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.
"Kriss has been a joy to work with from start to finish on Big Heads. His enthusiasm is there for all to see but Kriss brought so much more to the show, his intelligence, sporting wisdom and the ability to sympathise with the struggles of contestants wearing huge celebrity heads was spot on! From the original chemistry test to the last voiceover session Kriss has been an absolute gent, open to direction, ideas and the consummate professional throughout. "
"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. Boom! Boom! Boom!"
"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."
"Kriss Akabusi spoke at the Teaching School's Council East of England System Leadership Conference on Friday 18th March 2016 at the Wellcome Trust in Cambridge. Kriss won the delegates over with his hugely inspirational story about his journey into athletics and the pitfalls and challenges that he faced along the way to become an Olympic champion. He was able to draw relevant parallels between the worlds of sport and education with the goalposts continually changing and expectations becoming increasingly higher - he gave sensible advice about how to stay on top of the game without 'burning out'. His talk was well prepared and thoughtful with touches of drama and humour throughout. He went out of his way to get in touch with the other speakers at our conference and carried out his own research to draw links and bring out common themes. Overall, we were delighted in able to secure Kriss to speak at our conference and we thank him for his time. He is a fantastic speaker and a real gentleman. Thank you Kriss!"
"Fantastic session with Kriss - very engaging and high energy. Kriss took the time beforehand to really understand our company and our values and so his messages on the day were very aligned. The delegates loved the surprise and many commented on the value Kriss added to the overall conference."