Strange experiences

Well I’m back in the UK and recovering from jet lag – but reflecting on a wonderful experience with the clients – very much the proud parent of 16 coaches who are building thriving practices.
On the last morning I went for my customary Starbucks and, whilst sat watching that homeless guy (still there asleep after 5 days), I noticed a large black canvas bag sat in the middle of the sidewalk just a few feet away.
I asked the guy on the nearest table if it belonged to him – negative.
So I watched the office workers walk around it for a few minutes and, feeling very spooked, walked away.
Passing a security guard at the entrance to the building, I asked him if he knew what is was – he didn’t and wasn’t interested.
I reflected on the fact that, in the UK, by now the street would have been cordoned off, traffic backed up for miles and the bomb squad arriving.
How lucky Toronto is that it’s people don’t feel they have that to worry about – and I find that quite worrying.


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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.