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Roger Crawford, Coaching Speaker

Roger Crawford

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

Fee Range

$7,500 - $10,000

Travels From

California

Roger Crawford’s inspirational story featured on the Tennis Channel during the U.S. Tennis Open

Roger Crawford’s inspirational story featured on the Tennis Channel during the U.S. Tennis Open

Preview Video | Motivational Speaker Roger Crawford

Preview Video | Motivational Speaker 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.

Leading to Win
As a tennis player, I learned that to be successful on the court you had to have a consistent follow-through. This is true in business as well. Leaders who win realize their team’s most important capability is the ability to execute. Would you agree that ordinary ability with extraordinary follow-through produces remarkable results? Effective leaders set ambitious but attainable goals and provide the encouragement, resources, and tools needed to achieve the exceptional.

The most successful leaders are, first and foremost, heart specialists. In other words, they connect emotionally by showing respect, empathy, and care for others. Leaders who win don’t spend their energy pursuing prominence, focusing on themselves. They strive for significance which is focused on the team.
When teams embrace a compelling vision for the future and trust their leader, they achieve the exceptional. Leading to win is helping others see that desire can be more powerful than disappointments.

This program will motivate your leaders to achieve these results:

  • Create a winning vision for the future that is compelling and vivid.
  • Identify the must-wins for the team.
  • See perseverance as a combination of patience and persistence.
  • Establish a culture of optimism.
  • Inspire your team to break through self-imposed obstacles.
  • Help others work in their sweet spot.
  • Build leadership success on significance instead of prominence.

This keynote presentation will be customized for your event.

The Power of a Winning Mindset
What do all remarkable people and organizations have in common? They’ve discovered the Power of a Winning Mindset. Mindset is defined as a mental attitude that predetermines a person’s response and interpretation of a situation. The foundation for constructing winning results is a winning mindset!

The beliefs we have about our talent, potential, and opportunities have a tremendous influence on how we perform. As a result, we rarely achieve more or become more than we believe we can. Here’s why: Mindset directs behavior which dictates motivation which determines outcomes. A winning mindset produces results. A mediocre mindset produces excuses.

The most important capacity you have is the capacity to choose your mindset. The good news is that a winning mindset is something that can be learned, changed, and leveraged.

Here are some actionable ideas to make a Winning Mindset your competitive advantage:

  • Who do you think you are? Life’s most important question.
  • Realize that the way you talk to yourself is not cheap; it can cost you success.
  • Find the remote, and change the channel on your mental TiVo.
  • The better you choose to think, the better results you get.
  • Our mindset determines whether we see ourselves as victims or victors of our circumstances.
  • A winning mindset gives you the courage to embrace the unknown and let go of the known.
  • You win from the inside out.
  • We act consistently with who we believe we are.

This keynote presentation will be customized for your event.

Winning Through Change

Have you ever heard someone say, “I’ll be a lot more optimistic when things get back to normal?” Wouldn’t you agree that in our rapidly changing world, normal is ahead of us, not behind us? Constant change is here to stay and depending on how we view it, can be overwhelming or an opportunity! For organizations to win through change, they must continually adapt, transform, and reinvent. As a result, “We have always done it that way” is no longer a viable philosophy for long-term success.

In this presentation, audience members will learn that because change is inevitable, winning is possible. This mindset allows them to benefit from the enormous opportunity change presents. They won’t feel defeated by the change in their work; instead, they will find ways to leverage change. Roger Crawford will give your team a winning perspective so that when faced with changes, they will see possibilities appear, not disappear.

Here are some actionable ideas to help your team Win Through Change:

  • See change as something new instead of something wrong
  • Develop a forward to normal mindset
  • Determine what you can control, and focus your energy there
  • Understand the difference between fear and anxiety
  • Expect and accept change
  • In today’s world of constant change, we can’t excel with yesterday’s thinking
  • Make change happen instead of waiting for change to happen
  • Embracing the facts is the first step to building fortitude

This keynote presentation will be customized for your event.

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