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Bestselling Author, Survived A Horrendous Automobile Accident That Left Him A Quadriplegic

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Scott Burrows: Bestselling Author, Survived A Horrendous Automobile Accident That Left Him A Quadriplegic Scott Burrows is an in-demand Keynote Motivational Speaker who brings the concepts of Vision, Mindset and Grit to life. Three simple yet powerful words that, when put into action, can absolutely change the direction of both your personal and professional life.

 

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During the height of his collegiate career, his life changed dramatically. On November 3rd, 1984, he survived a horrendous automobile accident as a passenger in his friend’s car, suffering a life-threatening spinal cord neck injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down and diagnosed a quadriplegic.

Scott Burrows was a star athlete and fierce competitor. By the age of 19, he played college football at Florida State University as a walk-on wide receiver and was a top-ranked kick-boxing Black Belt champion whose last fight was broadcast by ESPN.

Despite his grim diagnosis, Scott refused to be sidelined. After six months of intense physical therapy, he fought the fight of his life and progressed further than anyone could have imagined. Embracing his new life, as opposed to resisting it, he returned to college and earned a BS Degree in Finance. In addition, he found himself competing again, this time in a completely different sport. They call it full-contact Wheelchair Rugby, otherwise known as Murderball, a Paralympic sport.

After graduating from college, Scott’s first career was as a Financial Advisor in the Insurance and Financial Industry. In his 5th year, he 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.

At the pinnacle of that career, right after attending the MDRT’s Annual Conference with over 8,000 attendees watching phenomenal motivational speakers, Scott experienced yet another setback, a second automobile accident. New injuries forced him to RE-evaluate, RE-invent and once again RE-ignite his life. During that time, Scott was so inspired by the MDRT speakers that he made a decision to leave the Insurance and Financial Industry, an industry that he had so much passion for, to pursue two new career paths. He became a motivational speaker and took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partner with his brother to expand his multimillion-dollar golf course supply business into Southeast Asia.
Today, Scott is an in-demand Keynote Motivational Speaker who brings the concepts of Vision, Mindset and Grit to life. Three simple yet powerful words that, when put into action, can absolutely change the direction of both your personal and professional life. Vision helps you to set manageable but far-reaching goals. Mindset allows you to stay focused on those goals even as circumstances, personnel and other elements change. Grit is the everyday determination to persevere when all else beckons you to retreat, give in or simply maintain the status quo!
Inspiring Organizations to Stand Up to Any Challenge
In today’s rapidly evolving marketplace environment, many organizations are trying to maintain a winning culture as they deal with an array of business challenges. Perhaps today your organization is dealing with growing pains and key business issues as you continue to expand both internally and externally while attempting to be number one in your industry in customer service and expectations. Perhaps you’re experiencing lots of industry change, limited bench support, operational and support issues and budget cuts as well as increased goals, objectives and responsibilities. Or you’re feeling paralyzed by your competition, advancing technologies and market saturation.
 
Whatever your challenges are, the true measure of success is how well you respond to adversity, change, setbacks and fear. Whatever belief system you employ must be powerful enough to conquer these obstacles and any other impediments to your personal and professional growth, or you—and your organization—will be left behind.
 
As audiences worldwide have discovered, Scott Burrows’ compelling story is the hero’s journey, providing what will be an unforgettable and lasting memory to inspire your audience 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, just detours and workarounds.
 
Through the power of storytelling, Scott will show your attendees firsthand how to apply the same timeless principles of Vision-Mindset-Grit that have had a profound impact in his life. Three simple yet powerful words that, when put into action, can absolutely help you conquer adversity and master change, setting the stage for developing cutting-edge ideas and leadership strategies that will benefit your entire organization.
 
This is the perfect Inspirational Keynote Presentation to Open or Close your conference to challenge your audience to be Resilient, Adaptable and Set Goals that Stretch the Mind. As an inspirational keynote presentation speaker, his message of Vision-Mindset-Grit will literally transform the way you look at industry challenges, your competition, business and life goals.
 
