5 things you probably don’t know about me

In response to Kimberley Black’s challenge (read more):

  1. I trekked to Everest Base Camp in 1998;
  2. I played drums in a Church Lads Brigade band until they asked me to try the bugle (which I mimed for 2 years and never managed a note);
  3. I took my English Language O-level (High School diploma) twice – once for myself and once for my best friend, who couldn’t pass and needed the grades to get the job he wanted;
  4. When I left school my intention was to train as a helicopter pilot with the Royal Navy – I flunked my exams and, after a year of discovering teenage delinquency, never bothered to re-apply;
  5. I managed to tell my father I loved him (for the one and only time) when I was 44 years old and he was 70 – he died of cancer a year later.

Kim – I have no idea how to do that track-backing thingy!


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.