Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 14 years. <br /><br />Chris combines long experience and deep expertise with the originality and independence needed to resolve the thorniest problems. 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. <br /><br />Chris spent the first 17 years of his working life in the corporate sector and followed this with 23 years of self-employment. The different dynamics of both worlds have given him the valuable gift of knowing how to operate -- and communicate -- in both. <br /><br />In 1993 Chris decided to transition from the world of fee-based financial planning to business coaching and became one of the first UK students at Coach University, from where he graduated as a certified coach. <br /><br />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 400 UK dental practices in the following 10 years. <br /><br />In October 2008, became Director of Private Sector Development at Integrated Dental Holdings Ltd, the largest dental corporate in the UK and now acts as a consultant to IDH as well as continuing his freelance consultancy work for corporates, PCT's and independent practices. <br /><br />His current focus is as Principal of The Dental Business Club, creating training, consultancy and coaching services for the top UK independent practices. <br /><br />As a speaker he is dynamic, energetic and charismatic enough to captivate audiences of any size. His style is casual, open and authentic and -- being naturally caring and funny -- he's as easy to talk to as he is to listen to. Chris was one of the UK's first business coaches, which means few others can match his 15 years' experience.