Odyssey Team Building and Training Updates

We are ordinary people with extraordinary dreams of what is possible when people learn to give their best. Headquartered in Chico, CA with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Bill John President / CEO/ Co-Founder

BILL JOHN
President / CEO/ Co-Founder

Bill cooked up this Odyssey many moons ago and has found a way to keep improving with every client and group with which he engages. Challenge him, trust him and then get out of the way and let him do his thing. You won’t be disappointed.

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

LAIN HENSLEY
COO / Co-Founder and Head Dream Chaser

Everyone wants to be Lain Hensley’s friend and listen to his podcast You Go First. Lain is one of those rare people who sees what people often don’t see in themselves. The beautiful beginner. The sacred wonder. He’ll reveal your magic and he’ll get you to believe. He is generous, smart, and oriented to making things better.

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Todd Demorest Chief Facilitation Officer

TODD DEMOREST
Chief Facilitation Officer

Todd Demorest has shared his wisdom with the top brass of almost every company out there, showing them that even if life is challenging, it has a brilliance that must be celebrated. He has seen it all and talks straight about life, work, and business to some of the best.

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Kim Clary, Directory of Client Success

KIM CLARY
Director of Client Success

Kim Clary’s smile and infectious laugh will be the first things to make you gravitate towards her, but it’s her ability to bring out the best in you that is her real gift. She is flat-out fun from start to finish. But her passion for giving and depth of experience is why she is our Director of Client Success.

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Jonas Herzog General Manager

JEREMY BATES
Program Facilitator

A unique blend of live, interactive music and personal stories filled with humor and humility. Jeremy is the Hope Dealer and is able to create an environment cloaked in authenticity where it is cool to HOPE more, LEARN more, LOVE more and DO more, regardless of your past.

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CAROL JONES
Office Logistics Coordinator

Carol Jones is relational to the core. Whether she is camping with her family of five, on a bike ride with friends, or working to provide excellence for Odyssey’s clients, Carol is driven by her love for people. She juggles incoming calls, emails, shipping orders, inventory, and whatever else falls on her desk.

Jeremy Bates Program Facilitator

JEREMY BATES
Program Facilitator

A unique blend of live, interactive music and personal stories filled with humor and humility. Jeremy is the Hope Dealer and is able to create an environment cloaked in authenticity where it is cool to HOPE more, LEARN more, LOVE more and DO more, regardless of your past.

Whitney Demorest

WHITNEY DEMOREST

Whitney has been working with Odyssey since 2007 in an assistant facilitator role and more recently an outreach specialist as well. Her background consists of a Masters in clinical psychology and has worked in personal growth and transformation field for over 25 years. She loves going on adventures with her husband Todd (yes THAT Todd) and her 2 daughters, doing yoga, and savoring a good cup of tea.

Jamie Engel Office Logistics Assistant

JAMIE ENGEL
Office Logistics Assistant

Whether it is a mountain or a mountain of work, there isn’t anything Jamie Engel can’t conquer. She’s committed to improving Odyssey HQ’s efficiency and works with a positive team-oriented attitude. She loves meeting participants at Odyssey’s programs and her co-workers. Jamie is a rock for the team and we are so lucky to have her!

Ross Field Visual Production Specialist

ROSS FIELD
Visual Production Specialist

After twelve years filming and reporting sports and news for a local news station, Ross Field is a household name and face for most of Northern California. Ross is a walking comfort zone. He is a continual learner, ever-curious and has the humility to ask great questions and listen for the answers.

Sara Healy Program Facilitator

SARA HEALY
Program Facilitator

Facilitator Sarah Healy lives out Odyssey’s love of transforming others’ lives. She loves working with her fellow team members! Her background in Psychology helps her lead others to breakthrough and the other side of their fears. If she isn’t leading a program, you will probably find her grooving to a tune or spending time by the ocean.

