Olympian and Respected Motivational & Inspirational Speaker
Kriss Akabusi has been a well-known face to the motivational speaking circuit for over 20 years and continues to inspire the audience with his bubbly personality and enthusiasm.
Kriss rose to fame on the athletics track, where his greatest individual triumph was winning the gold medal in the 1990 European Championships. This was the day when he beat David Hemery’s British record for the 400-metre hurdles – a record that stood for 22 years before Kriss made his mark on it!
Kriss Akabusi began his international athletics career in 1983 as a member of the 4×400 metre relay squad. He will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the gold from the mighty Americans at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo.
Having amassed three Olympic medals, as well as World, European and Commonwealth titles, Kriss was bestowed with an even greater honour in 1992: an MBE awarded by her Majesty the Queen in recognition of his services to the country through athletics.
For over 20 years, he has given countless keynote speeches and facilitated a wide range of training workshops in the corporate arena.
In order to complement and strengthen his experience of the businesses he works with, Kriss undertook a two-year MBA (Masters in Business Administration) programme at the Ashridge Business School.
Kriss is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He works with executives and senior managers to help them identify, clarify and achieve their personal and business goals.
Kriss speeches are filled with humour, passion, and authenticity, leaving listeners on a high, and ready to deliver success in the arena.
Tailored to your conference and objectives, Kriss’ speech will inspire delegates, both professionally and personally, to:
• Set a vision
• Focus on goal-setting for teams and individuals
• Take ownership of and commit to goals
• Identify and overcome hurdles
• Use creativity and innovation to achieve outstanding results
• Be flexible and manage change proactively
• Understand the importance of teamwork
We invited Kriss to present at our annual Global Conference, and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. He was funny, engaging, entertaining, inspirational and hugely relevant. The hairs on the back of our hands standing on end with his electricity! Kriss’s tone and content were absolutely perfect, and he tailored his act beautifully to fit with our key conference theme and messages. People will be talking about Kriss Akabusi at our conference for years to come! Thanks for helping us deliver the best Speedo Conference ever.
— Business Development Director, Speedo
We were absolutely delighted with Kriss as a speaker, he showed a great understanding and engagement with the audience, his fast pace was just right for our sales force, and his delivery was simply sensational. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting that rare combination of motivation and entertainment.
— Marketing Director, Cambria Automobiles PLC
I just wanted to say a quick thank you for your contribution for our VA Live event this year, without you all it would definitely never have been the success it was. The teams returned to their clubs fully engaged, inspired, educated and super-charged to finish the year strong!
— Fitness and Wellbeing Academy Manager, Virgin Active