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 .
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Athletics and sports Motivational speaker
He has been featured on Larry King Live, Good Morning America, CNBC, and many other prominent television programs. Roger’s 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 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.
Roger Crawford 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. Roger’s life experience taught him, that achievement does not happen by averting challenges it is in embracing the inevitability of problems and becoming proficient at overcoming them.
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.”
Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the United States
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.”
Roger was rated the best speaker our general managers have ever seen.”
Marriott International Hotels and Resorts
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.”
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