Kriss Akabusi Biography
Kriss Akabusi is one of the most prominent motivational speakers on the corporate scene. He is also an adept and charismatic awards host.
Background and Career
Previously Kriss was internationally famous for his achievements in athletics - 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. Kriss began his international career in 1983 as a member of the 4 x 400 metre relay squad and will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans in the World Championships 4 x 400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991.
In 1992, as 3 times Olympic medalist, 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.
Kriss Akabusi Breaks into the Media
Kriss broke into TV in 1993 when he presented The Big Breakfast. This was followed rapidly with a full-time position on Record Breakers. He has gone on to appear regularly on various programmes both TV and radio.
What Kriss Delivers
Life started in a children’s home for Kriss, and evolved into an army career before becoming a sportsman. Drawing on his wealth of experience Kriss presents the importance of Focus, Innovation and Teamwork, which he relates to the business arena in the legendary FIT4Business© presentation.
Delegates will be inspired to be the best they can be both personally and professionally through:
• Setting a vision
• Focusing on goal setting for teams and individuals
• Ownership and commitment to goals
• Identifying and overcoming hurdles
• Using creativity and innovation to achieve outstanding results
• Being flexible and managing change proactively
• Understanding the importance of teamwork and how to achieve it
Kriss Akabusi as Awards Host
Kriss is also ready to rumble at your awards evening. He is not the star, merely the hired hand at awards evenings.
"The stars are your delegates, your customers your awardees who have struggled, strived and succeeded in their arena. These are the people you want other members of your community to emulate; they are the standard bearers and bar raisers to whom you want the rest of the company, team, or associates to look up to, and if possible, supersede throughout the coming year."
Olympic medalist, Kriss inspires & motivates with his energetic & enthusiastic FIT 4 Business (Focus, Innovation, Teamwork) & Cycle of Change presentations.
• Motivation & Teamwork
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Kriss Akabusi Video
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Kriss Akabusi News
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10th July 2012
Motivational speaker and one of the UKs best loved athletes Kriss Akabusi took part in Celebrity Come Dine with Me.
7th May 2013
Snooker player, Ronnie Oâ€™Sullivan beat Barry Hawkins to win the Betfair World Championships at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
18th April 2013
Business speaker and one of the UKâ€™s leading sports executives, Mike Forde has compared the ideas and practices used in professional football to those used in business environments.
25th March 2013
Olympic double skulls champion and motivational speaker, Anna Watkins, has announced that she is pregnant.
18th February 2013
Steve Black, keynote speaker and Jonny Wilkinsonâ€™s coach for 15 years, believes Wilkinson has what it takes to become a great coach.
10th December 2012
Tanni Grey-Thompson has been appointed to the Independent Commission investigating the Lance Armstrong scandal and to the Board of the London Legacy Development Corporation.
3rd October 2012
Steve James of The Telegraph hopes that the former England captain will continue to inspire UK cricket.
1st October 2012
The charismatic English cricket legend David Gower talks to the Guardian about one of the defining moments in his career, and about why he keeps his funny one-liners close to his chest!
7th April 2011
Dave Brailsford, Performance Director for British Cycling, and esteemed motivational speaker, is one of a group of driven and inspirational figures working to make Londonâ€™s Olympic dream a reality.
21st February 2011
Sarah Brown, Britainâ€™s ex-First Lady is top of the â€˜Tweeteratiâ€™ list, according to The Independent.
Kriss Akabusi Reviews
Kriss Akabusi has spoken and appeared at a number of recent corporate events. Please find some client speaker testimonials and reviews for Kriss Akabusi for a number of these events and conferences. If you would like some additional information as to how to book Kriss Akabusi for your corporate event, then please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email email@example.com
Kriss' session was fantastic - we've had really great feed back from delegates who left the conference motivated by the session. Kriss related well to Group Services and his energy and ehtusiasm was infectious. A really valuablew contribution to our event. Thanks!
