Brett “Fish” Anderson is an entertaining, creative, out-of-the-box speaker with over 20 years of Improv Comedy experience who is particularly passionate about South Africa and seeing us work better together. As an author, public speaker and workshop presenter, Brett has focused more specifically on Diversity conversations in the last three years, crafting spaces for people to really see and hear each other and work towards beginning to build bridges together. He has also recently entered the world of podcasting and Out of the Fishbowl Seasons 1 to 3 are just waiting to be discovered by you.

Brett Fish Anderson speaker

Brett “Fish” Anderson is a dynamic and humourous motivational speaker who inspires South Africans of different races to work together to build a more diverse society.

As an author, blogger and magazine article writer, Brett has written into areas of lifestyle, culture and faith to a variety of audiences ranging from schools to businesses and churches. His topics include social justice issues such as race, gender and poverty to motivational, spiritual formation and team-building.

Now as a podcaster he adds his voice on topics of Justice and Critical Thinking to invite people to live better lives and help create a more positively transformed world around them.

As a member of Cape Town’s longest-running Improv troupe, Improguise, Brett has developed his think-on-your-feet conversational style of communication to engage with a wide variety of people on a range of topics. Brett connects well with audiences which makes it easy for him to speak about deeply challenging issues in a way that engages the audience and inspires them to invest themselves personally in the solutions. His Improv background has helped equip him with a dynamic ability to shape and adapt each talk to cater to the specific needs of the group.


Brett “Fish” has a profound way of deeply connecting with an audience. 20 years experience of Improv and teaching has helped him find his voice which he employs with much humour and a refreshing directness.


If you are looking for a hands-on learning experience then Brett “Fish” has some ideas to take you on a journey where learning happens without you even realising because the lessons are so much fun.


From recruitment training to learning improv skills to team-building, Brett “Fish” has a toolkit of improv skills and team exercises ready to transform your training sessions from a boring Powerpoint to an engaging practical learning experience.

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Brett works with a Values-based NGO called Heartlines who use the medium of story-telling to deal with issues such as diversity [What’s Your Story?’], Money [Values and Money], and more recently Fatherhood [Fathers Matter] in small groups and communities across South Africa. All of our resources and work is free which enables us to help facilitate or resource those communities that are committed to doing the work. Check out our website and take a look around and get hold of me if you would like to find out more.


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As the author of ‘i, church’, Brett is always up for a conversation on what the church might look like if it honestly lived out the things God called us to be about. Brett has a wide variety of topics he can speak about in this area including ‘Jesus and Social Justice’, ‘People who love Jesus but struggle with the church’, and ‘Is it okay to doubt?’

Get Hold of Me:

I would love to talk to you about leading a workshop for your group or speaking at an event you are running. For more information drop me an email at

Looking forward to engaging with you, Brett “Fish”

Out of the Fishbowl

Have you had a chance to listen to any of the seven episodes of Season 1 of my new podcast? With topics ranging from the controversial Pineapple on Pizza debate and how stepping barefoot on a piece of Lego can be likened to Community Building; from looking at how we can do conflict a little more effectively to the absolute importance of engaging in critical thinking.

Season 2 contains 6 episodes that aim to inspire, challenge and provoke starting with The Define Line. which dives right in at the point of inviting you to reflect on the very worst thing you ever did…

Season 3 began late 2022 and hit the ground running with an opening episode on Curiosity and what really happened to that cat? [Killing Cats] This was followed by an episode on why Representation matters, one on the need for us men to really up our game, and a number of others, including this personally vulnerable one about what to do when life is so hard and it feels like your ship has hit the fan.

You can catch up on all the episodes you have missed over here.

Out of the Fishbowl podcast