Make Change Your Ally

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Roger CrawfordChange comes in many forms and today it is happening at lightning speed. While change is inevitable, fighting against it or making it your ally is the difference between defeat and victory. Just ask Roger Crawford, who Sports Illustrated named as "One of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world." For him, change is has been a catalyst for many major accomplishment in his career and life. In this CareerCast, Roger shares his wisdom and practical strategies for making change your ally and using it for greater success, happiness, and self-empowerment.

Aired April 15, 2022

Sports Illustrated has named Roger Crawford as "One of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world." In recognition of his extraordinary athletic achievements, he was given the prestigious ITA Achievement Award, presented by the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

After realizing tremendous success on Center Court as a Division 1 athlete, he took his talents to Center Stage and is recognized as one of the world’s top motivational speakers. Roger's transformational message gives organizations the ability to decrease excuses, increase results, and breakthrough self-imposed limitations. His remarkable life story is a powerful example that "challenges are inevitable, defeat is optional!"

He is the host of the weekly feature Motivational Mondays with Roger Crawford, which can be seen worldwide on Tennis Channel. Roger has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame in recognition of his professional success. As a member of the Hall of Fame for People with Disabilities, he shares this impressive distinction with fellow honorees such as Christopher Reeve, Helen Keller, and former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

You may have seen Roger Crawford interviewed on CNBC, Good Morning America, Monday Night Football, The Today Show, and many other prominent television programs.

Get It Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation by Ayelet Fishbach (2022)

How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be (2021)

How High Can You Bounce?: Turn Setbacks into Comebacks by Roger Crawford (2019)

Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently by Caroline L. Arnold (2014)

Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries by Peter Sims (2013)

Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day by Cali Williams Yost (2013)

The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer (2011)

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath (2010)

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey  (2009)

One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer Ph.D (2004)

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Read an excerpt from How High Can You Bounce by Roger Crawford.

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