Frank Hackney Program Facilitator

FRANK HACKNEY
Program Facilitator

From above the clouds of Machu Picchu to beneath the blue waters of Bora Bora, to the pyramids of Egypt and the magical Okavango Delta of Botswana, Frank stretches the limits of seeing the world with the same vigor that he stretches for the very highest levels of individual and team performance in others. Frank has worked with high-performing teams from the “super-speedway world” of NASCAR to the NASA Manned Space Flight Center – and a whole lot of companies in between. He has a MS in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management and is driven by an intense desire to see people create an extraordinary experience for themselves and for others! More on Frank Hackney

TAYLOR HENSLEY

Sales Development Representative

Taylor has been involved with Odyssey for many years. She is an innovative team player with a vision for the bigger picture. A student in life and in school she is harnessing her communication skills to connect Odyssey to those the team can impact most. A member of the sales and marketing teams; her smile and passion for helping people is contagious. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and creating artwork.

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BOBETTE HETTS
Facilitation and HQ Support

Bobette started as a client and jumped into the Odyssey HQ after retiring from her first 35-year career with Tri-Counties Bank. A valued client for 15 years, Bobette knows Odyssey from both sides of the phone. She worked with us to pioneer one of the longest and most successful training programs in the history of her previous company. She was the training and development guru and basically the heart and soul of one of the fastest growing financial institutions in California. Bobette is very passionate about helping people succeed and work together as a high performing team.

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CEANNE JOHNSON

Ceanne’s twenty years of human resources management experience in established corporate and leading-edge technology environments can benefit every level of an organization.  She has proven expertise in coaching and development of staff, designing and implementing staffing assessments and recruitment. She loves to travel, ride her horse and hike.

Cat Krawiec, Program Facilitator - Odyssey Teams

CAT KRAWIEC

Program Facilitator

Cat’s impressive resume of training and facilitation experience is the foundation of her great energy and enthusiasm in front of any group. Cat has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and a Masters in Sports Administration. She knows how to build great teams from NCAA college sports to corporate giants.

Katie Leach Executive Assistant to Lain Hensley

KATIE LEACH
Executive Assistant to Lain Hensley

Katie Leach uses her task oriented nature and communication skills to help dream chasers make their ideas come to life! She feels a great sense of purpose at Odyssey and loves the team spirit that has something new everyday. You can catch her outside of the office playing tennis or spending time with her husband and three awesome children.

Cynthia McNeil

CYNTHIA MCNEIL
Program Facilitator

Cynthia is soulful and spirited! She walks the path of honesty with an open heart, a curious mind and an authentic experienced voice. Cynthia does just about everything, from high ropes courses to leading one of our philanthropic programs. The incorporation of a philanthropic approach to the training room is her favorite part of Odyssey.

ALLISON WILLIS
Live Events Logistics Coordinator

Though Allison’s main role is working with Odyssey’s clients to ensure smooth and successful events, she is known around the office as our Swiss Army Knife as she does a little bit of everything. She is calm and cool under pressure and is always up for any task or challenge that comes across her desk. Allison loves to travel, make delicious meals from scratch and do all things outdoors.

CHRISTINA TRUJILLO

Administration Specialist

Every team needs a Christina Trujillo to make order from chaos. She is an organizational machine and can take any system or process and make it better. A new arrival to the Odyssey, Christina approaches all aspects of her role with a positive and hard-working mindset. She is a customer advocate and takes on any challenge with a personal commitment to finding solutions. At the office, her enthusiasm and lively spirit are always on display. When she’s not supporting our clients by answering phones, firing off emails and preparing booking agreements, Christina enjoys traveling, being outdoors, hanging with her family of four and playing games.

LETICIA VELASQUEZ

Bookkeeper

Leticia Velasquez is not what you might think of when you picture a typical number cruncher. She manages to hold down the financial side of Odyssey while bringing her friendly presence and fun laugh to the roll. Her discipline, thirst for knowledge, eye for details and easy-going attitude makes her a great co-worker, trusted friend and a key part of the Odyssey puzzle. When Leticia is not at work, you can find her cooking, dancing, and spending time with her growing children and husband Rafael. Balance sheets are her love language and she is the perfect combination of personal and professional to keep the Odyssey financial engine zipping along.

CHAU YODER
Mindful Living and Leadership Trainer

For the past 29 years, Chau has volunteered countless hours to teach meditation, yoga, tai chi, and other mindfulness techniques to thousands of people. She lives in Walnut Creek, California, with her husband Jim, to whom she has been married to since 1971. They have two daughters, a son-in law, a granddaughter & 2 grandsons.

If you’re looking for team building providers for your next offsite or corporate event, look no further than the amazing team at Odyssey Teams.

Give us a call at (800) 342-1650 or send us email.