Vision-Mindset-Grit

Inspirational Resilience Speaker
  • Expert on Overcoming Obstacles & Navigating Change
  • Bestselling Author of Vision-Mindset-Grit
  • Former Financial Advisor and Member of the Million Dollar Round Table
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Get Ready to Experience a Powerful, Emotional and Life-Changing Presentation!

Whether your organization is working through change management initiatives for improved company performance, uncomfortable adjustments to existing leadership structure, company merges, or technology and internal upgrades, one thing is certain: it will be up to the individual team members to capture the company VISION, maintain the right MINDSET to work through the new transitions, and apply the daily GRIT needed to put those goals into action.

In today’s rapidly evolving marketplace many organizations are trying to maintain a winning culture as they deal with an array of business challenges requiring change. Perhaps you’re experiencing changes within your industry, have limited bench support, operational and support issues and budget cuts, or are experiencing cultural change, increased demands in the arena of goals, objectives and responsibilities. Whatever your challenges are, 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.

“After a year of considerable challenge and change, we invited Scott Burrows to address our leadership team. His presentation focused our team on setting their goals, especially when the journey is difficult. I recommend Scott’s presentation without reservation to any group that needs that extra boost to take that next step in their journey.”

CRAIG ANDERSON
Senior Vice President

VISION-MINDSET-GRIT
Leading Organizations Through 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 audience to stand up to change. 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, and he will provide your team members with the blueprint for success.

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.

 

“I can’t thank you enough for coming to our YPO Chapter Retreat last week. Your presentation was the highlight of the two day event. Put simply, it was moving, emotional and authentic. I’ve had several of my YPO colleagues who were in attendance thank me for bringing you in and that they were personally affected by you. Some even asked me how they book you to share your story with their companies and families. You and your powerful story immediately gave me perspective and focus to deal with the matter at hand with a renewed sense of determination or ‘GRIT,’ but now also with a new grace and humility.”

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.

“We recently launched a new division and were facing challenges and growing pains common in the start-up phase of many organizations; basic operational and support challenges as well as the challenge of being ‘first’ and having to establish a successful culture and foundation with limited bench strength to draw upon. Scott Burrows was definitely the right choice, and his personal story touched everyone. Scott worked with my management team and me to understand our business goals and challenges, and effectively paralleled these with his own experiences to illustrate how his approach could be applied to their personal challenges. He was effective in his delivery, and he provided them with the inspiration and motivation to continue breaking new ground, while establishing a winning culture in the process.”

Scott’s Compelling Story of Transformational Change Is the Hero’s Journey!

 

Scott Burrows is a top Motivational Change Management Speaker who teaches the concepts of Vision, Mindset and Grit worldwide using his life-changing story as the backdrop for organizational success. Three simple, yet powerful words that when put into action can help you and your organization stand up to any challenge, push the limits of what is possible and set goals that stretch the mind—even during times of change, uncertainty and fear.

By the age of 19, Scott was a star athlete and fierce competitor. He excelled in golf and track, was a college wide receiver at Florida State University for legendary coach Bobby Bowden, and 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 catastrophic automobile accident as a passenger in a friend’s car and broke two vertebrae in his neck that left him paralyzed from the chest down and diagnosed a quadriplegic. Told he would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, Scott realized his split-second decision to not wear a seat belt altered his course forever.

Despite his grim diagnosis, Scott astounded his doctors and refused to be sidelined. After six months of intense physical therapy at Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, he fought to stay alive while battling numerous life-threatening complications, including a pulmonary embolism. With the support of his family, friends and his Christian faith, Scott turned an impossible goal into a reality. He returned to college and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and had some fun along the way—competing again, this time, in a completely different sport. They call it full-contact wheelchair rugby, otherwise known as Murderball, a Paralympic sport that allowed him to compete with the best physically challenged athletes from around the world. Working as one, these people came together to expand their Vision and prevent their Mindset from becoming their biggest handicap.

After graduating from college, Scott’s served as a Financial Advisor in the Insurance and Financial Industry for Northwestern Mutual. He specialized in life and disability insurance planning as well as retirement, estate and wealth planning. In his 5th year, he hit a huge goal and qualified for the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the Premiere Association of Financial Professionals, which is a 100% commission-driven sales production award that fewer than 8% of his peers qualify for annually from more than 500 companies in 70 countries around the world.

At the pinnacle of his career, Scott experienced yet another setback, a second automobile accident. Although he was buckled in this time, new injuries forced him to RE-evaluate, RE-invent and once again RE-ignite his life by practicing and executing what he preaches.

During his nine-month recovery, Scott reminisced about the overcoming adversity speakers he heard at sales and leadership conferences. Their life-changing stories inspire others to chase their dreams regardless of obstacles or barriers. That’s when Scott decided he would make the tough decision to leave an industry he had so much passion and success in to pursue a speaking career that has taken him around the world.

Scott also took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help expand his brother’s golf course fertilizer, chemical and equipment company into Southeast Asia by disrupting an industry and doing what the competition was unwilling to do — offer custom-blended fertilizers designed specifically to meet the needs of golf course fairways and greens based on individual soil tests. This expansion brought in an excess of 1.6 million the first year.

In Scott’s book Vision Mindset Grit!, his father defined those three empowering words in the foreword: Vision refers to your goals and aspirations, the endpoint you are seeking; Mindset is the continual mental preparation and adjustment needed to meet oncoming challenges; Grit is the day-to-day determination to persevere when you are too tired, too sore or too beleaguered to continue on.

Scott has inspired audience throughout the United States as well as Australia, Spain, Bahamas, India, Thailand, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Canada, as well as to our soldiers at the Minot Air Force Base.

Scott’s programs are CUSTOMIZED EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION. With a personal touch, he seamlessly weaves in your company’s challenges, terminology, core values and objectives—while lending his own personal story and business insights that will complement your overall theme and product messaging.

Scott’s PROGRAMS

KEY PROGRAM Takeaways

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VISION

  • Learn how to create a clear Vision that entices your team to Take Action
  • Discover the impact of connecting your organi­zation to a Shared Vision
  • Find out how adapting your Vision when things don’t go as planned can give you that Competitive Advantage
  • Examine the benefits of Dreaming in Full Color

MINDSET

  • Learn how to create an unstoppable Mindset that revolves around Poise and Execution
  • Examine the Mindset of Letting It Happen, Embracing Change 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

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
  • 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:

  • Thriving Through Changing Times
  • Rise to the Challenge
  • Triumph Over Change
  • The Power of Tomorrow: NO LIMITS
  • Stand Up to Any Challenge
  • Rising and Thriving
  • Transforming Limitations into Opportunities

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“The Advisors left feeling upbeat, motivated and confident that they could overcome their own challenges and the changes they are experiencing in the industry in order to grow their business.”

“Your presentation was heartfelt, motivational and inspirational; our customers walked away with a little different perspective regarding their business challenges and the change they are experiencing in the food industry. We could not have asked anything more of your keynote!! You are a true pro!!”

“Not only was Scott’s presentation heartwarming, inspiring and motivational, but a learning experience as well. If you ‘get fully into the moment’ of whatever experiences you may be facing, you can change the way you view that situation. You can see it as a chance to learn from the situation.”