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.