For fourteen years Roger represented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics, both as an individual 400 metre runner and as a member of the 4x400 metre relay team, winning fifteen major Championship medals including European, Commonwealth, and World Championship Gold medals and Silver and Bronze Olympic medals.
Motivation - Fitness - Performance
My standard speech is designed to engage the audience in the lessons learnt throughout my athletics career, which resulted in me achieving my 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, coming third on the medal table and four years later, improved their performance to come second on the medal table at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
There are many similarities between high performance in the worlds of sport and business. Topics I address include:
• Change management
• Overcoming adversity
• Talent is not enough
• Need to achieve v Fear of failure
• Synergy - surrounding yourself with talent
• Pro-active vs Re-active
For fourteen years Roger represented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics, both as an individual 400 metre runner and as a member of the 4x400 metre relay team, winning fifteen 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 he is particularly admired for his triumphs over adversity, successfully overcoming several serious injuries and set backs throughout his career.
Roger has been British Men's Team Captain and 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
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