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Kriss Akabusi

Olympian / Motivational Speaker / Businessman United Kingdom

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 and how to achieve it


Are you looking for a keynote speaker to ignite passion in your delegates? Do you want an endnote speech that leaves your attendees fired up and closes your conference on a high note?

Kriss promises to deliver just that. Filled with humour, passion, and authenticity, his motivational presentations are an inspirational and unforgettable addition to any conference. He leaves listeners on a high, and ready to deliver success in the arena.

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 began his international athletics career in 1983 as a member of the 4x400 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.

Key Facts

Countries Performed In

  • 20+

Clients Past & Present

  • Cadbury
  • Amgen
  • innocent
  • Speedo
  • Virgin Active
  • Rowlands Pharmacy
  • Autotrader
  • KFC
  • UBM

Talk Time Duration

  • 30 minutes