Scott Burrows’ unforgettable story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback through a clear Vision, a determined Mindset and unstoppable Grit inspires. As a Keynote Motivational Speaker on change and overcoming adversity, and Bestselling Author, you will find that his captivating message is one of hope, courage and perseverance. Scott’s real-life experiences and eloquent storytelling move people into action! In addition, he gives them the tools they need to stand up to any challenge in their life, their work and in the marketplace.
As an All-Star athlete, Scott played college football at Florida State University and was a top ranked Black-Belt kickboxing champion with his last fight broadcast on ESPN. During that time, Scott survived a devastating single car crash riding passenger that left a life him paralyzed from the chest down and diagnosed a quadriplegic. To thrive, beat the odds and achieve extraordinary results in both his personal and professional life it took Grit, and the willingness to never give up.
Today, as an in demand speaker on the national circuit, Scott has presented to organizations, associations and Fortune 500 companies and our Military and has been invited to kick off corporate conferences in Australia, India, Spain, Bermuda, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Canada.
Scott's Signature Keynote: Vision-Mindset-Grit
Our world continues to change at the fastest rate in human history. With the expanding capabilities of technology like smart phones, social media and mobile apps, the economy is ever-changing, as are the workforce, the marketplace and your competition. If you are unwilling to adapt and be more flexible, beware—chances are you will be left behind.
With unparalleled credibility, Scott Burrows gives audiences the tools they need to stand up and conquer any challenge in both their professional and personal lives. He will encourage them and show them how to accept change and difficulties, revealing how to embrace adversity in order to persevere. Scott will instill in them the belief that they can indeed achieve all that they aspire to regardless of circumstances.
Scott’s compelling story of tragedy and triumph is the backdrop to this presentation, providing what will be an unforgettable and lasting memory. He’ll inspire and motivate audiences to live purposefully while applying the same timeless principles that have helped him overcome incredible obstacles: Vision-Mindset-Grit. This dynamic and thought-provoking presentation—told while using his own physical paralysis as a metaphor and blending eloquent storytelling and humor—leaves audiences spellbound and wanting more.
As an all-star athlete, Scott played college football at Florida State University and was a top-ranked kickboxing Black Belt champion whose last fight was broadcast by ESPN. At the peak of his athletic career, he survived a devastating car crash, suffering a serious spinal cord injury that left a diagnosis of quadriplegia and the complete reinvention of his life. To thrive, beat the odds and achieve extraordinary results both personally and professionally, he learned to harness a clear VISION, a determined MINDSET and unstoppable GRIT. These three simple words, with so much meaning and impact behind them, can empower any person or organization when put into action!
As Scott’s clients will tell you, audiences are intensely captivated as they absorb how the most overwhelming of setbacks can be converted into success, fulfillment and personal realization—as long as they never give up.
“Each year our global sales conference is literally our “Super Bowl” for the celebrity sales team, it’s the one time we’re all together and our big shot at setting the tone for the upcoming year with a high energy and motivational message. Thanks to Scotty Burrows, 2016 will be our best year ever!”
– Keith Lane, Vice President of Sales: North America, Celebrity Cruises
“I want to express my heartfelt thanks for the positive impact you had with your presentation at our National Convention in Branson. It was very important to kick-off our convention with a powerful message and your presentation on Vision, Mindset & Grit did just that! Thank you so much for sharing your story and challenging us with your message. Our attendees were moved, inspired and motivated by your presentation. Not only do you have an incredibly inspiring story with a meaningful message, but you are a gifted communicator and your humble character really impressed our audience. To be such a strong individual who has accomplished so many phenomenal achievements with so much determination and grit, and yet package that with your gracious and humble personality is so rare and challenged all of us to strive to be better people.”
– Steve Bonar, Executive Vice President, Conklin Company Inc.
“As Chairperson of the Securities and Financial Markets South/South Central District, I was responsible for finding speakers for our Annual Meeting. Our presenters have traditionally been industry insiders, but I wanted to try something different this time. I am very happy with the decision to hire Scott. He took the time to understand our industry and the issues impacting our members, and incorporated that into his own powerful and personal story. Our members were truly blown away by his moving narrative of overcoming adversity with determination, grit, humor, and the support of loved ones. We were all uplifted and inspired.”
– Bonnie Bishop, Vice President–Deal Manager, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
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