Students are required to form Buddy Groups of two or more people within your cohort in order to practice coaching and receive professional feedback. It’s up to you to self-organize, so feel free to reach out via your Facebook group - we suggest you seek other students in similar time zones for more convenient connecting!
Buddy Calls are an essential part of the training as they offer an immediate support community as well as a practice group to help develop and consolidate your new skills. You must log a minimum of 8 Buddy Calls together, but in line with call attendance, we always say more is better!
Though it’s great to use the group for support and connection, we request that you aim to maximize the skills practice by spending the time coaching each other and getting feedback.
If you experience issues, problems or member attrition--or even non-compliance or non-attendance--then you’re absolutely free to put a request out for new Buddies. Others have done so via social media (e.g. Facebook) or direct contact. You are also welcome to reach out to obtain more buddies simply to mix it up a bit!