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Scott Burrows Top Inspirational Speaker; Former Wheelchair Athlete; Bestselling Author; Inspiring audiences everywhere to Turn Any Setback Into a Comeback.

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Tecta will thrive as a world-class construction company, in large part due to vision, mindset, and grit. You helped us re-fill our perseverance tanks – at the right time.”

Brynne Smith - President & CEO, TECTA America

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!

Celebrity Cruises

After a year of considerable challenge and change, we invited Scott Burrows to address our leadership team. His presentation focused our team on setting their goals, especially when the journey is difficult. I recommend Scott's presentation without reservation to any group that needs that extra boost to take that next step in their journey.


The feedback on your presentation was EXCEPTIONAL! I/we could not have asked for anything better than what you delivered. Thematically, I could not have imagined a better presentation and how it tied into the journey that CONMED and its employees must undertake to regain our vitality in the markets we serve. As you know from our conversation 2014 was a tough year for the Company but really the battle had begun years earlier. To hear your story around vision, mindset and grit really put our challenges into perspective. I am very fortunate to have run into you in the airport and I thank you for taking the time to talk with me and then engage in this presentation. I have many years of special guest speakers.....your story was motivating, uplifting and engaging for the entire audience.

Curt Hartman - ConMed

Scott worked with my management team and me to understand our business goals and challenges, and effectively paralleled these with his own experiences to illustrate how his approach could be applied to their personal and business challenges.

Darrin Rayner - VP, Internet Division, IDEARC Media

Scott took the information he gathered in our per-meeting call and wove it seamlessly into his message, which made it relevant to each and every person in the room.


No doubt the two standing ovations you received indicated the intensity of your talk. This is just what the doctor ordered to maintain our motivation and momentum.

Hugh McHaffie - President, John Hancock

I was preparing for an upcoming conference agenda for my department, and I wanted to finish on a high note that would tie an inspirational message together with some of the business themes we have been experiencing. In talking with Scott, he quickly understood the nature of our business and some of the opportunities and challenges we were facing and was able relate that back to his experience recovering from his accident. We had a great conference, but Scott was undoubtedly the highlight as he absolutely captivated the audience and got several standing ovations. I can't recommend Scott highly enough if you are looking for someone who can motivate your team and help relate your company's challenges with those he has faced. Truly one of the best speakers I have had the pleasure of working with or listening to.

James Ford - VP, of Category Strategic Advisory, The Coca-Cola Company

Scott Burrows spoke at our 2013 National Sales Meeting. In addition to our sales, marketing and executive team, we had our key vendors in attendance as well. Throughout our conference, dozens of attendees remarked to me how they were inspired by Scott's vision and determination. His ability to tie in his sudden and dramatic life changing experience with the obstacles we all face enabled our people to reflect on and re-dedicate themselves to achieving their personal and professional goals. Scott's use of our products during his rehabilitation made the value our people provide to their customers and patients all the more real. Twice during Scott's talk our people rose spontaneously to provide him with a standing ovation.

Len Tenzer - Patterson Medical

Scott Burrows delivered a powerful and emotional presentation connecting to everyone in the audience signified by several standing ovations. I have seen Scott speak multiple times and equally as inspired walking out the door to elevate myself each and every time.”

Odd Zint - CMP, CMM, VP, Meetings & Event Strategy, NFP Insurance Services, Inc.

Spellbound, entertained and inspired are just a few of the words that immediately come to mind when thinking of Scott Burrows and the impact he has with audiences. Focused on making sure his message is received to positively influence, challenge and add value to each audience member is Scott's goal. I've had the privilege of hearing most of the domestic and international's best and Scott Burrows is among the elite regardless of the ages in his audience, he delivers with incredible style. Standing ovations are great, but Scott is focused more on what each person is inspired to do when they walk out. More interested in “engagement” than entertainment, Scott Burrows delivers.

Raoul Quintero - President, Americas, Marquet Getinge Group

It is normally impossible to connect the tragedies that some people have overcome with the comparatively minor issues that most of us deal with. Scott made the connection as no one else has: he related the strength that he needed to overcome his debilitating injuries to the strength needed for him to succeed in business. Scott's life experience and eloquent storytelling make him unique in his ability to draw these parallels.


Scott Burrows delivered one of the most talked-about sessions in Gordian history. His keynote presentation, which was based on his book Vision, Mindset, Grit – How to Stand Up When Life Paralyzes You, resonated with the over 450 people that were in the room. He inspired everyone through his incredible story of conquering life's challenges and adapting to change. He encouraged us ALL that we too can make positive changes when faced with unforeseen obstacles that could change our lives forever. Scott will make you laugh, cry and applaud in deep appreciation for sharing his story and how we can all maintain positive momentum in this thing called life.

SR Officer - Gordian Global Solutions

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. Thank you for being an "Overcomer" and challenging all of us with your story, your words and your example.

Steve Bonar - Executive VP, CONKLIN COMPANY

Scott's presentation at our national meeting was incredibly inspiring. His talk was particularly powerful as he took significant time to understand our business and the approaches we are taking to win. He combined his content with our messaging to our team to make for an engaging 60 minutes.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

I had the pleasure of hearing Scott speak at our Unilever National Sales meeting. Not only were his story and perspective awe-inspiring but the tenets that he upholds of 'Vision. Mindset. Grit.' served as the perfect precursor and complement to our CD Family mantra of 'Lead. Deliver. Win.'