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Kriss Akabusi

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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


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We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.