Colin Jackson CBE
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Without a doubt one of the greatest athletes that Great Britain has ever produced, Colin Jackson's down to earth, approachable manner endears him to the public, media and corporate world alike. With an outstanding competitive career behind him coupled with his fresh-faced charm and friendly warmth, Colin is the perfect choice as a high level motivational speaker.  In line with his on screen presenting and commentary Colin is a confident and charismatic conference and awards host and conference facilitator. His warm and friendly approach will add a spark and charm to any event. Colin’s effervescent nature and irrepressible charm make Colin an excellent communicator and, wherever he goes, he always receives a very warm welcome.

On retirement, Colin was a natural choice to become one of the key members of the BBC’s sports production team and he continues to cover all of their Athletics output as a BBC pundit and presenter. Covering the Athens Olympics was obviously a highlight early in his broadcasting career and since then he has been an integral part of the BBC output for the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics and European championships as well as most recently, the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Colin co hosted the BBC1 live morning show Sunday Life for its duration during 2008. He is a regular reporter for The One Show BBC1 and he has recently filmed The Truth About You BBC1 a documentary looking at the science behind his body, brain and success. In 2006 Colin traced his roots in a moving episode of BBC1's highly acclaimed, Who Do You Think You Are. He dazzled us all with his dancing skills on Strictly Come Dancing and was thrilled to make it, by public vote, into the final.
Colin works extensively with the BBC Wales award nominated sport website Raise your Game, which, with the help of celebrity interviews and invaluable advice, encourages children to be ambitious in sport and life in general. Colin uses his travels around the world, working as both producer and presenter, to produce an interactive website which includes video clips, interviews, and diaries the determination needed by sports men and women to achieve their goals and ambitions.
In 2008, he co-hosted the Sunday morning show Sunday Life on BBC One.
Colin appeared in the BBC One documentary The Making of Me on July 31, 2008 in attempt to find out what had made him such a talented athlete.
In 2009 Colin shared his writing tips on the adult learning website BBC raw words. He features in a comedy short with Nina Wadia, Rowland Rivron and Anneka Rice about structuring a story and also shares his writing tips gained from writing Life's New Hurdles.
In July 2010, he entered the BBC television programme Celebrity MasterChef.
Colin has written three books: The Young Track and Field Athlete, Colin Jackson: The Autobiography, and Life's New Hurdles.
Colin Jackson is also Zeitz Foundation Specialist for Culture.
Colin's personable, yet professional approach, combined with his high profile, mean that he is in constant demand from the commercial sector.  2006 saw him team up with Ariel to support their Ariel Tennis Ace Events as well as his integral role in Flora’s Flora pro.activ Test the Nation campaign to raise awareness of the importance of good heart health. 2007 then saw him sign a one year deal to be the face of Pain Ease Micro-Current therapy wraps, promoting the products in the media to raise the profile of this type of therapy.

His delivery is clear and controlled but his natural energy and bubbly character are ever present.

Colin draws from his long and successful career which epitomised the emotional ups and downs of the ultimate champion athlete.  He guides you through the lows of his defeat at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and onto the highs of the World Championships that followed. He speaks of the lessons he learnt and how he turned his bitter defeat into renewed motivation and focus.  He moves on to his steady relationship with his coach, Malcolm Arnold, his continually rising standards and consistent application in his quest for excellence.  Colin discusses the importance of setting realistic goals and visualising and focusing on the end result, no matter what.  All of these factors contribute to the winning formula the British public witnessed for so long and now make for a truly inspiring motivational pitch.

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