Digital technology dramatically transforms the workplace. The pressure on performance rises by double digits every decade. We get stretched to our biological limits under permanent pressure. Schools have not equipped us with the underlying competencies for sustaining high performance. Overloading the mental level of performance is a recipe for burnout. Personal efficacy, team collaboration and management need a more sustainable perspective. Be fit for business in the 21st century – work smarter, not harder.

Tuning performance to sustainable optimum. see how

Fit For Business

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A MORE EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF INCREASING INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM PERFORMANCE, YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.

Fit For Business is a path to high efficiency in an era that is technologically accelerated and flooded with information.
It leverages the natural connections between physical, emotional, mental and values-based levels of human performance.

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Managerial development

INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM AND GROUP COURSES APPLYING FIT FOR BUSINESS APPROACH INTO MANAGEMENT PRACTICE.

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Personal development

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS DEVELOPING KEY SOFT COMPETENCIES FOR ANY KIND OF BUSINESS.

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Team development

EVEN TEAMBUILDING CAN BE MADE “FIT FOR BUSINESS”. WITH A TANGIBLE PRODUCT AND EMOTIONS ROOTED IN DEEPER MEANING OF WORKING WELL TOGETHER.

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Organizational development

JOIN THE MISSION OF PROMOTING A MEANINGFUL APPROACH TO HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT. WE TRANSFORM MINDSETS AND BEHAVIORS WITH DIRECT IMPACT ON THE BOTTOM LINE.

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Guarantees:
Martin Ruman
Bohdan Fuka
Zuzana Koláriková
Natálie Berglowcová
Monika Knesplová
Nicole Doležalová
Jitka Růžičková
Martina Štiková
Adéla Barešová
Alena SrbováAlena Srbová
Bára Rodi
Jan Benda
Ladislav Dvořák
Mirka BenešováMirka Benešová

Martin Ruman

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“I steer our team and strategy, tend to business relationships, create products and design projects, consult and lead workshops, sign contracts… and can’t stop trying to always improve everything.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s in Psychology ‐ intercultural communication ‐ facilitation ‐ holistic coaching ‐ Hogan Assessments ‐ Bridge Assessments ‐ Q360 ‐ sociomapping ‐ Mindfulness Tools (CFMI) ‐ Gestalt psychotherapy
  • in HR consulting and L&D since 2003 ‐ in sales and management since 2005

SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • teams with stars may be winning, but the real joy comes with everyone playing well together 8 years of handball in the Dukla Prague jersey – CHAMPIONS!!!
  • if there is a good enough reason, anything can be done with ease and wit 4 months of washing dishes in the American backcountry – to pay for backpacking adventures
  • understanding people, who see the world in totally different ways is difficult but worth the effort a semester of intercultural communication theory and practice in Finland
  • you have to give yourself fully to what you do and your mates should be a source of endless inspiration a crush on music since the age of 16, managed to keep up the rock’n’roll way through midlife crisis
  • you’ve made your bed, now lie in it faculty of liberal arts, solo world travels, running own business

Bohdan Fuka

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“As the longest serving on board, I’m a safekeeper of our team culture and a jack of all trades. I oversee the philanthropic branch of our portfolio. I also lead team workshops and participate in individual coaching programs.“

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • academic background in Education & Economics – communication – teamwork – facilitation – holistic coaching – running training
  • in HR consulting, L&D and sales since 2003

SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • he that fears every bush should not go birding with the ink still wet on my high school diploma, I set out to see the world – it took me 3 years to make it back home
  • reaching goals takes working hard towards them 20 years of long-distance running
  • know where you belong I am a proud member and Officer of TJ Sokol I. Smíchov
  • there are things out there that transcend us Sunday worship and my two sons are phenomena I understand better through my heart than my head

Zuzana Koláriková

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“Individual productivity improvement through practical interconnections of mind and body is my turf. I teach, consult and coach managers, entrepreneurs, artists and athletes alike. I also serve as our “Chief People Officer” and keep our marketing voice in tune.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • MSc. in Food Technology – somatic coaching – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction –  STOTT Pilates® instructor – yoga instructor – personal fitness training
  • in consulting since 2001

SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • 10% comes down to genetics, 90% is up to us to work with practicing the violin since the age of 6 – takes a while to win some audience
  • it needn’t take words to understand one another I’ve traveled the world for 15 years playing on a string orchestra
  • what you learn constitutes your fortune I never stop learning new things. Most lately I’m experimenting with the Feldenkrais method to enhance the neuroplasticity of my brain.
  • there’s a learning in every trial, even those that fail I’m a lifelong cook and more recently a food blogger

Natálie Berglowcová

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“Trainer and consultant in blossom, right hand of the helmsman and mastermind of my own courses. I run workshops and coach individual clients. I’ve got a ton of ideas… and I am working on my ability to follow up on them.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s in Psychology – somatic coaching – Bridge Assessments – recruitment – adult education – cloud-based technologies for communication and collaboration – group therapy
  • in HR consulting since 2012

SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • the body has its own wisdom, balance needs to be trained I like to test my limits – most recently with acrobatic yoga
  • sometimes you have to run to keep yourself on the spot travel is my life strategy – from America to the end of the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • linking of opposites to a coherent whole Soul and technology – a psychologist in the cloud! I train people in Google Apps usage.
  • children, woods, games and summer – the real school of life 13 wonderful years at summer camps; from the wide-eyed kid to a tutor. Keep on playing!

Monika Knesplová

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“Trainer and consultant who simultaneously keeps an eye on our projects. I like to meet my clients to share everything interesting from both sides of the boat. I devote part of my work time to coaching and crisis intervention.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s in Psychology – Bridge Assessments – Hogan Assessments – Q360 – somatic coaching – Pilates instructor – recruitment – adult & child education

SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • do not let your head “overwhelm” the rest of the body For 15 years I’ve turned off my head while playing piano and dancing, nowadays I turn myself off while exercising yoga, painting and with long walks in the outback
  • happy is he, who decides to be happy a long-term friendship and contact with people after a spinal cord injury who can really beat the “walkers” down in their life approach and philosophy
  • never forget to believe in others and cheer them up cheerleader’s jersey on a high school, in a suit of a coach and crisis intervention psychologist
  • the clear intention and power of the thought work miracles Verified (not only) through training of my dog Richard. It takes one look for him to know. (it works both ways:-) )
  • good intentions pay back 2 years as a moderator of Speed ​​dating evenings and X-fold years in a happy relationship

Nicole Doležalová

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“I provide support for our customers as well as team members. I am responsible for the logistics in our delivery system and keep making sure information flows correctly and smoothly in all directions. A passion for creativity and design is what I bring on top of that.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bc. in Economics & Management
  • in administration, design and education since 2010

SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • The Four Agreements I like to think about philosophy and free myself from established patterns
  • get out of your comfort zone and confront the challenge all my university courses are taught in English
  • borders are no more than barriers built in our own minds a country is like one page in a book, we should keep reading on
  • never say never I have always tried whatever I could: airsoft, graffiti, parkour, tai-chi, music; variety suits me!
  • music connects people 3 years with a bass guitar around my neck, helping to organize festivals or providing support for bands on tour

Jitka Růžičková

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“I am a sea between the mainland and the islands surrounding it. I am the mastermind looking after the smooth running of all behind the scene activities. I make sure that both the clients and my team are getting everything they need.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bc. in Personal Management
  • in HR and administration since 2013

SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • water, the foundation of life for 4 years the ocean waves give me unreal energy
  • change is life and also the only certainty that we have constantly learning to accept the opportunities that come to my way, even though they mean a great challenge and stepping out from the comfort zone
  • the body is a movement I’ve been doing sports professionally since I was a child, now I’m giving my sporting spirit to people at the flexi-bar lessons
  • look for what is fulfilling to you I have found a magic in baking, meditating and growing flowers

Martina Štiková

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“I look after the administrative welfare of our customers as well as team members. I help manage our Hnutí ZaHRádkářů (tHe gaRdeners’) community and I led the series of PRO WOMAN projects, aimed at developing female entrepreneurship.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s in Adult Education – DiS. in Personnel Management and Economic Studies
  • in HR consulting since 2006, in project management since 2009

SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • nothing is ever lost 5 years in a project management role steeled my patience and reinforced my belief that everything can be resolved
  • to be happy about small successes is a challenge in it’s own right running for fun without chasing distance or time
  • motherhood is a new dimension of life a working mom since 2014

