Thirty years ago, we began building world-class leaders and teams. By 2000, Odyssey created the Life Cycles program – the first ever charitable team building program of building bicycles for children. Having a purpose-driven experience and business simulation that could build individuals, together vs. ‘teambuilding’ was a radical idea. This distinction changed everything. Executives and their teams from the world’s largest organizations started building real products for real customers. Collaboration, customer-centricity, quality, teamwork, purpose, and other core-values came to life while changing the lives of those in their community. This was the inspiration and tipping point for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).
Odyssey continued to push the boundaries of learning and development with the creation of the Build-a-Hand (Helping Hands) program. In 2008, Lain Hensley had the vision to teach complex problem solving, collaboration and team purpose through building prosthetic hands for amputees around the world. 65,000 amputees in over 80 countries have received this life-changing gift as a result.
Odyssey continues to innovate with new opportunities for in-person, hybrid and virtual teambuilding events that will build your individuals, together while changing lives around the world.