The Odyssey Program is made possible by a team of passionate and experienced volunteers.

Dr. Eli Goldratt created the program in the early 1990’s as a platform to apply TOC to personal life. This unique program provided a valuable platform for him to pursue his lifelong goal to “teach the world how to think.” He created a vision for participants to realize more fulfilling and meaningful lives by applying the powerful cause-effect logic of his TOC Thinking Processes.

On request of Dr. Goldratt, the program was re-introduced and significantly upgraded in 2005 under the leadership of Dr. Alan Barnard, one of the world’s leading TOC Thinkers and practitioners. The assistance of a group of dedicated and passionate Odyssey Alumni has allowed the program to flourish in alternating international locations, as well as private and corporate programs.

Dr. Alan Barnard, South Africa


Dr. Barnard is recognized as one of the leading TOC Experts in the world.

He has worked with Dr. Eli Goldratt for 15 years on developing new TOC knowledge and leading TOC analysis and implementations for typically large and complex organizations from both the private sector and the public sector. He has applied TOC to achieve his personal goal of helping organizations and individuals identify and unlock their inherent potential.
On request of Dr. Eli Goldratt, the Odyssey Program was re-introduced and significantly upgraded in 2005 under Dr. Alan Barnard’s leadership with the assistance of a group of dedicated and passionate Odyssey Alumni.

Dr. Barnard is CEO of Goldratt Research Labs, Director of Goldratt Group Africa, Chairman of Realization Africa, Chairman of African Phosphates and Chairman of The Odyssey Institute.
He was a founding board member and chairman of TOCICO (Theory of Constraints Certification Organization) from 2003-2005, currently serves as chair for the TOCICO Business Strategy Certification committee and received the TOCICO Lifetime Membership award in 2006

Duwaine Robinson, Jamaica

Duwaine is a mathematician who began his Odyssey journey with the 2005 revival of the Odyssey Program, and has made the thinking processes a fundamental part of his life. He has been many programs as an Alumni since then. He is a technical expert who has applied the principles demonstrated by the thinking process in technical areas such as security, application development, CRM, solution architecture, etc. This was done across multiple industries, including manufacturing, finance, insurance, healthcare and legal services. Duwaine is also a mentor and tutor, who volunteers his time to help and encourage positive youth development through sports, and developing higher level reasoning abilities through math.

Ana Maria Conde, Colombia

Ana Maria is from Colombia, and she studied anthropology.

She learned to use TOC’s Evaporating Cloud from an amazing mentor when she was just 6 years old. Since age 11 she has been working with children and young people, teaching them the TOC Thinking Process. This has turned out to be a way of thinking that has let her grow emotionally and professionally. In this path she has met awesome people and learned to find her own happiness, while assuring that she can contribute to other’s processes to achieve happiness.

She volunteers for the Odyssey Program.

She works in education for Education First Inc. as a coach and trainer for the VESS Model, which includes several thinking strategies, such as TOC for education.

Aditya S. Pandit, India

Aditya, a Mechanical Engineer by profession, has worked extensively in the field of TOC at Fleetguard Filters India. He played instrumental part in successful implementation of TOC tools in various projects. He has attended the Odyssey program twice. He assisted (volunteered) the Odyssey program held in Rio, Brazil in 2013. He aims to pursue his career in TOC. In this pursuit he has founded a consultancy firm, “HOLISTiC”, where he is working on various projects in manufacturing sector.

Apart from the profession, he loves traveling and photography.

Orion Avidan, Isreal

In addition to her focus on bringing TOC’s retail solution to Israel’s fashion retailers, Orion is making 2016 Odyssey happen and is your go-to person for any help and support you need. After attending the 2015 session, she has decided to make Odyssey a bigger part of her life by bringing it to others.

Orion holds a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Tel Aviv University. After working in a wide variety of organizations such as Intel, Tel Aviv Medical Center (Ichilov), an advertising agency for loyalty programs (CRM) and a high tech company in the B2B sector, she has decided to focus on Theory of Constraints. Orion is an independent consultant and is also devoting time for research in order to expand the available knowledge of TOC.

Dr. Barry Morgenstern, USA

Barry holds a PhD in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who trains teachers, parents, and therapists to work with children with autism and other developmental disorders. He has 20 years experience in a wide variety of settings and is currently the CT Director of Research for The Institute of Professional Practice. His current research interest focuses on testing the extent that the Theory of Constraints can improve services for children with autism. He has attended Odyssey several times.

Paula Weyler, USA

Paula began her journey into Theory of Constraints in 2007 as a TOC implementation manager for a medium-sized custom manufacturing firm in the US. Working with Goldratt Consulting, she led a team to implement S-DBR in an environment that required the testing and development of new TOC knowledge. After securing dramatic improvements in operational performance, which yielded both on time delivery and quality over 95%, she was promoted to VP of Sales and Marketing for the firm. In this role, she used TOC sales processes to double sales in 3 years.

During this time, she also participated in the annual TOC Odyssey program to apply the Thinking Processes to the personal lives of participants.

Paula is passionate about using TOC to dramatically improve both her clients’ lives and the performance of their organizations.
In 2012 Paula joined Goldratt Research Labs. In this role she has facilitated training and improvement initiatives with organizations that include the State of Utah, Random House Publishing, and SAP. Her training workshops help clients realize their visions for significant growth and improvement, while creating harmony in the organization.

Paula now works full time for Realization as director of strategic services helping clients execute projects faster and more efficiently.

Dan Karlman, Isreal

Dan lives in Israel.

He has a Master’s degree in Physics from Tel-Aviv University and held several managerial positions in various fields (including the miliary, education, R&D and security) before plunging into the world of TOC to become a consultant.

He has accumulated a lot of experience in teaching and implementing the Odyssey process and enjoys seeing people make major breakthroughs for themselves.

Apart from Physics and Management, he is also interested in Economics, Psychology and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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