COLIN JACKSON CBE BROADCASTER, INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER & FORMER BRITISH ATHLETE
Colin Jackson hung up his spikes in front of a roaring home crowd at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham 2003. It was a fitting end to the competitive career of one of the nation's favourite sporting personalities, having decided to retire from the sport that he dominated for so long.
Without a doubt one of the greatest athletes that Great Britain has ever produced, Colin Jackson's down to earth, approachable manner endears him to the public, media and corporate world alike. With an outstanding competitive career behind him coupled with his fresh-faced charm and friendly warmth, Colin is the perfect choice as a high level motivational speaker.
In line with his on screen presenting and commentary Colin is a confident and charismatic conference and awards host and conference facilitator. His warm and friendly approach will add a spark and charm to any event. Colin's effervescent nature and irrepressible charm make Colin an excellent communicator and, wherever he goes, he always receives a very warm welcome.
Colin Jackson CBE Inspirational Speaker , Broadcaster and Former British Athlete
COLIN JACKSON INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER
Colin Jackson is Without a doubt one of the greatest athletes that Great Britain has ever produced, Colin Jackson called time on his outstanding athletics career in front of an adoring home crowd at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in 2003. After more than a decade spent at the very pinnacle of his sport, it was a fitting end to a glittering career.
110m hurdler Colin ranked in the world top 10 for 16 years, was World No.1 from 1992-1994 and, for the last 7 years of his career, was never out of the world’s top 3 and since setting a European junior record of 13.44 in 1986, went on to set 7 European, 8 Commonwealth and 9 UK records at 110mh. Colin still holds the World Record over 60mh indoors (7.30, Sindelfingen 1994) and, has only recently been robbed of his 13years World Record over 110mh outdoors (12.91, World Title, Stuttgart 1993).
On retirement, Colin Jackson was a natural choice to become one of the key members of the BBC’s sports production team and he continues to cover all of their Athletics output as a BBC pundit and presenter. Covering the Athens Olympics was obviously a highlight early in his broadcasting career and since then he has been an integral part of the BBC output for the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics and European championships as well as most recently, the 2012 London Olympics
Colin works extensively with the BBC Wales award nominated sport website Raise your Game, which, with the help of celebrity interviews and invaluable advice, encourages children to be ambitious in sport and life in general. Colin uses his travels around the world, working as both producer and presenter, to produce an interactive website which includes video clips, interviews, and diaries the determination needed by sports men and women to achieve their goals and ambitions.
Colin's personable, yet professional approach, combined with his high profile, mean that he is in constant demand from the commercial sector. 2006 saw him team up with Ariel to support their Ariel Tennis Ace Events as well as his integral role in Flora’s Flora pro.activ Test the Nation campaign to raise awareness of the importance of good heart health. 2007 then saw him sign a one year deal to be the face of Pain Ease Micro-Current therapy wraps, promoting the products in the media to raise the profile of this type of therapy.
In line with his on screen presenting and commentary Colin is a confident and charismatic conference/awards host and a high level motivational speaker. With an unprecedented competitive career behind him coupled with his fresh-faced charm and friendly warmth he has been extremely well received by numerous audiences including IT Conventions and Business Forums.
Colin Jackson is without a doubt one of the greatest athletes that Great Britain has ever produced, Colin Jackson’s down to earth, approachable manner endears him to the public, media and corporate world alike. With an outstanding competitive career behind him coupled with his fresh-faced charm and friendly warmth, Colin is the perfect choice as a high level motivational speaker. In line with his on screen presenting and commentary Colin is a confident and charismatic conference and awards host and conference facilitator. His warm and friendly approach will add a spark and charm to any event. Colin’s effervescent nature and irrepressible charm make Colin an excellent communicator and, wherever he goes, he always receives a very warm welcome.
Colin's delivery is clear and controlled but his natural energy and bubbly character are ever present.
Colin draws from his long and successful career which epitomised the emotional ups and downs of the ultimate champion athlete. He guides you through the lows of his defeat at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and onto the highs of the World Championships that followed. He speaks of the lessons he learnt and how he turned his bitter defeat into renewed motivation and focus. He moves on to his steady relationship with his coach, Malcolm Arnold, his continually rising standards and consistent application in his quest for excellence. Colin discusses the importance of setting realistic goals and visualising and focusing on the end result, no matter what. All of these factors contribute to the winning formula the British public witnessed for so long and now make for a truly inspiring motivational pitch.
