SCOTT BURROWS
Overcoming Adversity Resilience Speaker
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
KEYNOTE FEE:

$15,001 - $20,000

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
TRAVELS FROM:

Florida
VIRTUAL VIDEOS

"We cried, we laughed, and we cheered! You presented the perfect message following our intense human resource management training, instilling within us to believe that we can indeed achieve all that we aspire to do and to be. With unparalleled credibility, you taught us how to face our own challenges in our professional and personal lives. You taught us to not resist difficulties; rather to persevere...and you told us how to do it! You said to clearly identify what we are fighting for, to focus and continually refocus our minds on what we have the ability and power to do, and then simply, but not easily, not give up. Your compelling story of tragedy and triumph was the backdrop, providing what is surely to be a lasting memory to inspire and motivate us to also live purposely applying the same timeless principles that enable you to live an abundant 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."

VP, Strategic Sourcing

"I had the pleasure to hire Scott Burrows to deliver the keynote address for the 2019 IWLA annual convention. 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."

Director, Education & Meetings

"If living with success is easy and overcoming adversity is the true test of the human spirit, Scott Burrows passed the test with flying colors and went right to the head of the class. Scott's presentation on Vision, Mindset and Grit is an extremely powerful, warm, enlightening and inspirational chronicle of an amazing man with a very active and passionate heart and soul. Scott exemplifies WILL and HUMANITY. Beyond the fundamental message of never giving up, Scott Burrows delivers multiple messages in his presentation that stimulate deep thought, raw emotion and bold energy to dig a little deeper and be a lot stronger. In 20+ years of hand-picking speakers to create very substantive impact with large and diverse audiences, Scott Burrows was hands-down, heads-up, eyes-welling and hearts-pounding, one of the very best!"

CEO
ABOUT SCOTT BURROWS

Scott Burrows is a motivational business speaker who brings the concepts of Vision, Mindset 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 your organization stand up to any challenge.

By the age of 19, Scott played college football at Florida State University for legendary coach Bobby Bowden and was a top-ranked kick-boxing Black Belt champion whose last fight was broadcast by ESPN. Scott’s life changed dramatically when he survived a catastrophic car accident 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 had altered his course forever.

Despite his grim diagnosis, Scott astounded his doctors and refused to be sidelined. After graduating with a degree in Finance, Scott served as a Financial Advisor in the Insurance and Financial Industry for Northwestern Mutual. He specialized in life and disability insurance, 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 buckled in this time, new injuries forced him to RE-evaluate, RE-invent and once again RE-ignite his life by practicing 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 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 based on individual soil tests. This expansion brought in an excess of 1.6 million the first year.

Scott is the author of Vision, Mindset, Grit! 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 press on.

SCOTT BURROWS PROGRAMS & TOPICS

VISION-MINDSET-GRIT: Success Strategies to Help You Stand Up to Any Challenge

In today's competitive marketplace, organizations are trying to maintain a winning culture as they deal with an array of business challenges. The true measure of success is how well teams respond to adversity, change, setbacks and fear. Whatever belief system is employed must be powerful enough to conquer these obstacles for personal and professional growth or your organization will be left behind. Scott teaches listeners how to create a clear Vision to propel them to action, while helping leaders discover the impact of connecting their organi¬zation to a shared vision, and how to adapt business strategies to gain that important competitive advantage. How to create an unstoppable Mindset that revolves around poise and execution, and how asking the "What" questions can help teams navigate the chaos of adversity. Listeners learn the important principles of Grit to help stretch them beyond a paralyzed state of overwhelm and Stand Up to Any Challenge.

Develop an Unstoppable Mindset: Success Strategies for Safety Teams & Supervisors

With the alarming predominance of workplace accidents caused by human error, the importance of engaging teams and individuals with safety procedures in a way that is meaningful to them and can promote significant change is crucial. Scott details his unforgettable, life-changing story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback that inspires teams to develop a true safety 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 his own physical paralysis as a metaphor and blending eloquent storytelling with humor and crowd interaction, Scott leaves audiences captivated, inspired and ready to take action. Scott will impact your team by encouraging awareness, better day-to-day safety decisions 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.

Rising to the Challenge: Keeping Healthcare Teams Cohesive & Motivated

Scott Burrows’ thought-provoking presentation and compelling story is a 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 healthcare, just detours and workarounds.

Healthcare leaders appreciate Scott’s knowledge of their industry, knowing he understands patient-centered care and how healthcare professionals have the gift and the power to influence and impact their patients’ lives. As a former spinal cord injury patient and advocate for both patient and healthcare providers, he shares his impactful personal experience as a quadriplegic. Sharing Scott’s deeply personal experience encourages healthcare professionals to continue to find passion for what they do while teaching and inspiring them to encourage their patients to Never Give up Hope!

The Mindset of Safety for Supervisors

Frontline safety supervisors are the linchpin for an effective safety culture and responsible for creating an environment that embraces self-awareness, accountability and non-resistance. In the midst of analyzing hazard investigations, regulatory requirements, training and maintaining a safe work environment, it is easy to lose focus, and harder still to find the daily grit to persevere in an ever-changing environment.

Fleet Safety: Peak Performance Strategies for Drivers

With vehicular accidents costing employers $60 billion per year in property damage, legal and medical expense as well as the loss of worker productivity, employee training and development will always be the key factor in keeping drivers safe, while also protecting your companies' bottom line. Nothing delivers the importance of safety better than a compelling 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 subconscious 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.

