Kriss Akabusi

Former 400m Hurdles Olympic Medallist Turned Motivational Speaker

How to hire Kriss Akabusi

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Kriss Akabusi for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Kriss' official speaking topics are listed below.

  • Setting a vision
  • Goal-setting for teams and individuals 
  • Taking ownership of and committing to goal
  • Identifying and overcoming hurdles
  • Using creativity and innovation to achieve outstanding results
  • Being flexible and managing change
  • Understanding the importance of teamwork


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kriss attended many virtual events, booked as the exciting guest speaker. Read the feedback he has received below.

"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." - Laura, DC Thomson


Kriss is regularly booked to engage audiences at in-person events, read his latest feedback below.

"Kriss went down a storm, was very personable and down-to-earth whilst funny and inspiring in equal measures. It was really fantastic to watch him in action and made the day extra special. In my direct dealings, I found him so personable and a pleasure to deal with. I will have no hesitation recommending him to colleagues and peers." - Danny Curtis, Airbus

“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!” - Elisa, Kronos Systems Limited

 "He was great. He was lovely to work with - and the client is absolutely delighted with the video we've made from what we shot with him. Pass on our thanks again to Kriss. He made our job very easy!" - Indigo Blue Media

“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!” - Robyn Loubser, Efficio Ltd

"Kriss was a great success – we had great feedback from his session. It was great that he stayed around with us and people had a chance to speak to most on a one to one basis." - Alison Hutchison, Sherwin Williams

"Please pass on our thanks to Kriss – he has been OUTSTANDING. Everyone was absolutely mesmerized by his talk, his charm and humour and walked away inspired and full of motivation – exactly what we wanted. We loved working with him!" - Karin, Beiersdorf