People are more ready to engage in the work when we start a session with such an activity that breaks down walls and gives time to process emotions and make connections before digging into the work ahead. I’ve implemented the high lows to start my end of season coaches meeting, and I’ve found it sets the tone for how the meetings go and opens up an authentic dialogue between myself and my coaches. This information is so important, but one that is probably the easiest to neglect due to our crazy schedules. We need to make a concerted effort to make this work a priority and something that we are committed to continue. My implementing some of the strategies we are learning about bit more about colleagues to support during these times. These reminders about connections/relationships are so important. It can feel difficult to fit it all in, but without relationships and connection, the rest of the work is SO MUCH HARDER!