Adéla Barešová

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“I train, coach, lead workshops and prepare courses on communication, teamwork, and self-management. I consult on personal development and higher training of the the entire person. I seek a living interconnection between thought, emotion and body.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s in Psychology – trainer and supervisor in somatic coaching – Hogan Assessments – Bridge Assessments – sociomapping – facilitation training – art therapy – psychotherapeutic training in biosynthesis
  • in HR consulting since 2004

SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • the best way to learn is to teach others 3 years of working on TV knowledge contests
  • keep learning new “tricks” and fulfilling childhood dreams a passion for music led me to the saxophone; balancing beginner’s skill with lots of enthusiasm
  • practice coaching skills on your loved ones my two sons train my patience and I coach them in everything else in return
  • if you can, give back; if you cannot, do it all the same volunteering for the Social Clinic

Alena Srbová

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“I lead courses in the areas of leadership, negotiation and self-esteem. I also focus on coaching. I help people improve their ability to communicate with others, develop greater belief in themselves and have more energy for themselves and their work.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Pedagogy — Certified in ČAKO coaching training — Psychotherapeutic training in Gestalt therapy — Expertise with psychodiagnostic methods (Hogan tests, SC Wave, MBTI) and 360° ZV — Assessment and Development Center presentation and implementation
  • Employed in HR consulting since 1999

THE SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • when you have the feeling that you just can’t continue, you are at that moment at the threshold of your own power you will be tested not only while running. Three children (two little ones right after one another) business, home life — where there is motivation, we can accomplish much more than we hoped possible. Good news for anyone being coached.
  • we learn by teaching others like an instructor reads a great deal of literature, follows trends, hunts for details. During training, through repeating the material I learn many new things from other participants! I am a perpetual student, a faithful participant in my own education, an appreciative classmate.
  • “be kind, whenever possible. It is always possible.” The Dalai Lama I believe in kindness, encouragement, gratitude, forgiveness, friendship. In difficult situations in my life, I have been convinced that these are values that enable a person to go further and appreciate the world as a good place.

Bára Rodi

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“10 years of experience in adult education and a practical background in humane medicine. I teach and train topics related to both body and well-being, as well as communication and cooperation. I like to help people grow both in their work and personal lifes.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • MD in General Medicine – Medical Practice as a General Practitioner – International Training of Trainers for European Projects – 10 Years of Erasmus Tutoring Experience – intercultural communication – facilitation – teamwork – Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • in HR consulting since 2007

SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • love to eat is a love to life philosophy inspired by an Italian husband:-) I like to eat, I cook well and I enjoy to teach about nutrition
  • a year in my life, or rather a life in a year the experience of living abroad (Denmark, Ireland, USA) have overturned my life upside down
  • change is a profit after several years in the hospital I have left medicine. As a freelance lecturer, I live freer and happier
  • to clean up toxins and a bad mood for 7 years I have been practicing Bikram yoga – at 42 ° C the stress dissolves quickly:-)

Jan Benda

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“I sail in many roles with Odyssey: I train, I lead workshops, and coach individual clients. I enjoy creating and delivering programs focused on building self-awareness and developing skills in the areas emotional intelligence and intuition.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • PhD in psychology – satitherapy – PBSP – Stargate – emotional intelligence – intuition – meditation
  • in L&D and HR consulting since 2006

SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • wisdom without kindness and humility is useless six months in a monastery in Sri Lanka and 18+ years of meditation practice
  • fear has its bottom, from which you can bounce away being my own boss
  • love is in us and all around us being a father to the coolest girl in the world

Ladislav Dvořák

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“Practice has taught me to value the coaching approach as a highly effective tool for activating human potential. I coach, lead workshops and train. For the most part I work with top managers, directors and business owners.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • PhD. in cybernetics – Gestalt Practitioner in Organizations – gestalt psychotherapy – chair of the Council Estates of the Czech Association of Coaches
  • in L&D and consulting since 1998

SCHOOL OF LIFE

Mirka Benešová

back office
CERTIFIED COACH
COACH
collaborator
CONSULTANT - HR
CONSULTANT - MANAGEMENT
core team
management
product owner
project lead
sales
TRAINER
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

