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Roger Black

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Olympian & Highly Respected Motivational Speaker

Roger Black is a former 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.

His greatest achievement was winning the Olympic 400 metre Silver medal in 1996 and is often remembered for his Gold Medal Winning 1991 World Championships 4x400m Relay -when the UK surprising beat the USA.

Roger has been British Men’s Team Captain and was awarded the M.B.E. in 1992.


Rogers 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.

His 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