“I am fortunate to have known Barnaby Howarth for over seven years and he impressed me from the first day. He is intelligent, very mature and has a very easy going nature.”
ANDREW GAZE - 5 TIME AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC BASKETBALL PLAYER
“Inspiring, uplifting and entertaining not to mention a true gentleman…”
MATT HARD - COOLAMON ROVERS FC HEAD COACH
“key note speaker Barnaby Howarth had an impact on my daughter that a year ago I would have thought impossible.”
SHARON GOODING - MOTHER OF INSPIRING DIABETIC
For any corporate or other entity looking for a truly unique speaker with a staggering story of human triumph in adversity Barnaby Horwath is your man.
MARK NAGLE - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TREYSTA WEALTH MANAGEMENT
So much more than a motivational speaker, Barnaby’s genuine and heartfelt delivery is both moving and inspirational.
EDWARD FEDERMAN - MANAGING DIRECTOR ARA GROUP
Barnaby’s honesty, humour and, above all else, his vulnerability shone through his personal story of adversity, grief and determination.
Marylyn Marshall - Head of Senior School, Tatachilla Lutheran College
Barnaby Howarth’s message – that trying to be a good human being, working as hard as you can and being proud of who you are is enough – shouldn’t be a point of difference…but it is.
His message is more or less his life story, Barnaby hasn’t done anything other than give everything he has to what’s in front of him and has tried to be a good person every step of the way. This simple way of living has helped Barnaby deal with a diabetes diagnosis, survive being bashed in alcohol fueled gang attack and having a stroke and then losing the most beautiful person in his world, his wife Angela to breast cancer. He has gone on to play a season in the AFL for the Sydney Swans, write two books, film more than 10 documentaries, play his hundredth game of AFL for his local footy club, climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and walk the Kokoda track, and he is now the host of an inspiring interview show “Everyday Greatness“
Barnaby now delivers his uniquely simple keynote speech around the world – It is a story that must be heard to show people the resilience they need to deal with any disappointment in their life is inside them right now.
A must read for all ages “PLAYING IN THE PUDDLES” is available now on Amazon.com
This book tells the story of a man who is proud to be living a normal life. Anybody who feels that “normal” isn’t enough needs to read this book.
Type 1 diabetic & stroke survivor Barnaby Howarth was three-quarters through writing his autobiography in 2005 when he had a stroke and was placed on life support after being bashed outside a nightclub in Sydney. When he recovered, he finished writing his manuscript and had it self-published, but couldn’t shake the feeling he’d let himself down. He didn’t feel like he’d done his story justice, but now he’s finished what he started and is telling his story in Playing in the Puddles.