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Roger  Crawford

Roger Crawford

Athlete & Motivator


Best-selling author and inspirational speaker, Roger Crawford has helped more than 3,000 organizations break through self-imposed limitations and reach levels of achievement previously thought to be impossible. His work has been seen on Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and CNBC and has been profiled in well-known publications such as USA Today, Men's Fitness, and Fast Company. NBC was awarded an Emmy for a television movie that featured Roger's extraordinary accomplishments. He is an internationally acclaimed author and his books have been translated into 11 languages.   Read More >

For over 20 years, Roger Crawford has been serving up grand slam programs to audiences throughout the world. As a professional speaker, he works with organizations that want to achieve success despite the obstacles, in order to inspire a winning attitude towards work and life. Sports Illustrated calls Crawford one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world. Besides being a tennis professional, he has been inducted into three separate halls of fame because of his amazing accomplishments.

Crawford became the first and only athlete with four impaired limbs to compete in an NCAA Division One college sport, and to be certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association. As a result of his athletic accomplishments, he was inducted into the Loyola-Marymount University Athletic Hall of Fame.

As a professional speaker, Crawford was awarded the distinguished CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame designation. This is a lifetime honor for speaking excellence presented by the National Speakers Association. And, for achieving outstanding success regardless of the barriers, he was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Persons with Disabilities.

Crawford’s life affirming story was featured in the original Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He has also been interviewed on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and has been featured in USA Today, Tennis magazine, and Men’s Fitness magazine. He was also featured in the Emmy Award winning television movie, In a New Light.

As a successful author, Crawford detailed his inspiring road to victory in his autobiography, Playing from the Heart. In his second book, How High Can You Bounce, he demonstrates the power of resiliency. Most recently, Crawford wrote Think Again: Discover Possibilities Hidden in Plain Sight.

A recognized champion on and off the tennis court, Crawford is a living example that all of us have the capacity to achieve success despite the obstacles. Read Less ^

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