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Roger Black

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Olympian & Highly Respected Motivational Speaker

Roger Black is an Olympic Athlete who has been one of the UK’s most popular motivational speakers in the last two decades.

For fourteen years Roger Black represented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics. He won 15 major championship medals including European, Commonwealth, and World Championship Gold medals.

Roger Blacks greatest achievement was winning the Olympic 400 metre Silver medal in 1996 and Roger Black is often remembered for his Gold Medal Winning 1991 World Championships 4x400m Relay -when the UK surprising beat the USA. A list of achievements are –

  • He was British Men’s Team Captain and Roger Black was awarded the M.B.E. in 1992.
  • 1985 European Junior Championships, Germany – 400m gold medal; 4 x 400 m gold medal
  • 1986 Commonwealth Games – Scotland – 400m gold medal; 4 x 400 m gold medal
  • 1986 European Championships – Germany – 400m gold medal, 4 x 400 m gold medal
  • 1987 World Championships – Rome, Italy – 4 x 400m silver medal
  • 1990 European Championships – Yugoslavia – 400m gold medal; 4 x 400m gold medal
  • 1991 World Championships – Tokyo, Japan – 400m silver medal; 4 x 400m relay gold medal
  • 1992 Summer Olympics – Barcelona, Spain – 4 x 400m relay bronze medal
  • 1994 European Championships -Finland – 400m silver medal; 4 x 400 m. relay gold medal
  • 1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, USA – 400m silver medal; 4 x 400 m silver medal
  • 1997 World Championships, Greece – 4 x 400m gold medal


His keynote speeches cover his career and achievements. Audience members can also reflect and learn from the performance lessons of Team GB, who delivered on the most significant stage of all, the London 2012 Olympic Games, coming third on the medal table and four years later, improved their performance to reach second on the medal table at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Roger speech topics include –

• Change
• Overcoming adversity
• Fear of failure
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Ownership/accountability
• Pro-active vs. Re-active
• Winning Mentality


Overcoming Adversity
Winning Mindset/performance


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.