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The 10,000
Hours story

We help leaders and teams develop professional expertise. We have been honing our craft for decades. We teach, we train, and we facilitate individuals and groups from the world’s leading organisations.
Our clients trust our experience, our judgement, our wit and sensibilities to provide the safety and challenge to build skill in their teams. We bring a seasoned eye and pattern recognition. We haven’t seen it all, but we have seen a lot. We are perpetual students and scholars of our craft. And we love what we do.
‘Daring ideas in a safe pair of hands’ describes how we deliver our work and serve our clients. The daring ideas come from the study and research into the most compelling educational thought. The safe pair of hands are our carefully curated team of humble curious professionals passionate about the glorious craft of group facilitation and adult education.
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Ken

Gutterson

Chairman

Ken

Gutterson

Ken has clocked up ten thousand hours of professional practice more than once. After 18 years of management roles within the Royal Australian Air Force, he indulged his passion for business and successfully launched two professional services firms within the ACT. He is now the founder, chairman and managing director of Cordelta, a leading professional services firm that has been repeatedly identified as one of Australia’s best places to work. Ken is the current Chairman of 10,000 Hours.

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Ken

Gutterson

Chairman

Ken

Gutterson

Ken has clocked up ten thousand hours of professional practice more than once. After 18 years of management roles within the Royal Australian Air Force, he indulged his passion for business and successfully launched two professional services firms within the ACT. He is now the founder, chairman and managing director of Cordelta, a leading professional services firm that has been repeatedly identified as one of Australia’s best places to work. Ken is the current Chairman of 10,000 Hours.

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Natasha

Wright

Senior Commercial Manager

Natasha

Wright

Natasha has always loved the commercial craft of sales. From the beginning she has been energized by the possibilities of buyer and seller working together to make good things happen. She has consulted, advised and shaped solutions in executive education and adult learning for more than 10 years, working closely in partnership with small to medium sized through to global enterprises. She has honed her ability to design solutions for individuals, teams and business in Australia and around the world.

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Natasha

Wright

Senior Commercial Manager

Natasha

Wright

Natasha has always loved the commercial craft of sales. From the beginning she has been energized by the possibilities of buyer and seller working together to make good things happen. She has consulted, advised and shaped solutions in executive education and adult learning for more than 10 years, working closely in partnership with small to medium sized through to global enterprises. She has honed her ability to design solutions for individuals, teams and business in Australia and around the world.

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Chris

Maxwell

Co-Founder

Chris

Maxwell

Chris’ first hour of deliberate practice was more than 20 years ago in a startup internet provider. Now here as co-founder, the intervening steps have wandered all over the corporate and academic landscape, but with one driving goal in mind: the unrelenting mastery of his craft. Insatiably curious about how people behave, work, and learn in groups, Chris is in the home stretch on a PhD focused on leadership in complex environments.

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Chris

Maxwell

Co-Founder

Chris

Maxwell

Chris’ first hour of deliberate practice was more than 20 years ago in a startup internet provider. Now here as co-founder, the intervening steps have wandered all over the corporate and academic landscape, but with one driving goal in mind: the unrelenting mastery of his craft. Insatiably curious about how people behave, work, and learn in groups, Chris is in the home stretch on a PhD focused on leadership in complex environments.

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Electra

Kolovos

Senior Facilitator

Electra

Kolovos

Electra has been facilitating for more than 15 years, after starting her career in customer service within the retail and financial services sector. Over the last 5 years Electra has delivered a national customer experience rollout for an iconic Australian brand, supporting them to lift their NPS. In addition to this Electra has delivered multiple large scale CX projects partnering closely with clients uplift capability of leadership and frontline teams.

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Electra

Kolovos

Senior Facilitator

Electra

Kolovos

Electra has been facilitating for more than 15 years, after starting her career in customer service within the retail and financial services sector. Over the last 5 years Electra has delivered a national customer experience rollout for an iconic Australian brand, supporting them to lift their NPS. In addition to this Electra has delivered multiple large scale CX projects partnering closely with clients uplift capability of leadership and frontline teams.

