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Kriss Akabusi  Motivational and Inspirational Speaker Olympic Gold medal winner

Kriss Akabusi is famous for his achievements in athletics where his greatest individual triumph was his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships. In 1992 as 3 x Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion he was awarded an MBE

Kriss Akabusi has also presented on television shows such as The Big Breakfast and BBC's Record Breakers. Kriss is currently the CEO of The Akabusi Company, a corporate communications and training company where his marvellous personality and reputation as a fantastic public speaker has made him a very popular and attractive advocate. Kriss began his motivational speaking career over 20 years ago and is now one of Britain's most recognized and respected motivational speakers

His infectious enthusiasm ensures that any messages hit home and motivate!

Kriss Akabusi  Motivational and Inspirational Speaker 

Kriss Akabusi  Motivational and Inspirational Speaker Olympic Gold medal winner

Kriss Akabusi is famous for his achievements in athletics where his greatest individual triumph was his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships when he also beat David Hemery’s 22 year old British Record. He began his international athletic career in 1983 as a member of the 4x400 metre relay squad and will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans in the World Championships 4x400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991. 

In 1992 as 3 x Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion Kriss was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in her Birthday Honours List in recognition of his services to the country through athletics. 

His start into television and entertainment began when he presented THE BIG BREAKFAST. This was followed with a full time position as co-presenter with BBC’s RECORD BREAKERS. He has presented various children’s programmes and appears regularly on game and chat shows where the brief is “fun and entertainment” 

Kriss  AKabusi is currently the CEO of The Akabusi Company, a corporate communications and training company where his marvellous personality and reputation as a fantastic public speaker has made him a very popular and attractive advocate. 

He is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He is one of only four qualified Hudson Institute coaches in the UK. 

Kriss Akabusi born in London in 1958 of Nigerian parents he has three children, two beautiful girls from his marriage, Ashanti and Shakira and Alannam, a son and welcome addition to the family. Currently living in Bedfordshire where he can be found Teeing off at the local Golf Clubs or avidly supporting his favourite football team West Ham United. 

He is the founding Director and Chairman of TACT (The Akabusi Charitable Trust) and a NGO (Non-governmental organisation) in Nigeria, designed to prevent water born diseases, and develop social cohesion. This is done by providing potable water by drilling bore holes and providing workshops and training around health issues and social responsibility.

Topics include
Motivation, Focus, Teamwork, Innovation, Change Management
Strategic Planning, Goal setting and Team development, as part of the FIT4 Business and FIT4 Life Team Programme
Learning, Teamwork and Fun as part of The Akabusi Athenian Challenge
Change Management and Teamwork as part of The Cycle of Renewal

Kriss Akabusi  Motivational and Inspirational Speaker 

"Kriss delivered an inspirational, energetic and engaging presentation to our audience of residential child care delegates in Scotland. Touching on personal highs and lows as well as Olympic success, he drew the audience in to his story and pushed them to think about their own relationships, both personal and professional. As the first Keynote speaker on our conference programme, he really set the tone for the two-day event, motivating important conversations, encouraging networking and future planning. In addition to presenting brilliantly, Kriss Akabusi is warm and genuine and took extra time to speak with our delegates and young people after his presentation. An absolute star!."

Michelle McCue, Centre For Excellence For Looked After Children In Scotland (CELCIS) - June 2014


"Kriss Akabusi thank you so much for the brilliantly delivered presentation you did for us at the Platinum Property Partners Quarterly Workshop; you were truly Incredible! In all our years of booking speakers, we have never dealt with someone who cared as much as you did, to give our people what they wanted and needed. Your preparation was genuinely world-class and a real reflection on the passion, commitment and dedication that you applied to your sporting career. A very deep , heartfelt thank you from myself and the team at the Platinum Property Partners."
Steve Bolton, Founder and Chairman, Platinum Property Partners - May 2014

"Kriss’s speech was well received and he had a huge amount of energy. He was very well researched and linked the talk extremely well to the king organisation and values."
Kingsley Macey, VP HR, King Business Partnerships, Leadership & Capabilities and Culture, Candy Crush - April 2014

"I just wanted to thank you and the CIPD team for last night’s 'New Year, New You' event, presented by Kriss Akabusi. He was, as I expected, energetic, enthused and ran a very good 2 hour interactive presentation. Please pass on my thanks to Kriss."
Kate, GSK - January 2014

"An amazing, energetic session with engagement from all participating like I've never experienced before from a motivational speaker. Genuinely uplifting, inspiring and emotional that has created a real positive buzz which has acted as a spring board for people to take stock of their working lives and positively address and seek to improve and adapt to how they approach their work scenarios in the future."

