Who we are

Liz Staniforth

Liz began her career as a front line manager in a large energy business. She subsequently managed their learning and development function before moving into L&D consultancy. That work has seen Liz design, deliver and manage a variety of organisational and leadership development interventions, in a whole range of sectors. 

Liz has a passion for ensuring that the work we do translates into real outcomes for clients. She isa particularly effective facilitator of sustained behavioural change.

Liz has worked with clients including St. Leger Homes, IAG, Welsh Government, National Association Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hull City Council, LloydsTSB, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Papworth Trust, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Sheffield City Council and Transport for London.

Liz is also a Trustee of a local charity and is directly involved in both overall governance and the very real challenge of redeveloping their premises.

Dr Phil Allcock

Phil is a vastly experienced Learning and Development consultant who has both led L&D consultancies and facilitated a wide variety of organisational and leadership development interventions in the Energy, Financial Services, Local Government, Professional Services, Construction sectors.

Phil has a passion for exploring what it takes to enable sustained behavioural change in the “real world” which culminated in his PhD and the co-founding of Odyssey. His current work combines continual development of the Odyssey offer and its application to work with corporate and individual clients. 

Phil has worked with clients including NE LIncolnshire Council, BGinternaltional, BBC, BP, Bradford City Council, Hanson Cement, Cushman and Wakefield, Eversheds LLP, Gategroup, PwC, St. James’s Place, Waterman IE and Zurich FS.



John Langford is now working with Odyssey as a partner. He works with senior leaders to help them modify their own behaviour and influence culture change within their organisations. John's long term clients include high profile leaders in both the private and public sectors. He has a reputation for meeting challenges and being challenging; applying his unique style as a positive "disruptive talent" to help deliver significant, sustained organisational change.

We also work with a number of associates. We are particulary excited to be building a close working relationships with Tennyson LLC

We also work with both RSM UK Consulting LLP and Moody's Analytics.





"Great meeting today with significant progress shown by my team and their working relationship with senior management. One of them came to see me afterwards and said how very positive he felt it had been. The help and support you have given me and my team to get to this point is much appreciated, but I recognise that there's still work to be done."


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