Step 5 Encourage

Have patience and provide ongoing encouragement.

Have patience

It may take a while for someone to take the courageous step of asking for help. Fear of the unknown and fear of failure are the biggest barriers someone can face when embarking on a learning journey.

Encouragement is important

Your ongoing encouragement will go a long way towards change. Gentle reminders, supportive words and actions will make a difference. If they do seek support, they will still appreciate you checking in to see how they are going with it. With encouragement, they are likely to continue to meet their goal.

This is not the end of the conversation

Know that your effort is worthwhile and the conversation won’t be forgotten.

Good luck with your 26TEN Chat.