Conquer Adversity, Overcome Challenges,
Develop a Resilient Mindset!

Inspirational Healthcare Speaker Scott Burrows ignites teams with a life-changing presentation that will help your team learn practical tools to Stand Up to Any Challenge!

With the rapidly changing healthcare crises, healthcare workers, nurses, leaders and support teams need help navigating the extreme challenges of COVID-19, in addition to the overwhelming trials of budget cuts, equipment shortages and economic uncertainty.

Whatever your healthcare challenges are today, 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.


“The Carestream experience with Scott Burrows was nothing short of extraordinary.  He did not simply speak to our people, he transformed the way we think, and challenged us to reframe and purposefully examine where we are and where we want to be.  The few moments when my eyes left Scott to see how our people were receiving him, I was moved by the extent of their engagement; eyes riveted, leaning forward, holding their breath, crying and laughing, riding his highs and lows with him.  Scott connected with our group at a deep and meaningful level.  From my 40 years of experience in this business, I place Scott among the giants in this field.  Tactically, Scott was diligent and invested in preparing for our group, professional and proactive in all communications with us, genuine and personal in his delivery, and masterful in working our reality into his message. I feel fortunate to have met and worked with Scott, and we are better people and professionals having experienced his presence.”   – Neil Bryant | Vice President, US&C, CARESTREAM




Scott’s Customized Virtual Healthcare Presentations are professionally filmed by a videographer in a recording studio and offered at a reduced fee. Presentations can be livestreamed or prerecorded with an optional live Q&A following his presentation.

“THANK YOU for your Virtual Presentation!!! Scott, we truly appreciate all you did and said. It was a great blend of your story and experiences tied in to our Team needs, goals, No Excuses, pushing forward. We truly appreciate your time. The message was great and the Q&A was very impactful.”   Carena Reber, Director of Client Support & Events, Flex Technology Group


Rising to the Challenge: Keeping Healthcare Teams Cohesive & Motivated

As Healthcare Audiences have discovered, Scott Burrows’ thought-provoking presentation and compelling story is the hero’s journey, providing what will be an unforgettable and lasting memory to inspire your attendees to stand up to any 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, or in the healthcare marketplace, just detours and workarounds.

Through the power of storytelling, Scott will show your healthcare professionals 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, patient care, and leadership strategies that will benefit your entire organization.

Healthcare Speakers and Leaders RAVE about Scott’s knowledge of their industry, knowing he understands patient-centered care, what challenges healthcare professionals face, and how they can influence and impact patients’ lives. As a former spinal cord injury patient and advocate for both patient and healthcare providers, he shares his very personal experience as a quadriplegic. Scott will encourage healthcare professionals to find more passion and fulfillment in their work while teaching them to encourage their patients to Never Give Up Hope.

Scott Burrows is outstanding! He captivated our attendees with his personal story by touching on all emotions. Scott inspires people to think differently about life’s challenges both personally and professionally. His story is powerful and motivating. Scott will leave you believing that you can conquer anything with the right Vision, Mindset and Grit.”   – Jodi Schweiger RD, LD, CDE, Employer Health Services Director, The Iowa Clinic, P.C.

Employee Comment: “I I have had the mindset that my circumstances are self-limiting…when in all actuality I am. Listening to Scott has empowered me to get out of my own way.”



“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

“Scott’s presentation was received well from our participants. In fact, the line for his book signing was very long and I estimate 75% of the participants waited for an autographed copy of his book. I was impressed by how accurately Scott knew the facts about our business and incorporated them into his presentation in a way that felt authentic. I had an experience in the past with a speaker who clearly didn’t take the time to really understand our business and had several facts wrong in her presentation. I shared with Scott that we were considering another speaker and Scott as our two top choices, and clearly we made the right choice.”   – Michelle Showalter, Vice President, Federal Health Benefits Line of Business


Scott’s Story

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.

Shortly after while celebrating with friends, he made a split-second decision that led to a catastrophic car 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 with patients, and how to apply the daily grit needed to sustain optimal performance during the overwhelming demands of our current Pandemic.

Key Takeaways


  • Learn how to create a clear Vision that entices your Healthcare Professionals to Take Action

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

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

  • Find out how Visualization can give you that Competitive Advantage


  • 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


  • Learn what it takes to Stretch Yourself beyond your paralyzed state of emotional overwhelm

  • 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:

  • VISION, MINDSET, GRIT: Transforming Patient-Centered Care
  • Anything Is Possible
  • Triumph Over Adversity
  • Rising and Thriving
  • Stand Up to Any Challenge
  • Thriving Through Changing Times
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Don’t Stop Believing
  • The Power of Tomorrow: NO LIMITS


“Scott Burrows has a story to tell. A moving story, one that will make your eyes well up, will make you come to your feet in support and will leave you with a message forever implanted in your brain. I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with Scott in the hours leading up to his presentations to two different groups that we were hosting over a weekend conference. Both groups have a slightly different vision and purpose. This is where he has exceeded any speaker I have ever dealt with. He “listened” to me over the conversations that we had and wove our message, our story into his presentation with a masterful way that one would have thought it was the only message he ever presents. The following day to a different cohort, he accomplished the same feat. It was a joy to listen to him, a greater joy to get to know him.”   – Harvey Weingarten DDS, The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments

“Scott’s ability to tie in his sudden and dramatic life changing experience with the obstacles we all face enabled our people to reflect on and re-dedicate themselves to achieving their personal and professional goals. Scott’s use of our products during his rehabilitation made the value our people provide to their customers and patients all the more real. Twice during Scott’s talk our people rose spontaneously to provide him with a standing ovation.”   – Len Tenzer, Senior VP, Patterson Medical

“Scott brings the fundamentals of service excellence to life. He is a person who has lived a nightmare and emerged with life lessons that inspire us all. He speaks eloquently and passionately about family who supported and motivated him, and about healthcare professionals who looked at him as a case and those who looked at what he could accomplish with appropriate challenges and optimism. I have never before seen managers lined up for 30 minutes during a break just so they would have a chance to speak with him personally. Truly remarkable.”   – Marna P. Borgstrom, President and CEO, Yale-New Haven Health System



Client Testimonial Letters

Scott’s Healthcare Speaker Brochure
Scott’s Healthcare Client List

“Scott brings the fundamentals of service to life. He is a person who has lived a nightmare and emerged with life lessons that inspire us all.”   – Marna P. Borgstrom, President and CEO

“Thank you for the extremely informative, emotional and truly enjoyable presentation you conducted for us here at BCBS. There was not one dry eye in the room.”  – Alexis VanCort, Planner

“Unbelievable…Awesome…Inspiring…Excellent… These are just a few of the many wonderful comments! You truly touched their hearts and have inspired them to find their passion and believe in themselves.”  – Bev Herman, Education Director