Peterborough Speakers Series – Bill & Barb Johnston

Motivational dynamic duo has "unstoppable" desire to help people develop interpersonal and leadership skills

Barb and Bill Johnston
Barb and Bill Johnston

Bill and Barb Johnston have a passion for helping people develop their interpersonal and leadership skills.

Combined, they have over 35 years of experience within corporate and government environments.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. Stop failing backward and start failing forward!” exclaims the dynamic motivational duo.

Described as “speakers with heart”, Bill and Barb have authored numerous books including DISCover Your Communication Style and Vacation Without Frustration.

Having presented to audiences both nationally and internationally, these “human dynamic specialists” bring a mix of humour, drive and energy to their work.


An acclaimed speaker with a passion for helping people develop their interpersonal and leadership skills, Barb captivates audiences with her warmth, business acumen and experience as a wife and mother.

“I’ve got three wonderful children and I’ve been married to the same great guy for over 35 years,” she says.

A former banker and business executive, Bill has found his passion in helping others as a facilitator, speaker, trainer, and coach.

As a certified human behaviour consultant, Bill likes to deliver the straight goods with common sense and humour. His focus stems from the desire to meet the real needs of your team.

Bill and Barb enjoy life to the fullest and as a result have begun speaking to audiences on cruise ships around the world.

“Our vision is to help people rediscover the joy of life through a better understanding of the people with whom we share our lives.”


The Peterborough Speaker Series takes place on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at The Market Hall

Have you ever wondered how some people go the distance — and beyond? Find out at the Peterborough Speakers Series, an unforgettable evening of thought-provoking entertainment featuring seven acclaimed speakers.

This year’s speakers are Ashley Brzozowicz (2012 Olympic Silver Medalist), Ted Higgins (President, Peterborough Lakers), Shannon McNevan (Partner, Boots and Hearts Music Festival), John Moss (Mystery Writer), Bill and Barb Johnston (Dynamic Duo Motivational Speakers), Dr. Tom Phillips (Trent University, Economic Commentator), and Derek McGrath (Actor/Musician).

The Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation presents Unstoppable, the third annual Peterborough Speakers Series, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at The Market Hall (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough). Doors open at 6 p.m. with speakers presenting at 7 p.m. Each guest will speak for 10 to 15 minutes, and there will be a cocktail reception following the speeches where attendees can meet and mingle with the speakers. Tickets are $50, with proceeds from the event supporting the Health Services Foundation.

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