This is not a "fire them" which would be the obvious case in a traditional situation. Think about it more like a training situation or even educational situation for a complete newbie who wants to learn and the employer is willing to develop this employee.
The particular employee, a girl, is brand new to sales. While she has done months of studying on her own time and reading sales courses and books, she is having a hard time emotionally with handling rejection. She gets extremely emotional and cries after a phone call, worse when she gets rejected, spends 30 minutes in the bathroom crying. She wants to grow, but is just having a hard time.
It is not due to personal issues in her life as I know her very well and see her 12 hours per day, and know her family and everything. this is issues with pressure and handling rejection. Of course it stems from deeper emotional issues but let's forego the "see a psychologist" answer. I'm looking for ways to help her directly.
After two weeks, most days, 0 calls were made. On only three days, 5 or 10 calls were made. The original goal was 100, lowered to 50, and even 25 calls per day seems unfeasible at this early stage. This is dismal and in a different situation would result in immediate termination. However, in this situation especially considering coronavirus, the employer is willing to spend some months to train and develop her personally emotionally and professionally to do the job.
What are effective strategies to help her deal with it and actually do the work instead of getting broken up and crying and not actually picking up the phone?