Tony Barton

“Like Gandalf in Lord Of The Rings, Tony facilitates adventure on an epic scale.
Thor Holt - Course Participant”

About Me

Facilitating groups is where I come alive. I love being ‘on stage’ and creating learning experiences that can truly change people’s lives. I feel very fortunate to have been trained in facilitation by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). I can honestly say that their unique blend of ‘edutainment’ and experiential learning is second to none. At the heart of this approach is authenticity. To perform to my highest level, I must display 100% commitment and desire. This means I have the freedom to be brilliant and to fail, because that’s what humans do from time to time, especially when they are taking risks.

Since 2005 I have facilitated over 100 courses for CTI to more than 2000 people. Since 2007 I have facilitated over 60 Siemens Leadership programs to a total of over 1400 managers. Throughout my time as a facilitator, I have accumulated over 2500 hours of coaching experience.

Certifications and Degrees

  • B:Comm Liverpool University
  • PCC Professional Certified Coach
  • CPCC Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
  • Co-Active Leadership Programme
  • Authorised Team Diagnostic Facilitator
  • Authorised MBTI Facilitator
  • Organisational Relationship Systems Coach (ORSC)
  • Evidence based ‘Mindfulness in the Workplace’ trained facilitator

Professional and Life Experience

Front of Room Leader for The Coaches Training Institute (2005 – present)
Siemens Leadership Excellence Coach for Global Leadership training (2007 – 2017)
Red Kite Marketing – Marketing consultancy (2001 – 2003)
The Marketing Store Worldwide – Board Director (1990 – 2001)
Bass Brewers – Brands marketing / Director of Marketing Services (1980 -1990)

Recent Clients Include

  • Siemens
  • Sony
  • ING Bank
  • KPMG
  • Freshfields
  • BDO Stoy Hayward
  • Mediacom
  • Sainsburys
  • Vodafone
  • Pfizer
  • Ericsson
  • WSP
  • Compass


“Your coaching and leadership touched me deeply  – you have the most authentic and powerful leadership style I’ve been privileged to witness.” Marie Milligan Testimonial, Balance Course 2011

“That was the most powerful course I have ever been on, it was compelling, kind, scary, loving and challenging – I cant’ thank you enough” Ronnie Clifford, IBM

“Here’s what springs to mind when I think of you – a very strong sense of creativity, a clear desire for understanding and a very good ability to ‘read’ and react to the energy in the room plus of course a great sense of humor and playfulness” Robert Werner, Head of Siemens Leadership Excellence