About Martyn Anstey
I believe that the world is both our playground and our personal school to help us become who we truly are at our essence.
Over the years running at uber speed climbing corporate ladders, launching new companies as an entrepreneur, training for my next expedition or adventure, volunteering in soup kitchens to building schools and attempting to sit crossed legged at meditation ashrams in India, it’s often felt like I was always juggling so many balls in the air.
Then one day when I completed an exercise one day called the “Circle of Life” where you take a piece of paper, draw a circle and divide your life into separate segments such as work, relationships, health, family and friends, wealth, contribution and spirituality, things changed. I simply set an outcome for each area/life segment and then i committed to reviewing it every week.
Now I live a much more balanced life.
After 15 years of working, travelling and volunteering around the world it has becomes clearer and clearer to me that “We Are One”. The 70 year old man in a rice paddy in Vietnam, the twentysomething lady on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, NYC, the dancing Brazilian teenager in Rio, the housewife in Moscow. When it all comes down to it, we all wish “To love and to be loved”.
I feel blessed to have experienced so much in my first 38 years wearing so many hats and connecting with so many incredible souls from over 100 different countries and probably even more different backgrounds in politics, business, foundations, wellness, personal development, sports, media, entertainment, government agencies, social impact movements, etc.
From being a guest to live in their countries (London, Brussels, Antigua, Hong Kong, Singapore, Buenos Aires, New York City, LA, Medellin), to launching different brands and companies into countries (where i could not speak the language and before not even knowing the name of their capital city) to connecting on the street with a market vendor in a city i cannot pronounce in China and sharing a moment that needed no words (Good job as my language skills are ‘in progress’) to being part of a three person expedition team which cycled from North Pole to South Pole (my legs took me through Latin America) and simply cycling everyday pushing my physical and mental limits beyond what i thought was possible.
I feel grateful to have learnt so much from both traditional education but also from personal development trainers and mentors and ultimately, becoming the best me to serve others. I feel blessed to have learnt from masters including Tony Robbins platinum program, T Harv Eker Quantum Leap, Donny Epstein, Steve Linder, Osho, Robert Young, Peter Diamandis, Silva Method, Sedona Method, Stephen Covy, Stephen Pierce, etc and then from lesser well known but no less effective mentors, advisors, peers, friends and family. Thank you.
In my previous chapter I was responsible for launching iconic brands such as Huggies, Kleenex, Financial Times, Citroen, National Geographic, Wall Street Institute & Fox TV Channels as well as increasing company valuations and successfully exiting them.
In my entrepreneurial life, I have co-founded various technology and Internet companies in Asia, Europe and North America successfully raising funds,registering IP, corporate structuring, increasing shareholder value and successful exiting these.
I would love to hear from you and see how I can support you fulfil your passions.
Martyn Anstey is an award-winning Entrepreneur, Investor, and Author responsible for building iconic brands on a global basis such as Huggies, Kleenex, Financial Times, Citroen, National Geographic, Wall Street Institute & Fox TV.
Martyn has also co-founded and/or lead 3 companies from inception to successful exits responsible for fundraising, corporate structuring, marketing, business development, global expansion and exit planning.
As Managing Director of Wall Street Institute, Martyn successfully increased the valuation and sold it to Carlye private equity firm.
As Head of Marketing APAC for Fox International and National Geographic Channels, Martyn led the strategic marketing for TV and digital media for Asia Pacific.
Holding senior positions at Financial Times Group, Martyn brought the Financial Times to the Asia region, launched the FT’s first Business-to-business brand, launched Europe’s first paid for subscription media website, www.FT.com and founded the Channel Marketing discipline across the Group.
Personally trained by Tony Robbins, Harv Eker, Chet Holmes, Steve Linder, Stephen Covey and Robert Kiyosaki, Martyn has also been Vice President at Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes Business Breakthroughs Consulting Division.
Today, Martyn is Managing Director of WeR1 Partners, an investment and advisory firm that partners with companies to fuel business growth in EBITA and valuation through strategy, innovation, investment and global expansion.
Martyn was one of a three-person expedition team for www.Pole2Pole.net – the cycle ride from North Pole to the South Pole.
Martyn holds a First Class BSC Honors Degree in Business and Management Studies.
We.R.1 Partners are investment and advisory firm that partners with companies to fuel business growth and valuations through strategy, innovation and global expansion
Founder and CEO – Singapore / New York / LATAM
Partners with proven entrepreneurs to launch new ventures into attractive sectors/countries such as technology, individuals, media and education.
Martyn Anstey is passionate about exploration, adventure and expeditions. This passion has taken Martyn to over 90 countries across 6 continents pushing his mental and physical limits to see what is possible.
Highlights have included the Pole2Pole cycling expedition from the North Pole to the South Pole, off road motorbiking through Death Valley in Cambodia, quad biking in remote Colombia, motorbiking across Rajasthan, India and hiking to the largest Mayan civilisation in Guatemala.
See more of Martyn’s various expeditions and adventures at www.MartynAnstey.net
The words from Winston Churchill sums it all up. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Until recently, I contributed my time, money, advisory and network scheduling the name time every week on a predominantly anonymous basis.
After experiencing a recent health challenge, I’ve decided it’s time to up my game on think bigger and this will only be achievable working with others and become more public.
My belief is that people do wish to give and contribute but they are also busy or simply not aware of how they can make an impact beyond a financial donation. It needs to be simple and convenient. For example, at a simple level, think how many business owners you know who would be happy to provide their meetings rooms for free to local organisations if it was convenient, easy and quick. Think how many would happily provide their product or service at cost if they knew it was going to underprivileged children.
The We.R.1. Project is born and I’m excited to see how it will unfold.