Ken Everett is the hub of a professional training network that spans 30 countries. His preparation for this was mixed. As a high-school teacher he experienced both the excitement of the classroom and the torpor of a public sector bureaucracy. Over 17 years at IBM he learned about the excitement of international marketing as well as the disciplines of a centrally-managed economy. After a period as Managing Director of Wilson Learning Australia he was enthusiastic about executive training, but also wishing to try it in a business of his own. This he began in 1991, starting to build a network, first in Australia, then Asia and, finally, Europe. In the course of which, he has lived in his Sydney, Singapore, London and Gualdo.