Direct feedback

It seems that Ross Drybrough at Strand Dental in Worthing was expecting some direct feedback from me during my practice visit on Friday!
It’s a thing I do – direct feedback – which means permission to say exactly what my perceptions are – no matter how painful.
I find that those clients who give me that permission get the best coaching – although the truth can sometimes hurt them initially.
Friday was the end of a crazy week of travel – Farnham, Bristol, Bracknell, High Wycombe, Worthing – and then an equally crazy drive home Friday evening along with the holiday traffic – I left Worthing at 5.15pm and arrived back at 11.00pm.
Saturday was a necessary recovery day.
Sunday I am back to normal (a month without cigarettes and alcohol has improved my recovery rate) – a work-out this morning, a lazy afternoon in the garden and a quick cheer as Arsenal draw with Chelsea and Man United become 2006/7 Premiership winners as a result.
After the dissapointment of Wednesday’s thrashing by AC Milan – this is consolation – and sets up the end of the season well – a “pride-only” game at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and the FA Cup Final to follow.
The beautiful game has been extra special this season.
Started reading Sebastian Faulks “Engelby” this weekend – very engrossing novel and just right for the weekend.
This evening I’m off to see Spider Man 3 – all excited.
It’s nice to have some fun for a change.


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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.