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.

Since retiring from basketball, John has enjoyed a successful television career with the BBC following the broadcasting and commentating of Basketball in the Olympics and other events. John is passionate about inspiring sporting success in the younger generation, which is what led him to create the ABC Foundation. The group invests its time and resources into promoting unity within a community and encouraging more children to take part in sports. Whilst studying for his PhD in Psychology, John explored the nature of confidence, success and perception. At the time, he co-authored a number of highly respected papers on the subject. As a motivational speaker, John combines his knowledge of self-esteem with his passion for cohesion, producing an insightful, unique set of topics to which he can explore.

John won widespread respect for his ability to overcome adversity, including life-threatening injury. John has been cited 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, John can address a diverse range of audiences on the road to success and the tribulations you may face on the way. Covering such topics teamwork, workplace cohesion and leadership, John’s experience of sporting success make him an expert in promoting interpersonal bonds.

Combining his knowledge of psychology and sporting mentality, John can provide invaluable advice as an after dinner speaker for business and social environments alike. John owns Amaechi Performance Systems, a consulting firm that works with blue chip clients to improve leadership, organisational and communication skills. John understands motivation, inspiration, personal development are the roots of success as an after dinner speaker. From business owners to school assemblies, John’s strategies are beneficial to a wide range of audience demographics.

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