“Scott’s Vision, Mindset and Grit keynote presentation powerfully underscored Seminole’s commitment to diversity—celebrating and championing positive change from the individual through organizational levels. His dynamic presentation was overwhelmingly assessed by our employees as one of the very best and most inspirational that Seminole employees have ever heard!”   – Bob McNamara, Staff Development Specialist, Seminal Electric Cooperative, Inc.

In today’s rapidly changing Corporate Environment, C-level executives are realizing that Disability 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 work hard to help your organization succeed. So, 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 right Mindset and a lot of Grit to make it happen.

In today’s world, the true measure of success is how well you respond to a changing and diverse marketplace, adversity, 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.


Presentation Description

As audiences worldwide have discovered, Scott Burrows’ compelling story is the hero’s journey, providing what will be an unforgettable and lasting memory to inspire your audience to stand up to diversity and inclusion. 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.

Through the power of storytelling, Scott will show your organization how to apply the same timeless principles of Vision-Mindset-Grit that have had a profound impact in his life. Three simple yet powerful words that, when put into action, can absolutely help you tap into a diverse workforce, setting the stage for developing cutting-edge ideas and leadership strategies that will benefit your entire workplace.

In 2016, Scott was invited to speak at Springboard Consulting’s Disability Matters North American Annual Conference in front of 250 C-level executives from Fortune 1000 companies. It was there that he learned that these Corporations held their own Annual Diversity Conferences. Since that time, Scott has been invited to speak to many of them, as his story is a great fit to drive home the importance of embracing diversity in the workplace.

After Scott’s life-changing accident, he returned to college and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. At that time, Northwestern Mutual Life gave him an opportunity to partner as a Financial Advisor. Scott quickly hired an assistant and in his 5th year went on to qualify for the Million Dollar Round Table. The MDRT is a 100% commission-driven award that less than 8% of his peers qualify for annually, peers representing 500 companies in 70 countries.

At the MDRT’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas, in 1994, Scott learned so much from the Platform Speakers who spoke on Leadership, Team Building, Customer Service and Branding as well as from the Inspirational Overcoming Adversity Speakers who encouraged you to push the limits of what is possible. He was so moved that he saw himself doing that for the rest of his life. Ironically, at this time, Scott was involved in a second life-changing automobile accident when a 72-year-old man ran a stop sign, caught Scott off guard and their cars collided. The driver of the other car was not injured, but Scott was. These new injuries forced him out of work for 9 months.

Ultimately, in the 9th month, Scott made a tough decision to create a new Vision for his future: to leave an industry he had so much passion for to pursue two new careers: a once in a lifetime opportunity to partner with his brother, who needed his help to expand his multi-million-dollar custom -blended fertilizer and chemical golf course business into Southeast Asia; and Motivational Keynote Speaking. Both careers have taken Scott all around the world many times over.

He attributes his business success to working with so many diverse individuals. These are individuals from around the world who have helped Scott and themselves create unforeseen opportunities that have expanded the possibilities to hit new benchmarks.

You will find, like others, that this is the perfect Inspirational Keynote Presentation to challenge your audience to Embrace Diversity and Inclusion, Be Resilient, Adaptable and Set Goals that Stretch the Mind. His message of Vision-Mindset-Grit will literally transform the way you look at industry challenges, your competition, business and life goals.

Content Covered


  • Learn how to create a clear Vision that entices your organization to Take Action
  • Examine the benefits of Dreaming in Full Color
  • Discover the impact of connecting your organi­zation to a diverse and Shared Vision
  • Find out how Visualization can give you that Competitive Advantage


  • Learn how to create an unstoppable diverse Mindset that revolves around Poise and Execution
  • Examine the Mindset of Letting It Happen and Breaking the Fall Line
  • Discover how to not let your Mindset Become Your Biggest Handicap
  • Understand how the Power of Forgiveness, a leadership trait, can restore hope and lead to greater productivity
  • Find out how Asking the “What” Questions can help you navigate the chaos of adversity


  • Learn what it takes to Stretch Yourself beyond your paralyzed state
  • Examine why your Willingness to Fail But Your Unwillingness to Quit is a leadership trait
  • Discover Gritty strategies to help you Stand Up to Any Challenge
  • Understand what it really means to Go with What Scares You and Never Give Up
  • Cultivate ways to Unlock Your Grit by finding that Blessman in your life


Scott’s clients have used these alternate titles for his Presentation:

Don’t Stop Believing

Anything is Possible

Triumph Over Adversity

Stand Up to Any Challenge

Thriving through Changing Times

How to Develop an Unstoppable Mindset

Overcoming Adversity

Turing Impossibilities into Possibilities


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