A REAL POINT OF DIFFERENCE
SOME RANDOM INSPIRATION
“Tragic Story Inspires Hoppers” Weekend Advertiser
“Howarth retires on a high”Hornsby Advocate
Barnaby’s 100th & last AFL gameThe day we all shed a...
“True Champion” – The Fitz FilesSydney Morning Herald
“Local hero pulls through to pull on the boots again”The...
Getting knocked down is no excuse to stop tryingJuvenile...
Conversations with Richard FidlerBarnaby was in his...
Conclusion Speech at the Giants
He did it again.
In this inspiring and captivating YouTube video, join renowned resilience speaker, Barnaby Howarth, as he delivers a powerful public speaking session at the Giants. With his wealth of personal experience and expertise in overcoming adversity, Barnaby Howarth shares invaluable insights and strategies to help you build resilience and face life’s challenges head-on.
Nestlè Speaking Session - Highlights
Inspiring public speaking session
In this captivating video, renowned resilience speaker Barnaby Howarth takes the stage at Nestlè to deliver a powerful and inspiring public speaking session. With his unique blend of expertise and charisma, Barnaby shares valuable insights on overcoming challenges and building resilience in the face of adversity.
Everyday Greatness - Episode 04
Caitlin Gooding – young diabetic & DANII Foundation volunteer interviewed on Episode 4 of Everyday Greatness
ABC News 24 Story
An Inspiring Story of Resilience
Barnaby shared his inspiring story in an interview with ABC News. He recounted how he overcame numerous obstacles in his life, showcasing the power of resilience in navigating through difficult times.
Playing in the Puddles
Anybody who feels that “NORMAL” isn’t enough needs to read this book
He has teamed up with author Julie Lewthwaite to write his biography – the story of a man who loved the life he was living so much, that being diagnosed with diabetes at 14 then having a stroke at 25 couldn’t knock him off the path he wanted to walk. When Barnaby was 10, he wanted to be somebody – he didn’t think a “normal” life was good enough. Even when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 14, his ambitions didn’t change. Then when he was 18, he was drafted into the AFL by the Sydney Swans, and thought this was at the start of his journey to becoming a somebody.
When he was 25, he was out having a drink with some friends, and one of those mates made one bad decision and Barnaby was king hit from behind then kicked in the head while he was lying on the ground unconscious.
A week later, Barnaby had a stroke and was placed on life-support that his parents were told they might have to switch off, and his family and friends were told to come and say goodbye.
When he came out of his coma four days later, he was in a world of uncertainty – would he ever get a job again? Would he drive a car? Would he meet a girl and get married? He now realised a “normal” life wasn’t only good enough, it was something to be proud of. When he was back on his feet, he went back to his “normal” life – he graduated from University with a diploma in journalism and had his autobiography published, then he set his sights higher – he went to Africa and filmed, narrated, edited and directed a documentary, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and filmed another documentary on that trip, then made an AFL comeback so he could reach his 100th game for his local club (he was on 96 games when he had the stroke). Later that year he was inducted into the Sydney AFL Hall of Fame, and is now proud to be living a “normal” life again. He got his drivers’ licence back, has been wakeboarding with his mates, and married the girl of his dreams.
This book tells the story of a man who is proud to be living a normal life.