Roger Black MBE

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Roger Black MBE

Roger Black, former Olympic athlete, provides motivational and keynote speeches, including after dinner speaking and conference hosting.

For over ten years Roger has performed at the highest level in the world of athletics. He is respected both as an individual 400m runner, and as a key team member of the 4 x 400m relay.

At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, Roger won silver for both the 400m , and the 4 x 400m relay. In 1991, his team won gold in the 4 x 400m relay at The World Championships

Above all Roger is admired for his tenacity, and triumphs over adversity. He has successfully overcome several serious injuries and setbacks to remain top of his profession.

Roger is an extremely popular figure in the media. Whether through his athletic achievements or as a committed ambassador for sport, he regularly features in live television and radio interviews.

Motivational Speaking

Roger’s standard speech is designed to engage the audience in the lessons learnt throughout his athletics career, which resulted in him achieving his dream of standing on the Olympic rostrum in Atlanta in 1996.

The session includes a selection of Olympic images and archive race footage of the Gold Medal Winning 1991 World Championships 4x400m Relay. Audience members can also reflect and learn from the performance lessons of Team GB, who delivered on the greatest stage of all – the London 2012 Olympic Games.

There are many similarities between high performance in the worlds of sport and business. Topics he addresses include:

  • Change Management
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Talent is not enough
  • Need to achieve v Fear of failure
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Ownership/accountability
  • Synergy – surrounding yourself with talent
  • Pro-active v Re-active

Roger’s particular areas of interest are:

  • The space between talent and performance, the attitude and behaviours of world class performers
  • The balance between individual and team success.

Roger is an excellent motivational speaker or keynote speaker on team building and leadership, having spoken for such companies as Natwest Bank, Health & Safety Executive and Marks & Spencer.

Roger is also very busy with Awards presentations and Hosting.


TAGS: Former Olympic Athlete / Motivational Speakers / Sports Speaker / Awards Host / After Dinner Speakers

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