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 outputs of excellence and sustainable profitability.

CORE VALUES

  • Social Consciousness
  • Transformation Ethos
  • Uniqueness
  • Performance Excellence

Our Odyssey

Ours is a 30-year legacy of distinction, as a premier indigenous Organisational Development and Human Resource Consultancy in the region.

With an initial focus on personal counselling and training to improve individual performance, 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 CONSULTinc was incorporated.

Organisations are the core of our practice – their vision and values, structures and processes, culture and people. Our focus – facilitating alignment of these elements to improve organisational effectiveness. Our approach – partnering with our clients professionally and sharing our organisational development expertise to deliver unmatched value.

Our Team

Consulting Team

L. Anthony Watkins
Principal Consultant

L. Anthony Watkins is the CEO and Principal Consultant of ODYSSEY CONSULTinc Limited. 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 Ontario, Canada. After graduating, his early career centered in education, as a guidance officer, tutor with the UWI School of Continuing Studies and National Coordinator for the Attitudinal Development Project of the Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme (YTEPP).

In the early 1990s, he successfully transitioned from the public service to establish his consultancy – ODYSSEY CONSULTinc Limited. He has since been actively involved in public and private sector organisational transformation initiatives, working extensively across the region with major companies and business leaders in all sectors. A founding and honorary life member of the Human Resource Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago (HRMATT), he has also served as a member of the Caribbean Leadership Project Delivery Team, the Task Force for establishment of the National Statistical Institute of Trinidad and Tobago and on numerous Boards of Directors.

An accomplished Organisational Development consultant with over 30 years’ experience, his areas of specialisation include leadership development, organisational transformation and change, team development, career coaching and process facilitation. Most recently, he was awarded the Public Service Medal of Merit (Gold) for outstanding and meritorious public service in Trinidad and Tobago.

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.

His work as an author and keynote speaker, and his service to organisations and community-based initiatives, are deep-rooted in a commitment to enriching our region and our people.

Sheldon Baptiste
Senior Consultant

Sheldon is a Senior Consultant at ODYSSEY CONSULTinc Limited. He brings over 15 years’ professional experience in human resource management. He has held senior managerial positions at leading manufacturing, financial and educational institutions, and has built a reputation for transforming organisations from the ‘inside out’.

He holds a first degree in Economics and postgraduate qualifications in Human Resource Management from the University of Leicester, and the University of the West Indies Institute of Business. In 2005, he completed the Langevin Learning Services Certified Instructor/ Facilitator course in Chicago, USA, and is certified to administer the MBTI® Instrument. Sheldon is an accomplished tertiary-level lecturer in Supervisory Management and Human Resource Management. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority.

As an experienced human resource professional and advocate, he brings a successful record of managerial accomplishments to organisational development practice. In his role as Senior Consultant, he leads interventions in the areas of strategy review and formulation, recruitment and selection, organisational restructuring, performance management, compensation and teambuilding, among others.

Camille Lowhar
Consultant

Camille is a change management professional with over 7 years’ experience in the field. She brings a wealth of pan-Caribbean exposure and experience, having served with distinction as an internal Change Management consultant to a leading international financial services institution.

She has consulted on initiatives for technology platform implementation and upgrades, process improvement initiatives, regulatory-driven compliance initiatives, physical relocation, renovation and office closure initiatives, through to radical, transformative programmes with organisation redesign, restructuring and realignment.

In addition, Camille has extensive experience in Operational Risk Management as well as client-server technology support; having spent 10 years as an Information Systems Audit Manager for the Caribbean offices and 5 years prior as manager of the organisation’s 50 plus personal computing technology support resources. She has extensive experience working across the project delivery environment.

Camille is currently pursuing the CCMP (Certified Change Management Professional) designation and was recently certified in the Prosci Change Management methodology. She is also certified as a CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Organisational Psychology and is a certified General Draughtsman.

Adam Montserin
Consultant

Adam is an experienced and highly qualified transformational leader with over 15 years’ experience and extensive successes in helping organisations across the Caribbean. He has enabled organisations to achieve breakthrough results in strategy design & implementation, strategic human resource planning and management, organisational development, organisational change & transformation, organisation performance improvement, ICT & eGovernment transformation, leadership development, teambuilding and change management.

Adam is also experienced in ICT and eGovernment strategy development and implementing technical solutions, and has pioneered major OD and ICT & eGovernment transformation initiatives in Trinidad and Tobago, the wider Caribbean and Central America. He has led many of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading-edge ICT and eGovernment projects including the Trinidad and Tobago eGovernment backbone (GovNett), the Trinidad and Tobago eGovernment portal (ttConnect) and participated in the development of the Trinidad and Tobago National ICT Strategy (Fastforward). Additionally, he has advised many Caribbean governments on ICT and eGovernment transformation and led the development of the CARICOM 2011 – 2014 eGovernment strategy and other national ICT and telecommunications strategies for Belize and St. Lucia.

He is currently completing his doctorate in Business Administration and holds certifications in balanced scorecard, organisation development, project management, database development and internet development.

Management Team

Neive Thomas
Business Manager – Consulting Practice

Neive Thomas is the Business Manager – Consulting Practice at ODYSSEY CONSULTinc. She brings extensive managerial and finance sector experience to her role.

She has established a record of achievement, contributing positively to the organisation’s development for over 20 years. She transitioned progressively through various roles as a Trainer, Consultant and most recently as Business Manager. Neive has also successfully launched her own business, Body Confident; a professional image enhancement programme for women and men.

With primary responsibility for the organisation’s consultancy services, Neive brings her leadership, managerial competence and professional commitment to enhancing the organisation’s consultancy services, improving client service and promoting business growth.

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
Business Manager – Operations and Innovation

Promoted to the position of Business Manager – Operations and Innovation, Tonia leads the organisation’s thrust toward more innovative and ICT-driven initiatives, to enhance service delivery and drive business growth. She is also responsible for managing business operations.

A graduate of Emerson College, Boston, USA, she holds an M.A. in Communication Management, a B.A. (Hons) in Business and Society from York University, Toronto and a Diploma in Public Relations from UWI School of Business and Applied Studies (UWI-ROYTEC). Her professional training includes event management, project management, financial management and numerous computer software and applications.

Tonia joined ODYSSEY CONSULTinc in 2007 and has worked in all areas of the company’s operations, including planning and executing marketing and brand initiatives; developing services and products; supporting business administration and collaborating with consulting project teams to coordinate and deliver programmes locally and regionally. Tonia also leads in the administration of our recruitment services.