Content Covered
Vision
•    Learn how to create a clear Vision that entices you to Take Action
•    Examine the benefits of Dreaming in Full Color
•    Discover the impact of connecting your organi¬zation to a Shared Vision
•    Find out how Visualization can give you that Competitive Advantage
Mindset
•    Learn how to create an unstoppable Mindset that revolves around Poise and Execution
•    Examine the Mindset of Letting It Happen and Breaking the Fall Line
•    Discover how to not let your Mindset Become Your Biggest Handicap
•    Understand how the Power of Forgiveness, a leadership trait, can restore hope and lead to greater productivity
•    Find out how Asking the “What” Questions can help you navigate the chaos of adversity
Grit
•    Learn what it takes to Stretch Yourself beyond your paralyzed state
•    Examine why your Willingness to Fail But Your Unwillingness to Quit is a leadership trait
•    Discover Gritty strategies to help you Stand Up to Any Challenge
•    Understand what it really means to Go with What Scares You and Never Give Up
•    Cultivate ways to Unlock your Grit by finding that Blessman in your life
 
 
Inspiring  Sales Teams to Stand Up to Any Challenge
In today’s competitive Sales Environment, many Sales Organizations are trying to maintain a winning and optimistic culture as they deal with an array of business and sales challenges. Perhaps today your sales team is weathering budget cuts or dealing with growing pains as your organization continues to expand both internally and externally while attempting to be number one in your industry and customer expectations. Maybe you are experiencing industry change right now while trying to differentiate yourself, your company and your solutions from your lower-priced competitors. Perhaps you are looking to improve the sales process and how you approach C-level executives and decision makers as you do your best to reach new sales quotas and budgets. Or maybe you are feeling paralyzed by your competition, keeping up with new products coming to market as well as advancing technologies that are upending workflow and processes.
 
Whatever your challenges are, the true measure of success is how well you respond to adversity, change, setbacks and fear in the marketplace. Whatever belief system you employ must be powerful enough to conquer these obstacles and any other impediments to your personal and professional growth, or you—and your sales organization—will be left behind.
 
As Sales Organizations worldwide have discovered, Scott Burrows’ thought-provoking keynote motivational presentation and compelling story is the hero’s journey, providing what will be an unforgettable and lasting memory to inspire your sales team to stand up to any challenge. Using his physical paralysis as a visual metaphor, Scott reveals how to drive sales 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 in the marketplace, just detours and workarounds.
 
Through the power of storytelling, Scott will show your sales team firsthand how to apply the same timeless principles of Vision-Mindset-Grit that have had a profound impact in his life. Three simple yet powerful words that, when put into action, can absolutely help you conquer adversity and master change, reach robust sales goals, setting the stage for developing cutting-edge ideas and leadership strategies that will benefit your entire sales organization.
 
There are many sales motivational speakers to choose from, but you will find that Sales Leaders RAVE about Scott’s knowledge and understanding of their business knowing that he, too, was a top sales producer. After Scott’s life-changing accident, he graduated from college, then entered the Insurance and Financial Industry as a Financial Advisor and went on to qualify for the Million Dollar Round Table—a 100% commission-driven award that less than 8% of his peers qualify for yearly from 500 companies in 70 countries.
 
Needless to say, Scott knows firsthand what it’s like to be in the field—to generate activity, make scheduled calls, prospect, face rejection, overcome objection, all while listening to client needs to determine recommendations and solutions while differentiating himself from the competition.
 
At the MDRT’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas, in 1994, Scott learned a lot from the Sales Speakers who spoke on Leadership, Team Building, Prospecting, Customer Service and Branding as well as from the Inspirational Overcoming Adversity Speakers who encouraged you to push the limits of what is possible. Sitting there, he was so moved that he saw himself doing that for the rest of his life. Ultimately, he made a tough decision to create a new Vision for his future: to leave an industry he had so much passion for to pursue a speaking career—a career with the right Mindset and tremendous Grit that has taken him all over the world.
 
This is the perfect Inspirational Keynote Presentation to Open or Close your sales conference with to challenge your Sales Team to be Resilient, Adaptable and Set Goals that Stretch the Mind. His message of Vision-Mindset-Grit will literally transform the way you look at industry challenges, your competition, business and life goals.
 
