“Scott was amazing and had our participants on the edge of their seats. After a long day of meetings and presentations, Scott was able to capture their hearts and minds with his incredible storytelling and relatable style. We appreciated that Scott could tailor his presentation to our meeting themes and bring to life the mindset that we wanted to cultivate through his unique life story and the grit he used to overcome seemingly impossible circumstances.” – Nora Glauberman, Marketing Communications Manager, BASF Construction Chemicals, Americas
Get Ready to Experience a Powerful, Emotional and Life-Changing Safety Presentation!
With the alarming predominance of workplace accidents caused by human error, the importance for engaging teams and individuals with safety procedures in a way that is meaningful to them and can promote significant change is crucial. Most human factors involved in accidents occur in the arena of memory, awareness and attention, judgement and reasoning, attitude, and risk perception – all areas dealing with the cognitive mindset and the need for even the most highly-trained individuals to remain alert and focused during potentially hazardous work situations.
Conquer Adversity, Develop a Safety Mindset, Navigate Team Change!
Nothing delivers the importance of safety better than a personal story. Neuroscience studies confirm storytelling illuminates parts of the brain that are only active when a listener actually experiences something – triggering their imagination, engaging them with a deep emotional response and sealing it into memory. With these areas of the brain activated and connected by a physical and emotional response, memory retention has been shown to be up to 7 times more effective than training through facts and figures.
Motivational Safety Speaker Scott Burrows details his unforgettable, life-changing inspirational story of turning a paralyzing setback caused by a poor split-second decision into a powerful comeback that will inspire your team to develop a true safety culture MINDSET. Scott details how easy it is to become desensitized to common safety routines, and how ‘just this once’ can tragically impact the rest of their lives.
Told while using own physical paralysis as a visual metaphor and blending eloquent storytelling with humor and crowd interaction, Scott leaves audiences captivated, inspired and ready to take action. His VISION, MINDSET AND GRIT SAFETY PRESENTATION will Impact your team by encouraging better day-to-day safety decisions in the workplace and changing the way your employees view and approach their jobs. Listeners will walk away embracing workplace safety protocols as opposed to resisting or ignoring them.
Scott grew up learning firsthand safety procedures working for his dad, a golf course superintendent at Turtle Creek Country Club. Scott operated heavy equipment including dangerous fairway mowers, and handled hazardous chemicals and fertilizers. It was the ideal place to learn about and keep up with safety measures not just at work, but in everyday life. Unfortunately, Scott still made a poor decision that made the difference between walking away from an accident with probable minor injuries, to instead lying in a hospital bed diagnosed a quadriplegic. Accepting the grim responsibility for his decisions, Scott understood he couldn’t change the past and instead put into action an unforgettable vision and mindset for his future—one that includes his passionate commitment as a spokesperson for workplace safety.
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 MINDEST 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.
Learn how to create a clear Vision that entices your employees to follow Safety Protocols and 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 Safety Vision
Find out how Visualization can give you that competitive edge
Learn how Breaking the Fall Line can help you create an unstoppable Mindset
Examine the Safety Mindset of Poise, Execution and Non-Resistance
Discover how not to let your Mindset Become Your Biggest Handicap to increase employee productivity
Understand how forgiveness, a leadership trait, can restore hope and lead to greater adherence to team safety protocols
Find out how Asking the ‘What’ Questions can get you thinking differently and help prevent accidents in the workplace
Learn how personal accountability can keep you and others Safe
Examine why your Willingness to Fail But Your Unwillingness to Quit is a leadership trait that can keep you focused on the safety of your team members
Discover adaptation strategies to help employees make that commitment to Stand Up to Any Workplace Challenge
Understand what it really means to Go with What Scares You
Cultivate ways to unlock your Grit that can improve safety performance
Understand the true meaning of being that Blessman in someone’s life in the workplace
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