Miles Hilton-Barber

Blind Adventurer and Inspirational Motivational Speaker “The only limits in your life are those you accept yourself”


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.
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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