If you are unsure of how to engage your buddy when YOU call THEM to check in on their progress - here are some questions to get the ball rolling!!
Just remember, this is their time to share where they are at, what they've accomplished so far (including realizations of what isn't working!!) and to look forward to the next week. You are there to encourage, support, and help them see opportunities for success!
- How did your goals shape up this week? / How did this week go? / Where are you at with your goals? Ask specifically about what they agreed they would have done by this point.
Encourage them to CELEBRATE their wins so far!! Even if they realized their plan didn't go...as planned - that's a win!! Better to find out quickly, pivot and begin a new tactic, rather than keep beating our heads against a wall!
Let them explain legitimate REASONS, but do not reprimand if they are making EXCUSES for being behind on their goals.
Help them work through what worked and what didn't! Celebrate what worked and help them brainstorm how to improve on their attempts moving forward.
- How is the upcoming week looking?
Encourage them to explicitly look at their schedule, available time, and help them be realistic about what they can commit to
- What else do you need from me?
If they want to check in again before Show and Tell that is totally fine!!! But again, it is on them to reach out and keep you up to speed.