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Louis Barnett

Louis Barnett

Nothing is impossible to an enthusiast

After being diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia and short term memory loss, amongst other learning disabilities, determined, Louis knew that nothing would hold him back.

Aged 12, Louis used his creative flair for confectionery to start his first business, Chokolit, created in his home kitchen. This expanded quickly to his very first chocolate factory. Suddenly, Louis began to attract media attention, approached by several large retailers who loved the boy behind the brand (and the taste of his delicious chocolate, of course).

At age 13 he was the youngest ever supplier to Waitrose, 14 to Sainsbury's and at the ripe old age of 15, world-renowned Selfridges department store. Soon Louis began to be invited as a host and speaker at many events, captivating with his stories of mental resilience from the bullying he encountered at school to the frenzied lifestyle of a world-renowned chocolatier. His brand soon exported far and wide to exotic countries including Malaysia, Mexico and the USA, winning multiple awards along the way.

Louis is an extraordinary example of a young individual who inspires others to achieve the unachievable and turn their dreams into a reality. His passion for public speaking enables him to engage audiences from all ages and backgrounds from Prime Ministers to students alike.

Aged 22, and Louis looked to expand his business ventures. After the closure of Chokolit, his career and life took a very different turn.

At aged 27, Louis now has his own successful company offering many services from business mentoring and development. Louis passion lies in aiding businesses and individuals alike to reach their goals and aspirations. He does this using his unique approach and refined skill set, integrating key areas such as consumer psychology techniques, with a keen eye for detail and problem-solving.

Testimonials from Teachers

"Louis was great – a superb stand in. We all enjoyed his impromptu (but highly inspiring talk). Can’t thank you enough for resolving my morning trauma with Louis as the ‘alternative’. Please pass on our thanks; he was great."

– Karen Athawes, Ercall Wood Academy

"As our very first speaker this academic year, Louis truly surpassed our highest expectations. The talk attracted a huge amount of students from many different degrees and the feedback forms handed in at the end was nothing less than excellent. Thank you Louis for bringing us such a great start this year! It was an honour hosting such an event and meeting you!"

– Entrepreneurs Society, Newcastle University

“As I said in my closing address on Sunday; what a truly fabulous event. An event that went way beyond my expectations. We certainly met some extraordinary young people, beautiful people, and now better understand what makes them tick. You were fabulous, really fabulous! Thank you so much. This inaugural what makes a young champion will remain a highlight of my life. Anyway Louis you really do have a magical personality, combined with a champion mindset. You inspire me”.

– Professor Allan Synder, Director for Centre of the Mind, What Makes A Young Champion - Singapore Youth Olympic Games

“Louis has presented at several of our conferences in London and Paris, feedback from the audience has always been overwhelmingly positive.He is a popular speaker with students and teachers alike. We aim to inspire and enthuse our student audience and Louis does just that through sharing his story and delivering a message in an engaging and entertaining way."

– Linda Green, General Manager, European Study Tours

"The Awards Ceremony was a great success and Louis was an inspirational speaker. I was enthralled by his success story and have received positive feedback from members of the audience."

– Lynne Bytheway, Windsor High School and Sixth Form​

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