Bespoke team development for high performing leadership teams


We are a collaboration team development specialists. The basis of our approach is building high performing teams that have clarity over both the destination and the journey.

These are the teams that know "why" they're a team,“what” needs to be achieved together with “how” this gets done.  Most importantly, these teams know how to leverage the best of each other to get there. 

Our team development is highly effective and our high energy and fun team building experiences using rhythm and drumming to create valuable team dynamics that continue back in the workplace.

Our Team


Jill Arkell - Founder

Jill is a leading team coach and facilitator and has worked with thousands of business leaders both 1:1 and collaboratively with their teams to build the capability to make faster, smarter and more creative decisions. She uses a proven team coaching methodology with simple and powerful frameworks to help teams shift from 'I' to 'We', building the trust and accountability to confidently execute on their why, what and how.


Carol White

Carol is an executive coach, team coach and facilitator who combines
her wealth of business experience with the latest research in leadership
and team development. Driven by her belief that collective leadership is
required for sustainable performance, Carol has designed and delivered
leadership team programs across a range of sectors, supporting
leaders and their teams to flourish in a dynamic work environment.


Stan Kouros

Stan is NIDA graduate and co-founder of The Actors Centre Australia.  He is an immensely talented, passionate, curious, industrious and hardworking creative. A successful actor, he has always believed that creativity and productivity are inextricably linked and brings his limitless creative energies and communications coaching skills to unlock higher potential using the transformational effect of performance. 


Cat Hunter

Cat Hunter is a professional touring drummer of 12 years who has performed and recorded with artists such as Little May, Charli XCX, Peking Duk, Nicole Millar, Touch Sensitive, Jess Kent, James Arthur, Adam Lambert, Okenyo, Courtney Act and most recently Rita Ora for Jimmy Fallon. 


Cat joined Tap Dogs in 2010 and toured France, Italy, Switzerland, Bahrain, Taiwan, China, South Africa and Australia. She has also embarked on international US tours with Nicole Millar; the UK, US and Europe with Little May, and the US and Asia with Jess Kent supporting Coldplay. 


Cat also teaches a wide variety of subjects within the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Music at TAFE NSW. 


Peter Freese

Peter has extensive experience in the design and implementation of development programs, workplace design, coaching of executives and facilitation of groups. His number one passion is to work with leaders and their teams to optimise personal and business results. Organisations he has worked with include Suncorp, Carnival, Elders, Lloyds International, Bank West,  NRL, Whites Group and Foxtel.

What our clients have to say


Facilitation skills were exemplary throughout the two days ensuring there was active participation and ownership throughout the program by the participants. There was appropriate closure and follow up so the agreed actions from the program were followed through.

Deputy Secretary, Transport for New South Wales



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