My job application (a year in advance) – I’d like to work for you in 2021

Dear Dental Principal

I’d like to apply for a job at your practice please:

  • Job Title – Extreme Business Coach;
  • Start Date – 1st January 2021;
  • Duration – 12 months;
  • Salary – £1,200 pcm (including VAT);
  • Benefits – I do not require any health insurance, or a pension, or life cover, or expenses or an invite to the Christmas party or a bonus;
  • Working conditions – I don’t need a desk, a chair, a telephone, a computer, a uniform, a locker or any business cards – oh, and you don’t need to be nice to me;
  • Attitude – I know how to
    • help you with your new practice or new practice purchase;
    • help you if you are stuck at a glass ceiling
    • help you if you don’t like your job or your business any more;
    • grow your existing business profits by 33%;
    • prepare your business for sale and increase the value you will realise;
    • or – help you to grow a self-managing business that you will never have to sell;
    • I’ve been helping others in dentistry to do the same for 22 years;
  • I’m not scared of getting my hands dirty, confrontation doesn’t worry me, I tell the truth about what I see;
  • In December 2021 I will resign on a month’s notice;
  • I’ll want you to tell others that your investment was worth it because I helped your practice to break through to a new level.

How will I achieve this for you?

  • I’ll spend 4 full days during 2021 working with you and your team on-site;
  • I’ll invite you and your senior team to 4 workshops during 2021 to train on marketing, finance, the patient experience and leadership;
  • I’ll invite you to 8 separate video calls to monitor your progress and answer questions;
  • I’ll send you and your managers an automated reporting request every Friday, to keep you all accountable;
  • I’ll invite you to my e-learning platform, where you can access and download a growing catalogue of business development resources.

I’d like to attend an interview and answer your questions.

Would you be prepared to give me 30-minutes of your time on video or telephone?

Your action – just email with the word “Coach 2021” in the subject line and I’ll connect.

p.s. If you need help in 2020, I’m sold out – but I can refer you to my workshop programme (where we still have spaces) or another coach.


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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.