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Miles Hilton-Barber - Blind Adventurer and Inspirational Motivational Speaker


Miles Hilton-Barber went blind in his early twenties, but has not let that stop him from achieving his dreams. As a popular after-dinner and corporate speaker, Miles weaves together rich anecdotes and humour with powerful life-lessons he has learnt whilst overcoming his blindness. He reminds his audiences that "attitude is what determines altitude" and that we too can live our dreams, because "the only limits in our lives are those we accept ourselves"

Miles Hilton-Barber has undertaken extreme endurance events across the Sahara, Gobi and Qatar Deserts, Antarctica, and Siberia He has climbed in the Himalayas, Kilimanjaro, Mt. Blanc, scuba-dived 12 miles under the Red Sea, hot-air ballooned over the Nevada Desert, set the world lap record for a blind driver on the Malaysian Grand Prix Circuit, circumnavigated the entire world using over 80 different forms of transport, and recently became the first blind person to fly the English Channel in a microlight. 

Miles Hilton Barber's motivational presentations to large conferences, corporate management and staff from a wide variety of blue-chip companies and organisations are full of the rich, humorous life-lessons he has learnt, overcoming his blindness, epitomising his life-philosophy that; "the only limits in your life are those you accept yourself"

Whether Miles is giving a keynote corporate presentation or an after dinner speech, his humour, timing and use of material is exceptional. He mixes in laughter, telling stories from his own rich experiences as a blind person covering such life-lesson themes as;

    Dream big to achieve big
    Expect the Unexpected
    Never Give Up
    The Importance of Teamwork
    Don't let your Past Determine Your Future
    Facing your fears
    Taking advantage of adversity
    Benefiting from failure

Miles Hilton-Barber - Blind Adventurer and Inspirational Motivational Speaker

Miles Hilton-Barber - Blind Adventurer and Inspirational Motivational Speaker


Miles Hilton Barber's motivational presentations to large conferences and corporate management events around the world are full of the rich, humorous life-lessons he has learnt whilst overcoming his blindness, epitomising his life-philosophy that; "the only limits in your life are those you accept yourself".


Blind adventurer Miles Hilton-Barber has, in the last ten years alone, set numerous world records whilst undertaking extreme endurance events across all seven continents of our world, including;

•    First blind pilot to undertake a 55-day, 21,000 kilometre microlight flight from London to Sydney, relying on revolutionary speech-           output technology, accompanied by his sighted co-pilot
•    Man-hauling a sledge over 250 miles across Antarctica
•    Completing "The Toughest Foot-race on Earth" - 150 miles across the Sahara Desert.
•    Climbing to 17,500 feet in the Himalayas
•    Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt. Blanc- Africa's/Europe's highest mountains
•    Running the 11-day Ultra-Marathon race across China from the Gobi Desert to the Great Wall
•    Completing the "Coldest Marathon on Earth"- the Siberian Ice Marathon
•    Competing in the hottest ultra-marathon on earth across Death Valley California.
•    Crossing the entire Qatar Desert non-stop day/night in 78 hours without sleep
•    Circumnavigating 38,000 miles around the world using 80 different forms of transport
•    Setting the Malaysian Grand Prix lap record for a blind driver in a 230kph Lotus
•    Setting a new British high-altitude record for a tandem microlight (20,300 feet) with -55 Centigrade open-cockpit temperatures
•    White-water rafting down the Zambezi River
•    Completing more than 40 skydiving jumps
•    Cage-diving with Great White Sharks
•    First blind pilot to undertake a sortie of extreme aerobatics in a +600 MPH Hawker Hunter fighter jet with an ex-Red Arrows co-pilot
•    Becoming the first blind person to do the solo kamikaze skeleton run down the 5G Olympic bob-sleigh track in Lillehammer, Norway
•    First blind person to drive a 340 BHP performance rated Zap Cat power boat in ocean time trials
•    First blind aviator to break sound barrier- attaining speed of Mach 1.4/1,060 MPH during vertical climb to 50,000 feet in just 90              seconds in an English Electric Lightning fighter jet.
•    First blind person to participate in a drag-racing event, driving a 150 MPH supercharged machine at Britain’s Santa Pod drag track.
•    First blind person to drive a 5.5Litre 450 BHP V8 Mustang race car on Cape Town’s Killarney Circuit (performance 0-62 MPH in 2.8        seconds)

Miles Hilton-Barber - Blind Adventurer and Inspirational Motivational Speaker

“I would like to express my great appreciation for the excellent presentations you made to our staff and partners in Luxembourg, Zurich and Geneva.
You were entertaining, engaging, motivational and challenging. The feedback we have had is extremely positive, and many commented that they were the best seminars (in our 7 years of running these events!) Well done!”
 
“It was a true privilege, honour and a pleasure to have met you in Rome at our APTWA conference. I can’t stop talking about you with all of my colleagues here. I have also given some information to our Senior VP of People Development to recommend having you as one of our annual business conference guest speaker. I am sure our company and colleagues will be as touched and inspired as we were.

You have changed the mood of the conference, and the spirit of people, and possibly the future of this industry in ways that even you cannot possibly imagine. I talked to a lot of people and they all confirmed having shed more than a few tears knowing what you have achieved in your life. We all felt rather tiny and unremarkable in a universe where people like you live.”´
RENU SNEHI DIRECTOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATION

“I don't wish to 'share your blushes' but you were our 'top performer' with many delegates giving you extra ticks because they really enjoyed your session - altogether, 92% rated your session as 'very good', probably the highest rating we've ever received.”
Mike Page  Assistant Chief Executive,  SLCC, The Professional Body for Local Council Managers, U.K.

“I’ve never heard any past speakers cause such a sensation as you did.
You far exceed the title of inspirational speaker, and
Our Olympic coaches loved your presentation... we couldn’t have asked for more.”
Fiona Simpson, Communications Projects Coordinator (High Performance) Sport Scotland institute of sport

“We are embarking on a very ambitious new global vision and strategic direction for Unilever. We needed people to realise that whilst our ambition is stretching…it is possible. Miles’ message hit the spot with our people. They absolutely loved the presentation.
Miles received a spontaneous standing ovation from all 350 global delegates. People were talking about the impact the presentation had on them both as professionals but more importantly as people. He was the talk of the conference, (and scored maximum points in feedback for the relevance of his presentation to event goals and impact on delegates). ”
Sandy Ogg Unilever U.K. Central Resources Limited

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