Kriss certainly left the audience pumped up and motivated to deliver on some of the messages they had heard from industry spekers during the day. I think the reaction of the audience at the end of the presentation showed just how much they enjoyed your contribution.
Kriss had taken time to learn about our organisation and tailor his presentation. His enthusiasm is overwhelming and our leaders left the room really motivated to come back to site and develop their team/goals etc.
I was delighted with the way in Which Kriss brilliantly captured the true message and essence of all that we are trying to do. Not an easy task, but you managed your speeches and all partners Perfectly Appreciate That skill of delivery. Combined with your passion and energy for people, you made the perfect celebrity. Wood View Is Still buzzing with the Excitement and Success of Our grand opening
WOW - That is Probably the best presentation I Have ever seen from anybody! The Ability to Deliver a captivating and Motivating presentation to an assorted group of business people and Ensure That the key messages of the day Were Constantly woven Into The presentation Was one of the most professional examples of the Art of Delivering a presentation I Have Seen. A very enjoyable experience, I just wanted to let you know how well it Came across.
Thank you so much for inspiring Recent Our team at the conference. I HAD Have experience of many speakers at conference but you are in a league of your own. Your Passionate delivery coupled with Vision Express interweaving examples Was pure class. Your Energy and Enthusiasm are infectious and the whole performance left the team Truly inspired.
An excellent talk - Fully met the brief of relevance, energy and entertainment
The presentation That You Gave at Lorica was awesome, inspiring and the best I Have Seen. Thank you.
Within minutes of you Leaving the stage, falling over Delegates Were Themselves to feedback on how motivated and Felt They value how much you added to the event. I Was Not Truly blown away by your approach and energy Merely, But how the content was Relevant to as a business What we are trying to Achieve right now.
Inspirational, exciting, Motivating, real and great fun. The time I took to prepare so linked with historical message of Our organization That Was Noted by the audience and very Impressive
Thank you so much for your motivational talk yesterday. You are so full of life and positive energy Understandable That it is how you Reach Your Goals. During the recognition, the energy You Had For Each person Did you lower your greeter and Excitement For anyone, It Was so nice to see. You look like you enjoy it, Which makes the difference. I just enjoy your motivational talk so much and Even Better Than the last one you did, Which Was Also very hard to top. I would Have Been Happy to Have Seen a carbon copy of the last one too, as It Was So Good. Here's looking forward to your next talk in the future
I have run many events with celebrity speakers over the years and never yet Have I met someone Who Was so well prepared, Engaging and totally at ease with the people I Came Into contact with on the day. I would totally recommend for motivational speaker Kriss engagements. He is a real star.
Q & A with Kriss Akabusi
Kriss Akabusi answered some probing questions for Speakers Corner. For speaking secrets revealed - read on! To book Kriss Akabusi for your event, please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers Corner: How did the corporate speaking start?
Kriss Akabusi: Towards the end of my Sporting Career as a recent World Champion at the 1991 track and field athletics championships I was asked to attend a sales conference and hand out the awards. At the end of the awards I was asked about the performance and the key lessons learned that might be transferable into the work place. The standing ovation and forthcoming platitudes encouraged me that I had a story that resonated in the work place.
Speakers Corner: Can you remember your first speaking engagement?
Kriss Akabusi: I spoke at an IT Sales conference as outlined above.
Speakers Corner: And your last event?
Kriss Akabusi: My last event was Waltham Forest Borough Council Love your Borough Awards.
Speakers Corner: Which event has been your favourite and why?
Kriss Akabusi: I love keynote and endnote presentations but my favourite events are awards evenings, because you get to celebrate the success of individual and team performers that make the organisation great. I'm able to get up close and personal and inject the event with my own brand of energy and enthusiasm and make everybody feel good about themselves and the achievements, whether that is the organisation holding the event, the event organiser, the sponsors, and the most important person's of all the awardees.
Speakers Corner: What motivates you?
Kriss Akabusi: I'm motivated by seeing the positive energy in people, watching them as they get it, when they are inspired to utilise their gift and celebrate what they do that contributes to society at large.
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