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Colin Jackson CBE

Colin Jackson CBE

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A World Record holder, much loved media personality and inspirational speaker, Colin Jackson is a national treasure and one of the most well-known athletes in Great Britain.

When he retired from competing, his multi-medal career and infectious personality made him the natural choice to join the BBC’s athletics commentary team. Over the last 15 years Colin has become an integral part of  the team, covering the Rio Olympics in 2004 and all major athletic events since  then, including the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 and the 2020 Tokyo Games too.

Colin has also developed into a hugely important figurehead for diversity,  inclusion and mental health over the last two years. His open and connectible honesty has captivated the media and live audiences alike, as he speaks form the  heart about the stressful demands of competing at the highest level, as well as  the impacts of anxiety, eating disorders and body dysmorphia. In 2020 Colin presented BBCs Panorama film Athletes discussing just this, and the darker side  of being a professional athlete.

Passionate about learning, Colin became Schools Ambassador for Wey Education  in 2019 and continues to work closely with the Online Learning partner today,  assisting the brand as it navigates its way through the COVID-19 pandemic.  For the last three years, he’s co-hosted the popular Sunday Morning radio show on BBC Radio Wales with his sister, Suzanne Packer. Colin reached the final of  BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, as well as ITV’s Dancing On Ice and has also  competed in Celebrity MasterChef where he reached the knockout week and  many other credits include an outstanding “Who Do You think You Are”.

Colin is a member of the steering panel for Sport Relief and is also an International Inspiration Ambassador for UNICEF, as well as founding and fronting  the Go Dad Run campaign for Prostate Cancer. Since 2014, Colin has been the Sporting Director for the Wings for Life Red Bull charity.

At 54, Colin’s arguably more relevant now than ever, his personable and  professional approach, combined with his high profile, means that he is always in  demand from the commercial sector. He is a confident and charismatic  conference/awards host and a high-level  motivational speaker.

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In person prices:
£4,000 - £6,000
Price based on UK delivery
Virtual Event prices:
£3,000 - £4,000
Categories:
After Dinner, Diversity & Inclusion, Event Host, Health & Wellbeing, Inspiration, Motivation, Olympic, Sport
Topics:
Adversity, Goal Setting, Inclusion, Inspirational, LGBTQ+, Mental Health, Mindset, Overcoming Adversity, Performance, Planning & Preparation, Resilience, Strategy, Television

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Thanks for sorting out Colin Jackson for our conference on Friday.He told a fantastic story with a great balance of humour, humility and emotion.Colin did a great job of relating his own personal journey into a commercial context. I am confident that many of the delegates left thinking how they could take his inspiration into their own lives and careers.

I would just like to say on behalf of the team here, and the IHG employees that attended, Colin did an outstanding presentation and was super engaging.
I hope he enjoyed his time with us, and I can’t thank him enough for his empathy and the time he shared with our colleagues. I would absolutely recommend Colin as a superb ambassador for how to be positive and how to bring it with you to share with everyone around you. His presentation echoes all that we needed for the tone and subject matter for Mental Health Awareness Week and Body Image.

 
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