Shelley J Whitehead

How to get the most out of a Discovery Call

1 March, 2022

What is a Discovery Call?

A Discovery Call is a chance for you and I to get to know each other and find out if we are the right fit for each other. It’s an introductory chat where we both get the chance to ask each other questions. I’ll be asking you about where you are on your journey and you can ask me anything you’d like to (including any questions you have about how I work and how sessions run).

Why do I do Discovery Calls?

Like any relationship, the concept of ‘fit’ is really important – we both need to know that we feel really good about the relationship and that there will be the possibility of building trust and rapport. It’s really important that everyone feels really good at the beginning.

How can you prepare for a Discovery Call?

Here are my top three tips for preparing for the call:

  1. I’ve found that often people get the most out of these calls if they have a list of all the most important ‘need to know’ questions they want to get answered before committing to sessions. Often the 15 minutes flies by really quickly, and we won’t always have time to cover everything, so it’s helpful to have your ‘need to know’ questions to hand.
  2. As with any online session, I recommend that you find a comfortable place to sit – somewhere that you can feel private… and where you also have a good internet connection. I find it can also be helpful to have a glass of water or a hot drink to hand. Sometimes people find that when they start to talk about themselves and their journey they feel quite tearful, so it can be good to have some tissues too, just in case! Crying is absolutely allowed – you will be in a safe place with me!
  3. You may find it helpful to have a pen and paper nearby. During our chat I may make recommendations for tools or tips or resources and you may want to jot these down.

All of these suggestions are only ideas – there are no mandatories for getting prepared. The most important thing is that you look after yourself and that you make sure you are taking the very best care of yourself. Healing is a delicate journey and can be quite draining, particularly in the early stages. So be kind to yourself.

With love

Shelley J Whitehead
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