- A successful businessman and former City Councillor.
- World class athlete and medallist, qualified lifeguard, scuba diver and 2nd degree black-belt in Tae Kwon Do.
- A champion in speedway, circuit and drag racing who raced the Bonneville Salt Flats gaining the reputation as “The World’s Fastest Amputee”.
- Qualified pilot who created aviation history as the first disabled New Zealander to fly solo and the first person with a disability who learned to fly from scratch.
- Scaled the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro on his backside, snow skier and driver of the 2-man bobsled.
- Author of 3 best-selling books: Race You To The Top, Attitude Plus! And Don’t Just Sit There.
- Your attitude determines your altitude in life
Tony Christiansen tells an unforgettable and inspiring story that will leave the audience believing that nothing is beyond their abilities. From the first time the audience set eyes on Tony, they will be in awe. Without any words, there is no denying that he is different. He doesn't have any legs. Yet he has achieved more in his life that most people are even willing to try.
Tony starts by climbing a trestle, a stunning show in itself. He exudes a strong presence and on the trestle, his disability is visually staggering. In his presentation, he is straight-talking and a living testament of what can be achieved with the right attitude. Most of all, he speaks with confidence, clarity and an engaging humour that holds the audience’s attention without the aid of any slides, making the audience forget about his disability at times.
Tony’s presentation has no theories, models or frameworks and he does not instruct anyone what to do. He speaks for 45 to 90 minutes (as required), straight from the heart and tells true life stories about rising above incredible adversity and challenges to accomplish amazing goals. He also shows up to 3 videos depending on time.
Tony has spoken to people from all walks of life, from powerful politicians and successful business people to veterans and students, across many countries and cultures. His remarkable story is one that everybody relates to because it is about the strength of mankind.
The audience will laugh. Some may even cry. Tony’s message is important. It is thought-provoking. And he is truly inspirational.
Commanding standing ovations around the world, Tony Christiansen's story will hit right where it matters – the heart. He will break through and the audience will respond.
- Be the best
- Nothing is impossible
- Dealing with change and/or challenges
- Overcoming adversity
Tony’s presentation was fantastic. He is a remarkable man and his stories have a way of touching everyone who has the privilege to hear him.
New Zealand Drag Racing Association
Thank you for the excellent presentation last night. I was amazed that our people were still on a high from it this morning.
Tony demonstrates success as a mindset that depends on your attitude. His achievements and the way he tells his story inspires his audience with a level of humour that only someone with Tony's background can elude to. As a motivational speaker, I truly don't know anyone better.
Your presentation had the desired outcome (and then some!). The feedback that I have received from the participants has been overwhelming, and I know that you have made a significant impact on their lives.
CSL Biotherapies Australia
I was blown away by the audience’s response. The energy and power of his story wowed our members that day.
MurrAuckland Chamber of Commerce
Tony’s effect on the audience was profound. There were tears, laughter and a palpable sense of awe; not only at his achievements but also his attitude towards what would have been a huge disability for most. He engaged the audience on a personal level and really connected to each and every one.
NZ Institute Of Chartered Accountants
The standing ovation you received says it all. Your story of courage and overcoming what would destroy most people was truly inspirational. You were rated top in the assessments completed.
Downtown Auckland Rotary Club
After listening to Tony’s presentation, I am not sure whether he is or I am the disabled person. Tony was truly inspirational not only for the disabled community but also for the rest of us.
Speaker Of Singapore Parliament
Tony's life story is inspirational. The way he shares his story made it not only inspirational but entertaining. It had a great impact on the audience.
PT Lee Cooper Indonesia
The tremendous willpower and enthusiasm coupled with exceptionally positive attitude towards life that Tony exhibits inspired us to excel no matter how challenging the circumstances are. It was a truly wonderful experience to have met Tony.
Synapse Communications India
I was invited to Tony's presentation today and was so amazed that I have engaged him to inspire 300 members of my staff right away!
SKS Microfinance India
His 'Never Say Die Attitude' is living proof of the extraordinary human spirit and I was truly and incredibly impressed with Tony.
AMP Radio Networks Malaysia