Bob Hughes, Forton Coaching

Bob Hughes PCC, CEO, The Forton Group Ltd

Extensive Corporate Experience

Bob is the Director of Strategic Leadership & Coaching for Forton Coaching, part of IDG,  with over 30 years of international business experience.  He is a successful leadership consultant who has worked at senior levels in large organisations.  

With a track record in people motivation and project delivery, running multi-million pound budgets and working with large teams of technical experts, Bob has transformed corporate cultures to be more inclusive, effective and engaging.  Bob combines his natural people-skills with pragmatic project and financial management experience.  Working on four continents, he demonstrates great cultural sensitivity, while growing peoples' practical leadership skills.


Bob works in English.

Specialist Areas

Bob works with leaders, groups and teams - from graduates to the C-Suite - in the following areas:

  • Learning and Development, Training, Facilitation and Conciliation
  • Employee Engagement, Leadership and Team Development, Talent Management
  • Diagnostic Tools: Personality Profiling, Leadership Behaviours, Team Development and Career Tools
  • Strategic and Organisational Development
  • Change and Project Management

Corporate Experience

Bob has worked at senior level for large, international corporations.  He has shifted the culture of management to a more inclusive and effective style. He has led teams of up to 200 people, delivered multi-million pound technical products, provided career advice and coaching, with additional support for gender and diversity issues.

As part of his commitment to the coaching profession, Bob has served on the ICF Ethics Committee and written a number of papers on internal coaching ethics.

He is a also Director of the UK 'Engage for Success' Foundation, serving on the Board and Chairing the 'TAG Steering Group'.

As a public speaker, he is well-received by international audiences for his engaging style.  He regularly speaks at major conferences and to professional audiences on the topics of leadership, engagement, coaching and talent management.


Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)
Professional Certified Coach (ICF)
Diploma in performance coaching
British Psychological Society Level A & B Psychometrics

For a PDF copy of Bob's Bio, please click here, and view certificates here