PROMINENT neurosurgeon Dr. Charlie Teo employs several tactics to keep his ego in check
Teo agreed to take part after Sydney Skinny event organiser Nigel Marsh put the offer on the table over dinner.
“He’s a motivational speaker so he’s very persuasive,” he said.
“I thought ‘if I’m going to do it then so is my surgical team and my kids’.
“It’s a team building spirit and it’s important to get out of your comfort zone.”
It’s quite the sobering leap to move a staff bonding exercise from a dimly lit karaoke bar in the city to a busy Sydney beach where the mandatory dress code reads ‘naked’ and the sun shines bright.
But Teo said he didn’t have any trouble convincing others to join him and his ‘Brain Cancer Warriors’ team.
“Two of my four daughters and their boyfriends, medical students and visiting international neurosurgeons — one from the US and one from Spain — all did it with me,” he said.
Teo said he was confident in his body but admitted he felt a bit anxious about being naked around hisrelatives, colleagues and strangers, prior to the swim.
Source: The News.com AU