Tony’s thought-provoking presentation
FOR SOME WHO LOST HIS LEGS AS A NINE-YEAR-OLD IN A TERRIBLE TRAIN ACCIDENT, HE NEVER LEARNED TO GIVE UP
Whilst climbing a ladder to success, many a times we forget how much our attitude has changed. Tony Christiansen, a motivational speaker, motor racing champion and a world class athlete, can help you re-look into your attitude. He is a speaker at the 2016 CPA Congress which gets underway at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort on Yanuca Island tomorrow. Mr Christiansen will be speaking on Friday on the topic: “Your attitude determines your altitude in life”.
Not only is he a best- selling author, successful businessman, but he is also a qualified lifeguard, world-class athlete and a motor racing champion. He has a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, pilot, scuba diver, snow skier and bobsled driver. He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and raced the salt flats of Bonneville.
His sad story
Mr Christiansen lost his legs as a nine-year-old in a terrible train accident. But that never became a reason for him to give up on life.
He hated his artificial legs, which hindered his movements. He preferred to use his arms to get about. He was like any other kid and climbed trees, got into scraps, annoyed teachers, kept up with fashion, dated girls and hung out with mates. He was such a keen swimmer he even dug out his own pool.
Determined to tackle tougher challenges, Mr Christiansen won gold medals in international disabled games all over the world, became a surf lifesaver, played basketball, and kayaked. He learned signwriting and went into business. Crazy about cars, Mr Christiansen took up speedway and became a champ, then repeated that with Taekwondo.
Mr Christiansen starts his presentation 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 will hold audience’s attention without the aid of any slides. Mr Christiansen’s presentation has no theories, models or frameworks and he does not instruct anyone what to do.
He tells true life stories about rising above incredible adversity and challenges to accomplish amazing goals with the right attitude, straight from the heart. Mr Christiansen 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. People will laugh. Some may even cry. Mr Christiansen’s message is important. It is thought-provoking. And he is truly inspirational.
Tony Christiansen lost his legs as a nine-year-old in a terrible train accident, but never giving up, he went on to become a motivational speaker motor racing champion and a world class athlete.