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SCOTT BURROWS BOOKS
SCOTT BURROWS
Overcoming Adversity Resilience Speaker
TRAVELS FROM:

Florida
KEYNOTE FEE:

$15,001 - $20,000

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
VIRTUAL VIDEOS
"We cried, we laughed, and we cheered! You presented the perfect message following our intense human resource management training, instilling within us to believe that we can indeed achieve all that we aspire to do and to be. With unparalleled credibility, you taught us how to face our own challenges in our professional and personal lives. You taught us to not resist difficulties; rather to persevere...and you told us how to do it! You said to clearly identify what we are fighting for, to focus and continually refocus our minds on what we have the ability and power to do, and then simply, but not easily, not give up. Your compelling story of tragedy and triumph was the backdrop, providing what is surely to be a lasting memory to inspire and motivate us to also live purposely applying the same timeless principles that enable you to live an abundant life."

Western Regional IPMA

"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."
VP, Strategic Sourcing

SMILE BRANDS

"I had the pleasure to hire Scott Burrows to deliver the keynote address for the 2019 IWLA annual convention. 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."
Director, Education & Meetings

International Warehouse Logistics Association

"If living with success is easy and overcoming adversity is the true test of the human spirit, Scott Burrows passed the test with flying colors and went right to the head of the class. Scott's presentation on Vision, Mindset and Grit is an extremely powerful, warm, enlightening and inspirational chronicle of an amazing man with a very active and passionate heart and soul. Scott exemplifies WILL and HUMANITY. Beyond the fundamental message of never giving up, Scott Burrows delivers multiple messages in his presentation that stimulate deep thought, raw emotion and bold energy to dig a little deeper and be a lot stronger. In 20+ years of hand-picking speakers to create very substantive impact with large and diverse audiences, Scott Burrows was hands-down, heads-up, eyes-welling and hearts-pounding, one of the very best!"
CEO

Specialized Carriers & Riggings

ABOUT SCOTT BURROWS

Scott Burrows is a motivational business speaker who brings the concepts of Vision, Mindset 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 your organization stand up to any challenge.

By the age of 19, Scott played college football at Florida State University for legendary coach Bobby Bowden and was a top-ranked kick-boxing Black Belt champion whose last fight was broadcast by ESPN. Scott’s life changed dramatically when he survived a catastrophic car accident 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 had altered his course forever.

Despite his grim diagnosis, Scott astounded his doctors and refused to be sidelined. After graduating with a degree in Finance, Scott served as a Financial Advisor in the Insurance and Financial Industry for Northwestern Mutual. He specialized in life and disability insurance, 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.

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At the pinnacle of his career, Scott experienced yet another setback, a second automobile accident. Although buckled in this time, new injuries forced him to RE-evaluate, RE-invent and once again RE-ignite his life by practicing 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 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 based on individual soil tests. This expansion brought in an excess of 1.6 million the first year.

Scott is the author of Vision, Mindset, Grit! 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 press on.

SCOTT BURROWS PROGRAMS & TOPICS
VISION-MINDSET-GRIT: Success Strategies to Help You Stand Up to Any Challenge
In today's competitive marketplace, organizations are trying to maintain a winning culture as they deal with an array of business challenges. The true measure of success is how well teams respond to adversity, change, setbacks and fear. Whatever belief system is employed must be powerful enough to conquer these obstacles for personal and professional growth or your organization will be left behind. Scott teaches listeners how to create a clear Vision to propel them to action, while helping leaders discover the impact of connecting their organi¬zation to a shared vision, and how to adapt business strategies to gain that important competitive advantage. How to create an unstoppable Mindset that revolves around poise and execution, and how asking the "What" questions can help teams navigate the chaos of adversity. Listeners learn the important principles of Grit to help stretch them beyond a paralyzed state of overwhelm and Stand Up to Any Challenge.
Develop an Unstoppable Mindset: Success Strategies for Safety Teams & Supervisors
With the alarming predominance of workplace accidents caused by human error, the importance of engaging teams and individuals with safety procedures in a way that is meaningful to them and can promote significant change is crucial. Scott details his unforgettable, life-changing story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback that inspires teams to develop a true safety 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 his own physical paralysis as a metaphor and blending eloquent storytelling with humor and crowd interaction, Scott leaves audiences captivated, inspired and ready to take action. Scott will impact your team by encouraging awareness, better day-to-day safety decisions 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.
Rising to the Challenge: Keeping Healthcare Teams Cohesive & Motivated

Scott Burrows’ thought-provoking presentation and compelling story is a 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 healthcare, just detours and workarounds.

The Mindset of Safety for Supervisors
Frontline safety supervisors are the linchpin for an effective safety culture and responsible for creating an environment that embraces self-awareness, accountability and non-resistance. In the midst of analyzing hazard investigations, regulatory requirements, training and maintaining a safe work environment, it is easy to lose focus, and harder still to find the daily grit to persevere in an ever-changing environment.
Fleet Safety: Peak Performance Strategies for Drivers
With vehicular accidents costing employers $60 billion per year in property damage, legal and medical expense as well as the loss of worker productivity, employee training and development will always be the key factor in keeping drivers safe, while also protecting your companies' bottom line. Nothing delivers the importance of safety better than a compelling 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 subconscious 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.

Request Availability for Scott Burrows

SCOTT BURROWS BOOKS