We are behavioural change specialists…
… here to support and challenge, when things need to change.
The work we do is all about:
CONTEXT: What’s happening in your ‘world’ that makes this change so important?
OUTCOMES: What will your world look, sound and feel like once the change is real?
PIVOTAL SITUATIONS: Where and when will the change you’re looking for happen?
BEHAVIOUR: What does it take to handle those situations skilfully?
Odyssey in Action
We help leaders and their people deliver change in the situations when it matters most, and we can do the same for you.
An entire organisation
Have you recognised that the organisation you lead isn’t fit to face the future?
Part of an
Do you have responsibility for part of an organisation that needs to change and the power to make that happen?
A particular team
Is it clear that your team isn’t delivering what the organisation needs?
Is the wellbeing or performance of one of your team causing you concern?
Where We’ve Made a Difference
We are grateful for the work Odyssey have done with us in Spain, Poland and the UK. Their support has been invaluable - through team building, coaching and increasing self-awareness they have helped implement behavioural change across multiple teams from different cultures and ultimately helped us work together as effectively as possible. I’ve been particularly impressed by how bespoke and adaptable their approach has been. They've been consistently sensitive to different cultural backgrounds and never made us feel we’re receiving an off-the-shelf product.
Executive Talent & Development Manager, IAG
The City of Wolverhampton Council’s leadership team have been working with Odyssey since 2019. We have benefitted from the expertise of the Odyssey team, through effective executive coaching, facilitation and change management support to ensure we continue our development as a highly performing leadership team and ultimately help us to improve outcomes for our City. We always find our work with Odyssey to be thoughtful, engaging and outcome focussed, with a real focus on building capacity and self-reliance.
Chief Executive, City of Wolverhampton Council
Working with Odyssey has enabled me to understand myself, how I impact on others and to be really aware of what I can do to get the best out of myself and working collaboratively with others. With that insight and Odyssey’s support, we have become a high performing team that can address tricky issues and work towards common goals. We are unrecognisable from where we started. It has given us the confidence to draw out conflicts and work through them in a safe and proactive manner.
Strategic Director of People, Worcestershire County Council
Looking back, the training we put in place was intended to be an investment in people and an investment in the capacity for change of the organisation, by focusing on middle and frontline managers. The proof that this investment struck home came as local authority budgets came under immense pressure and Sandwell was able to mobilise significant capacity within the organisation to change and modernise services rather than have to make cuts and close libraries and other community facilities.
Managing Director - Publica Group (Support) Ltd
The time I spend with Liz is invaluable because we explore significant issues, she supports and challenges my thinking and assumptions and the impact these have on the way I behave. This enables me to ensure the decisions I make and the way I implement them deliver the outcomes I need, through action rather than reaction.
Deputy Chief Executive, City of Wolverhampton Council
Phil coached me through a transition from a career in the creative arts to Chairing a family business. I cannot recommend his style and effectiveness highly enough. Among many of his talents, he has the ability to identify an individual's strengths and apply them to any challenges they might meet.
Chairman, The Holker Group
At times like this, having an external support relationship like this in place is invaluable. Being able to create the headspace and capacity through the coaching arrangements with Odyssey allows me to see beyond the immediate issues, and not lose sight of what’s important to the organisation – its future and its opportunity.
Director of Resources & Governance, North East Lincolnshire Council
Your input has been pivotal in helping us become the organisation that we are, with the impact that we have. I am hugely grateful.
Chief Executive, The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Even just the first session with our Odyssey colleagues showed positive, powerful, visible behavioural changes.
Dr. Helen Paterson
Chief Executive, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
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