Kriss Akabusi MBE is a three-time Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion, British record holder and media personality. Kriss is a wonderfully entertaining and engaging speaker, ideal for keynotes and award ceremonies. His presentations are high energy, inspiring, and will leave delegates feeling motivated and engaged.
Kriss rose to fame on the athletics track, where his greatest individual moment came when he won the gold at the 1990 European Championships; breaking the British record, a record which still stands to this day. Since then, he has gone on to become a household name and one of Britain’s most well-known athletes.
Kriss began his international athletic career in 1983 as a member of the 4 x 400 metre relay squad. In addition to his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships, Kriss will always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beating the Americans in the World Championships 4 x 400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991.
In 1992 as 3 time Olympic medallist and World, European and Commonwealth Champion, Kriss was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of his services to the country through athletics.
Since his stellar athletics career, Kriss has gone on to have a very successful television and media career, and is regularly consulted on a variety of radio and television programmes, discussing topics such as sport, business, and personal and professional development.
Kriss Akabusi MBE is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, and is a certified Motivational Maps and Clarity 4D practitioner. These tools are intricately woven into his presentations and workshops.
Kriss’ inspirational story is legendary and works well at the start of a conference to fire up the delegates or as an endnote, leaving the audience on a high and ready to deliver success in their arena. Delegates will be inspired to be the best they can be both personally and professionally through various points Kriss makes. Topics include; setting a vision, focusing on goal setting for teams and individuals, identifying and overcoming hurdles, using creativity and innovation to achieve outstanding results, and managing change proactively.
A well-versed and professional celebrity and sporting speaker, Kriss’ humour, energy and infectious enthusiasm ensures that the messages hit home and motivate the audience.