Roger Crawford

  • Former Tennis Pro
  • Bestselling Author, Think Again! Discover the Possibilities in Plain Sight
  • Hall of Fame Speaker

Before Roger Crawford inspired others as a bestselling author and Hall of Fame speaker on center stage, he achieved phenomenal success on center court—despite a physical challenge.

Although born with ectrodactylism, a rare birth defect, Roger not only became the only athlete with four impaired limbs to compete in a NCAA Division I sport, he also became a Hall of Fame Division I athlete. His compelling story of how he became a tennis champion communicates and demonstrates the power of an “I Can!” attitude to redefine the possible!

Roger has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame in recognition of his highly successful speaking career spanning two decades. As an in-demand Hall of Fame speaker, Roger Crawford uses his remarkable journey and inspirational keynote speeches to empower audiences to redefine what is truly possible! Named by Sports Illustrated as “one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world,” Roger’s message has instant credibility because he has lived the power of “I Can.”

Roger’s presentations can help create an “I Can” culture in your organization. Such a culture increases the level of performance individually, collectively and as a result, increases the bottom line.

 
  

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"Everything went really well. I can tell Roger is a pro at this, not just from his presentation, but he was so prepared for the session and the book sales. It makes my job much easier when the speaker knows how to handle everything so I appreciate that. He connected well with the students and he was funny and engaging, which is exactly what we were looking for the last day of the conference." -ASDA



A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Roger Crawford
  • Pennsylvania Home Care Association
  • American Student Dental Association
  • ASDA
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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 explores the attitudes and actions needed to bounce forward, equipped to con ...

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 explores the attitudes and actions needed to bounce forward, equipped to conquer change and triumph over trials.

You’ll discover how 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!

This powerful program will help you and your organization:

  • Effectively conquer change and triumph over trials.
  • 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 s ...

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 new tools and ways of thinking to unleash untapped possibility in your organization. Not only will “Playing from the Heart” touch your heart in a profound way, the program will motivate your team to:

  • Break through self-limiting thinking to discover your 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 t ...

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:

  • Discover 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

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Biography

Before Roger Crawford inspired others as a best selling author and Hall of Fame speaker on Center Stage, he achieved phenomenal success on Center Court—despite a physical challenge affecting all four limbs.

Not only did Roger become the first and only athlete with four impaired limbs to compete in a NCAA Division One college sport, he also became a Hall of Fame Division I athlete.  As a result of his athletic accomplishments, Roger was inducted into the Loyola-Marymount University Athletic Hall of Fame. His compelling story of how he became a tennis champion communicates and demonstrates the power of an “I Can!” attitude to redefine the possible!

Sports Illustrated has recognized Roger as “one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world,” and in 2013 he was selected as the winner of the ITA Achievement Award, presented by The International Tennis Hall of Fame.  The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

After achieving immense success as a Hall of Fame athlete, Roger went on to inspire audiences worldwide, eloquently sharing the principles he has lived—perseverance, unshakable optimism, and overcoming adversity. His remarkable life story is a powerful example that “Challenges are inevitable, defeat is optional!”

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.