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Roger Crawford      

Athlete & Motivator

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 Crawford 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.

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, Crawford 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, he was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Persons With Disabilities.

Crawford'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 magainze, and Men's Fitness magazine. He was also featured in the Emmy Award-winning television movie, In a New Light.

As a successful author, 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, Crawford is a living example that all of us have the capacity to achieve success despite the obstacles.


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Speech Topics

Art of Being Exceptional

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

Because we live in a rapidly changing world, rebounding from daily stress and setbacks is essential for balance, happiness and achievement. In this program, learn how to bounce back faster, stronger and wiser. You can triumph over tough times, harness your inner strength and view obstacles as opportunities.

  • Turn setbacks into comebacks

  • Learn secrets of resilient thinking and resilient leadership

  • Improve performance and move beyond your competitors

  • Handle constant change by maintaining your bounceability

How High Can You Bounce?

The biggest roadblock for most people is their perceptions of their own ability and limitations. This program exposes these barriers and helps individuals and organizations blast through them, using the extraordinary power of optimism and vision.

  • Turn adversity into victory

  • Ignite determination and ingenuity

  • Break through self-limiting thinking

  • Focus on your exceptional talents and abilities

  • Learn the power of a winning attitude

The Power of Possibility

Break through Self-Limited Thinking

Turn Adversity into Victory

Ignite Determination and Ingenuity

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