Roger Black MBE is a Legendary Athlete, Presenter and Motivational Speaker.
One of the country’s most successful athletes, Roger represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level.
Roger was born and raised in Portsmouth and subsequently went on to read medicine at Southampton University.
Admired for his triumphs over adversity, he overcame serious injuries and a rare heart valve condition to become a world champion.
Roger is now recognised as one of the UK’s best motivational speakers.
Roger Black won fifteen major Championship Medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals.
His greatest achievements were:
- Winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996
- Being part of the Gold Medal winning 4 x 400 metres relay team at the 1991 World Championships (with Kriss Aksbusi)
- He was British Men’s Team Captain and was awarded the MBE in 1992.
Roger signed to BBC Sport in 1998 and has since presented from the Sydney Olympics, World Athletics Championships, Commonwealth Games and the European Championships.
In 2002, he co-presented the last series of Tomorrow’s World and in 2004 the BBC’s award-winning City Hospital.
Roger Black – Motivational Speaker:
Roger Black possesses a deep knowledge of motivation and self-development.
He understands the dynamics of becoming a champion, how to live a dream, set goals and take the necessary steps to fulfilling ones potential.
By combining his experience of self motivation and attainable personal development, both on and off the track, he motivates organisations around the world.
“the fundamentals for success change very little but the challenge for most businesses, whether large or small, is to find a way to communicate the key corporate messages in an appropriate way”
Roger’s most popular speech motivates delegates to become more successful as an individual and as a team member.
All world class teams are comprised of world class individuals, therefore Roger talks about how to develop the mindset of a champion by applying his ‘Five Fundamentals for Success‘:
- The desire to reach your full potential
- The high need for achievement with low fear of failure
- Goal setting through pro-activity
- Set training programme – synergise
- The ability to perform under pressure
He tells the story of his career using anecdotes to demonstrate how the fundamentals were learnt.
The dynamics of teamwork are described through the story of the World Championship winning 4x400m relay team of 1991. The belief that the greater good of the team is more important than any individual ego.
Roger’s speech is both thought provoking and entertaining.