Miles Hilton-Barber has, in the last six years alone, set numerous world
records whilst undertaking extreme endurance events in Siberia, and across the
Sahara, Gobi, Qatar and Mojave Deserts. He is the first blind person to fly the
English Channel in a Microlight, holds the British duel Microlight
high-altitude record, and has wing-walked on a bi-plane. Television continues
to use Miles' experience to write, create, produce and present high quality
Miles has been blind since his early twenties, but has not let that stop
him from challenging barriers. He has sought adventure and succeeded on
expeditions to deserts, mountains and the Polar Regions. In 2008 he cage dived
with Great White Sharks off Cape Town, where he also became the first blind
person to abseil 350 feet down Table Mountain. He competed in a gruelling 3-day
canoe race from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean via the Panama Canal.
Miles is the first blind person to do the solo kamikaze skeleton run down the
5G Olympic bobsleigh track in Lillehammer, Norway, and participated in the
toughest desert ultra-marathon in the world through Death Valley California.
Miles motivational presentations 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”. He uses his experiences as an international adventurer to motivate
and inspire others to achieve their potential. His words are not hollow
generalisations - he offers practical ideas that work for everyone. Miles'
managerial background complements his skills as a speaker, enabling him to
tailor his talks to your particular business and personnel.
How he presents
He is an exceptional storyteller and corporate motivational speaker whose
messages of "never give up", "expect the unexpected" and
"think big to achieve big" come wrapped in a package of humour and
profound personal insight.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.