HI, I’m Barnaby

Using my own real-life experiences, I can show you and your team how to bounce back from life’s setbacks.  I help people realise that the strength and resilience they need to deal with any challenge is inside them right now.


A relateable human being telling a remarkable story

Barnaby thinks of himself as an average bloke. His story however, is anything but average. A type-1 diabetic and former AFL player, his life changed dramatically at the age of 25 when he was king hit in an alcohol-fuelled attack, leading to a stroke and permanent brain damage.

He was forced to rebuild his life and learnt to dig deep and find the power within to overcome his challenges.

When his first wife died of cancer, he had to again look within to move forward. Barnaby is a successful keynote speaker and resilience coach who draws on his experiences and amusing anecdotes to help people be the best they can be.

Call Barnaby today to arrange to have a relateable resilience coach speak at your next function.

Rain falls on the just and the unjust I like, but there comes a time when you just have to get over it and go and play in the puddles.

Some words from people Barnaby has worked with…

“At yLead we are constantly searching for high quality speakers with the ability to present an interesting and relevant message, whilst engaging a diverse range of audiences. Barnaby Howarth has not only met our expectations, but has well and truly exceeded them. Barnaby is the ultimate role model. His profound life journey, along with the rich perspective he has developed along the way, is utterly inspiring. He has the ability to challenge the way people think about themselves, their relationships and their future.”


CEO, yLead

“Barnaby Howarth did a keynote presentation for the Fortnum Group at our July 2017 Conference. Not only was the delivery by Barnaby outstanding but the message he gave struck a chord with the whole audience. We had tremendous feedback from everyone regarding Barnaby’s contribution to the Conference.

I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other conference organisers.”


Chairman, Fortnum Financial Advisers

“As a business woman, and having the privilege of chatting professionally, I experience a lot of speakers- Barnaby is one of the best!! His relaxed, casual, fun, real chatting style is easy to listen to. He is an articulate, wise and a prepared presenter and he is committed to sharing strategies rather than “rah, rah”.

I watched Barnaby chat with 13 and 14 year olds-the toughest audience of all, and they were inspired by him and took away a stack of immediately implementable tools to grow themselves as human beings.”


Founder, MAX College

“What Barnaby offers is unique. He isn’t a celebrity. He isn’t what you would normally expect to see on the corporate or event circuit. He speaks honestly and with credibility. I would definitely use him again as a keynote speaker or Master of Ceremonies.”


Freelance Event Producer

"Barnaby is more than a friend of the Club, he is a Blood. To say his story is one of resilience does not do it justice. Quite simply, Barnaby is a remarkable human and delivers his lessons with candour and humour in equal measures. Anyone who spends time with Barnaby will walk away a better person."


Freelance Event Producer

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Life is generally awesome if we’re only equipped with resiliency and a positive outlook on life. Talk to Barnaby today if you need a resilience speaker.