For fourteen years Roger Black represented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics, both as an individual 400 metres runner and as a member of the 4 x 400 metres 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 the British Men's Team Captain and was awarded the M.B.E. in 1992. Roger Black is now a television presenter, an accomplished motivational speaker and conference host. Roger is an extremely popular figure amongst the media where his talents as a presenter were first established in 1991, when he was asked to work for BBC Sport. Since that time he has captained 'Question of Sport' and is currently a front line presenter for the BBC, having presented Olympics, World Athletics Championships, Commonwealth Games and European Championships coverage.
Roger is one of those unique people who have achieved 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. 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. With his close understanding of motivation and self-development he can inspire, motivate and create an individuals awareness of self-achievement. Roger talks about how to develop the mindset of a champion by applying the 'Five Fundamentals' for success:
1. A desire to reach your full potential
2. A high need for achievement with low fear of failure
3. Goal setting through pro-activity
4. Set training programme - synergise
5. The ability to perform under pressure
SPEAKING TOPICS - Chair/Conference, After Dinner, Coaching, Leadership, Sports/Motivation, Teamwork
“Thank you for your excellent after dinner speech at our launch dinner last Monday. The feedback from both clients and staff was very positive and we really enjoyed your words of motivation.” Five Arrows
“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 the delegates.” The Cooperative Bank