About Us

VISION

To be the leading-edge partner in generating Organisational Development Solutions to the challenges of an evolving global business environment.

MISSION

To infuse Organisational Development Processes into an expanding network of client systems, generating an output of excellence and sustainable profitability.

CORE VALUES

  • Social Consciousness
  • Transformation Ethos
  • Uniqueness
  • Performance Excellence

Our Odyssey

The organisations of our clients are at the centre of our organisational development practice – their vision and values, structures and processes, culture and people; our focus – facilitating alignment of these elements to improve organisational effectiveness; our approach – active client involvement in the process.
With a prior emphasis on counselling and training to improve individual performance by founder and Principal Consultant – L. Anthony Watkins, we have adapted and applied the fundamental behavioural science knowledge to the evolving business context through the years. As our client networks expanded in terms of their needs, geographical reach and aspirations, we progressively deepened and broadened our range of services, and adopted a more relevant business posture and brand. So, Odyssey Consult Inc was incorporated.

Ours is an enviable track record of over 25 years as a leading OD and HR Consultancy in the region, partnering our clients professionally and delivering unmatched value and expertise as they move towards business success.

Our Team

Consulting Team

L. Anthony Watkins
Principal Consultant

Anthony Watkins is the CEO/ Principal Consultant of ODYSSEY CONSULTinc Limited. An accomplished Organisational Development Consultant, he has been actively involved in public and private sector organisational transformation initiatives since the early 1990s, working extensively across the region with major companies in all business sectors.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Toronto and has worked in the fields of Social Pathology/Mental Health, Correctional Services and Psychiatric Forensic Assessment in Toronto, Canada.
Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Board of FAASBY – the Foundation for the Academic Advancement of Spiritual Baptist Youth and of the Board of Trustees at the Caribbean Sport and Development Agency (formerly TTASPE).
As a Keynote Speaker, he has shared the stage with world-famous motivational speaker, Les Brown, and has presented at regional business conferences of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago, the Insurance Association of the Caribbean, the Dominica Employers’ Federation, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, the Caribbean Conference of Credit Unions and the Jamaica Employers’ Federation among others.
A founding and honorary life member of the Human Resource Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago (HRMATT), he has authored articles in local and regional business publications, sharing his Strategic Human Resource Management training and experience and Strategic Leadership and Managerial Competence.
He has developed Assessment-Development tools which have been successfully applied in the design and execution of Assessment-Development Centres and other Executive Recruitment and Selection approaches for major clients.
His involvement in sport includes work with Administrators, Coaches and Players on National and Regional Teams in the areas of Management and the Psychology of Performance.
With over 25 years of Human Resource and Organisational Development consulting experience, his areas of expertise include:

  • Organisational Diagnosis
  • Strategic Planning and Visioning
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Developing Organisational Culture
  • Assessment Centre Design and Execution
  • Teambuilding
  • Leadership Development
  • Organisational Transformation and Change
  • Merger Management
  • Process Facilitation
Sheldon Baptiste
Consultant

Sheldon is a Senior Management Professional with over fifteen years experience in Human Resource Management and General Management. He has held senior leadership positions at leading manufacturing, financial and educational institutions and has built a reputation for transforming organisations from the “inside out”.
He is the holder of a first degree in Economics and two postgraduate Human Resource Management qualifications from the University of Leicester and the University of the West Indies Institute of Business. In 2005, he completed the Certified Instructor/Developer course with the Langevin Learning Services in New York USA and is certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) instrument.
Sheldon is an accomplished lecturer in Supervisory Management and Human Resource Management. As a Human Resource Advocate and Professional, he brings to the field of Organisational Development consulting a portfolio of managerial accomplishments and experiences which attest to his focused execution, innate problem-solving ability and solution-oriented approach. His areas of expertise include:

  • Leadership and Governance
  • Strategy Review and Formulation
  • Training & Development
  • Performance Management
  • Organisational Development
  • Teambuilding
  • Organisational Restructuring
  • Compensation
  • Industrial Relations
  • HRIS/Performance Measurement
  • Culture Change and Corporate Social Responsibility
Neive Thomas
Business Manager

Neive Thomas brings 15 years experience in the Finance Sector to her managerial role at ODYSSEY CONSULTinc. As the Business Manager, she has developed and successfully applied her diverse skills to Odyssey’s whole system approach to Organisational Development.
Prior to her current role, she worked as an Odyssey Consultant/Trainer, bringing her seven years of Training and Development experience to the design and delivery of training programmes in Managerial Development, Organisational Change, Teambuilding and Quality Customer Service. Neive has also successfully launched her own business – BODY CONFIDENT – a Professional Image Enhancement programme for women and men.

Tracey Tarquini
Office Administrator

Tracey joined the Odyssey Consultinc Team in 2004 as the Office Administrator. She manages the company’s financial administrative functions, programme coordination, facilities management and general office operations. Tracey has also expanded her role as the Extended DISC Profiling Administrator within the organisation.
She holds a Diploma in Management for Administrative Professionals from The UWI School of Business and Continuing Studies (ROYTEC) and a Certificate in Introduction to Business Software from DELTASOFT Computer and Training Services. With 14 years of supervisory experience in retail and manufacturing, her business administration, financial management and customer service skills are well aligned to Odyssey’s superior service delivery.

Tonia Watkins
Manager, Corporate Branding

Tonia graduated from Emerson College, Boston with a Master of Arts in Communication Management in 2011. She also holds a B.A. (Hons) in Business and Society from York University, Toronto and a Diploma in Public Relations from UWI School of Business and Continuing Studies (ROYTEC).
Tonia leads the planning and execution of the organisation’s Marketing, Public/Media Relations and Event Management initiatives. She also works closely with the Business Manager in support of business administration and building sustainable client and stakeholder relationships. In the delivery of core business services, she has worked on numerous interventions in Organisational Transformation and Change, Quality Customer Service Training, Recruitment and Selection and Teambuilding. She also leads in the administration of Assessment-Development Centres.