Striving for Excellence
Goal Setting and Focus
Pressure to Perform
Training and Realism
The 8th Suffolk PE and School Sport Conference took place on 5 March 2015 at Trinity Park Conference Centre, just east of Ipswich. Following an exciting morning of key note presentations and workshops and a hearty lunch, the 200 teacher delegates came back to the main conference room in readiness for the presentation delivered by Colin Jackson. Colin as we know is an athletics icon and now a very successful presenter on the BBC. Colin bought to Suffolk an honesty and reality and demonstrated how success can be delivered by anybody providing that they keep working hard and continue with their hopes and dreams. The audience was spell bound throughout with the strong messages and stories being delivered. Backed up by video of his 110m Hurdles successes and disappointments along with clips of his Celebrity Come Dancing participation, no one could help the odd tear of joy and laughter! One of the strongest messages that Colin gave was the story of his complacency when being number 1 in the World and cruising through an early heat in a major championship. As Colin said, due to a naivety and arrogance he thought that the world was his oyster and that being number 1 he would go on to the final and win easily. Of course he didn’t and finished at the back of the field. After much soul searching and the shock of reality, Colin of course bounced back and set the world record the year after in the World Championships in Stuggart.
Colin was a massive success on the conference platform and invigorated the audience. He presented some amazing messages and demonstrated what a lovely person he is.
Mike Crichton Learning and Improvement Adviser (PE & Sport)
Learning and Improvement Service (LIS) Suffolk County Council
“Colin, a huge thank you for being such a superb host for our National Training Award events. You hit just the right note, made the winners feel special and brought your own personal energy and enthusiasm to all the events. We were also delighted that your own skills development journey mirrored our aims and objectives so well. Thank you”
National Training & UK Skills Awards
"The event went extremely well and everyone was very impressed with Colin's contribution. He did a fantastic job and we're very grateful to him...I can't say how pleased we were with the event."
Public Affairs Manager, BAA
"Colin was Inspiring and his talk was pitched at the right level with all key messages covered in a natural way. His talk was delivered with style, humour and charisma. Colin was delighted to take questions from participants. An outstanding inspirational and motivational speaker who captivated his audience."
The Cabinet Office
“Colin's insightful and captivating talk was the perfect end to the day. The feedback from our guests was excellent - and this was not unexpected as Colin is a warm and approachable individual who has a natural ability to make everyone feel at ease. His talk was engaging and deeply personal.”
LDC, Lloyds Banking Group
"I must tell you that all of our team members and BAT employees were absolutely delighted with Colin. He made such a great impression on everyone involved, with his attitude, smiling all the time and, of course, the fact that he did excellent job as a speaker.”
Sales Director – BAT
“Colin is a walking ball of energy and really energised the attendees. He gave an excellent talk, a really first rate mix of inspiration, and motivation with an Olympic theme. Colin speaking made a big impact on our event; his draw nearly doubled the attendees and he gave a real buzz to the event. His friendly and approachable nature makes him a perfect ambassador”
Lloyds TSB – IT Service Delivery
“Colin’s approachable, down-to-earth manner coupled with his charisma and message made him the ideal choice for our Awards. He was a natural speaker and the audience absolutely loved hi”'
Walsall Lifelong Learning awards
“The feedback we have received from delegates has been excellent. Conferences such as this rely heavily on its presenters and we are very grateful to you for contributing to its success”
Children’s Able & Disabled Sports Conference
“Your vivid description of your experiences in gaining your Olympic medals, as well as learning to dance, served as an inspiring reminder to everyone present that if we have the determination to succeed in our individual fields all things are possible. This was a perfect way to end our two days and the feedback we have received from our delegates has been tremendous. Many, many thanks indeed!”
Margaret Thomas, Director, Innovation and Development, The Leadership Trust
"Colin Jackson was engaged to speak on behalf of Invest NI at three different business events as part of a week long initiative targeting entrepreneurs. His engaging account of the highs and lows of an international athletics career had the audience at each event hanging on his every word. Colin does not just deliver an inspirational story, his interaction with the audience following his talk was superb"
Mark Oliver, Corporate Marketing, Invest NI