Content Covered
Vision
•    Learn how to create a clear Vision that entices your Sales Team to Take Action
•    Examine the benefits of your team Dreaming in Full Color
•    Discover the impact of connecting your sales organi¬zation to a Shared Vision
•    Find out how Visualization can give your sales team that Competitive Advantage
Mindset
•    Learn how to create an unstoppable Mindset that revolves around Poise and Execution
•    Examine the Mindset of Letting It Happen and Breaking the Fall Line
•    Discover how to not let your Mindset Become Your Biggest Handicap
•    Understand how the Power of Forgiveness, a leadership trait, can restore hope and lead to greater productivity
•    Find out how Asking the “What” Questions in the marketplace can help you navigate the chaos of adversity
Grit
•    Learn what it takes to Stretch Yourself beyond your paralyzed state
•    Examine why your Willingness to Fail But Your Unwillingness to Quit is a sales leadership trait
•    Discover Gritty strategies to help your sales team to Stand Up to Any Challenge
•    Understand what it really means for your sales team to Go with What Scares You and Never Give Up
•    Cultivate ways to Unlock Your Grit by finding that Blessman in your life
 
Success Strategies to Help You Stand Up to Any Challenge
for Insurance & Finacial Organizations

In today’s rapidly evolving Insurance and Financial Industry, many organizations are trying to maintain a winning culture as they deal with an array of business and sales challenges. Perhaps your organization is dealing with new rules, increased regulation or growing pains and key business issues as you continue to expand both internally and externally while attempting to be number one in your industry and customer expectations. Maybe you’re experiencing industry changes, such as the new Department of Labor ruling or new products entering the marketplace. Perhaps you’re operating with limited bench support, operational and support issues, budget cuts or rising goals, objectives and responsibilities. Or you feel paralyzed by your competition and advancing technologies that are upending workflow and processes.
 
Whatever your challenges, the true measure of success is how well you respond to adversity, change, setbacks and fear. Whatever belief system you employ must be powerful enough to conquer these obstacles and any other impediments to your personal and professional growth, or you—and your organization—will be left behind.
 
As audiences worldwide have discovered, Scott Burrows’ compelling story is the hero’s journey, providing what will be an unforgettable and lasting memory to inspire your audience 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, just detours and workarounds.
 
Through the power of storytelling, Scott will show your attendees firsthand how to apply the same timeless principles of Vision-Mindset-Grit that have had a profound impact in his life. Three simple yet powerful words that, when put into action, can absolutely help you conquer adversity and master change, setting the stage for developing cutting-edge ideas and leadership strategies that will benefit your entire organization.
 
As an insurance and financial industry speaker, you will find that Insurance and Financial leaders RAVE about Scott’s knowledge and understanding of their business, knowing that he, too, was a top sales producer. After his life-changing accident, he graduated from college, then entered the Insurance and Financial Industry as a Financial Advisor and went on to qualify for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Scott knows firsthand what it’s like to be in the field—generating activity, making scheduled calls, prospecting, facing rejection, overcoming objection, all while listening to clients’ needs to determine recommendations and solutions.
 
At the MDRT’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas, in 1994, Scott learned a lot from the Platform Speakers who spoke on Leadership, Team Building, Customer Service and Branding, as well as from the Inspirational Overcoming Adversity Speakers who encouraged you to push the limits of what is possible. He was so moved that he saw himself doing that, too, for the rest of his life. Ultimately, he made a tough decision to create a new Vision for his future: to leave an industry he had so much passion for and pursue a speaking career—a career with the right Mindset and tremendous Grit that has taken him all over the world.
 
This is the perfect Inspirational Keynote Presentation to Open or Close your conference, meeting, retreat or incentive trip to challenge your audience to be Resilient, Adaptable and Set Goals That Stretch the Mind. As a motivational speaker in the insurance industry, you will find his message of Vision-Mindset-Grit literally transform the way you look at industry challenges, your competition, business and life goals.

