Keynote Speaker Scott Burrows
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.
During the height of his collegiate career, his life changed dramatically. On November 3rd, 1984, he survived a terrible automobile accident as a passenger in his friend’s car, suffering a critical and life-threatening spinal cord neck injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down and diagnosed a quadriplegic. 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.
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 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, Scott experienced yet another enormous setback, a second automobile accident. New injuries forced him to RE-evaluate, RE-invent and once again RE-ignite his life.
Today, Scott is an in-demand keynote motivational speaker sharing with audiences the tools they need to stand up to and conquer any challenges they face. He’s delivered his powerful presentation in 45 states and nearly a dozen countries, as well as to our soldiers at the Minot Air Force Base! The true measure of success is how well you respond to change, self-doubt, 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. Scott 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.