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Overcoming Adversity 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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Inspire your Team with Resilience Speaker
Scott Burrows' Life-Changing Presentation!

With the immense workforce challenges experienced in today’s shifting marketplace, companies must find a way to encourage employees to stay focused and resilient in the wake of our shifting economic crises. One way to meet this challenge is through an Inspirational Overcoming Adversity Resilience Speaker who will excite, engage and leave the audience with a lasting message that will bolster team spirit and teach practical tools for managing change. Scott Burrows is an impactful resilience speaker who will rally employees to challenge not only themselves, but effectively manage adversity with the mindset of a champion.

“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. From my 40 years of experience in this business, I place Scott among the giants in this field.

NEIL BRYANT
Vice President,
Sales Development, US&C

Resilience Speaker Scott Burrows speaks from experience as a person who has overcome enormous obstacles and produced unexpected success during times of catastrophic change. His undaunting spirit and three-pronged strategy of VISION, MINDSET, GRIT provide a great foundation and perspective-builder if your company is ready to introduce new initiatives into the corporate structure.

Use Scott’s motivational resilience keynote to underscore the value of taking the lead when things get tough, and finding ways to embrace fear and remove resistance surrounding change. Inspirational speaking events are also an effective way to support an organizations culture by offering examples and solutions to ongoing issues at the staff and volunteer levels.

Whatever challenges your company or association may face, the true measure of success is how well you respond to adversity, change, setbacks and fear.

The 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.

“You have a great story that reinforces how important one’s commitment, belief and passion for overcoming obstacles are to achieving their goals. Our organization will benefit greatly from your story. I spoke with many of the sales reps, and they all were inspired to accept change and challenge themselves to do things differently. Thank you again for your time and inspiration.”

WILLIAM ASBURY,
Executive Business Director,
National Accounts, Managed Markets

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

 

Scott Burrows is a top Inspirational Resilience 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 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

MINDSET

  • 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

GRIT

  • 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 Clients Have Used These Alternate Titles:

  • Rise to the Challenge
  • Anything Is Possible
  • Triumph Over Adversity
  • Stand Up to Any Challenge
  • Rising and Thriving
  • The Power of Tomorrow: NO LIMITS
  • Thriving Through Changing Times
  • How to Develop an Unstoppable Mindset
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Don’t Stop Believing
  • Transforming Limitations into Opportunities

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“The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Believe,’ and Scott’s story blended beautifully with our meeting message. He seamlessly incorporated our client’s name, goals and other key information into his talk.

JOYCE RUSSELL, President

“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

“Scott took the information he gathered in our per-meeting call and wove it seamlessly into his message, which made it relevant to each and every person in the room.”

CHRIS POWELL, Senior Vice President

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