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The Henley Partnership - Dream Big: The Past is for reference, not for residence

Henley Partnership: Webinar – Dream Big: The Past is for reference, not for residence

This webinar is motivational for anyone who needs a reminder about the importance of self-belief in achieving their goals and ambitions.

– Exclusive to Henley Partnership members –

This webinar will be based largely on Kriss Akabusi’s personal journey from abandonment to glittering success. He will create an environment where participants will be open to their own experience and bring some of themselves into the session. Kriss will share his experience of having to redefine himself and take responsibility for his life and future at an early age, and will ask us to reflect on how we might each redefine ourselves post-Covid. He will explore with the group what he has learnt about the identification of talent, mentoring, building trust and a team, and the power of diversity and inclusion.

Kriss will take us behind the scenes of the world-class athletics arena, and will offer his insights on strategy implementation and unleashing high performance.

The session will be high-energy and punchy. And of course, wherever Kriss goes, his signature laugh is never far behind.

Learning outcomes

During this session you will:

  • explore your individual motivations and aspirations and re-evaluate your personal goals
  • get to grips with taking responsibility for creating your own glittering future
  • develop self-confidence and self-belief
  • understand how to identify strong personal mentors to guide you on your journey
  • appreciate how to build trusting relationships which deliver high performance.

Who should attend?

This webinar is motivational for anyone who needs a reminder about the importance of self-belief in achieving their goals and ambitions.

“Kriss was funny, engaging, entertaining, inspirational and hugely relevant. The hairs on the back of our hands standing on edge 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!”

Finlay Dawson, Business Development Director


Kriss Akabusi - Henley Business School Finland

Kriss Akabusi MBE is an Olympian, media personality, motivational speaker and businessman.

Kriss rose to fame on the athletics track and will always be remembered for helping Great Britain clinch gold from the mighty Americans at the 1991 World Championships. Having amassed three Olympic medals, as well as World, European and Commonwealth titles, Kriss was bestowed with an even greater honour in 1992: an MBE awarded by her Majesty the Queen.

Kriss is also a qualified life coach, having earned his Masters in existential coaching.

How do I book?

This event is exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership. To book please contact your HR or Learning and Development team at your organisation.

Unsure who to contact? Please do not hesitate to contact us at

For this event, up to 30 places per member organisation are available. ’Up to’ indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.


This events primary theme is personal effectiveness and the secondary theme is organisational change.

It is relevant to the development of personal accountability, redefinition, reflection, mentoring, team-building,high performance, diversity and inclusion.

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