John Amaechi


The first Briton to have enjoyed a successful career in the NBA, John Amaechi knows exactly what is needed to stand out from the crowd. After a lengthy seven year contract with the most successful team in the sport, John was duly inducted into the US Basketball Hall of Fame. A motivational speaker, John understands what is needed to achieve peak performance and gain success consistently.

John won widespread respect for his ability to overcome adversity, including life-threatening injury. He was described by one commentator as ‘a player with little innate physical talent, who rose to remarkable heights on the back of terrific will and a tremendous strategy.’ A motivational speaker who has gone through it all, Amaechi can address a diverse range of audiences on the road to success and the tribulations you may face on the way.

Since retiring from basketball, John has enjoyed a successful television career with the BBC following the broadcasting and commentating of Basketball in Olympic and other events. John has pursued his PhD in psychology, co-authoring a paper on self-esteem and goal setting. He has also founded the ABC Foundation, which seeks to increase physical activity amongst youths and encourage community cohesion.

Combining his knowledge of psychology and sporting mentality, John can provide invaluable advice as an after dinner speaker for business and social environments alike.

The first sports centre has opened in Manchester and there are plans for six more around the country. John owns Amaechi Performance Systems, a consulting firm working with bluechip clients to improve leadership, organisational and communication skills.

John understands motivation, inspiration, personal development and the roots of success as an after dinner speaker. His experience is immense and his formula applies to anyone in any walk of life.

To book John Amaechi as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, John Amaechi is known to cover the following topics:

  • Leadership
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Team Work
  • Workplace Culture, Communication & Cohesion
  • Corporate Responsibility