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Roger was absolutely excellent. Our delegates really enjoyed his presentation, he had their total attention throughout.

I regularly sit through guest presentations and I have to say that Roger is exceptional. He is amusing, charming and had an interesting story to tell

We have quarterly events and the majority of the feedback has been that Roger is the best speaker we have had!


Roger is a very effective speaker, interesting and informative. He brought humour which captured the audience well and used good examples which enabled him to relate to the audience. He also made himself available to meet with delegates which was very well received

Newham College

The feedback has been fantastic. You managed to be both entertaining and highly relevant – no mean achievement given we had around 45 nationalities represented!


Roger’s standard speech is designed to engage the audience in the lessons learnt throughout my athletics career, which resulted in him achieving his 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 he will address including:

• Change management
• Overcoming adversity
• Talent is not enough
• Need to achieve v Fear of failure
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Ownership/accountability
• Synergy – surrounding yourself with talent
• Pro-active vs Re-active

His particular areas of interest are:
• The space between talent and performance, the attitude and behaviours of
world class performers
• The balance between individual and team success.