“I don’t normally write emails like this and actually said hello to you last night, but I’d just like to reiterate my congratulations on putting together such a great event. It was the perfect combination of been laid back, well organised, and intimate. Dirk put such a big smile on everyone’s’ faces and was so humble. I’m really looking forward to any future events you plan to organise! You guys lived the NBA dream many of us had growing up and it’s great to get a glimpse into it on events like this. Once again congratulations and thank you for a great night.”

 “Thank you Chris. It was such an outstanding night We really enjoyed it. Dirk was not only inspiring, but also such a down to earth person too. The vibe in the room was brilliant – a great atmosphere you created. Thank you very much for making it happen.”

 “What an awesome experience my son had, the best day ever in his words. Thanks for organising such a great event!”

“Thanks for the event yesterday. It was incredible and loved the opportunity to meet Dirk up close and personal so just want to again say thanks. Thanks again!”

Guests of our Dirk Nowitzki events

“I’ve never been to a speaking event like that and wasn’t sure how interesting listening to an ex-athlete talk about themselves for a couple of hours would be, but Luc was so warm, compassionate, and engaging that it was incredible.”

“Yesterday was truly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Just loved it.”

“The most memorable night, never to be forgotten.”

“The best show I’ve been to in a long time. So down to earth, I could have sat there listening to his stories until the sun came up.”

Guests of Luc Longley, My Story tour

“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