Kick Off Your Event with Florida Motivational Speaker Scott Burrows’ Life-Changing Presentation!

Florida is a sought-after meeting destination for conferences, with warm temperatures year-round and live meeting space open for business.

Meeting planners love working with regional Florida speakers as it is a top meeting destination with some of the most beautiful conference space available in the world. Whether you are looking for a Sales, Leadership or High Impact Inspirational Business Keynote Speaker in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, Bonita Springs, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach or Florida’s Palm Coast, Florida inspirational speaker Scott Burrows’ unforgettable story of overcoming insurmountable odds motivates audiences to take action.

Scott speaks from experience as a person who has overcome enormous obstacles and achieved ‘the impossible’ during times of catastrophic change. His three-pronged strategy of VISION, MINDSET, GRIT provides a firm foundation for companies and national associations making leadership changes or introducing new initiatives into the corporate structure. Whether your organization is struggling with change or simply finding it tough to overcome business and marketplace challenges, Scott’s keynote builds perspective, teaches practical tools for developing resilience, and leaves audience members cheering.

Whatever challenges your organization may face, the true measure of success is how well you respond to change, doubt, uncertainty, 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.


“Sometimes the last speaker at a conference is faced with everyone looking at their watches and wondering about their flights to get back home. Scott Burrows changes that equation in every way. Not only are people glued to their seats, they are hanging on every word. His passionate story about overcoming the most difficult of life’s challenges is a must-see and must-hear for anyone that believes in ascending to the highest of mountains or reaching for the moon and the stars. There were few dry eyes in our audience when Scott was done, but there were many hearts and minds opened to the possibilities of what perseverance and belief in oneself can achieve. Scott Burrows delivers more than a speech about what he has overcome in his life, he brings a mindset that can change your life.”

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.”




  • Learn how to create a visionary game plan 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 company vision
  • Find out how conscious visualization can give you that competitive advantag


  • Learn how breaking the fall line can help you create an unstoppable mindset
  • Examine the mindset of poise and execution and releasing resistance around change
  • Discover how to not let your mindset become your biggest handicap to increase productivity
  • Understand how forgiveness, a leadership trait, increases employee engagement and leads to greater team adherence
  • Find out how asking the “what” questions can get you thinking differently and help you navigate change


  • Learn what it takes to stretch yourself beyond your paralysed state to reach unimaginable goals and up your game
  • 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 the winning impact of going with what scares you
  • Cultivate ways to unlock your grit that can improve your performance

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


Scott Burrows is a High Impact Florida Inspirational Business Keynote Speaker who brings the concepts of VisionMindset and Grit to life using his life-changing story as the backdrop to help organizations push the limits of what is possible. Three simple yet powerful words that, when put into action, can help you and your organization overcome adversity, navigate change, and set goals that stretch the mind – even during times of change, doubt, 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 walk-on wide receiver at Florida State University for legendary head 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 his neck, leaving 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 dream 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 Shared Vision and prevent their Mindset from becoming their biggest handicap.

After graduating from college, Scott served as a Financial Advisor in the Insurance and Financial Industry for Northwestern Mutual Life. He specialized in life and disability insurance planning as well as retirement, estate, and wealth planning. He built his business around Individuals, Small Business Owners, and CEOs as well as Doctors, CPAs and Attorneys. In his 5th year, he hit a Big Audacious Goal, which took Grit, 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-evaluateRE-invent, and once again RE-ignite his life by practicing and executing what he preaches.

During his nine-month recovery, Scott reminisced about the resilience keynote 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 for 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 business from the U.S. into Southeast Asia by disrupting an industry and doing what the competition had no interest in doing – offering customers custom-blended fertilizers designed specifically to meet the needs of their 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 audiences throughout the United States as well as Australia, Spain, the Bahamas, India, Thailand, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Canada, as well as our soldiers in North Dakota at the Minot Air Force Base.

On a personal note: During Scott’s 30th high school reunion, he had an amazing conversation with a classmate, Kim Wagner. That conversation continued and, years later, on December 14th, 2019, they married in Maui, Hawaii – standing with Kim’s three beautiful children: Alexandra, Samantha, and Greggory. Scott refers them as his Steppies. And it wasn’t long thereafter that Scott surprised the family with a baby boy Golden Doodle they named Maui!

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.


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“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