Hiring a blogging coach

I’ve taken a plunge.
After a search on Google I found Mark White at http://www.betterbusinessblogging.com/.
After starting to read his free e-course on business blogging I called him in a technical emergency last week and found his style to be “right up my street” as well as in the same time zone and in relaxed English.
A telephone call yesterday had me happy with “what he had to say and the cut of his jib” and so I have hired him as a blogging coach, to assist in focusing this work.
Expect to see some changes in style and content over the months ahead.
This morning I enjoyed another coastal run before settling down to write this week’s ezine.
In a few moments I’ll be driving over to meet with my business manager, Bonnie and interviewing some potential suppliers of services to The Dental Business School – I’ll tell you more about that later this week.
Another recommend is a book I’m reading this week called “Get Known Fast” by Kiwi coach Tessa Stowe http://www.salesconversation.com/gkf.html
OK – I confess – Tessa sent me a complimentary copy of the book because I am one of the 21 coaches she interviewed in its creation – and yes, I did read my own interview first because I have a super-charged ego.
It’s a great book – and comforting to realise that all of the coaches hold to the same basic principles that building a coaching practice is about:
1. Visibility – gig, gig, gig, gig and
2. Persistence – recognising that the process takes years not months and
3. Specialisation – working with a very narrowly-defined niche market.
Each coach has found a different niche market and a slightly different way to create momentum (which makes the book such a good resource).
Finally – I am so pleased that every coach interviewed seems to have an ego as needy as my own – phew!


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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.