From Transformational Expert, Creator Of The Six Secrets To Success and Mastery Coach Toni C. Eastwood OBE, MBA "My job is to see the potential in people and help them foster it. For some it is very obvious, for others it is more subtle, but having 30 years of experience in personal development I can confidently say that everyone has something EXTRAORDINARY in them.
Everyone has a business, a work of art, a book or a successful career inside of them, you just have to draw it out! Growing up in a tumultuous environment myself I know what it's like to struggle, to lack support or to feel like you won’t amount to much. But going from that toxic environment to being the Director of Talent for a FTSE 30 company and to now running a successful Personal Transformation business for the last 10 years, I believe we are all destined for greatness.
You can’t create a diamond without pressure, if you put in the work you’re going to shine bright!
Our team are experienced researchers and training programme writers, facilitators, keynote speakers, mentors and coaches and between them have worked with SMEs and large cross sector businesses delivering transformational programmes from the front line to the Boardroom.
Toni has spent the last 28 years carving out her own career in research, leadership, talent and skills development. Launching Quantum Vantage Ltd in 2016, her award-winning research and talent programmes have helped hundreds of organisations and 1000s of individuals, she knows what it’s like to have a huge ambition and leave the familiar behind. Previously Director of Talent at a FTSE 30 Company developing and implementing the talent and skills strategy from shop floor to Boardroom for 116,000 employees. In particular leading the Gender and pipeline programmes in support of the Davies report 2011.
Toni has published research and economic strategies around the skills, diversity and inclusion agendas at Ministerial and senior levels within key Government departments including Skills, Business, Cabinet, Treasury and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. Her research and analysis have driven regional and sector skills strategies across UK since 2004. This includes the design and delivery of multi-million-pound government programmes and initiatives working with Regional Development Agencies, LEP’s, ESF, ERDF, UKCES, National and Regional Industry and Sector Bodies such as Skills for Logistics, Sports England. Toni was awarded her OBE in 2007 for her work and contributions to Diversity and Inclusion. She has been interviewed on Sky TV, BBC’s Breakfast, LBC Radio and appeared in articles in various magazines and national media including, Worldwide Who’s Who, The Guardian, Observer, BDaily, Yorkshire Living and many more. Quantum Vantage programmes are developed out of Toni’s passion to challenge and support like-minded individuals and organisations.
Toni’s Published Work
· The Woman Beyond – Six Secrets to Success (2018)
· Breaking Barriers, Women in the Workforce (2003)
· Breaking Barriers – Women and The Glass Ceiling (2003)
· Breaking Barriers – Social Inclusion, BAME (2003)
· Women in ITEC – DTI (2004)
Lesley is qualified in management of not for profit organisations and has extensive experience of working in both the public and third sector at a senior management level. Lesley is experienced in delivery and management of contracts through external funding bodies including collation of evidence, project and financial reporting. In addition, Lesley has over 30 years’ experience of working with hard to engage communities. She has supported local authorities in establishing targeted and universal services for young people. Lesley has worked with Schools delivering coaching and training programmes that promote self-esteem and raise aspirations. Lesley is a Chair for York Fostering Association and regularly delivers training for York City Council and North Yorkshire County Council.
Jane is a qualitative and quantitative researcher with expertise in gender, sport and labour market. Writing in multiple formats – books, articles, research papers, infographics, blogs. Jane is an advisor on operational and marketing strategy, governance and gender equality to NGO’s, private and third sector organisations. Jane has been a lecturer at Leeds Business School, Leeds University- Gender and Equality Comparative European Perspectives Module for post and under graduates.
Jane’s published work
Toni and Jane have worked together in various guises since the early 2000’s particularly around, Gender and Social Mobility.
Providing the back bone to our office and supporting the team to serve with excellence. She's the fab and friendly key point of contact for our clients.
Anita is extremely thorough in all she does and keeps the Quantum Vantage team and delegates on track and ensures the delivery of our programmes meet our stringent requirements. As an experienced Trainer and Coach, Anita also leads on the delivery of our Management and Leadership Programmes and is our Lead IQA.
Gwenn Winters is a widely respected expert on skills and labour market information. Holding a PG Cert in Research Methods, she has designed and delivered a range of large-scale research projects for various clients in the space. Gwenn has worked closely with other sector bodies in the production of LMI to inform skills policy and qualifications. She programme managed and documented the successful delivery of the large and small projects by applying a range of PPM techniques. Ross, Toni and Gwenn have co-authored some of the most important research reports in the area of employability, inclusion, talent and skills.
Ross has a long history of working in skills, employment research and policy and has a particular interest in developing innovative methods of delivery, particularly relating to marginalised groups, including first generation migrants, rural communities etc. Researched and taught at two Russell Group Universities and worked at very highest level of the debates. Previously at Sector Skills Development Agency and UKCES, Ross was most previously CEO for Skills for Logistics. Ross is a trusted and regular contributor to many organisations on skills and employment research. A trained and distinguished quantitative and qualitative researcher, Dr Moloney is our lead research adviser.
Ross, Toni and Gwenn have worked together for over 15 years and they have
delivered major research projects, for Government Departments, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Sector Representative Bodies.