Content Covered

Vision
•    Learn how to create a clear Vision that entices you to Take Action
•    Examine the benefits of Dreaming in Full Color
•    Discover the impact of connecting your organi¬zation to a Shared Vision
•    Find out how Visualization can give you that Competitive Advantage
Mindset
•    Learn how to create an unstoppable Mindset that revolves around Poise and Execution
•    Examine the Mindset of Letting It Happen and Breaking the Fall Line
•    Discover how to not let your Mindset Become Your Biggest Handicap
•    Understand how the Power of Forgiveness, a leadership trait, can restore hope and lead to greater productivity
•    Find out how Asking the “What” Questions can help you navigate the chaos of adversity
Grit
•    Learn what it takes to Stretch Yourself beyond your paralyzed state
•    Examine why your Willingness to Fail But Your Unwillingness to Quit is a leadership trait
•    Discover Gritty strategies to help you Stand Up to Any Challenge
•    Understand what it really means to Go with What Scares You and Never Give Up
•    Cultivate ways to Unlock your Grit by finding that Blessman in your life
 
 
Inspiring Healthcare Professionals to Stand Up to Any Challenge
for Healthcare Organizations

In today’s rapidly changing Healthcare Market, many organizations are trying to maintain an optimistic culture as they deal with an array of business challenges and those challenges that revolve around patient-centered care. Perhaps today you are trying to improve patient satisfactory scores and engagement as you grapple with a decreasing labor pool, lower reimbursements and everyday stresses. Maybe you are looking for ways to deliver better care and outcomes as you attempt to secure and grow market share. Perhaps you are trying to develop alternate revenue streams, contain core operating costs or change your existing business model to reflect ongoing changes. Or maybe you are feeling paralyzed by new rules, increased regulation and compliance as well as advancing technologies, new reporting requirements and your competition.
 
Whatever your healthcare challenges are, the true measure of success is how well you respond to adversity, change, setbacks and fear. Whatever belief system you employ must be powerful enough to conquer these obstacles and any other impediments to your personal and professional growth, or you—and your organization—will be left behind.
 
As Healthcare Audiences have discovered, Scott Burrows’ thought-provoking presentation and compelling story is the 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 the healthcare marketplace, just detours and workarounds.
 
Through the power of storytelling, Scott will show your healthcare professionals firsthand how to apply the same timeless principles of Vision-Mindset-Grit that have had a profound impact in his life. Three simple yet powerful words that, when put into action, can absolutely help you conquer adversity and master change, setting the stage for developing cutting-edge ideas and leadership strategies that will benefit your entire organization.
 
Healthcare Speakers and Leaders RAVE about Scott’s knowledge of their industry, knowing he understands patient-centered care and what healthcare professionals do and how they can influence and impact their patients’ lives. As a former spinal cord injury patient and advocate for both patient and healthcare providers, he shares his very personal experience as a quadriplegic. Scott will encourage your healthcare professionals to continue to find the passion for what they do for a living while teaching them to encourage their patients to Never Give Up Hope!
 
There are many healthcare motivational speakers to choose from, but we believe you will that find Scott’s story is the perfect Inspirational Keynote Presentation to Open or Close your Healthcare conference to challenge your organization to be Resilient, Adaptable and Set Goals Rhat Stretch the Mind. His message of Vision-Mindset-Grit will literally transform the way you look at industry challenges, your competition, business and life goals.
 
Content Covered
Vision
•    Learn how to create a clear Vision that entices your Healthcare Professionals to Take Action
•    Examine the benefits of your team Dreaming in Full Color
•    Discover the impact of connecting your organi¬zation to a Shared Vision
•    Find out how Visualization can give you that Competitive Advantage
Mindset
•    Learn how to create an unstoppable Mindset that revolves around Poise and Execution
•    Examine the Mindset of Letting It Happen and Breaking the Fall Line
•    Discover how to not let your Mindset Become Your Biggest Handicap
•    Understand how the Power of Forgiveness, a leadership trait, can restore hope and lead to greater productivity
•    Find out how Asking the “What” Questions in the marketplace can help you navigate the chaos of adversity
Grit
•    Learn what it takes to Stretch Yourself beyond your paralyzed state
•    Examine why your Willingness to Fail But Your Unwillingness to Quit is a leadership trait
•    Discover Gritty strategies to help your team to Stand Up to Any Challenge
•    Understand what it really means to Go with What Scares You and Never Give Up
•    Cultivate ways to Unlock Your Grit by finding that Blessman in your life
 