“I concern myself with the dynamic bond between body and emotion, focusing on aspects of stress and meaningfulness. My theme is using thoughtful self-awareness to prevent diminished mental and physical health. I coach and work with motivation through imagination.”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • D. in clinical psychology — Expertise in somatic coaching — Psychotherapeutic training at the Institute for Person-Centered Psychotherapy and Counseling (PCA) — Body-based psychotherapy — Imagination techniques — Focusing — Hogan professional diagnostics — Rorschach Rechnique and Thematic Apperception Test
  • Human resources consultant since 2008

SCHOOL OF LIFE

  • movement boosts neuroplasticity when I ride my bike, sometimes I “disappear” in such a way that I must choose some kind of creative solution to find my way back
  • riding the waves at times, on horseback, the unpredictable energy of regal creation, half my life training racehorses
  • you will obtain that which you desire, that which you can (not) imagine and for which you create something a few times in the course of an amateur triathlon
  • dance as play, play as dance to exert oneself to take pleasure in ease and improvisation while doing the Lindy-Hop — swingin’ with a smile!


 

What are we up to

Team Leaders development for sustainable growth

Client: ICT - R&D and Engineering

  • People management skills training
  • Alignment of the TL role content and business strategies
  • Maintaining the start-up culture while growing rapidly and merging with a global corporation
  • Coaching and facilitation support for the local top management
  • A complex program spanning 2016

“Brain In Shape” for management

Client: Large banking group

  • Courses and follow­up workshops: “Brain In Shape — holistic support of mental performance”
  • Hundreds of participants within Management Academy framework
  • 90 days from 2013 to 2017
  • Energy management has become a standard part of the bank’s development activities. We are planning more activities based on the Fit for Business approach.

“Thank you very much for this training. Highly inspiring, I have a lot of ideas that I intend to apply. Trainers were absolutely excellent.”

Managing & Leading with Impact

Client: Fashion retailer

  • Courses in effective leadership and management for line managers and headquarters.
  • Dozens of participants ranging from Head Of level through Store Manager and Section Manager level
  • Tens of days from 2010 to 2015
  • Strengthening managers’ confidence and ability to work individually with employee motivation; more effective “Performance Management” process.

"I will praise more often; use "at the same time" instead of "but" in feedback; I understand needs and motivators better thanks to personality typology."

Top Management Team development

Client: IT corporation branch

  • Strategic and team development workshops, individual coaching, personality profiles and sociomapping, 360° feedback
  • Top management CZ/SK
  • 2010-­2016

Persuasive Communication

Client: Fashion retailer

  • Courses in persuasive communication and assertive influencing for line management and headquarters.
  • Dozens of participants ranging from Head Of level through Store Manager and Section Manager level
  • Tens of days from 2010 to 2015

Soft Skills catalogue for managers and specialists

Client: FMCG

  • Trainings in Personal efficacy, Communication, Presentation and Project management
  • Line managers, sales managers and specialists
  • Tens of days in 2012-2013 and 2016

Effective team communication

Client: FMCG, HR team

  • Interactive workshop including individual diagnostics
  • Practical application of newly acquired knowledge on the ground as team mission
  • Intense creative collaboration on a team graffiti project
  • The entire Odyssey team arranged an extraordinary team experience for us. The professionalism and experience of Odyssey staff was evident every step of the way.

The entire Odyssey team arranged for an extraordinary team experience for us. The professionalism and experience of Odyssey staff was evident every step of the way.

About us

Odyssey.cz was conceived in Prague, Czech Republic in 2002 by our founding father Sean Turner. The original idea was for an European representative of Odyssey Teams Inc., founded by Bill John in California in 1991. In 2003 Bohdan Fuka and Martin Ruman, by now the longest serving, hopped on board and gradually took over the steering wheel. The licence deal was morphed in 2006 into a hand-shake based partnership built around sharing of selected trademarked products – namely the Helping Odyssey philanthropic workshops. In 2012, as part of our mission to cultivate the “garden of human capital” in the Czech workplace, we launched the Hnutí zaHRádkářů (tHe gaRdeners’ movement) community.

We tune individual and team performance to sustainable optimum. Our know-how is rooted in applied psychology combined with a variety of other disciplines and based on a holistic approach. We don’t care much for formalities but know how to serve as empowering guides who inspire, strongly support and properly provoke you on your exciting journey of learning and development.

Contact

ODYSSEY.cz @ K10 Coworking
Koperníkova 10, 12000 Prague, Czech Republic
+420 224 310 629
info@odyssey.cz

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