A friend in the coaching business recently asked me why small-business owners tend to shy away from training and coaching.
These were my thoughts:
Entrepreneurs tend to distrust consultants of all kinds (they've all been burned once or twice).
As you probably already know, you have to have a relationship with them (or a prominent reputation) before they'll usually consider buying from you. They're wired to get the best bang for their buck, and they're looking for sure bets and guarantees - which of course don't exist.
Also, they don't really want to change. So when you say that coaching is all about transforming them and their results, they may just feel threatened.
what it is or how it can help. Plus, he offers no reason why someone should call NOW! Busy entrepreneurs will always put off calls that cost them money, unless you can convince them an opportunity is slipping away!