Motivational Speaker Roger Black

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Motivational Speaker Roger Black
Reasons to book this ACT
  • One of the country's leading sporting motivational speakers

  • Winner of the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996

  • High-profile sports commentator and TV presenter

  • Previous clients include IBM, Dell and Accenture

  • Can share the stage with fellow Olympian Steve Backley

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Roger Black MBE is one of Britain's most cherished Olympians and also one of the country's leading sporting motivational speakers, undertaking an average of 70 speaking engagements per year. Throughout his sporting career he won fifteen major Championship Medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals, and was made British Men's Team Captain. Although undoubtedly his greatest achievements were winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996 and being part of the 4 x 400 metres relay team which won Gold at the 1991 World Championships - his achievements were all the more celebrated given that he had overcoming serious injuries and a rare heart valve condition.

Roger touches on his experiences and overcoming these challenges to inspire and motivate audiences throughout the UK and Europe – he understands the dynamics of becoming a champion, how to live a dream, set goals and fulfil your potential. He captures the essence and translatable behaviours of successful athletes and in effective key messages.

As well as being in-demand as a speaker, Roger has continued to maintain a high public profile through his media career, where he commentates for some of the major athletic championships, including the Commonwealth Games, the European Championships, the World Championships and the Olympics. He is also co-presented Tomorrow's World and the award-winning City Hospital for the BBC.

In addition, Roger is a familiar celebrity guest and panellist on prime-time television in programmes such as A Question of Sport, They Think It’s All Over, Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity Master Chef and GMTV, Superstars and Celebrity Mastermind.

Speaker Topics:
In his speech, Roger shares with the audience the lessons of his career, and how he achieved his Olympic dream. He focuses in particular on the space between talent and performance, the attitude and behaviours of world class performers, and the balance between individual and team success.

Change Management
Overcoming Adversity
Talent is not enough
Need to Achieve v Fear of Failure
Ownership/ accountability
Synergy - surrounding yourself with talent
Pro-active v Re-active

In addition to his ability as an individual speaker, Roger also shares the stage with fellow Olympian Steve Backley in a special collaborated speech which focuses on transferring Olympic performance into the workplace.

Steve Backley and Roger Black can also offer full-day workshops for 20-40 people.

Keywords:  Olympics > Athletics > Motivation > Change Management > Overcoming Adversity > Talent > Performance > Fear of Failure > Leadership > Teamwork > Accountability > Pro-active

"We have quarterly events and the majority of the feedback has been that Roger is the best speaker we have had."

"Thank you for your wonderful presentation. I know from the comments made to me how much our managers enjoyed listening to you and learnt from the experiences you shared with them. The effect your presentation had on them was self-evident."
Aggregate Industries 

"The feedback has been fantastic. You managed to be both entertaining and highly relevant - no mean achievement given we had around 45 nationalities represented!" 

"Thank you for hosting our leadership conference - everybody through your contribution was outstanding."
The Co-Operative Bank

"Roger was the perfect highlight of the event. Delegates were hanging onto his every word and management could take valuable messages back home."
Palm Paper

"Roger was a very effective speaker, interesting and informative. He brought humour which captured the audience well and used good examples which enabled him to relate to the audience. He also made himself available to meet with the delegates which was very well received."
Newham College of Further Education

"Thanks for your wonderfully inspirational speech, I know from speaking with many of our team afterwards that your message really connected with them, and they are really focussed as we move towards our 'golden quarter'."

"Thank you again for giving such a superb motivational speech and team building presentations at our Region North Institutes this year. Comments from delegates include 'outstanding', 'fantastic', 'excellent motivational talk'. Very relevant."
"An excellent speaker - I would thoroughly recommend him. Inspirational, thought provoking and a charming personality, he added a huge amount to the value of our awards dinner."
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