Roger Crawford

Peak Performance, Positive Mindset, Turning "I Can't" into "I Can"

Before Roger Crawford inspired others on Center Stage he achieved phenomenal success on Center Court. Sports Illustrated has recognized Roger as "one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world". He has lived out the principles of perseverance, unshakable optimism, and overcoming adversity and eloquently communicates with audiences today. Roger`s remarkable life story is a powerful example that "Challenges are inevitable, defeat is optional!"

Motivational speaker Roger Crawford has been featured on Larry King Live, Good Morning America, CNBC, and many other prominent television programs. His life was the basis for an Emmy award-winning movie entitled (In a New Light). The print media has also acknowledged his amazing accomplishments and profiled him in publications such as, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Men`s Fitness, Fast Company, and Tennis Magazine. You may have read about Roger`s football exploits in the original Chicken Soup for the Soul. 

Roger Crawford has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame in recognition of his highly successful speaking career spanning two decades. As a member of the Hall of Fame for People with Disabilities he shares this prestigious distinction with fellow honorees such as Christopher Reeves, Helen Keller and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 

Sports Illustrated called Roger Crawford "one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in history." He knows about determination, optimism, and defying the odds. Roger`s compelling story of how he became an NCAA Division I tennis champion communicates and demonstrates how he successfully competed though he appeared to have a significant disadvantage. That is what your eyes would tell you, but you cannot see courage.  To book Roger Crawford call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Change, Coaching, Coaching / Mentoring, Leadership, Motivation, Overcoming Adversity

  • Travels From:

    California

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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Roger Crawford

Before Roger Crawford inspired others on Center Stage he achieved phenomenal success on Center Court. Sports Illustrated has recognized Roger as "one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world". He has lived out the principles of perseverance, unshakable optimism, and overcoming adversity and eloquently communicates with audiences today. Roger`s remarkable life story is a powerful example that "Challenges are inevitable, defeat is optional!"

Motivational speaker Roger Crawford has been featured on Larry King Live, Good Morning America, CNBC, and many other prominent television programs. His life was the basis for an Emmy award-winning movie entitled (In a New Light). The print media has also acknowledged his amazing accomplishments and profiled him in publications such as, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Men`s Fitness, Fast Company, and Tennis Magazine. You may have read about Roger`s football exploits in the original Chicken Soup for the Soul. 

Roger Crawford has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame in recognition of his highly successful speaking career spanning two decades. As a member of the Hall of Fame for People with Disabilities he shares this prestigious distinction with fellow honorees such as Christopher Reeves, Helen Keller and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 

Sports Illustrated called Roger Crawford "one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in history." He knows about determination, optimism, and defying the odds. Roger`s compelling story of how he became an NCAA Division I tennis champion communicates and demonstrates how he successfully competed though he appeared to have a significant disadvantage. That is what your eyes would tell you, but you cannot see courage.  To book Roger Crawford call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

How High Can You Bounce?
Capture the Possibilities of Change!

   
Have you ever heard someone say, “I’ll be a lot more optimistic when things get back to normal.”? The truth is, what may have been successful yesterday may not be successful tomorrow. This powerful program teaches the attitudes and actions needed to bounce forward, equipped to conquer change and triumph over trials. Learn to bounce to new heights and achieve extraordinary results. With these proven success principles, it doesn’t mean you won’t get knocked down, but it does mean you won’t get knocked out!

Discover there is no limit to how high you can bounce!
                 
•Learn to bounce forward despite the obstacles.
      
•Dispel the myth of predictability to become a change-ready
peak performer.
      
•Dramatically improve your personal bounce-factor to catapult above and beyond your  competition.     

•Be equipped to prevail when you fail.
      
•Discover the secrets of resilient leadership
   
Playing From The Heart
Turn Adversity into Possibility!

   
Most handicaps that prohibit us from reaching our potential are not seen, often they are self-imposed. These disabling limitations are frequently the negative beliefs held by an individual or an organization about their abilities and possibilities. This dynamic program provides the inspiration and strategies needed to blast through these perceived barriers with the strength of purpose, perspective, and perseverance. Audiences are equipped with a new tools and ways of thinking to unleash untapped possibility in your organization.

Playing From The Heart will touch your heart in a profound way!
                
•Break through self-limiting thinking to discover you possibility potential.
     
•Discover how clarity of possibility will increase enthusiasm, efficiency and effectiveness.
     
•Learn how choice not chance determines content and quality of thought.
     
•Distinguish between fear and anxiety.
     
•Reshape the vision of what is possible.

Kentucky School Board Assn.

"Your message was fabulous. I have always been a fan of positive thinking. In fact, my favorite scripture verse is Philippians 4:13 which states, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Being positive is always better than being negative. Keep telling your story. It is inspiring. You have found your gift and thank you for sharing it. I too hope we cross paths again. I have contacts in every state. I will be glad to recommend you to any of our State School Board Associations. Our national conference is this April in San Diego. Perhaps you can come by. Thank you again."

Nike

"Words and phrases like 'outstanding,' 'phenomenal,' 'very inspirational,' and 'the best' are consistently used by our attendees when describing your talk…your energy, professionalism, and humor enabled you to easily connect…your message of resiliency is appropriate for any group."

AT&T

"The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. I was quite overwhelmed myself when I walked up to the stage to thank you and saw 600 people on their feet applauding with great energy."

Ronald Reagan

"You exhibit what can be called 'true grit' in all that you do. You have forgotten whatever 'handicaps' others may have assigned to you, and have concentrated on the God-given talents you so proudly display."
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