Experience a Transformational Hero’s Journey


How to Stand Up to ANY Challenge

Inspirational Keynote Speaker Scott Burrows’ unforgettable story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback motivates audiences to take action! As audiences worldwide have discovered, Scott Burrows’ compelling story of grit and resilience provides an unforgettable and lasting memory to inspire your audience to stand up to any challenge.

Scott is a top motivational change speaker who brings the concepts of Vision, Mindset and Grit to life using his transformative personal story as the backdrop for sustainable business success. He teaches listeners how to push the limits of what’s possible and set goals that stretch the mind—even during challenging market conditions, leadership changes or company mergers, limited bench support, resistance, doubt and fears.

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 teach attendees 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 help teams conquer adversity and master change. Scott sets the stage for developing cutting-edge ideas and empowers attendees with leadership strategies that will benefit your entire organization.

This is the perfect Inspirational Keynote Presentation to open or close your conference to challenge your audience to be resilient, adaptable and set goals that stretch the mind. As a motivational business speaker, his message of Vision-Mindset-Grit will literally transform the way you look at industry challenges, your competition, business and life goals.


I wanted to finish on a high note that would tie an inspirational message together with some of the business themes we have been experiencing. Scott, quickly understood the nature of our business and some of the opportunities and challenges we were facing and was able relate that back to his experience recovering from his accident. We had a great conference, but Scott was undoubtedly the highlight as he absolutely captivated the audience and got several standing ovations. I can’t recommend Scott highly enough if you are looking for someone who can motivate your team and help relate your company’s challenges with those he has faced. Truly one of the best speakers I have had the pleasure of working with or listening to.

James Ford,
VP of Category Strategic Advisory,
The Coca-Cola Company

VISION-MINDSET-GRIT is Scott’s best-selling book detailing his engrossing life story, laying out the roadmap for companies and organizations dealing with catastrophic change and uncertainty. Scott’s book details how to face seemingly unconquerable setbacks by providing readers with practical tools they can put into immediate action to help push them toward exponential growth and personal success.

I’ve been sourcing speakers for our annual leadership meeting for several years, and this year I believe Scott’s message was one of the most powerful and resonating keynotes witnessed by our attendees. There is a turning point in Scott’s message where I can guarantee your audience will all rise to their feet in thunderous applause, emotionally thunderstruck by the moment. His personal story of tragedy would ultimately prove to be no match for his will to triumph through Vision, Mindset & Grit. I don’t think there is another person out there that truly “walks the talk” as a keynote speaker. If you want to be reassured and inspired that the human will is stronger than life’s setbacks and there really are no limits to your dreams, let it happen with Scott Burrows.”

Ryan MacAfee,
VP Strategic Sourcing,
Smile Brands

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“Scott Burrows’ impact on our agency is still being felt a month after our conference. Our team continues to talk about his presentation, which has led to consistent and documented growth. Our agents were able to take his life lessons and put them to work, which resulted in our agency’s largest month ever. The ‘ah-ha’ moment when he gets out of his chair left our attendees speechless. There was not a dry eye in the room.”

“Scott Burrows delivered one of the most talked-about sessions in Gordian history. His keynote presentation resonated with the over 450 people that were in the room. He inspired everyone through his incredible story of conquering life’s challenges and adapting to change. Scott will make you laugh, cry and applaud in deep appreciation for sharing his story and how we can all maintain positive momentum in this thing called life.”

“Spellbound, entertained and inspired are just a few of the words that immediately come to mind when thinking of Scott Burrows and the impact he has with audiences. Focused on making sure his message is received to positively influence, challenge and add value to each audience member. I’ve had the privilege of hearing most of the domestic and international’s best and Scott Burrows is among the elite, he delivers with incredible style.”