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Biography

Four years previously, Kriss had won a silver medal in Rome in the relay. Now spending a lot of his time as an Olympic speaker, Akabusi discusses dealing with pressure, a topic he showcased extreme levels of throughout his career. In the Olympic Games, Akabusi’s relay team finished second in Los Angeles in 1984, and in Barcelona eight years later they came third.

At the same games, Kriss won a second bronze medal in the 400m hurdles. However, his greatest successes have come in the European Championships where he has won three gold medals – one in Stuttgart in 1986 in the relay and two in 1990 in the relay and the hurdles. Akabusi also won a 400m hurdles gold at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.

With the aim of creating “world-class business athletes”, Kriss Akabusi is an Olympic speaker who knows what it’s like to compete with the very best in the world and walk away with a gold medal. Having won countless medals, Akabusi is an expert in topics such as peak performance which ensure his speeches are both educational and inspirational.

Akabusi is well-known for his infectious laugh and he shares this joy with audiences at private events or with delegates at corporate conferences. It is human nature to dream and to be inspired to do better and go further and his high energy presentations and workshops aim to turn dreams into reality.

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Client Feedback

DC Thomson

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"Well where do I start, Kriss was absolutely fantastic at the conference! I have had nothing but excellent feedback about his session, I think we planned it well with having him end the day as he left everyone on a total high and ready for what's to come this year. Everything he touched on was also so well connected back to our HR audience and I know everyone found his session extremely captivating and motivating. The only downside was that I wish we were all in the same room as I can only imagine the atmosphere in that room during his talk, it would of been amazing.

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- Laura

Kronos Systems Limited

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"Please pass on our thanks again to Kriss; a pleasure and delight to meet, work with and a real treat to see him in action. He went down a storm with our delegates and people are still talking about his session today and we’ve received emails from our customers saying how much they enjoyed his closing session. On a personal note, meeting a childhood hero and reminiscing with his stories during his GB Athletics days brought back very fond memories for me too. All in all a very successful event for us, thank you!"

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- Elisa

Efficio Ltd

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"Kriss was absolutely fantastic! He was incredibly engaging and enthusiastic and brought so much energy into the room. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with and very professional from start to finish, wanting to find out as much about the company as possible in order to tailor his talk to the industry and make sure it resonates with the audience. I would definitely recommend him to others – he helped make our event such a success, thank you Champions and thank you Kriss!"

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- Loubser

NSPCC

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"Kriss was extremely friendly and approachable at all times and totally entertained our audience throughout the evening. He followed our brief to the letter and ensured his audience was captivated at all times. His presentation was lively, sincere and absolutely appropriate for the occasion. He did not rush off after the event and chatted to many of our guests - as the organiser, he made my life very easy. Our guests left feeling motivated, entertained and smiling! I highly recommend Kriss Akabusi as a motivational/ after-dinner speaker as he is so obviously well prepared and very flexible with his approach"

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- Carol, Event Organiser, NSPCC

Speedo

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"We invited Kriss to present 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!"

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- Finlay, Business Development Director, Speedo

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