For December, the challenges will center around the theme of Family. To start, talk to your mentee about the people in their family. Who do they live with? Is there any other family nearby that they spend time with or are close with? Do they have other family members who don’t live with them? If you already know these things about your mentee, try learning more about the people in their family – what do they do for work? How old are they? Where did they/do they go to school? This may be a difficult subject for some mentees to talk about. Perhaps you could start by sharing about your family. The goal is to learn about the people they are surrounded by and who have an influence on them. Be sure to talk, listen and learn together!
Part of having strong communication in a relationship is giving and receiving feedback. This can be tough to do, but it’s key in building lasting relationships that empower all people involved. Start easy with things like, how do you think I did at planning our time together today? Or, ask for feedback on which of your meetings your mentee has enjoyed the most and why. Also be sure to give your mentee feedback on how they responded to different situations or how well they handled the conversations you had. If your mentee missed your time together or didn’t respond to your text, let them know how that made you feel. The more feedback you’re willing to give and receive, the closer you and your mentee will become!
There are lots of indoor and outdoor activities to do around Madison during the colder months.
Museums are a great way to spend time together – check out all the different free museums around town!
We love seeing photos of you and your mentee spending time together! Please share them with us via your coach or using the hashtag #intentionalmentoringmadison
Mentor Coaching Group Meeting Dates
VAL: TBD 6:30 – 7:30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
RYAN: Monday, December 4th 5:30 – 6:30pm email@example.com
If you have a change in personal information (phone/address/email) please respond to this email or notify your mentor coach ASAP.
If you have questions or need help with a situation and can’t reach your coach, contact:
Katie Mae firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best,