Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Chris Cook is an ex Double Olympian & Double Commonwealth swimming champion having completed globally at international level.

He is a former BBC North East Sports Personality of the Year.

Chris is an accomplished motivational business and educational speaker with his keynote talk ‘Two Lengths’

You can book motivational Chris Cook at Great British Speakers 01753 439289

Type Of Speaker


Chris takes complex challenges and breaks them down into winning formulas, leaving everyone feeling empowered


Chris was outstanding as the keynote speaker at our recent Management Conference.

His delivery of his inspirational story was excellent, he was able to build a great rapport with our audience and made his story and learning relevant to each and every person in the room.

He stayed on to talk to our delegates, have pictures taken with them and answer all of their questions and demonstrated a keen interest in our business and our people. Needless to say he received excellent feedback from all of our delegates and we look forward to having the opportunity to work with him again in the future.

I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a key note speaker who can inspire, motivate and focus an audience. A tremendous effort very much appreciated.

Parkdean Holiday Parks.

We originally engaged with Chris to deliver a keynote speech at a team event we had planned for April 2020, needless to say the Covid-19 situation meant that it was not possible to bring a large group together at that time so the events were postponed, we eventually ran them in November 2020 splitting them between face to face and virtual events. Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with through all the stops and starts, completely understanding, flexible and just overwhelmingly positive at every step.

 When he delivered his talk it was really worth the wait, one of the absolute highlights of our event and something that all of our team will be reflecting on for some time to come, but more than that the way he engaged with our groups throughout the events joining in with all the activities really added a lot of value beyond his initial remit.

 If you’re looking for a speaker for an event then you really need to look no further, Chris is absolutely excellent and to top it off genuinely one of the nicest people that I’ve ever met.

Transpennine Route East

Thanks to you, as there were lots on complimentary comments flying around about your ‘address’.  I thoroughly enjoyed it too – what a great story with a serious message, using your self-depreciating style of humour, lots of truths to illustrate your points and a laid back, engaging approach which totally hooked our staff, parents and students in.  Your personable style and relatable message went down a storm! Hope we’ll see you at Whitworth again!

Whitworth Park School & Sixth Form College

Chris spent the morning at our Kick-Off HE pilot, inspiring young boys who are interested in sport within the North East to aspire towards higher education. The passion and enthusiasm, which was incorporated throughout his speech, captured the attention of not only our young people but our staff immediately, providing moments of reflection and comparison between his experience and theirs. Chris’ care and genuine interest in the boys’ future was commendable and we were delighted for him to stay and facilitate our next workshop of his own accord. Chris is an adaptable, personable professional and a pleasure to work with, we cannot recommend him enough.

North East Raising Aspiration Partnership

Chris has spoken for us on two occasions – first at a leadership training programme to internal staff, followed by a speech at our member awards dinner. Chris is insightful, humorous and motivational, managing to tailor his talks to precisely the right audience. We’d have no hesitation in recommending him.

Northern Housing Consortium

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