(Photo Credit: Anthony Dunn Photography)
Our main office is located in Chico, California; its beauty in the fall rivals that of the New England coast. Chico is also home to Bidwell park; over 3000 acres of +100 year old trees, creek, and trails that goes right through the heart of town. Over 18 years ago, the office was the birthplace of the original Build-a-Bike program that we call Life Cycles. The park is a continual lesson in life and an industry touchstone.
Many of the Odyssey crew take to the park for solitude, recollections of loved ones, exercise and rejuvenation. The park is alive currently, though leaves are dropping off of the majestic oaks and sycamore trees. Each particular leaf, falls at its own special time.
They fall quietly with grace, rather than drama or hoopla. They provide a soft path for those around to stroll on. Their absence lets in precious sunlight during winter for the life in the woods, and creates space for new growth and possibility in the Spring. New growth in their beloved trees and in the new soil they helped fortify.
Change is always in the mix…and in Odyssey’s life-changing philanthropic team building events. Like the change of the seasons, we encourage leaders to explore what patterns, thoughts, and actions they can let drop. So they too can have space to do new amazing things for themselves and those around them.
Our world renowned programs are custom designed to match the goals/themes of the group. A charitable component is always in the mix. And often times during the leadership team building sessions ‘change’ is in the mix too.
People vote around the world at Odyssey’s philanthropic team building programs. In the past year we have delivered programs in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Mexico, India, Portugal, Italy, Singapore, and Spain. Add our DIY team building kits and we are truly global.
The participants in these team-building programs were the opposite of silent and apathetic. They listened (maybe initially biased or jaded) to what was presented, opened up to new possibilities, took up calls for new action, and created goodwill by doing good works.
During these corporate give-back events, they shared different perspectives and respected the valuable differences and strengths in their midst. By using their voices and actions they voted for how they want their ‘world’ to be at work, home, and beyond.
It is an undeniably important and remarkable time for people to express themselves and to declare and/or shape what they care about; precious things such as family, community, country, and the future. Vote by how you listen, reflect, and express yourself through your thoughts, words, and actions.
Midterm elections are coming up here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. The polls will open, people will make their choices and be heard. I hope you put an X on the spot and vote. And in the broader sense, I hope you continue to vote beyond our team building programs and the polling centers.