Odyssey Teams Testimonials

What People Are Saying About Odyssey Teams

Vanguard

“Much to our delight, our participants had a terrific experience with the Helping Hands activity… and spent the remainder of the conference talking about it! The program that Odyssey Teams has developed is by far the most memorable, fulfilling, and moving “teambuilding” experience we have participated in”
Brandy L Szever, Event Planner, Conference & Event Planning, Vanguard

Arrow Electronics, Inc.

“It is a great cause and a great program and the feedback that we received from the team far and away was that it was the best team building event they have ever participated in. Not to forget the perspective, collaboration, and business aspects that were driven home as well. I heard “life changing” on several occasions! It was the perfect way to start out our meeting and really set the tone for what we wanted to accomplish. We all walked away better for it and I’ve never seen so much enthusiasm from this group as they left a meeting like this getting ready to go back and make a difference in their jobs, and their lives!’
Chad Czerniak, Senior NetApp Marketing Manager, Arrow Electronics

PRN

“Thank you and your team for two great days of training. I couldn’t be more pleased with the training team you assembled, the content and how the material was received by the participants. You listened to our challenges and geared a program that got right to heart of some of our key management/organizational development issues. It was amazing to sit back and watch the light bulbs go on for our managers. I look forward to them taking the learnings back to the work place and applying them.”
Christine Stout, Premier Retail Network

“I can’t tell you how many people have approached me this week who were so moved by the bike build… so positive, such a great lesson on working together and asking for help, the afternoon left a mark on everyone who participated in such a positive way. Your guidance through the materials was understandable and really relate-able, thank you for speaking to all levels of the organization.”
Cindy Silva, Executive Assistant to Beth Cross, CEO, Ariat International Inc.

United Healthcare

“Thank you for putting together and facilitating a fabulous collaboration exercise in Orlando. We’ve done a lot of different team-building activities and other types of exercises through the years, but this one was simply extraordinary. I have lost count of how many participants have grabbed me or emailed me to tell me how impactful it was to them on a professional and personal level. I was showing my kids last night the pictures we took on our iPhones, and they were amazed.”
Elana McFann, United Healthcare

Honeywell

“It touched our team members and they are taking the feeling, connecting to a thought and taking action.”
Gretchen Chismar, US Payroll Manager, Honeywell

Wells Fargo

“We really had an opportunity to know each other better and to have some fun together in a way that increases our commitment to work together effectively. But the biggest payoff of all was the combined feeling of having accomplished something with such an impact to people around the world.”
Jean E. Deering, AVP Learning & Development Manager, BD/SBS L&D, Wells Fargo

MACH

“If you really think about it, you touched 970 people who are at one of those most impressionable points in their lives. I’m very confident that the wisdom and emotion you shared with them will positively impact their careers.”
Jenna Ballestrino, Director, Microsoft Academy for College Hires (MACH)

BCD Meetings & Events

“Since quality time together as a management team is difficult to come by, it was not easy to convince everyone that spending an afternoon away from the tactical necessities of business planning would be well spent. By the end of the afternoon, however, and even still today (3 months later), our team unanimously voted the 3 hours with Odyssey was the most beneficial part of the meeting.”
Julie C., VP, Partner & Industry Relations, BCD Meeting & Incentives

GE Lighting

“The Helping Hands event structure + the personal connection to the prosthetic hands have left a lasting impression on our team. Many people still reference the event 90 days later.”
Megan A. Westman, Organization & Talent Development Leader, GE Lighting

GE Lighting

“While being a realistic help for others, it also incorporated important elements of leadership/teamwork that we were able to see in a unique manner.”
Melissa Hoang, GE Lighting

MERCK

“Mission accomplished! The session exceeded every expectation I had creating a unity with our teams and connecting people in meaningful and thought provoking inner soul searching ways.”
Michelle Stokes, Merck

AMN Healthcare

“You wowed everyone, feedback from executives to new team members has been phenomenal and the lessons learned will be lasting.”
Ralph S. Henderson, President Nurse and Allied Staffing, AMN Healthcare

Pernod Ricard USA

“We found that working together for such a worthwhile cause gave us perspective on new ways to put our collective and individual talents to use for the good of others while learning important lessons about our own capabilities.”
Tim Somers, Directory of Sales Training, Pernod Ricard USA

Merrill Lynch

“This unique event brought us closer together on many levels, especially as partners in delivering value to our clients”
Merrill Lynch

University of Pennsylvania

“In my opinion, your program and facilitation really set the foundation and tone for a very meaningful and impactful two-days of staff retreat—I’m not sure we would have gotten to that level without you kicking it off!”
Megan Moser, Associate Director, Wharton Leadership Program The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Shire

“I honestly don’t know how you do it but everything you said and did provided the perfect foundation and jumping off point for what our meeting was designed to accomplish. Helping Hands became over the course of the few days we were together the metaphor for how our team aspires to work together.”
Julie Person, Head of HR Planning and Service Delivery, Shire

Kaiser Permanente - Greater Los Angeles

“We’ve sung your praises to everyone we know, and I’ve sent your information to others that would like to do this event for their department events, which speaks volumes in your ability to impact us to our core, and with the right amount of humor.”
My-An Le, Project Manager Large Group Account Management, Kaiser Permanente Great Los Angeles

“Since the program, I have caught myself being myself and working on being a better person, husband, father, co-worker and friend. Perspective is everything…”
Dan Link, SDCDA

“Having done events all over the world and many teambuilding exercises, I must say that I may not be able to top the experience we had with Odyssey. Building unity, teamwork, collaboration….seeing your co-workers as moms and dads, brothers and sisters…..real people, extending beyond themselves to help others, has been priceless.”
Kristen Muckleroy, Sr. Marketing Manager, Fiberlink Communications

“You left us with a common language and things in which we can build upon.”
Pete Brunner, BCSI

“Thank you very much for your help in making my meeting so successful and connecting the dots to all of my key messages in such a meaningful way. I have already recommended to a few others both within and outside the company.”
Tracy Tannenbaum, Vice President of Marketing, Heritage Homes

“You did an amazing job of providing reflections on our our day to day attitudes, open communication (with and without words ) and supporting our objective of “continuously cultivating our culture together .The experience of building the hands was deeply emotional and humbling for all. Each one of us can truly make a difference and having the opportunity to make such a life changing impact on another’s life is invaluable to our team. Thank you again for strengthening our team’s relationships, bringing value to life and making a difference for our team and beyond!”
Rosanna