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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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Jenah

Byers

Senior Commercial Manager

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

Senior Commercial Manager

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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Nakayla

McCowan

Office Manager

Nakayla

McCowan

Nakalya has more than a decade of keeping operations running smoothly. Trained in floristry she quickly stepped up from arranging the bridal bouquet to arranging the store, the stock, the team, and the finances. She moved into large-scale logistics before bringing her warmth and organisational skills to our team. Working across our major clients and our internal team of facilitators, she ensures nothing is missed and promises are kept.

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Nakayla

McCowan

Office Manager

Nakayla

McCowan

Nakalya has more than a decade of keeping operations running smoothly. Trained in floristry she quickly stepped up from arranging the bridal bouquet to arranging the store, the stock, the team, and the finances. She moved into large-scale logistics before bringing her warmth and organisational skills to our team. Working across our major clients and our internal team of facilitators, she ensures nothing is missed and promises are kept.

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Kerri

Blackstone

Facilitator

Kerri

Blackstone

With a background in organisational psychology and speech and drama, Kerri Blackstone has 20 years of training, facilitation and coaching experience. She has worked with teams and individuals at every level of business, across multiple industries, in both the private and public sector. Kerri’s workshops are dynamic and practical as she brings concepts to life with practical activities that are underpinned by theory. She motivates learners to self-reflect and create meaningful changes in their behaviours that ultimately help them their teams reach their potential.

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Kerri

Blackstone

Facilitator

Kerri

Blackstone

With a background in organisational psychology and speech and drama, Kerri Blackstone has 20 years of training, facilitation and coaching experience. She has worked with teams and individuals at every level of business, across multiple industries, in both the private and public sector. Kerri’s workshops are dynamic and practical as she brings concepts to life with practical activities that are underpinned by theory. She motivates learners to self-reflect and create meaningful changes in their behaviours that ultimately help them their teams reach their potential.

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Kate

McKenna

Facilitator

Kate

McKenna

Kate McKenna strives to be energetic, adventurous, and understanding, to grow and share her knowledge and skills, and appreciate others for who they are and can be, so that she might inspire others to be more open and strive to be better in everything they do. Kate has extensive training and relationship experience, an advice background in financial planning, project management, and a keen interest in health, wellness, and peak performance.

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Kate

McKenna

Facilitator

Kate

McKenna

Kate McKenna strives to be energetic, adventurous, and understanding, to grow and share her knowledge and skills, and appreciate others for who they are and can be, so that she might inspire others to be more open and strive to be better in everything they do. Kate has extensive training and relationship experience, an advice background in financial planning, project management, and a keen interest in health, wellness, and peak performance.

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Dale

Anderson

Head of Technology

Dale

Anderson

Dale is an exceptionally passionate software engineer whose career spans over 20 years and includes prestigious organisations around the world such as Microsoft and the London Stock Exchange. He has deep, end to end understanding of the software engineering process, from inception through to maintenance, and extensive experience working for organisations ranging from start-ups to government and enterprise

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Dale

Anderson

Head of Technology

Dale

Anderson

Dale is an exceptionally passionate software engineer whose career spans over 20 years and includes prestigious organisations around the world such as Microsoft and the London Stock Exchange. He has deep, end to end understanding of the software engineering process, from inception through to maintenance, and extensive experience working for organisations ranging from start-ups to government and enterprise

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Sheila

Papp

Head of Design

Sheila

Papp

Sheila is an award winning designer with experience across multiple areas and disciplines of design such as product design, web design, UI/UX, branding and marketing. She has a deep passion for bringing form and functionality to everything she creates and always strives for innovation and excellence. She has a deep understanding of the design process from the research and discovery all the way through to delivery and implementation. Throughout her career she has worked on wide range of clients and projects ranging from tech companies, high-end brands, government departments and non-for-profits.

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Sheila

Papp

Head of Design

Sheila

Papp

Sheila is an award winning designer with experience across multiple areas and disciplines of design such as product design, web design, UI/UX, branding and marketing. She has a deep passion for bringing form and functionality to everything she creates and always strives for innovation and excellence. She has a deep understanding of the design process from the research and discovery all the way through to delivery and implementation. Throughout her career she has worked on wide range of clients and projects ranging from tech companies, high-end brands, government departments and non-for-profits.

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