just got for FREE?

Has this ever happened to you? 

We got into this business because we love helping people, so this is a natural problem among health coaches.

But after that experience, I knew I needed a better way to lead initial consults… and to avoid coaching for free in social situations.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • 3 main situations where coaching for free tends to happen
  • Elegant ways to navigate these situations – including the exact words to use.
  • How to give value without giving too much away

Tune in and avoid the common mistakes coaches make that leaves them giving out lots of free advice.

Links/Resources mentioned on the show:

“5 Clients in 30 Days” Step-by-Step Action Plan

The Exact Script for Leading Initial Consults

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