Scott Burrows

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About Scott Burrows - Quadriplegic Speaker on Transformational Change:

Scott Burrows’ unforgettable story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback through a clear Vision, a determined Mindset and unstoppable Grit inspires. Scott has co-authored the book Conversations on Success and has written his own, Vision-Mindset-Grit. 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. His 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  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.

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What Scott Burrows Talks About:

Vision-Mindset-Grit: Success Strategies to Help You Stand Up to Any Challenge 
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. 

Learning Objectives:


  • Learn how to create a compelling Vision that empowers you to take action
  • Discover the impact of connecting your organization to a shared Vision and set of core values
  • Understand how to imprint your Vision to separate you from your competition
  • Find out how Visualization can encourage you to stretch beyond your comfort zone as well as any self-perceived paralyzing limitations 


  • Learn how to create an unstoppable Mindset 
  • Discover transformational techniques to not letting your Mindset become your biggest handicap during the tough times
  • Understand how the power of forgiveness, a leadership trait, can restore hope and lead to greater organizational productivity 
  • Find out how “Anything is Possible” if you are willing to “Break the Fall Line." Learn that asking “What Questions” during times of adversity, keeps you moving forward into your future


  • Learn how to find your passion to persevere and to execute during times of change
  • Examine why your willingness to fail, but your unwillingness to quit as an organization can help you achieve extraordinary results even in today’s ultra-competitive world
  • Discover how to tap into your inner strength and stand up to any challenge.Understand how by taking meaningful risks and being resilient in your pursuit can turn impossibilities into possibilities
  • Cultivate ways to unlock your Grit

Think Outside the Moment
Feeling scared, vulnerable and overwhelmed are inevitable—and inescapable—traits of the human condition, whether at work, at home or in other social environments. In this lively, engaging session, Scott Burrows helps audience members root out the causes of those anxieties and learn from each other how to think outside the moment to fight such fears for a more productive, enriching life.

Through careful guidance and an inspiring approach, Scott digs deep into the vulnerabilities and dynamics of the group for a unique session where everyone gets involved and everyone leaves with new skills and coping mechanisms built around his empowering concepts of Vision-Mindset-Grit.

Audiences discover the answers to 2 pivotal questions: 1)  What is your Vision? What are you now fighting for going forward in both your personal and professional life? 2) Who is willing to hold you accountable?

Everyone involved will develop:

  • A clear Vision
  • A determined Mindset to adapt and be more flexible than ever before to any uncomfortable situation
  • Unstoppable Grit to stand up tall and perform regardless of their comfort zone

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