LEADERSHIP TRAINING

WELCOME TO ABEL SPEAKS LEADERSHIP TRAINING

We’re honored that you’re jumping in with us! Below you will find a list of short videos that will prepare you for serving with Abel Speaks. Please feel free to send us your feedback and/or questions at support@abelspeaks.org.

SECTION 3: COMMON QUESTIONS

  • In the coming months, we will build this section out with additional Zoom clips of us talking with families and responding to questions and topics that frequently come up. The hope is that we can model how that can look in real-time, but for now, you can get caught up on the podcast. We release new episodes every 2 weeks, so please subscribe to the Abel Speaks podcast and consider this “required listening” that will come in handy as mentors.
  • Additionally, when it comes to medical questions in particular, Kelly will begin hosting a weekly Zoom call available to all expecting parents. We will discuss this in greater depth at the April trainings (4/9 in Dallas and 4/23 on Zoom). For now, know that our expectation isn’t that you to articulate the ins and outs of all the complex medical issues that our families navigate. (*cue deep sigh of relief*)
  • At the end of the day, trust us as we say that being a great mentor doesn’t mean having “the answer” for every question. Regardless of the topic, you’ll often find that there truly are no perfect words, and know that your presence, your empathy, and your authenticity communicates a ton. More than what you say, it’s how you’ll make them feel that leaves the biggest impact. Thank you again for stepping in and stewarding your story in this way, friends.

NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO WALK ALONE.