Get Ready to Experience a Powerful, Emotional and Life-Changing Presentation!

When your organization needs a passionate keynote speaker or motivational speaker, make Scott your choice. Whether your business is in the healthcare sector or another, Scott will help you work through common obstacles like stress management and life balance, like he has with hundreds of thousands of others.

With his award-winning knowledge in the insurance and disability sector, and his unique insight into the healthcare field, Scott will motivate and inspire listeners to understand the power of the human spirit. Healthcare teams learn how to stand up to their workload challenges with determination and a renewed passion for patient-centered care.

In today’s rapidly changing Healthcare Market, many organizations are trying to maintain an optimistic culture as they deal with an array of business challenges and increased expectations surrounding patient-centered care. Perhaps today you are trying to improve patient satisfaction scores and team engagement as you grapple with a decreased workforce, insurance reimbursements and the ongoing stress to deliver better care and outcomes as you attempt to grow market share. Perhaps you are trying to develop alternate revenue streams, contain core operating costs or change your existing business model to reflect ongoing industry changes while feeling paralyzed by new regulations and compliance issues.

Whatever your healthcare 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.

“Scott brings the fundamentals of service excellence to life. He is a person who 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 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 seen managers lines up for 30 minutes during a break just so they would have a chance to speak with him personally. Truly remarkable.”   Marna P. Borgstron, President and CEO, Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale New Haven Health System

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 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.

Read Scott’s latest blog on the Hospital Industry

About Scott Burrows

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. That same night while celebrating with friends, he made a split-second decision that led to a catastrophic 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, and how to apply the daily grit needed to move into success.

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 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

  • 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


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