Sports Illustrated has acknowledged Roger Crawford as “one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world,” In recognition of his extraordinary athletic achievements, he was the recipient of the prestigious ITA Achievement Award, presented by the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
After realizing tremendous success on Center Court, as a Division 1 athlete, he took his talents to Center Stage and became a motivational speaker. Roger positively influences audiences worldwide, eloquently sharing the principles he has lived—adaptability, possibility thinking, and eliminating self-imposed obstacles. 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 professional speaking success. As a member of the Hall of Fame for People with Disabilities, he shares this impressive distinction with fellow honorees such as Christopher Reeves, Helen Keller, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
You may have seen Roger interviewed on Larry King Live, Good Morning America, CNBC, and many other prominent television programs. An Emmy Award-winning NBC-TV movie entitled In a New Light was based upon Roger’s incredible life story.
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The print media has profiled Roger in publications such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Men’s Fitness, Fast Company, and Tennis Magazine.
Roger is also a bestselling author whose books have been translated into seventeen different languages. His most recent book, Think Again! Discover the Possibilities Hidden in Plain Sight, helps readers embrace change, improve their mindset and achieve breakthrough performance.