Teambuilding Grew Up

Teambuilding Grew Up

Thirty years ago, we began building world-class leaders and teams. By 2000, Odyssey created the first ever charitable team building program of building bicycles for children with the Life Cycles program. A purpose-driven experience and business simulation that could build individuals, together vs ‘teambuilding’ was a radical idea. The distinction changed everything. Our clients, executives and their teams from the world’s largest organizations, were building real products for real customers. Collaboration, customer-centricity, quality, teamwork, purpose, and other core-values came to life – and changed lives – at the same time. This was the inspiration and tipping point for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).

Odyssey continued to push the boundaries of learning and development. In 2008 the Build-a-Hand (Helping Hands) program was created when Lain Hensley caught the vision to teach complex problem solving, collaboration and team purpose through building prosthetic hands for amputees around the world. 60,000 amputees in over 80 countries have received this life-changing gift as a result.

Since the Spring of 2020, innovation has never been more important or urgent to Odyssey and their clients. Being connected virtually does not necessarily lead to authentic connection, productivity, engagement or personal well-being. While you might have searched for ‘virtual teambuilding’, Odyssey continues to build individuals, together with a focus on changing lives, changing business, and changing the world. If it’s your first time working with Odyssey, we will help you understand this important distinction so you can bring the most relevant, memorable and engaging experience to your people, team, business and community.

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Leadership Essentials
Leadership Essentials Team Building Activities
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The name says it all. Leadership Essentials consists of customized fast paced sessions packed with discovery conversations and business simulations designed to bring forth the best in leaders and those they lead. After 30 years in business and over 100 years of combined facilitation experience, we have a deep pool of knowledge to share.

Odyssey Keynotes
Mindful Leadership Training
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If you’ve never experienced an Odyssey Keynote, you’re in for a wild ride. Odyssey Teams’ Keynote Speakers incorporate profound business and life experiences that resonate with global audiences ranging from the C-suite to new hires. Popular keynote topics: Change Ability, Purpose-Driven Work, Collaboration, Communication and Innovation.

Virtual Helping Hands
Virtual Helping Hands - Odyssey Teams
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The Build-a-Hand program has been a client favorite since its inception in 2008. Through building hands for amputees around the world who cannot afford prosthetic devices, your group will access the potential of their heads, hands, and hearts to build a better team, a better organization, and a better world. Clients have built more than 60,000 hands for amputees in over 80 countries.

Virtual Team Mosaic
Virtual Team Mosaic - Odyssey Teams
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The need for teams to be united and working towards a common goal has never been more critical. Through expert facilitation, participants engage in an artistic project and discussions that bring organizational goals, values and behaviors to life. The Team Mosaic is a reminder that every piece counts.

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The Board Meeting - Odyssey Teams
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The Board Meeting is a community service project that focuses on brand awareness, customer-centricity, quality assurance, time management and collaboration. You’ll receive orders to build, design and build skateboard kits for your customers. You’ll build much more than that as a team.

Life Cycles
The Board Meeting Corporate Team Building Activities
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Life Cycles™ is a team building program that centers on the influence and impact anyone can have by collaborating for the good of others. Your team will build bikes for deserving children while experiencing firsthand how their actions directly impact their clients and coworkers.

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Kim Clary Directory of Client Success
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Kim Clary

Director of Client Success

Bill John CEO/Co-Founder
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Bill John

CEO/Co-Founder

Lain Hensley COO/Co-Founder and Head Dream Chaser
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Lain Hensley

COO/Co-Founder and Head Dream Chaser

Todd Demorest Chief Facilitation Officer
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Todd Demorest

Chief Facilitation Officer

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