Thursday at 6.00am

Here we go again – last workshop this week in Leeds.
It has been an amazing week – very, very tiring but amazing.
1. Launched APG 2005 to the 2004 Oxford group on Monday (full of trepidation – will they like it?) and they loved it;
2. Three very busy workshops in Bristol, Coventry and Leeds (today) – the Q4 workshop on marketing and balance has been extremely well received – as has the 2005 Dental Business School, APG and a small price increase for new clients in 2005;
3. We launched our first major e-programme – The Get Your Year in Gear Programme and the response has been overwhelmingly good in the first 48 hours;
4. Discussing some operational changes in the business and set to inform you in the day or two;
5. Introduced Dr Simon Hocken as a Dental Mentor Coach for 2005 – a giant leap for this committed solo-preneur – somebody coaching my mature clients next year, when I am not there!
As always, none of this would be possible without the foundation of a good team. Jen and Tina in North America, looking after the clients and ensuring the smooth operation of “the back office” – Barbara on tour with me this week, driving endless miles across Britain and making sure that I am free to focus on delivery, while she fixes the poor customer service we endure at most hotels.
I am falling a little behind with emails and will catch up over the next few days – more than ever, I am committed to finding myself a driver for 2005, so that instead of wasting time I can use the travel time to stay up to date.
I consider myself very blessed this morning, with clients, team and friends.
Hiyo Silver – away!


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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.