Roger Crawford

Roger Crawford

For more than 25 years Roger Crawford has energized audiences with specific peak performance strategies enabling them to break through self imposed limits. He delivers high impact presentations filled with cutting edge ideas that inspire others to sustain a positive mindset and maintain prevailing motivation.

Crawford is the first and only person in American history to be a United States Professional Tennis Association athlete and play a Division I college sport with a severe disability. He knows about determination, optimism and defying the odds because he has lived it. His compelling story of becoming an NCAA Division I tennis champion communicates and demonstrates that adversity can be an inspirational, dynamic, and useful tool in our lives. Sports Illustrated has recognized Roger as “one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world”

Roger Crawford is a highly sought after speaker for his remarkable ability to encourage, enlighten, and equip others. He not only talks the talk, he lives it. Roger’s presentations bring long term positive influence because he lives his powerful story everyday. Achieving success today requires a laser-like focus and positive attitude to cultivate courage. In our ultra-competitive world, how we respond to change and our inner determination to pursue goals with a sense of urgency is what makes the difference between ordinary and extra-ordinary performance.

PROGRAM TITLES

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.

Think Again
Discover Possibilities Hidden In Plain Sight
What is the difference between those who realize great possibilities and others who achieve mediocrity? Is it a matter of time, natural talent, or years of training? In this groundbreaking keynote presentation, audiences discover their most powerful resource is not simply aptitude or ability, but their chosen attitude towards aptitude and ability that create possibilities. The most successful people and organizations think again or think differently from those less successful. Much too often, we believe we are incapable of making the necessary change in our thinking and therefore are unable to achieve the success we really desire. Everyone encounters circumstances that are uncontrollable and unchangeable, but we can learn to control and change our mindset. When you put the Think Again! skills into practice, your productivity increases, performance is enhanced and new possibilities emerge!

Some actionable ideas your organization can use to establish a competitive advantage are…

  • Learn the language that leads to discovering new possibilities
  • Dispel the familiar myth that talk is cheap
  • Find the remote to utilize your personal mental TiVo
  • Identify and develop your unique possibility zone
  • Increase your productivity as you concentrate on what you procrastinate
  • Cultivate the thinking patterns needed to meet peak performance demands
  • Our ability to Think Again! and discover what is truly possible can be our greatest asset!

 

 

 

Full Biography

Roger Crawford is an inspirational speaker who can help shape new beliefs that stimulate change and lead your organization to victory.

For over 20 years, Roger Crawford has been serving up grand slam programs to audiences throughout the world. As a professional speaker, he works with organizations that want to achieve success despite the obstacles, in order to inspire a winning attitude towards work and life. Sports Illustrated calls Roger one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world. Besides being a tennis pro, he has been inducted into three separate halls of fame because of his amazing accomplishments.

Roger uses a unique blend of humor, savvy and experiential wisdom to inspire audiences to reach new levels of achievement. His material is flexible and customized for your group. By using information from a pre-program questionnaire and prior telephone discussions with you, Roger ensures an effective and energizing presentation that everyone will long remember.

In the past sixteen years, Roger Crawford has traveled the globe receiving standing ovations from audiences as small as 25 and as large as 25,000. His client list reads like the Who’s Who of corporations, associations, educational and government agencies. He has made appearances in all fifty states and seventeen foreign countries and is a recipient of the prestigious CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award.

This is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism bestowed by the National Speakers Association.

Roger Crawford became the first and only athlete with four impaired limbs to compete in an NCAA Division One college sport, and to be certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association. As a result of his athletic accomplishments, he was inducted into the Loyola-Marymount University Athletic Hall of Fame.

As a professional speaker, Roger was awarded the distinguished CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame designation. This is a lifetime honor for speaking excellence presented by the National Speakers Association. And, for achieving outstanding success regardless of the barriers, Roger was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Persons with Disabilities.

Roger’s life affirming story was featured in the original Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He has also been interviewed on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and has been featured in well known publications such as USA Today, Tennis magazine, and Men’s Fitness magazine. He was also featured in the Emmy Award winning television movie, In a New Light.

As a successful author, Roger Crawford’s inspiring road to victory is detailed in his autobiography, Playing from the Heart. And in his second book, How High Can You Bounce, he demonstrates the power of resiliency.

A recognized champion on and off the tennis court, Roger is a living example that all of us have the capacity to achieve success despite the obstacles.