Scott’s Story

Scott Burrows was a star athlete and fierce competitor. By the age of 19, he played college football at Florida State University as a walk-on wide receiver and was a top-ranked kick-boxing Black Belt champion whose last fight was broadcast by ESPN.

During the height of his collegiate career, his life changed dramatically. On November 3rd, 1984, he survived a terrible automobile accident as a passenger in his friend’s car, suffering a critical and life-threatening spinal cord neck injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down and diagnosed a quadriplegic.


scott and father after accident
Full Contact Wheelchair Rugby
Football Me and Teammate

Despite his grim diagnosis, Scott refused to be sidelined. After six months of intense physical therapy, he fought the fight of his life and progressed further than anyone could have imagined. Embracing his new life, as opposed to resisting it, he returned to college and earned a BS Degree in Finance. In addition, he found himself competing again, this time in a completely different sport. They call it full-contact Wheelchair Rugby, otherwise known as Murderball, a Paralympic sport.

After graduating from college, Scott’s first career was as a Financial Advisor in the Insurance and Financial Industry. 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 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 yet another enormous setback, a second automobile accident. New injuries forced him to RE-evaluate, RE-invent and once again RE-ignite his life. As a result, he made a decision to leave an industry that he had so much passion for to pursue two new career paths: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partner with his brother, who was expanding his multimillion-dollar golf course supply business into Southeast Asia, and motivational speaking.

Today, Scott is an in-demand keynote motivational speaker sharing with audiences the tools they need to stand up to and conquer any challenges they face. He’s delivered his powerful presentation in 45 states and in such countries as Australia, Spain, India, Thailand, Bermuda, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Canada, as well as to our soldiers at the Minot Air Force Base, leaving each audience member with substantial takeaways that can have a profound impact in their own personal and professional lives.

Scott is also a bestselling author with his book Vision Mindset Grit! In addition, on March 18, 2016, 12,000 feet above sea level, in Vail, Colorado, skiing along a ridge known as China Bowl, Scott proposed to Kim Fedele, his girlfriend of 3 years with whom he connected at their 30th high school reunion.

Scott’s Compelling Story of Transformational Change is the Hero’s Journey: We encourage you to explore Scott’s website further to see why hundreds of organizations, Fortune 500 companies and national associations made the decision to hire him as an insurance and financial inspirational speaker, and why Scott would welcome the opportunity to partner with you at your NEXT event!

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top rated international speaker and best selling author

“Scott was great. He got a standing ovation…twice. People were speechless after his presentation. It was exactly what I was looking for to end the event.”

Florida Association of Counties
Florida Association of Counties

“Your ability to weave in your specific story and your message of vision, mindset and grit to universal business and personal concepts was well received.”

Leticia Garcia, HR Manager, George Weston Bakeries
Leticia Garcia, HR Manager, George Weston Bakeries

“I heard you speak last year and hung on to every word you said and still can’t get the presentation out of my mind.”

Greg Wilkes, Agent, Nationwide Insurance
Greg Wilkes, Agent, Nationwide Insurance