“Chris Anstey was the best guest speaker in the 17-year history of the Burnie internationalFull stop!

We have had some beauties but nothing to match Chris, and that was the feedback/view from everybody in the room, not the usual “good” or “okay” – this was a new level!  Not only the best speaker but so approachable, so easy to speak to, at the function after the luncheon everyone was still raving about Chris.

It’s hard to explain how someone can slide into a room of unknowns, give everything of himself and win everyone over in such a short period.  Chris had some amazing stories to tell – and he is a real storyteller. He had the audience laughing and gasping throughout, he held them captured and you had the feeling he could have talked forever – and we all would have listened forever!

Talk about a ‘WOW’ factor, for the entire international event, Chris was it. There were some pretty hardened punters in that audience, and they were ones we sounded out for feedback, and they were praise worthy beyond belief!

Burnie gives Chris a 15 out of 10, he was that good!”

Burnie International Tennis Tournament

For any organisations out there looking for an engaging speaker I can highly recommend Chris Anstey to speak to your staff. In my role within AFL Victoria we have had Chris speak at our Coaches Shed program and also the Calder Cannons Coaching Academy about his domestic and international experiences as both a player and coach.

Chris not only spoke about the practical aspects of coaching and motivation but also the mental and emotional side of the art of coaching. The participants had only positive feedback after listening to Chris speak and found it a very worthwhile experience.

Grant McMillan. AFL Victoria Football Development Manager


Chris Anstey is one of our valued presenters at Camp Awakenings; a personal development program for Australian teenagers. Chris delivers highly engaging and motivational talks to our participants, combining personal stories and career successes with advice on attitude, goal setting, opportunity, self-belief and navigating through school and life. Chris is authentic, warm and funny, and his life lessons are real and long-lasting, with participants (and leaders) at our program using his session as the catalyst for change and growth in their lives.

Sandi Sieger, Director, Camp Awakenings

As a SEDA facilitator I am always on the lookout for Guest Speakers that can have an impact upon our students.

Luckily, we were able to get Chris to come to our class and talk about not only his journey, but also general life tips.

The talk was amazing with Chris capturing and holding the attention of the students for an hour. I found the talk had clear direction whilst also having a great impact on the students.

The students are still talking about Chris in classes and implementing many of the tips he shared in their own personal lives. I cannot thank Chris enough for the hugely positive impact he had upon staff and students in the SEDA Diploma class.

I not only recommend Chris, but I fully encourage you to engage him if you are looking for a speaker that leaves a lasting impression.

Brett Henderson – SEDA