"Tony is the best inspirational speaker in Australasia!"

Jim Hainey - Owner
Speakers New Zealand, Auckland

"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."

Jeff Dobson – Chairman
New Zealand Drag Racing Association Hamilton

"Tony’s effect on the audience was profound – there were tears, there was laughter and there was 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 merely took it as a challenge and revved himself up another couple of gears. He engaged the audience on a personal level and really connected to each and every one."

Eleanor Currier
Manager Conference Centre
NZ Institute Of Chartered Accountants

"I was blown away by the response of the audience. The energy and power of his story wowed our members that day..."

Murray Chapman - Membership Manager
Auckland Chamber of Commerce

"I was instantly inspired by Tony's story and presentation. I work with many keynote speakers and consider Tony the best of the best. His drive, motivation and passion for life are infectious and on more than one occasion have literally scared the bejesus out of me! I have no hesitation in recommending Tony."

Blair Graham - Event Director
BLARE Event Management, Auckland 

"As I expected, you absolutely blew everybody away with your positive attitude and motivation. Your message was extremely strong and powerful, yet so simple." 

Craig Simmons - Manager
Prudential Assurance, Auckland

"Tony was the BEST speaker we have ever seen and the rousing standing ovation he received, I have never seen before. RIVETING!" 

Marilyn Hooper
New Zealand Lotteries Commission

"The staff were blown away by Tony – he had a truly powerful message! Fascinating to watch their faces – their eyes never left him. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a room where the speaker has had full attention of his audience for one whole hour."

Sue Nicolas Bain - Training Manager, Whitcoulls New Zealand

"Without exception our staff found your speech interesting, entertaining and most of all highly motivational … they were impressed with your positive attitude to life, your goal setting and commitment to attaining these goals … your accomplishments are a great example of a positive attitude, commitment and hard work."

David Norrie - General Manager
Uniden, Auckland

"Fantastic feedback! And everyone enjoyed your presentation!"

Andries van Graan - General Manager
Newpark Financial Services, Albany

"You certainly have a compelling story to tell and your technique is great. You were able to capture an audience, make them laugh and cry, but most importantly hold them until the end. Congratulations!"

Brent Taylor - House Manager
Ronald McDonald House, Auckland

"Tony was a brilliant closing speaker. We have had tremendously positive comments from our delegates and as they say, “where there’s the will, there’s a way” … Excellent!"

Marg Craig
The Conference Team, Christchurch

"The dynamic and direct approach to your delivery was fascinating. As I looked around, I realised that everyone else was equally captivated by your story, the challenges you have overcome and the reality that we are only constrained by the limits we choose to accept. I believe the sailors who heard your story have revised their mind-sets and redefined what is possible for them."

Rear Admiral J.R. Steer, ONZM
Chief Of The Royal New Zealand Navy Wellington

"Our huge thanks for making our 11th Annual Apprentice Awards so special last night. A wonderfully inspirational message for our young people, in fact everyone in the room. Thanks for making the time to inspire us all."

Steve Day - Deputy Chair
Engineering Taranaki Consortium
New Plymouth

"Thank you for the excellent presentation last night. I was amazed that our people were still on a high from it this morning."

Sean Leonard
Property Development Manager
Auckland Airport

"Tony is simply an amazing speaker. He is an inspiration in his own right but when he addresses an audience, he takes them to places they thought impossible. He is a "must see" speaker. He is world-class and he is as Kiwi as they come. You will forever remember the day you heard Tony Christiansen." 

David Nottage - Director
Torque Limited, Auckland

"When I got home after the function, I could not stop thinking about what you had achieved in your life so far. It made me realise that I am capable of so much more..."

Allan Bluett - Managing Director
Blue Pacific Event Management, Auckland 

"Tony is one of New Zealand's most inspirational motivational speakers. Fun and enjoyable, he also makes you take a good look at yourself and what can be accomplished in one's lifetime."

