Get Ready to Experience a Powerful, Emotional and Life-Changing Presentation!

In today’s rapidly evolving Insurance and Financial Industry, many organizations are trying to maintain a winning culture as they deal with an array of business and sales challenges. Perhaps your organization is dealing with new rules, increased regulation or growing pains and key business issues as you continue to expand both internally and externally while attempting to be number one in your industry and meeting demanding customer expectations. Maybe you’re experiencing industry changes such as the new Department of Labor ruling or new products entering the marketplace. Perhaps you’re operating with limited bench support, operational and support issues, budget cuts or rising goals, objectives and responsibilities. Or you feel paralyzed by your competition and advancing technologies that are upending workflow and processes.Whatever your challenges, the true measure of success is how well you respond to adversity, change, 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.

“I’ve heard over 100 motivational speakers at various conferences, including speakers such as Pat Riley, Lou Holtz, Chris Gardner (The Pursuit of Happiness) and many, many others. Though I can remember a few of the speakers, it is rare that I can remember what they’ve spoken about – at least not for very long. Your message Vision, Mindset and Grit is simple but so very powerful. It is simple enough that I have thought about it every day since your presentation. It has been a powerful reminder to me of the importance of having a clear vision, a mindset to focus on those things I can control and having enough perseverance – Grit – not to give up too soon.”   William R. Mumpower, CLU, CFP, Executive Vice President, Ashford Advisors

Conquer Adversity, Develop an Unstoppable Mindset, Navigate Change!

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 insurance and financial audience to Rise to the 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, just detours and workarounds.

Through the power of storytelling, Scott will show your attendees firsthand 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 conquer adversity and master change, setting the stage for developing cutting-edge ideas and leadership strategies that will benefit your entire organization.

As an insurance and financial industry speaker, you will find that Insurance and Financial leaders RAVE about Scott’s knowledge and understanding of their business, knowing that he, too, was a top sales producer. After his life-changing accident, he graduated from college, then entered the Insurance and Financial Industry as a Financial Advisor and went on to qualify for the Million Dollar Round Table. Scott knows firsthand what it’s like to be in the field—generating activity, making scheduled calls, prospecting, facing rejection, overcoming objection, all while listening to clients’ needs to determine recommendations and solutions.

At the MDRT’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas, in 1994, Scott learned a lot from the Platform and Breakout 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, too, for the rest of his life. Ultimately, he made a tough decision to create a new Vision for his future: to leave an industry he had so much passion for and pursue a speaking career—a career with the right Mindset, a tenacious Vision and tremendous Grit that has taken him all over the world.

This is the perfect Inspirational Keynote Presentation to Open or Close your conference, meeting, retreat or incentive trip to challenge your audience to be Resilient, Adaptable and Set Goals That Stretch the Mind. As a motivational speaker in the insurance and financial industry, you will find his message of Vision-Mindset-Grit literally transform the way you look at industry challenges, your competition, business and life goals.

About Scott Burrows

Scott was a star athlete and fierce competitor. By the age of 19, he played college football at Florida State University and was a top-ranked kick-boxing champion whose last victorious fight was broadcast on ESPN. That same night while celebrating with friends, he made a split-second decision that led to a catastrophic accident, changing his life forever. Bypassing his usual safety precautions, Scott decided to forgo wearing his seatbelt as a passenger in a friend’s car as they drove just one mile down the road to scavenge firewood for their bonfire. His friend accidentally lost control of the wheel, ran off the road and crashed into a mound of sand that sent the car hurtling through the air before tumbling back to earth, end over end. Scott broke two vertebrae in his neck and suffered a life-threatening spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down and diagnosed a quadriplegic.

With nothing but a dire prognosis on his ability to recover, Scott undertook the challenge of overcoming his mind and emotions in order to maintain a VISION and MINDSET so powerful, he was able to discipline his body with the daily GRIT needed to overcome his present circumstances and move into a future he was told by his doctor was not even possible!

What came innately to Scott at such a young age has now been revealed through neuroscience to be exactly what is needed to rewire the brain and body for significant change. Scott will teach your team members how to override their nervous system response and resistance to change, maintain a safety mindset of awareness and daily focus, and how to apply the daily grit needed to move into success.

Key Takeaways

Vision

  • Learn how to create a clear Vision that entices you to Take Action

  • Examine the benefits of Dreaming in Full Color and setting goals that stretch the mind

  • Discover the impact of connecting your organization to a Shared Vision

  • Find out how Visualization can give you that competitive advantage

Mindset

  • Learn how Breaking the Fall Line can help you create an unstoppable Mindset

  • Examine the Mindset of Poise, Execution and Non-Resistance

  • Discover how not to let your Mindset Become Your Biggest Handicap to increase productivity

  • Understand how forgiveness, a leadership trait, can restore hope and lead to greater adherence 

  • Find out how Asking the “What” Questions can get you thinking differently and help you navigate change

Grit

  • 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 that can keep you focused 

  • Discover adaptive strategies to help you Stand Up to Any Challenge

  • Understand what it really means to Go with What Scares You

  • Cultivate ways to unlock your Grit that can improve your performance

Scott’s clients have used these alternate titles:

  • Rising to the Challenge
  • Anything Is Possible
  • Triumph Over Adversity
  • Stand Up to Any Challenge
  • Thriving Through Changing Times
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Don’t Stop Believing

 

 

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What Scott's Clients Are Saying!

“I can honestly say that your presentation was by far the BEST that I personally have experienced. Your ability to tell your story and pull the audience into each moment of your journey is truly remarkable – a true gift and a blessing!”   – Lynne Baldacci

“Our members were truly blown away by Scott’s moving narrative of overcoming adversity with determination, grit, humor and the support of loved ones. We were all uplifted and inspired.”  – Bonnie Bishop, VP-Deal Manager

“It was as though Scott had been working side by side with our General Agents, as he clearly demonstrated an understanding of the issues and opportunities they face.”  – J. Craig Collins, Senior Vice President