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Marcus

Crow

Co-Founder

Marcus

Crow

More than 23 years ago, Marcus did his first hour of deliberate practice in his professional craft of executive education and group facilitation. All this time later, Marcus continues to thrive on the energy of a group in a room and has developed expertise on the development of expertise. Relentless student, energetic co-founder, and proud owner of more than two decades of entrepreneurial scar tissue.

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Marcus

Crow

Co-Founder

Marcus

Crow

More than 23 years ago, Marcus did his first hour of deliberate practice in his professional craft of executive education and group facilitation. All this time later, Marcus continues to thrive on the energy of a group in a room and has developed expertise on the development of expertise. Relentless student, energetic co-founder, and proud owner of more than two decades of entrepreneurial scar tissue.

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Liz

Gearing

Office Manager

Liz

Gearing

Liz has a calm knack of figuring things out. Years of practice in her own successful entrepreneurial pursuits combined with deep experience running the backbone of services firms with a passion for their customer. Her eye for detail and stamina for precision help make the ideas we design with our clients come to life in a delightfully predictable way. She runs the project support and day-to-day mechanics of everything we deliver for clients in Australia and around the world.

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Liz

Gearing

Office Manager

Liz

Gearing

Liz has a calm knack of figuring things out. Years of practice in her own successful entrepreneurial pursuits combined with deep experience running the backbone of services firms with a passion for their customer. Her eye for detail and stamina for precision help make the ideas we design with our clients come to life in a delightfully predictable way. She runs the project support and day-to-day mechanics of everything we deliver for clients in Australia and around the world.

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Alastair

White

Senior Facilitator

Alastair

White

Under-pinned by his Act 1 career in real estate and wealth management, Act 2 has been 20 years at the front of the room in executive education and high-stakes facilitation. Alastair is trusted across industry and around the world for a mature playful pragmatism that wrestles the tensions between deliberation and delivery. He has delivered thousands of workshops to executives of all types and is retained by discerning clients who have cannot-fail contexts and need a safe pair of hands.

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Alastair

White

Senior Facilitator

Alastair

White

Under-pinned by his Act 1 career in real estate and wealth management, Act 2 has been 20 years at the front of the room in executive education and high-stakes facilitation. Alastair is trusted across industry and around the world for a mature playful pragmatism that wrestles the tensions between deliberation and delivery. He has delivered thousands of workshops to executives of all types and is retained by discerning clients who have cannot-fail contexts and need a safe pair of hands.

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Jenah

Byers

Commercial Team

Jenah

Byers

Jenah’s first hour in the craft of sales was working in the transport and logistics sector. She spent many hours honing her sales craft servicing hardnosed warehouse managers and transport managers. Her next role brought her into the field of learning and development working for a national training company. Jenah has been working closely with a broad range of organisations in Australia and globally to consult, design and manage the delivery of learning solutions for individuals and teams across the entire enterprise.

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Jenah

Byers

Commercial Team

Jenah

Byers

Jenah’s first hour in the craft of sales was working in the transport and logistics sector. She spent many hours honing her sales craft servicing hardnosed warehouse managers and transport managers. Her next role brought her into the field of learning and development working for a national training company. Jenah has been working closely with a broad range of organisations in Australia and globally to consult, design and manage the delivery of learning solutions for individuals and teams across the entire enterprise.

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Josh

Gallagher

Commercial Team

Josh

Gallagher

Josh is beginning his career and amassing his hours in our commercial team. He is a double-degree scholar in psychology and leadership and has an appreciation for deliberate practice from his time in dramatic arts.

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Josh

Gallagher

Commercial Team

Josh

Gallagher

Josh is beginning his career and amassing his hours in our commercial team. He is a double-degree scholar in psychology and leadership and has an appreciation for deliberate practice from his time in dramatic arts.

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