Brett Rodgers - Event Manager
Spyglass Audio Visual, Auckland

"Your story on Tuesday shares so much inspiration with everyone in the room, and gave way to excuses and I can'ts'. I heard one of the students repeating your message on Saturday. It's so nice to know it sinks in." 

Helen Whareaitu - Programs Coordinator
Foundation For Youth Development
Bay Of Plenty

"I call him 'The Big Sponge', the way he absorbs knowledge. He's got a huge amount of self-belief." 

Larry Baldock - Fellow City Councillor 

"Tony's presentation was AWE-INSPIRING and ATTITUDE-CHANGING! A rollercoaster of emotions that we will never forget. AWESOME!"

IBM, Auckland

"Tony’s presentation was above and beyond our expectations … had 160 brewery people fascinated … pin-dropping stuff."

Geoff Williamson - National Sales Trainer
Lion Breweries, Auckland

"Another truly inspirational speech. Thank you from all the Puddleducks' Family."

Robyn Thomson-Davidson
Human Resources Manager
Aspiring Services, Palmerston North

"Tony captivated the audience immediately." 

Emma Karipa
Milestone Financial Services, Whanganui

"The standing ovation you received says it all. Your story of courage and overcoming what would destroy most people was truly inspirational. The RYLA Awardees continued to use your inspirational message throughout the week and you were rated top in the assessments completed."

Greg Walker - President 2011/12
Downtown Auckland Rotary Club

"I'm a pretty positive person but Tony's story reinforced that I had to keep living, not feel sorry for myself and keep enjoying life & help other people. Sometimes life is hard but its totally rewarding when you can be part of a major event like Inferno 2016 and help bring someone like Tony into other peoples lives."

Anne Brunton - Programme Director
Inferno 2016 - 13th New Zealand Venture
Rotorua, New Zealand

"Tony inspired everyone to review their attitudes and goals and showed us that nothing needs to stand in our way of our passions. His humour and creativity (especially with the trestles) made his presentation great to listen to! I couldn’t recommend him enough!"

Sarah Ulrich
Internal Communications Coordinator
Sanitarium New Zealand, , Auckland

"I received countless comments about your presentation - all of them highly positive and effusive in their praise - with our guests genuinely inspired and enthused by your address."

Steve Davie - Director Of Development
Otago Medical Research Foundation

"Thank you for being apart of our event. Tony was incredible and a great inspiration to our future generation of leaders."

Danielle Aldridge - Event Manager
National Young Leaders Day, Rotorua

"Your session was undoubtedly the highlight of our conference. The audience was spellbound. The feedback and comments from our attendees has been full of praise and positive comments for a great conference. Much more of that can be attributed to you."

Pete Hobdell - Area Manager
Guardian Assurance, Tauranga

"I have had the privilege of sharing the speakers platform with Tony and there is no doubt that he brings tremendous value to any organisation. He speaks not only to the intellectual mind but heart also. His delivery is unique and has a strong call to action. Tony brings huge energy to any conference."

Allison Mooney - Professional Speaker

"I have heard Tony speak several times and have never failed to be greatly impressed with his inspirational presentations. I have recently been on holiday and read all of Tony's books again. I would thoroughly recommend Tony to any organisation as a person and presenter."

Darron Connelly
Business Development Manager
Fidelity Life Assurance, Tauranga

"I wish you had seen the smile on her face... She had been so inspired by your story - and couldn't wait to meet you! She ended up giving you a 'race' and had to crawl instead of bum-shuffle to keep up with you!" 

Sue Thode - A Very Happy Mum

"Tony had our whole audience spellbound from the moment he entered. He captured everyone’s heart and passed on a very powerful message that totally embraced the essence of the whole conference."

Michelle Sutton - Auckland Area Manager
Flight Centre, Auckland

"Great presentation...it really was great to hear you speak again and it really gave the conference a great boost."

Dave Egan - Club Manager
Association of Rural Veterinary Practices
Golden Bay