 
Inspiring Companies to Stand Up to Diversity & Inclusion
In today’s rapidly changing Corporate Environment, C-level executives are realizing that Disability Matters. Why? Today, the largest and fastest growing minority group around the world are people with disabilities, and studies have shown this workforce is committed, productive, loyal and willing, when given the opportunity, to work hard to help your organization succeed. So, if you are looking to expand your market share, generate new revenue from this untapped market and see things from a different corporate perspective, it will take a clear Vision, the right Mindset and a lot of Grit to make it happen.
 
In today’s world, the true measure of success is how well you respond to a changing and diverse marketplace, adversity, setbacks and fear. Whatever belief system you employ must be powerful enough to conquer these obstacles and any other impediments to your personal and professional growth, or you—and your organization—will be left behind.
 
As audiences worldwide have discovered, Scott Burrows’ compelling story is the hero’s journey, providing what will be an unforgettable and lasting memory to inspire your audience to stand up to diversity and inclusion. 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.
 
Through the power of storytelling, Scott will show your organization how to apply the same timeless principles of Vision-Mindset-Grit that have had a profound impact in his life. Three simple yet powerful words that, when put into action, can absolutely help you tap into a diverse workforce, setting the stage for developing cutting-edge ideas and leadership strategies that will benefit your entire workplace.
 
In 2016, as a corporate diversity speaker, Scott was invited to speak at Springboard Consulting’s Disability Matters North American Annual Conference in front of 250 C-level executives from Fortune 1000 companies. It was there that he learned that these Corporations held their own Annual Diversity Conferences. Since that time, Scott has been invited to speak to many of them, as his story is a great fit to drive home the importance of embracing diversity in the workplace.
 
After Scott’s life-changing accident, he returned to college and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. At that time, Northwestern Mutual Life gave him an opportunity to partner as a Financial Advisor. Scott quickly hired an assistant and in his 5th year went on to qualify for the Million Dollar Round Table. The MDRT is a 100% commission-driven award that less than 8% of his peers qualify for annually, peers representing 500 companies in 70 countries.
 
At the MDRT’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas, in 1994, Scott learned a lot from the Platform Corporate Speakers who spoke on Diversity, Leadership, Team Building, Customer Service and Branding as well as from the Inspirational Overcoming Adversity Speakers who encouraged you to push the limits of what is possible. He was so moved that he saw himself doing that for the rest of his life. Ironically, at this time, Scott was involved in a second life-changing automobile accident when a 72-year-old man ran a stop sign, caught Scott off guard, and their cars collided. The driver of the other car was not injured, but Scott was. These new injuries forced him out of work for 9 months.
 
Ultimately, in the 9th month, Scott made a tough decision to create a new Vision for his future: to leave an industry he had so much passion for to pursue two new careers: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partner with his brother, who needed his help to expand his multimillion-dollar, custom-blended fertilizer and chemical golf course business into Southeast Asia; and Motivational Keynote Speaking as a diversity and inclusion speaker. Both careers have taken Scott all around the world many times over.
 
He attributes his business success to working with so many diverse individuals. These are individuals from around the world who have helped Scott and themselves create unforeseen opportunities that have expanded the possibilities to hit new benchmarks.
 
You will find, like others, that this is the perfect Inspirational Keynote Presentation to challenge your audience to Embrace Diversity and Inclusion, Be Resilient, Adaptable and Set Goals That Stretch the Mind. As a diversity and inclusion inspirational speaker, Scott’s message of Vision-Mindset-Grit will literally transform the way you look at industry challenges, your competition, business and life goals.
 
