Curtis L. Odom

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Dr. Curtis L. Odom is Principal and Managing Partner of the Boston based consultancy, Prescient Strategists, LLC. Curtis has over 15 years of international experience in cultural integration, change management, organizational effectiveness, talent management, and performance consulting as a practitioner, researcher, author, and speaker.  

Curtis is an expert change leader with extensive experience leading and implementing large-scale change. Known for his practical expertise, Curtis has significant depth in strategic and tactical application of cultural integration, change management, organizational effectiveness, talent management, and performance consulting to maximize organizational investments in human capital. Curtis is best known for his ability to create solutions to help organizations get the most of their time and effort invested in change projects.  

Dr. Odom has been a consultant and an employee with Fortune 100 companies in the industries of aerospace and defense, software engineering, insurance and financial services, telecommunications, and healthcare. As a testament to his diverse background, Curtis is a sought after consultant to organizations in change strategy implementation, organization development, leadership/executive development, career coaching, culture change, training and development, and group facilitation. Curtis credits his 10 years of military service in the United States Navy for his solid foundation in strategic planning and tactical application of organizational development, change management, blended learning frameworks and integrated talent management to maximize organizational investments in human capital.  

Curtis earned his doctorate of education from Pepperdine University, graduating Phi Delta Kappa, and has been industry certified as both a Human Capital Strategist and Strategic Workforce Planner from the Human Capital Institute. Curtis is currently an active member of the Alliance of Mergers and Acquisition Advisors, Institute of Management Consultants, and American Mensa.  

Dr. Odom’s additional accomplishments include completion of a certification from Cornell University as a Certified Diversity Practitioner (CCDP). Most notably, Curtis was awarded the high distinction of being selected as a member of the Boston Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 class for 2010.  

Curtis is the author of two books, Generation X Approved: Top 20 Keys to Effective Leadership as well as the successful Stuck in the Middle: A Generation X View of Talent Management. As a published author, Curtis has been a go-to expert on the subject of talent management, having been featured in/on’s “Ask Annie” column, Wall Street Journal’s FINS blog,, Huffington Post and a number of other regional and national outlets.

For more information about Curtis, or to hire him for opportunities with your organization as a, speaker, facilitator and career coach, visit his personal branding website at

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