Helen Caton Hughes Managing Director, The Forton Group

Helen Caton Hughes

Helen is Company MD and founder of the Forton Group of companies, which specializes in leadership development through consulting, research, coaching, and training services.   Founded in 1992, the Forton Group now operates around the world.
A qualified marketing consultant, Helen holds an International Coach Federation professional accreditation (PCC) and is a qualified Team and Leadership coach.  Helen is an Assessor the Chartered Management Institute and for the International Coach Federation.

For a two page PDF copy of Helen's CV, please click here, and click here to view certificates


Helen coaches in English.

Specialist Areas

Leadership and Executive Coaching; 1-1, Group and Team Coaching, Leading High Performance Teams, Change Management, Coaching Skills, Dynamic Speaking, Influencing and Communication Skills; Training Course Design; Social Media; Lean Leadership, Lean Simulations, Culture Change, Strategic marketing and Communications; Business Planning;Training and Training Design.



Corporate Experience

Helen’s corporate background includes the public and private sector, latterly as Facilities Manager for Citicorp (Insurance Broking).  Helen is a member of the Forton Group Faculty, accredited to lead and supervise students of the Professional Leadership Coach Training Programme and is accredited as an Assessor to the International Coach Federation and to the Chartered Management Institute. 
Helen co-developed the internationally-accredited ‘Leadership Coaching Model’ and is an experienced leadership development programme designer.  Coaching clients describe her approach as fully focused on high performance using a conversational style.
A strategic planner, Helen uses her communications, marketing and project management skills to develop collaborative thinking, build cross-sector working, and to drive success. 
What  most interests Helen is what it takes to be a leader, and the different thinking, behaviours and skills that enable leaders to implement change successfully.  As a result she created the ‘Leadership Routemap’, and the ‘Coaching Routemap’, which summarise the skills and behaviours for achieving high-performance and transformational change.


2012 - Professional Certified Coach (ICF)
2003 to present - Member of International Coach Federation (ICF)
1997 to present – Chartered Marketer Status
1992 – Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
1991 – Master Degree, English, Bristol University, UK
1990 – BA (Hons) 2.1 Degree, English, Bristol University, UK Mastodon