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From Center Court To Center StageAward-Winning Hall of Fame Athlete and Keynote Speaker

If you knew of someone who became a Hall of Fame athlete despite four impaired limbs, would you like to hear what that person had to say about finding opportunity in adversity?

Roger Crawford has helped organizations like yours elevate expectations, accelerate performance, and transform results.

On center court, Sports Illustrated has recognized Roger as “One of the most accomplished, physically challenged athletes in history!” He’s also the recipient of the ITA Achievement Award, presented by the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Now on center stage, Roger is one of the most sought-after speakers in the world and has been inducted into the International Speaker Hall of Fame.

Roger brings instant credibility and has the unique ability to connect with your audience. His message is authentic because he lives a “no excuses” mindset every day.

Roger’s presentations go beyond his inspirational story, focusing on helping your team break through self-imposed limitations and reach next-level success.

Roger can help your team change their mindset, which will change results.

Because of Roger Crawford's remarkable life experience, he inspires audiences by offering a unique perspective on adapting, innovating and overcoming obstacles.
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Roger Crawford in the MediaFeatured on Good Morning America - CNBC - The Tennis Channel

You may have seen Roger Crawford interviewed on Good Morning America, CNBC, Monday Night Football, The Today Show, and many other prominent television programs.

He is the host of the weekly feature “Motivational Mondays with Roger Crawford,” which can be seen worldwide on Tennis Channel.

Roger has been profiled in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Men’s Fitness, Fast Company, and Tennis Magazine, and an Emmy Award-winning NBC TV movie, “In a New Light,” was based upon Roger’s remarkable life story.

Best-selling authorInducted Into the International Hall of Fame

Roger Crawford is also a Best-Selling author whose books have been translated into 17 languages. Roger’s soon to be released book, Playing to Win – How to Decrease Excuses and Increase Results, will empower readers to adapt, transform and win – no matter the circumstances!

In addition to tennis, Roger also excelled on the football field. During one particular game, the crowd in the stadium witnessed something they will never forget. He recovered a fumble and was bolting for the end zone when an opponent pulled his artificial leg off! Undaunted, Roger hopped over the goal line for a touchdown! If that story sounds familiar you’ve likely read the very first book in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series!

Roger’s most cherished award is having been inducted into the International Hall of Fame for People with Disabilities. He shares this honor with two of his lifelong heroes, Christopher Reeve and Helen Keller.

Real handicaps can be overcome. The imaginary ones disable us.
Roger Crawford and Martina Navratilova
Roger Crawford and Martina Navratilova
Roger Crawford and Roger Federer
Roger Crawford and Roger Federer
A winning mindset produces results. A mediocre mindset produces excuses.

Roger Crawford off the courtEntertaining, Inspiring and Real!

My wife Kathryn and I were high school sweethearts, except she didn’t know it.

I was once asked, “What do you want written on your tombstone?” My initial thought was, “I’d rather be speaking!”  Upon further review, my hope is that my life and work will provide inspiration to others.  It is an unceasing privilege to have the opportunity of sharing my message with others and I cherish every audience.

I also cherish being a husband, father and “Pop Daddi” to our granddaughter. Off the court, my life is filled with wonderful friends, an amazing family and a career that I love. Would I trade all of that for seven fingers and a good leg? Not a chance!

Life is sweet, and may it be for you as well!

Challenges are inevitable, defeat is optional.
Head butting contest with a Ram in New Zealand! He won!
Head butting contest with a Ram in New Zealand! He won!
Here is our crew, Therese, Alexa, Christopher and Monica.
Here is our crew, Therese, Alexa, Christopher and Monica.

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