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ODyssey Consulting Group

There's a reason why odyssey begins with OD. Organization Development (OD) is a journey for most people. It's the deep understanding of how people behave within an organization and react to change. Why is this important? Because organizations are not buildings. They are not companies. They are not structures. They are people who are organized for a particular purpose. When we focus on people, and design change to fit their culture, we get performance!

At ODyssey Consulting Group, we are a team of OD practitioners who have a successful track record of managing global teams executing transformation initiatives. We use data analytics to design and prioritize OD interventions. We build trust with senior leaders and stakeholders, becoming their strategic OD business partners. We are the people side of business, and we understand how to improve their performance.

Our Team
Darron A. Padilla, MSOD, PMP
CEO, Principle Consultant
Energetic, strategic, practical and tactical
Brian Barden
COO, Principle Hospitality Consultant

Energetic, creative, passionate, inspirational

Darron Padilla is a seasoned Organization Development Consultant with 20 years of experience helping organizations transform their leaders, culture, and teams to meet business strategies. His holistic approach aligns people, processes, tools, strategy, and culture to increase adoption, sustainability, and maximize ROI. Darron makes change initiatives “practical and tactical” for his clients, while coaching and engaging leaders throughout the process.


Darron’s career spans across multiple industries: health care, high-tech, finance, biotechnology, energy, consulting, and government. He’s worked in startups to global organizations and managed budgets of $30MM with virtual teams in APAC, EMEA, and LATAM.


Darron holds a Masters of Organization Development with honors from Pepperdine University, and a B.A. in Spanish, with a minor in Business Marketing from California State University, East Bay. His graduate research focused on what leadership characteristics impact followership in American Millennials that influences his work with leaders today. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute, a certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma through Purdue University, and a certified Scrum Master through the Scrum Alliance. Darron has also lived abroad in Hong Kong and Spain, and speaks Spanish and French.

For over 18 years, Brian has managed investment properties for the world's largest hospitality management companies, converting non-performing properties to the leader in revenue, culture, quality, and guest satisfaction. His passionate nature for people and enabling his team to perform at their best has garnered him praise throughout his career, including being recognized as the top leader for Trip Advisor in San Francisco, CA. His understanding of operations and how to streamline processes while increasing quality has impacted shareholder returns on all the portfolios he managed.

Brian's career spans across hospitality and assisted living industries. His passion for creating the best guest experience comes from his diverse, Starwood culture education and training. He's worked in several Starwood, Kimpton, and other luxury boutique hotel brands, making them the shining star in the locations they serve. As Area General Manager, he's been able to oversee 7 hotels, with over 300 employees, and 700 rooms, managing budgets of over $10MM.

Brian attended Central Michigan University, majoring in Hospitality Management. As a Detroit native, he lives and breathes the Motor City culture. He loves to cook, entertain, and do interior design. He has two English Mastiffs that are more like his children than pets. He visits his sister and her 4 children multiple times per year, to spoil them as his own.

Marci B. Rinkoff, MSOD, PCC
Senior Consultant
Curious, creative, intuitive, strategic, a coach to coaches

For the past 20 years, Marci has been developing women leaders and teams who want to make a positive impact in their organization and in their world-at-large. As an organization development specialist, she takes a comprehensive approach in helping companies advance women into leadership roles at all levels of the leadership pipeline. Her application of the Enneagram personality tool has been a proven resource for helping leaders and team members build trust – the underlying foundation for collaboration.


Marci’s career spans from managing one of the world’s largest global coaching practices at Right Management, to leading sales at the American Productivity & Quality Center to fund raising for social services around the world. Living abroad and working internationally led her to working with global teams in APAC, EMEA and LATAM.


She holds an M.S. of Organization Development with honors from Pepperdine University’s Business School of Management, and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Houston. She is a member of the OD (Organization Development) Network, and holds a Professional Coaching Certificate (PCC) from the International Coach Federation. Marci is certified in the Hogan Suite, MRG 360, Tilt 365, NLP, and Enneagram IEQ. Marci lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Mark, and their superdog Buddy. She loves creativity, nature and dogs.

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