Scott Burrows

Scott Burrows

Expert on Vision, Mindset & Pure Grit

Scott Burrows has lived the hero’s journey. Growing up as an all-star athlete, Scott played college football at FSU and was a top-ranked kickboxing champion whose last fight was broadcast by ESPN. During the height of his athletic career though, Scott survived a horrific car crash, suffering a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Despite his grim diagnosis, Scott refused to be sidelined and, using the principles of Vision-Mindset-Grit, found himself competing again.

After graduating from college, Scott’s first career was as a Financial Advisor in the Insurance and Financial Industry, specializing in life and disability insurance and retirement, estate and wealth planning. In his 5th year, he qualified for the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the Premiere Association of Financial Professionals, which is a 100% commission-driven sales production award that fewer than 8% of his peers qualify for annually from more than 500 companies in 70 countries.

At the pinnacle of that career, Scott experienced another setback, a second automobile accident. New injuries forced him to RE-evaluate, RE-invent and once again RE-ignite his life by practicing and executing what he preaches. That’s when Scott decided he would make the tough decision to leave an industry he had so much passion for to pursue his speaking career.

Today, as a keynote motivational speaker and bestselling author of Vision Mindset Grit!, Scott delivers presentations around the globe, sharing his compelling story of tragedy and triumph. His real-life experiences, message of perseverance, and eloquent storytelling has captivated audiences around the world. Scott has delivered his story in 45 states and across the world including Australia, Spain, India, Thailand, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Canada.


Vision-Mindset-Grit: Success Strategies to Help You Stand Up to Any Challenge

In today’s competitive marketplace, organizations are trying to maintain a winning culture as they deal with an array of business challenges. The true measure of success is how well teams respond to adversity, change, setbacks and fear. Whatever belief system employed must be powerful enough to conquer these obstacles for personal and professional growth or your organization will be left behind.

Scott teaches listeners how to create a clear vision to propel them to action while helping leaders discover the impact of connecting their organization to a shared vision, and how to adapt business strategies to gain that important competitive advantage. How to create an unstoppable mindset that revolves around poise and execution, and how asking the “What” questions can help teams navigate the chaos of adversity.

Listeners learn the important principles of grit to help stretch them beyond a paralyzed state of overwhelm and stand up to any challenge.

Develop an Unstoppable Mindset: Success Strategies for Safety Teams & Supervisors

With the alarming predominance of workplace accidents caused by human error, the importance for engaging teams and individuals with safety procedures in a way that is meaningful to them and can promote significant change is crucial. Scott Burrows details his unforgettable, life-changing story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback that inspires teams to develop a true safety mindset. Scott details how easy it is to become desensitized to common safety routines, and how ‘just this once’ can tragically impact the rest of their lives.

Told while using own physical paralysis as a metaphor and blending eloquent storytelling with humor and crowd interaction, Scott leaves audiences captivated, inspired and ready to take action. Scott will impact your team by encouraging better day-to-day safety decisions and changing the way your employees view and approach their jobs. Listeners will walk away embracing workplace safety protocols as opposed to resisting or ignoring them.

Diversity Matters: Inclusion Strategies for the Changing Workforce

In today’s rapidly changing corporate environment, C-level executives understand diversity matters. Why? Today, the largest and fastest growing minority group around the world are people with disabilities, and studies have shown this workforce is committed, productive, loyal and willing, when given the opportunity, to help your organization succeed. If you are looking to expand your market share, generate new revenue from this untapped market and see things from a different corporate perspective, it will take a clear vision, the proper mindset and the organizational grit to make it happen.

The true measure of success is how well you respond to a changing and diverse marketplace, and adversity, professional setbacks and fear. Whatever belief system you employ must be powerful enough to conquer these obstacles and any other impediments to your personal and professional growth, or you – and your organization – will be left behind.

Vision-Mindset-Grit: Success Strategies for Insurance & Financial Services Professionals

Insurance and financial leaders rave about Scott’s knowledge and understanding of their industry, knowing that he, too, was a top sales producer. After his life-changing accident, Scott became an insurance and financial advisor and went on to qualify for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Scott knows firsthand what it’s like to be in the field—generating activity, making scheduled calls, prospecting, facing rejection, overcoming objections, all while listening to clients’ needs to determine recommendations and solutions.

Scott teaches listeners how to create a clear vision to increase sales performance while helping leaders discover the impact of connecting their organization to a shared vision of success. How to adapt strategies during market fluctuations to gain important competitive advantages while creating an unstoppable mindset that revolves around the principles of poise and execution. Listeners learn the important principles of grit to outperform their competition and stand up to any challenge.

Rising to the Challenge: Keeping Healthcare Teams Cohesive & Motivated

Scott Burrows’ thought-provoking presentation and compelling story is the hero’s journey, providing what will be an unforgettable and lasting memory to inspire your attendees to stand up to any challenge. Using his physical paralysis as a visual metaphor, Scott reveals how to drive results using the same mental focus that helped him reinvent his life after a catastrophic accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. He will demonstrate there are no barriers or stop signs in life, or the healthcare marketplace, just detours and workarounds.

Healthcare leaders appreciate Scott’s knowledge of their industry, knowing he understands patient-centered care and how healthcare professionals can influence and impact their patients’ lives. As a former spinal cord injury patient and advocate for both patient and healthcare providers, he shares his impactful personal experience as a quadriplegic. Scott will encourage healthcare professionals to continue to find passion for what they do while teaching them to encourage their patients to never give up hope!