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  • Joyfully

    From the twinkling lights strung along roof lines to the ornament laden branches of firs propped up in the window, it’s clear that the holiday season is upon us. While major retailers had the jump on holiday spirit – with decorations hung and inventory stocked since before Halloween, the rest of us are now catching […]

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  • Gratefully

    The work of Odyssey Teams regularly gives us a front row seat for displays of genuine gratitude. As a ten year old has a brand new bike adjusted to his height, he repeatedly exclaims his thanks to the graduate students who spent the afternoon putting together the parts. A team of insurance brokers are greeted […]

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  • What Good Looks Like

    Many Odyssey Teams programs culminate in a closing that involves Tipping Points. Participants are instructed to author an original quote to be dispersed to their team over the course of the coming weeks as a vehicle of continued learning from one another. Here at Odyssey, we have the privilege of reading each submission as they […]

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  • Hamster Wheel

    Many Odyssey Teams programs culminate in a closing that involves Tipping Points. Participants are instructed to author an original quote to be dispersed to their team over the course of the coming weeks as a vehicle of continued learning from one another. Here at Odyssey, we have the privilege of reading each submission as they […]

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  • 20 Years

    Odyssey Teams started off September in Los Angeles, running a high ropes course program for over 300 UCLA MBA candidates. Our partnership with the UCLA MBA program has spanned two decades – and we can mark significant moments of Odyssey Teams history by the annual programs. There’s the year that Odyssey Teams’ COO Lain Hensley […]

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  • Bad Day

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    Many Odyssey Teams programs culminate in a closing that involves Tipping Points. Participants are instructed to author an original quote to be dispersed to their team over the course of the coming weeks as a vehicle of continued learning from one another. Here at Odyssey, we have the privilege of reading each submission as they […]

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  • Labor Day

    For well over one hundred years, the first Monday of September has been recognized and celebrated as Labor Day. Nowadays, this holiday is synonymous with cookouts, pick-up softball games, and one last summer fling before the seasons change. However, as its name indicates, the original intent had far more to do with recognizing the blue […]

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  • Perspective for the Mundane

    As we leave the freewheeling days of summer and begin to settle back into the routine, life can begin to feel suffocating in its predictability. Get up, work out, meeting, deadline, conference call, traffic, eat, sleep. Rinse and repeat. Here at Odyssey Teams, we participate in this loop alongside you. Our scuffed suitcases are evidence […]

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  • Facing My Worst Fear

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    It is said that more people are afraid of public speaking than dying. Probably because you only die once. But public speaking is something you must face any time you are in public. More accurately, it is not the “public” that drives you nuts, it is the private time you spend with your little voice […]

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  • A Commitment to Community

    We ardently seek moments that allow us to engage in something bigger than ourselves. Surrounded by people working towards one common goal, there is a certain amount of awe and belonging that emerges from the tangible sense of community. We experienced a bit of that a few weeks ago. In late July, Odyssey Teams spent […]

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