Practising rather than preaching – the coach gets coached

Today I meet for a full day with my business coach Rachel Turner.

It’s a 6-monthly review meeting during which we will be:

  • looking at the progress I’ve made since our 2-day intensive in early October 2017;
    • I’m making more money in less time – result!
    • I’m genuinely happy with the clients, the team and the work I do
    • I have the sense that there is a bigger future ahead
    • I no longer get as distracted by Bright Shiny Objects (ideas that dilute our focus)
    • My personal fitness is improving
  • reviewing where I’m at today in terms of
    • finances
    • marketing
    • the client experience
    • systems
    • support team
  • looking at the rest of 2018 and what I need to to do ensure I hit targets on
    • income and expenditure
    • removing any tolerations
    • business development
  • reviewing progress on a product/service development idea I talked about at our October meeting and have spent 6 months creating the space to implement (that’s how long it has taken to change direction)
  • looking at the next 5 years strategically to confirm whether my vision from the last meeting is the same

All of which means that the 8 uninterrupted hours Rachel and I have together will simply fly by.

I hope to catch the 18:00 out of Euston with a mind that is cleared and focused.

You should try it.


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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.

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