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.

years changing lives
bicycles donated
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delighted client-organizations

Authentic. Original.

From the images you see here, to client testimonials, to original experiences and world-class facilitation, nothing is ‘stock’ or ‘canned’. Always Original. Always Authentic.

Featured Client Favorites Delivered Virtually, Hybrid and In-Person

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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. Clients have built more than 60,000 hands for amputees in over 80 countries. The pandemic didn’t stop our clients. We have been shipping supplies to participants who gather on their favorite virtual platforms and experience the same power in this CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and business simulation.

Virtual Team Mosaic
Virtual Team Mosaic - Odyssey Teams
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The need for remote 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.

Odyssey Keynotes
Mindful Leadership Training
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If you’ve never experienced an Odyssey Keynote, you’re in for a wild ride learning about leadership development, team dynamics and employee engagement. 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
The Board Meeting - Odyssey Teams
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We pack the Virtual Board Meeting with the same powerful metaphors as the In-Person experience to kickstart conversations about collaboration, customer-service, quality, teamwork and leadership. Your colleagues receive the necessary supplies and then we get after it on your fave virtual platform.

Virtual Mindful Leadership
Mindful Leadership Training
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Imagine the possibilities if you and your team were less stressed, more peaceful and able to focus better in challenging situations. From board rooms to basketball courts, Mindfulness Training has been the secret ingredient for countless world-class teams and leaders striving to be their best.
Team Time Odyssey
The Board Meeting Corporate Team Building Activities
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Need to build more vibrant and virtual teams; more adaptive, aligned and ambitious teams; or more resilient and ready teams? The TeamTime Odyssey is a series of six, fast-paced, one-hour sessions. Based on Odyssey facilitator’s 100+ years experience in front of classrooms and ballrooms for clients worldwide.

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Who we’ve built with along the way.

After 30 years, these and many other repeat clients, trust Odyssey Teams to change lives. We take great pride in delivering on our promises and yours.

Our Clients


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


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

Why the Best Companies Hire Odyssey Teams

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Our clients want to strengthen their teams, navigate growth, refine corporate culture, and give back to communities, and we deliver all of this in one Live program. Maybe that’s why over 80% of our client-partners bring us back to us year after year.

The Most Profound Virtual, Give-Back Experience

Microsoft: Odyssey Teams Drives Employee Engagement

Comcast: Odyssey Teams Helps Employees Reconnect With Customers

What’s Happening At Odyssey Teams

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NEW: Virtual Helping Hands

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Now Offering Virtual Team Mosaic™ For Remote Teams


First Day Forward: Leadership Training For Virtual Teams