Content Covered
Vision
•    Learn how to create a clear Vision that entices your organization to Take Action
•    Examine the benefits of Dreaming in Full Color
•    Discover the impact of connecting your organi¬zation to a diverse and Shared Vision
•    Find out how Visualization can give you that Competitive Advantage
Mindset
•    Learn how to create an unstoppable diverse Mindset that revolves around Poise and Execution
•    Examine the Mindset of Letting It Happen and Breaking the Fall Line
•    Discover how to not let your Mindset Become Your Biggest Handicap
•    Understand how the Power of Forgiveness, a leadership trait, can restore hope and lead to greater productivity
•    Find out how Asking the “What” Questions can help you navigate the chaos of adversity
Grit
•    Learn what it takes to Stretch Yourself beyond your paralyzed state
•    Examine why your Willingness to Fail But Your Unwillingness to Quit is a leadership trait
•    Discover Gritty strategies to help you Stand Up to Any Challenge
•    Understand what it really means to Go with What Scares You and Never Give Up
•    Cultivate ways to Unlock Your Grit by finding that Blessman in your life
 
 
Inspiring Companies to Stand Up to Workplace Safety
Scott Burrows 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 fight was broadcast on ESPN. However, on November 3, 1984, he made a split-second decision that led to a tragic accident, changing his life forever. Bypassing his usual safety precautions, Scott decided to forgo wearing his seatbelt as a passenger in his friend’s car as they drove just one mile down the road to look for firewood for their bonfire.
 
That night, 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, causing severe physical injuries. Scott broke Cervical 6 and 7 vertebrae in his neck and suffered a life-threatening spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down and diagnosed a quadriplegic.
 
Nothing delivers the importance of safety better than a personal story from a Corporate Safety Speaker! Today, as a Motivational Safety Speaker, Scott’s unforgettable, life-changing story of turning a paralyzing setback, due to a poor decision, into a powerful comeback impacts audiences at every level. But it’s also a cautionary tale of what can happen when safety protocols are overlooked. Told while using his 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 can help men and women in any industry keep safe by encouraging better day-to-day decisions in the workplace. His presentation will change the way your employees view and approach safety, and they will walk away embracing workplace safety as opposed to resisting or ignoring it. Growing up, Scott learned firsthand about safety procedures working for his dad, the golf course superintendent at Turtle Creek Country Club. There, Scott operated heavy equipment, including 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 one day not to wear his seatbelt, and his life changed forever. He has since become an advocate for workplace safety as a corporate safety conference inspirational speaker.
 
Content Covered
Vision
•    Learn how to create a clear Vision that entices your employees to put Safety Protocols into 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
Mindset
•    Learn how Breaking the Fall Line can help you create an unstoppable Safety Mindset
•    Examine the Safety Mindset of Poise, Execution and Letting It Happen
•    Discover how not to let your Mindset Become Your Biggest Handicap, which can drive employee productivity
•    Understand how forgiveness, a leadership trait, can restore hope and lead to greater productivity
•    Find out how Asking the “What” Questions can get you thinking differently and help prevent accidents in the workplace
Grit
•    Learn how personal accountability can keep you and others Safe
•    Examine why your Willingness to Fail But Your Unwillingness to Quit is a leadership Safety trait that can keep you focused while keeping safety always on your mind
•    Discover adaptation strategies to help your 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 who is always watching over the workplace surroundings
 
 
Inspiring Education Professionals to Stand Up to Any Challenge
for Education Organizations

In today’s changing Educational System, many schools and school districts around our country are trying to maintain a winning and optimistic attitude as they deal with an array of educational challenges as they prepare and inspire all students to be equipped to excel in college, careers and life. Perhaps today your school is dealing with high poverty and literacy levels, changing testing standards and new technologies that revolve around code and robotics. Maybe you are trying to create thinkers and problem solvers to help your students dominate in the 21st century by providing them with skills in leadership, knowledge, language and advancing technologies to compete in a global economy and serve as successful citizens in your community. Or perhaps you are feeling paralyzed and overwhelmed by your challenges.
 
Whatever those challenges are, the true measure of success is how well you respond to adversity, change, setbacks and fear. Whatever belief system you employ must be powerful enough to conquer these obstacles and any other impediments to your personal and professional growth, or you—and your school district—will be left behind.
 
