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Roger Black - Motivational Speaker
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For fourteen years, Roger Black represented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics, both as an individual 400 meters runner and a member of the 4 x 400 meters relay team. He won fifteen major Championship medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals.
His greatest achievement was winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver medal in 1996 and he is particularly admired for his triumphs over adversity, successfully overcoming several serious injuries and set backs throughout his career. He was British Men’s Team Captain and was awarded the MBE in 1992.
Roger is an accomplished motivational speaker and a key member of the Sport Success quartet. He is one of those few people who can talk authoritatively about what it is to achieve both individually and as part of a team. He understands the dynamics of becoming a champion - how to dream a dream, set goals and take the necessary steps to fulfilling ones potential. He is particularly admired for his triumphs over adversity, successfully overcoming several serious injuries and set backs throughout his career.
Roger is keenly aware of his responsibilities to his sport and is very much an inspiration to others. By combining his close understanding of motivation and self-development with his personal experiences both on and off the track he consistently inspires, motivates and entertains audiences throughout the country.
Roger was born in 1966 in Portsmouth, educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and he then went on to read medicine at Southampton University.
"Roger is 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 delegates which was very well received." North London College of Further Education
"Roger’s presentation was absolutely spot on. Roger had incorporated the key themes and messages we were trying to reinforce. This was done in a subtle but powerful way. Fantastic performance 10/10. Would have no reservations in recommending Roger to others." The Midcounties Co-operative Society
"The feedback has been fantastic. You managed to be both entertaining and highly relevant - no mean achievement given we had around 45 nationalities represented!" Dell
"Roger was excellent and everyone had nothing but positive feedback to say about him and everyone ended the last night of a LONG conference on a high. His story couldn’t have worked better with the theme of the conference" Vistage
"Many, many thanks for all your hard work. The content and delivery of your address was just wonderful and, yes, I heard it seven times. It was every bit as good at the end as it was at the beginning." Royal Bank of Scotland
"Thanks for your wonderfully inspirational speech, I know from speaking to many of our team afterwards that your message really connected with them and they are really focused as we move towards our 'golden' quarter." Comet
"Thank you again for giving such superb motivational and team building presentations at our Region North Institutes this year." IBM
"Thank you for hosting our Leadership Conference - everybody thought your contribution was outstanding. The conference was an overwhelming success; all the messages we wished to put across were delivered and, more importantly, absorbed by delegates. The Cooperative Bank
We have quarterly events and the majority of the feedback has been that Roger is the best speaker we have had!" Accenture
"Your talk was very inspirational and I know from talking to the young people afterwards that they were particularly thrilled to meet you and certainly found a lot to think about from your speech. The feelings of excitement and exhilaration from watching your races are as strong as ever and when linked to your presentation give a whole new meaning to motivation." Young Enterprise
"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 that your presentation had on them was self-evident!
'I have always believed that business can learn a huge amount from the sporting world and I was therefore personally delighted with how well your presentation was received." Aggregate Industries
"A big thank you. Your talk was perfect and the key messages were still being discussed two days later at the wrap up session - you were definitely a hit!" SEGRO
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