Martin Horton

Martin’s expertise rests in the fields of leadership and organisation development, change leadership, facilitation and executive and leadership team coaching.

With a wide range of international experience drawn from across the private, public and charity sectors, he has worked successfully with leaders at all levels in supporting them to function more effectively, particularly in the art of leading people and change.

Underpinning this experience is a deep understanding of organisation development, systems approaches to change and a supportive though challenging application of knowledge. He combines this with a passion for enabling leaders to make a real and measurable difference and build a sustainable capability within themselves and their teams.

Martin’s coaching approach aims to build effective relationships with leaders and teams to enable solutions to emerge through transformational dialogue. His coaching philosophy works best with clients that are comfortable with heightening their self-awareness as a means of learning about themselves, are open to feedback, curious about and prepared to try different approaches and willing to be challenged. Martin works with clients to explore their worldview and takes a systemic perspective of the client and the environment in which they operate. His coaching practice is supervised through professional action learning sets that meet bi-monthly.

He has worked with a diverse range of clients variously on organisation development and coaching, a selection of which include: TATA Steel Europe, GSK, Manx Telecom, Ministry of Defence, Defence Academy, the Myton Hospices, CLIC Sargent, Scope, Women in Sport and UnLtd.

Clients have said of Martin that: he helps them feel safe and open/receptive to challenge and change; he is patient and insightful with the right level of challenge and questioning; he expertly reads moods and feelings; and his real strengths lie in his great empathy and communication skills, which mean he is able to adapt his style quickly and fine tune his approach to group or individual needs.

Martin had a successful 30-year military career in various learning and development and communication engineering roles with the Royal Air Force. He holds the NTL Certificate in Organisational Development, is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is also an alumnus of Windsor Leadership, which he supports as both a volunteer facilitator and member of the Chairs and Facilitators Executive. He has a Masters of Defence Administration from Cranfield University and is accredited to use Strengthscope and Hogan psychometrics.