There are many motivational educational speakers to choose from, but as educational audiences have discovered, Scott Burrows’ compelling story is the hero’s journey, providing what will be an unforgettable and lasting memory to inspire your school or school district 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, just detours and workarounds.
 
Through the power of storytelling, Scott will show your attendees firsthand how to apply the same timeless principles of Vision-Mindset-Grit that have had a profound impact in his life. Three simple yet powerful words that, when put into action, can absolutely help you conquer adversity and master change, setting the stage for developing cutting-edge ideas and leadership strategies that will benefit your entire school system.
 
This is the perfect Inspirational Presentation to Kick Off your School Year to challenge your educators to be Resilient, Adaptable and Set Goals That Stretch the Mind, and to inspire them to rethink their capabilities in their current roles. As a top education keynote speaker, Scott’s message of Vision-Mindset-Grit will literally transform the way you look at industry challenges, your competition, business and life goals.
 
Content Covered
Vision
•    Learn how to create a clear Vision that entices your educators to Take Action
•    Examine the benefits of Dreaming in Full Color
•    Discover the impact of connecting your school district to a Shared Vision
•    Find out how Visualization can give your school that Competitive Advantage
Mindset
•    Learn how to create an unstoppable Mindset that revolves around Poise and Execution
•    Examine the Mindset of Letting It Happen and Breaking the Fall Line
•    Discover how to not let your Mindset Become Your Biggest Handicap
•    Understand how the Power of Forgiveness, a leadership trait, can restore hope and lead to greater productivity
•    Find out how Asking the “What” Questions can help you navigate the chaos of adversity
Grit
•    Learn what it takes to Stretch Yourself beyond your paralyzed state
•    Examine why your Willingness to Fail But Your Unwillingness to Quit is a leadership trait
•    Discover Gritty strategies to help you Stand Up to Any Challenge
•    Understand what it really means to Go with What Scares You and Never Give Up
•    Cultivate ways to Unlock your Grit by finding that Blessman in your life
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Highland Capital Brokerage

"Thank you so much for organizing Scott’s presentation for Eli Lilly and Company.  Scott is a wonderful, heartfelt speaker.  The new sales team listened to Scott attentively through until the very end; I feel they took away a lot from his experience.  He even had a handful of the reps talking to him afterward the speech.  Please thank Scott for us; he is truly an amazing person!"

Gloria Gimbrone - Eli Lilly Canada Inc.

"You gave so many stirring examples from your own life, and the audience saw visible evidence in these.  It is one thing to talk about Vision, Mindset, and Grit, but you are living proof of someone who has put this into action in his life.  It’s hard for an agent not to be motivated into applying your 3-pronged formula for running his/her own agency.  It’s not just what you said; it’s who you are. This is what changes behavior. "
Teresa Richardson, CPCU Leadership Development Advisor State Farm Insurance -Texas Zone

"Scott has a very high energy message that can motivate your team to take it to the next level. His motivational thought process allows others to reflect where they are today and what the thought process is for personal growth. He speaks from the heart and has a very unique real life experience that others can learn from."
U.S. Foodservice
 
"Our team bonded with a sense of purpose at a level I have never witnessed. It was amazing! Your Passionate Message surrounding the "WHAT" questions versus the "WHY" questions, still resonates at every company meeting. That is very powerful."
Cameo Professionals

"I just wanted to let you know that your presentation was extremely well received. It launched our event with an inspirational tone that carried through the entire conference."
Investacorp

"Your story, your vision, your mindset, and your GRIT touched my heart... The tear that you evoked in my eye represented the courage that I thought didn't exist, the strength to persevere, and the determination to learn from my fears."
Merrill Lynch
Macy’s
Aetna
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Country Insurance and Financial Services
North Dakota Long Term Care Association
Tennessee Health Care Association
Nebraska Health Care Association
Brookside Lab.
University of South Florida
Florida Turf Grass Association
U.S. Foodservice Sales Divisions; Atlanta, Chicago, Raleigh NC, Fort Mill SC, Virginia Beach, Pompano Beach Florida, Boca Raton Florida, Bismarck North Dakota, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Tampa
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