All problems exist in the absence of a good conversation

The title of this blog is a quotation from fellow coach John Niland – I first heard John say this some years ago and don’t believe there is ever a week goes by that I don’t quote John to a client or friend.
Yesterday I was able to have a good conversation with Jen Haver, Managing Director of The Coaching Business School, my right arm in coaching coaches and friend.
We spent two hours on the phone, just updating each other on what’s going on in my life and hers and we intend to continue the conversation every day this week, so as to fully understand each other’s present reality and future vision.
Why? Because this will facilitate an action plan for the next 3 years, 12 months and 90 days.
The more “good conversations” I have, the better we all function in Team CB.
The more “good conversations” we all have, the better we all function both professionally and personally.
“Good conversations” avoided create stress and stress is a killer.
Is there anyone you have avoided having a “good conversation” with – for fear of the outcome?


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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.