Speaking

 

If you are searching for a Motivational Business Speaker who can set the tone for your entire conference and challenge your audience while adding takeaway value with high energy, humor and substance—or a closing inspirational speaker who will move your attendees into action—put Scott at the top of your list!

Get ready to experience a powerful, engaging and thought-provoking presentation that is customized for your event. Scott seamlessly weaves in your organization’s challenges, core values and objectives while lending his own powerful story and anecdotes to compliment your overall theme and product messaging.

“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 coming from him. 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—even if others are telling you that it cannot be done. 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.”   – Rich Henning, Senior Vice President, Suez North America

Scott offers a variety of customized, industry-specific presentations in addition to his Signature Keynote:

 

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

Scott Burrows is top Motivational Keynote Speaker who brings the concepts of VisionMindset and Grit to life 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.


Full Contact Wheelchair Rugby

 

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-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 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.

“It is with great personal and professional pleasure that I forward to you this well-deserved testimonial recognizing your superb contributions in supporting Seminole’s Employee Information Meeting (EWI) sessions. Your “Vision, Mindset, and Grit” keynote presentations powerfully underscored Seminole’s commitment to diversity celebrating and championing positive change from the individual through organizational levels. Your dynamic presentations were overwhelmingly assessed by our employees as one of the very best and most inspirational that Seminole employees have ever heard! Thank you once again, Scott, for your personal and professional testimony that inspires each of us to achieve greater positive changes within our workplace and personal lives. We genuinely welcome and look forward to partnering with you in the future.”   – Bob McNamara, Staff Development Specialist, Seminole Electric Cooperative

 

KEY PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS


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 cconscious visualization can give you that competitive advantage


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 paralyzed 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 is the best-selling author of Vision-Mindset-Grit, his engrossing life story that lays out the roadmap for companies and organizations dealing with catastrophic change, seemingly unconquerable setbacks while providing them with practical tools they can put into immediate action to help push towards exponential growth and personal success.

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“This keynote sets the tone and stage for the entire convention. We look for someone who can inspire us, has a message that ties to our convention theme & industry, and who would motivate us. Scott delivered on these three key points and more! Scott was able to weave his personal story with lessons learned, strategies to overcome obstacles that come your way, and encourage all to never to quit because success can be just around the corner. Our audience was clearly captivated by these messages. A measure of success was that he received two standing ovations. Standing ovations rarely happen in our keynotes, and two have never happened before Scott. Working with Scott was a pleasure. He was available, communicative and generous with his time. He made sure he delivered what we were looking for in a keynote. I highly recommend him as a keynote speaker and would be happy to talk with you personally about our experience.”  – Liz Whitney, Director, Education & Meetings, International Warehouse Logistics Association

VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE

 

Scott’s Customized Virtual 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.

“After watching you this morning with Kemper Life, you have renewed that energy to the next level. After working here for 33 years, the last 19 as a District Manager, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. You have given me strength to renew my vision and carry it on with the grit and determination needed. Thank you for your inspirational message and maybe one day we can all meet in person at another event. Good luck and Thank you again! ”   Daniel Denton, District Manager, Kemper Life

 

 

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

 

“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.  Through his personal story, he illustrated how to address adversity in a productive, empowering way.  He shared personal examples of how each element of his mantra and framework (vision-mindset-grit) contributed to his moving forward, and by codifying his approach, he gave us the opportunity to adopt his learning for our own application.  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.  A consummate professional.  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, Sales Development, US&C, CARESTREAM

 

 

“Scott, a huge ‘THANK YOU’ for giving such an inspiring message to our group. In these difficult economic times, small business owners find it hard to find help and encouragement, especially in our industry. Your message of vision, mindset and ‘grit,’ as you called it, really hit home and was very translatable for them to personalize and take back to their businesses to implement in their daily lives. Your life story not only reminds us that each one of us may face unforeseen obstacles, but with perseverance, Grace and a little sense of humor, your attitude can change your course forever!! Thank you so much for having the courage to get up and share your story with so many people! We are all blessed because act of it!”

– Carolyn Salvador, Executive Director, Georgia Child Care Association 

 

As top-rated athlete and accountability speaker Scott Burrows’ clients will tell you, his presentations are personalized exclusively for your organization. With a personal touch, he seamlessly weaves in your company’s challenges, core values and objectives at hand—while lending his own personal story and anecdotes that will compliment your overall theme and messaging of any product you may have.

After you book Scott, be it as a sales speaker or healthcare speaker, depending on your organization, his team will forward you a pre-event questionnaire and schedule a conference call with Scott so you can discuss your event in greater detail. Using that information, he will customize his message, which will include a dynamic blend of content, humor and takeaway value.

As you explore his website, you will find content information, video footage and video testimonials so you’ll be confident you’re making the right investment by booking Scott for your next conference.

Scott arrives the day before your event to make himself available to engage with key people in your organization. He will then meet with your audiovisual team to assure a smooth transitioning of the event details. Finally, to complete this top-notch experience, Scott requires a wireless microphone, computer and video projector to play his opening and closing videos, as well as a wheelchair ramp to get onto the stage. Following his keynote, Scott requests a 6′ skirted table for his book signing.

Invite Scott to speak at your conference or event
by calling 813-477-0862.

top-rated international speaker and bestselling author

“Scott did an excellent job of connecting his personal story to development in the workplace and emphasized not only adapting to, but stepping up to, the challenge of the ever-changing business environment… Scott’s message was inspiring and the highlight of our event.”

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“Scott Burrows delivered one of the most talked-about sessions in Gordian history. Scott will make you laugh, cry and applaud in deep appreciation for sharing his story and how we can all maintain positive momentum in this thing called life.”

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“Scott absolutely captivated the audience and got several standing ovations…I can’t recommend Scott highly enough…Truly one of the best speakers I have had the pleasure of working with or listening to.”

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