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Kriss Akabusi - UK motivational speaker

Kriss Akabusi

Kriss Akabusi (note the spelling -it's not Chris or Kris!) started his career in Her Majesty's forces where he spent 9 years in the physical training corps. It was during this time that Kriss developed his athletic career, which led to major Olympic and world-class success. He is now a world-class motivational speaker.

With his enthusiasm, his powerful messages and his vivacious character, Kriss Akabusi captivates his audience often beyond the highest of expectations.

Kriss is famous for his achievements in Athletics where 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.

He began his International career in 1983 as a member of the 4x400 metre relay squad and will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans in the World Championships 4x400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991.

After his retirement from top athletics almost 10 years ago Kriss channelled his energies into public speaking.

Drawing from his wealth of experience as a world-class athlete and TV presenter he is now considered to be one of the country's top business motivational speakers and presenters.

Kriss Akabusi speaks at over 120 engagements each year to FTSE 100 companies, training organisations, conferences and seminars. His message tailored for you is: in your arena, focus, innovation and teamwork are the route to success.

Kriss was born in London in 1958 to Nigerian parents and is married to Monika with whom he has two children, Ashanti and Shakira. 

When not speaking motivationally, Kriss can be found teeing off at his local golf club and still participates in various sports such as basketball, tennis and football.

In 1992 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.
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"Outstanding - the audience were spellbound"  Bedfordshire Newspapers.

"I would like to thank you for your presentation at our recent conference in Penang. We were extremely impressed with the fact that you took the time to get to know our business, not always an easy task. I have head nothing but praise from both the retailers and suppliers who attended the presentation" Spar.

"You made us all buzz. It was just the right impact and we are still talking about it"

"I would like to thank you for the fantastic presentation which Kriss gave. We have received a lot of praise and thanks from the customers who attended. Some said it was the best BT event which they had attended!" BT.

"Absolutely brilliant! We still receive compliments about the evening, in particular Kriss's speech. It was very motivational and key messages about the aim of our awards were incorporated into his speech perfectly" Learning and Skills Council, Essex.

"We conducted a survey on each element of the conference. 129 out of 148 respondees gave Kriss a very good or Excellent - the most successful session we had!" 24seven.

"Excellent speaker, and have already recommended him to several local businesses!" Chamber of Commerce.

"This was one of the best speakers on motivation I have heard - could hear him again next year, everyone would benefit from hearing his presentation". One of the delegates at Police Mutual.
"Well targeted to audience. Highly motivating, interesting and very well presented. Did exactly what is said on the tin!" Police Mutual.

"Kriss held the audience for the duration. He was great!" Bright Business.

"Fun, Passionate, Sincere. Honest and thought-provoking, clear and realistic messages" Marks and Spencer plc.

"It was the finale to our day and fully encapsulated the messages we had been giving. Fantastic performance, very relevant and immense fun. It's official - Hees the Maaannn!" Sita.

"The messages within your presentation were highly relevant to the theme of our Team Weekend. You were truly FANTASTIC! Everyone will undoubtedly remember your enthusiasm each time they step 'Into the Arena' for future challenges and 'get jiggy with change'!" Crawford & Company, 24th April 2002.

"Absolutely fantastic-the US Director was having orgasms" Lexis Nexis Butterworths Tolley.

"Kriss was 'right here, right now'; the F.I.T message came over loud & clear. Our conference developed a clear teamwork message with Kriss's powerful delivery" Bank of Scotland.

"The performance was extremely motivational and inspiring. I have already been asked by one employee for Kriss's details so his wife's company can consider using him. Many people have taken away different components of the talk and how it has meant something special to them. So it was extremely beneficial to the audience all-round. Summed up; a magical experience, one hour of sheer inspiration, Thank You". AstraZeneca.

"The presentation was very relevant to our industry, looking at goals, teamwork and the need to focus. It was presented in a very enthusiastic and passionate way" Abbotts Countrywide.

"Kriss was universally acknowledged as being excellent. Hearing him talk and describe his achievements sent shivers down our spine! Inspirational and a fantastic way to start our conference" Boeringer Ingelheim.

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