Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 23 years.
Chris spent the first 17 years of his working life in the corporate sector and followed this with 29 years of running small private businesses.
The different dynamics of both worlds have given him the valuable gift of knowing how to operate – and communicate – in both.
In 1993, Chris decided to make the transition to from financial services to business coaching and became one of the first UK students at Coach University, from where he graduated as a certified coach.
Recognising the opportunity in the dental profession, 1997 saw the creation of The Dental Business School (DBS) and the development of a 12-month business coaching programme for dental practice owners and their teams, delivered to over 1000 UK dental practices in the following 10 years.
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.
As a sought-after public speaker he is dynamic, energetic and charismatic.
As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press.
Chris acts as a Non-Executive Director for dental micro-corporates as well as continuing his freelance consultancy work for independent practices.
He has co-founded 7connections, a company that provides digital marketing services to independent dentists and other vertical markets.
Chris has also co-founded 7explorers, a bespoke exploratory, remote travel and expeditionary organisation.
Chris is an advisor to the dental charity Bridge2Aid.
In 2012 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.