"Kriss was absolutely fantastic at our event. He hit exactly the right note and as we watched the video of the World Championships of 1991. All 450 of our delegates were cheering him on around the last bend and down the home straight as he secured Gold for GB. His enthusiasm and passion throughout his presentation and in fact the whole evening was totally infectious and above all he is just a thoroughly lovely guy!! I would recommend Kriss for any audience, anytime!."
Michael, BCSC - June 2013

"Without any doubt, Kriss is a fantastic key note speaker and I would not hesitate in recommending him. On the day of our conference, his messages were truly inspirational and uplifting and he carried the crowd along with him throughout his presentation. A great balance of humour, interesting stories, serious messages and wonderful variety of presentation style. A true show man who can lift everyone’s spirits. What impressed me most was his ability to adapt his story to his audience. The preparation that goes into getting it right at these events is what really matters and it was during the planning discussions that we had in advance of the conference when I knew we were on to a winner."
Anthony, Hillgate Travel - May 2013

"I would appreciate if you can pass our thanks onto Kris Akabusi for such a wonderful, uplifting, moving, emotional and inspirational speech on Saturday. It really did hit the spot and it is so great to see staff so animated and excited today at work. It’s now down to myself as part of the senior management team as well as line management to keep this feeling alive moving forward. Yes, this is challenging but Kris has built a wonderful platform for us to build on."
Liz, Hillgate Travel - 

"Everyone was inspired, energised, and we were so pleased you felt able to spend so much extra time talking to people, posing for photos and giving out advice. Everyone has said what a privilege and pleasure it was to meet you and how you helped to make our event ‘the best ever.’ We really appreciated the care you took to learn about our organisation, our staff and the issues we face and weave that into your performance. I really look forward to seeing you again and will be giving you the highest possible recommendation to other people looking for charismatic and energising speakers."
Sarah, Grand Union Housing - April 2013

"We wanted a speaker who could enthuse our audience about the future, at the end of a conference that had some difficult messages for our staff. Kris’s energy and delivery brought the room to life. He captured the challenges we face perfectly and left people feeling confident about our ability to take them on and win."
Faye, Merlin Housing Association - February 2013

"What a legendary and evangelical performance. Kriss’ personality filled the room right from the start. His energy is matched by his professionalism. Kriss did his homework on our company, our history and our vision for the future. He brought together the threads of his personal life and career to make it relevant to our national management conference. The theme of our event was ‘managing change’, and Kriss provided an inspirational, emotional and often funny presentation about the need to embrace change to win. Kriss is like a firework – colourful, loud, eye-catching and full of impact. I have seen many motivational speakers and would not hesitate in recommending Kriss as a corporate speaker at any event. "
Tim Watts, Lifelong President, Pertemps Network Group – November 2012

"Kriss was headline speaker at our staff conference and gave us an inspirational session that linked his own life experience to the vision and values of our business. He was well received by our staff, and spent time at the end of the event meeting people and making them feel special – an experience many will not forget. "
Ken Goodsell - B3 Living - October 2012

"Our Half Yearly Sales Meeting had an athletics theme and in choosing an external speaker we wanted to try and capture at least a part of the inspirational performances and atmosphere generated from London 2012 and we could not have asked for a more enthusiastic and perceptive speaker who hit the brief perfectly.  Kriss not only delivered, inspired and motivated, but created a serious buzz amongst the sales and marketing team and ear to ear smiles were clearly evident following his involvement and the momentum created by Kriss's involvement made it a truly special event for all.  An engaging and awe inspiring talk we could not have asked for more!"
Gareth Walsh, Olympus Medical - October 2012

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