About

Athlete • Speaker • Consultant

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO FLIP YOUR THINKING?
(OR HOW TO BACKFLIP?)

my mission

HI, I’M CHRISTIE

Around the same time I was learning to read, I was also learning to backflip – an essential life skill for any five year old! I’ve represented Australia in three different sports: Trampolining (hence the backflips), CrossFit, and Beach Volleyball. There is no feeling in the world like putting on the green and gold, walking into a stadium with thousands of screaming fans, and then hearing your national anthem as you stand on the podium.

While I love sport, I also love problem solving, and I’ve spent a decade helping leaders in ASX top 10 companies solve some of their toughest problems. I’m passionate about the intersection between business and sport, in particular the elite mindset that high achievers in both fields possess.

I’m also a chocolate addict, an adrenaline lover, and I ran away and joined the circus for a year.

You can be part of my journey by following my blog, or my social media.

 

The thinking and strategies I share arose from competing on the world-stage as an athlete in three different sports, as well as working closely with leaders in some of the top Australian organisations. It became clear that there were universal principles the world’s best use on a daily basis in order to consistently perform at the peak of their capability.

What I’ve learnt is that the thinking that got you to your current position, won’t get you much further. Instead, you need to flip your thinking. Aim for 10x higher, not just 10% better.

We’ve all experienced moments of insight. Or periods of time where we make great strides in progress. Instead of letting them happen by chance, there are clear strategies and methodologies to ensure you have more of those moments.

Regardless of the endeavour, elite performers go about things differently. And elite performers all have coaches – you’d probably figure it out on your own eventually, but why wait to level-up?

Flip your thinking.

Raise your standards.

Be a leader.

Learn to level-up.

Stand out.

Join the elite.

Live in flow.

Aim 10x higher.

SPEAKING AND CONSULTING

Learn how to experience perfect performance through a tailored keynote speech, team workshop or one-on-one consulting

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SPONSORSHIP

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THE BLOG

Monthly articles that explore the psychology of elite athletes and leaders, packed with practical tips for you to experience your own perfect performances

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SPEAKING AND CONSULTING

Are you a leader or a business owner? Do you have an event, a strategic offsite, or a conference coming up?

Christie is the perfect speaker to bridge the gap between the business and sporting arenas. She delivers powerful and inspiring stories from the sporting world, backed up with practical and real-world tested ways to implement those lessons in the business world. If you’re after someone who not only walks her talk, but runs, jumps, lifts and backflips it too, then get in touch.

‘Amazing insights into the corporate world without the usual corporate jargon.’ ~ CBA

FLIP YOUR THINKING

‘My parents met on a trampoline so perhaps it’s no surprise that I’ve spent half my life trying to point my toes in the midst of a triple somersault. I wonder if I was conceived on a trampoline…’

Trampolining (1993 – 2010)

  • Australian Champion for 12 years
  • Ranked in the top 10 in the world
  • Bronze at the Youth Olympics

‘I almost failed my final year of school based on attendance! I was too busy turning somersaults…’

School (1993 – 2005)

  • Top 0.1% of Australian students with an ATAR score of 99.85
  • Australian Students Prize
  • Dux of Firbank Grammar School

‘Maybe every child dreams briefly of running away and joining the circus – I actually did. For a year my job description was soaring 10 meters above the ground on a flying trapeze’

Circus (2008)

  • Worked for Club Med
  • Flying trapeze, silks, Spanish web, doubles trapeze and acrobatics

‘It’s crazy to think that you invest 4 years of your life and $30,000 to to earn a piece of paper at the end of it. I hope I retained my money’s worth of information in my brain!’

University (2006 – 2010)

  • Economics / Chinese double degree
  • Graduated with Distinction

‘Consultants get to work on the really fun (tough) problems in a company. From strategy to structure your job is to solve the complex problems no one else can’

Management consulting (2011 – current)

  • ANZ
  • CBA
  • Bupa
  • Virgin
  • And more

‘CrossFit is the sport of working out. Bruises, rope burn, bleeding hands and complete exhaustion are your badges of honour as much as any medal.’

CrossFit (2012 – 2015)

  • 11th at the CrossFit Games, team CrossFit Athletic
  • Pacific Regional Champions, team CrossFit Athletic
  • 11th as an Individual Pacific Regional competitor

‘I haven’t been everywhere yet, but everywhere is on my list!’

Travel (2001 – current)

  • Travelled to over 40 countries
  • Lived abroad in USA and Brazil
  • Volunteered in Africa
  • Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt Fuji, Annapurna Circuit and the Grand Canyon

‘My daily uniform is a bikini, a sun-tan is a permanent feature in my life, and I chase summer around the world to all the best beaches. Not a bad sport to choose…’

Beach Volleyball (2011 – current)

  • Winner of multiple Australian events
  • Top 10 finishes on the World Tour
  • 4th place World Beach Games 2019

‘To stand on a stage, to have the trust of the audience, and to share what you know is a feeling like no other’

Speaking (2016 – Current)

  • TEDx Sydney Pitch Night Top 5 speaker
  • Presentations at ANZ, CBA, Bupa
  • Speak to corporate and business audiences

‘Entrepreneurship is like playing the hardest sport in the world, and not knowing all the rules’

Startups (2019 – Current)

  • Part of Antler Sydney 2020 cohort
  • Founder and CEO of AktiveTribe

If you’d like to have a conversation about speaking, consulting, or business, please get in touch.