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Roger Crawford's speaking fee starts in range: $10,000 to $15,000
Former athlete, Roger Crawford has been teaching audiences all around the world how to achieve the impossible and redefine what’s possible through his personal success story as an NCAA Division 1 tennis player with four impaired limbs. Hailed by Sports Illustrated as “one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world” Roger embodies an “I can” attitude.
Born with a rare birth defect, Roger’s doctor told his parents that he would never be able to walk or take care of himself; luckily, his parents didn’t believe that. Instead, Roger’s dad taught him to play sports from a young age. After accidently getting his finger wedged into a tennis racket in a sports shop, Roger took up tennis, practicing five days per week after school everyday until he eventually started winning matches. By the end of his college career he had won 66% of his games. In 2013 he received the ITA Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the International Tennis Association.
For over two decades, Roger has been inspiring people around the world to learn what they can do and do it with passion. He speaks in front of 75 to 100 groups per year. In addition to reaching out to people in person, his story has touched people through print and film, having been featured in the original Chicken Soup for the Soul anthology and the Emmy award-winning movie A New Light.
“Challenges are inevitable, defeat is optional!”
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.
Roger Crawford talks about how playing tennis taught him the difference between fear and anxiety, explaining that fear is linked to real circumstances while anxiety is connected to our imagination. “Fight or flight response is a good example of how fear actually keeps us out of harm’s way. If we’re going to change what’s possible, achieve the impossible, we’re going to face a bit of fear. Fear’s tied to something real,” Roger illustrates. “But anxiety is what holds us back. The definition of anxiety is the anticipation of a negative event, whether it occurs or not.”
“The only difference between you and me is that you can see my handicap, but I can’t see yours. We all have them.” For three decades now Roger Crawford has been transforming lives by teaching people to focus on their abilities rather than their disabilities. Thousands of organizations have benefitted from Roger’s heartfelt and humorous take on how we can reinvent our way of thinking and reach greater heights than we ever thought possible.
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