Scott Burrows

Scott Burrows

Expert on Vision, Mindset, and Pure Grit

A star athlete, Scott Burrows played college football at Florida State University and was a top-ranked kickboxing champion whose last fight was broadcast by ESPN. At the height of his athletic career, Burrows life changed dramatically — a horrific car crash left him with a severe spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the chest down. Despite his grim diagnosis, Burrows refused to be sidelined. Through the principles of vision, mindset, and grit, he found himself competing again.

Six months after his life-changing accident, Burrows astonished all, including his doctors, by turning an impossible goal of standing into a reality. He then enrolled back into college and earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida. After graduation, Burrows became a financial advisor in the insurance industry. Within five years, he qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table, a 100% commission-driven sales award that less than 8% of his peers from around the world qualify for.

At the pinnacle of his career, Burrows was involved in a second automobile accident. New injuries forced him to re-evaluate, re-invent, and, once again, re-ignite his life. Burrows became a venture capitalist in partnership with his brother. They formed an international golf course development company that is still thriving to this day.

Today, as an in-demand motivational speaker and bestselling author of Vision Mindset Grit, Burrows delivers presentations around the globe to a diverse range of organizations, associations, and Fortune 500 companies. His compelling story of tragedy and triumph has captivated and inspired audiences in Australia, India, Spain, Bermuda, 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 Burrows shows audiences how to create a clear vision to propel them to action while helping leaders discover the impact of connecting their teams through a shared vision and how to adapt business strategies to gain that important competitive advantage. He also covers 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.

Audiences will 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 and 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. He 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 his own physical paralysis as a metaphor, and blending eloquent storytelling with humour and crowd interaction, Burrows leaves audiences captivated, inspired, and ready-to-take action. He will impact your team by encouraging better day-to-day safety decisions and changing the way your employees view and approach their jobs. Audiences 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 and Financial Services Professionals

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

Burrows teaches audiences 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. He also shows 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. Audiences learn the important principles of grit to outperform their competition and stand up to any challenge.

Rising to the Challenge: Keeping Healthcare Teams Cohesive and 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, Burrows 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 Burrows’ 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. Burrows 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!