Allison Massari

  • Motivational Keynote Speaker, Interdisciplinary Artist & Entrepreneur
  • Named One of the Top 10 Best Speakers for Motivation by M&C Magazine
  • Executive Coach

Voted one of the top ten best motivational speakers in North America for the past three years by Meetings and Conventions magazine, Allison Massari’s quintessential story of courage and perseverance resonates with audiences long after an event has finished. Hailed as “life-changing” “riveting” “authentic” “bold” and “deeply moving” Allison instills the essential tools of self-mastery, and teaches how to quickly access grace and resilience in the face of challenges. Through her unified work as an international keynote speaker, executive coach, and acclaimed visual artist, Allison provides an exceptional blend of business acuity, creative perspective, and genuine care—profoundly affecting audiences worldwide. 

She has been recognized with esteemed speaking engagements including a main platform keynote at 2013’s Million Dollar Round Table conference (audience of 8,600 from 75 countries), and a TedX event in Spain. She has been featured on ABC News, NBC, and FOX and stars in the award-winning international documentary, Resolve (2015), hosted by the Head of Special Forces for the US Military in Afghanistan, where she teaches solutions to overcome adversity and PTSD. Her diverse client list includes: GE Healthcare IT, LPL Financial, Eli Lilly and Co., HIMSS/CHIME, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Allscripts, and Siemens Healthcare. In 2011, she was voted “#1 Rising Star” by the National Speakers Association based upon her stunning, authentic, and emotional presentations.

 
  

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I seldom am impressed by professional speakers enough to attend their sessions 8 times in 3 months. However that is exactly what I did with Allison. Her words were simple yet penetrating as if I had never heard her before. She makes you realize how powerful and long lasting a simple kind word, a warm smile, or a caring gesture can be. I have seen her bring her audience to a wholehearted laughter and even tears and that is not an easy feat for any speaker. I never got tired of listening to her.”

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Allison Massari
  • GE Healthcare
  • Siemens Medical
  • TED
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • NAHAM - National Association of Healthcare Access Management
  • CVS Health
  • Teva Pharmaceutical
  • SAS Institute Inc.
  • American Family Insurance Group
  • PEI (Petroleum Equipment Institute)
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For Business: The Fire Within

Prepare to be taken on a moving and thought-provoking journey in which Allison will teach you to find peace, purpose, and happiness, and give you the tools you need to rise above any obstacle. As the survivor of two life-threatening car accidents, and having suffered severe second and third degree b ...

Prepare to be taken on a moving and thought-provoking journey in which Allison will teach you to find peace, purpose, and happiness, and give you the tools you need to rise above any obstacle. As the survivor of two life-threatening car accidents, and having suffered severe second and third degree burns on over 50% of her body, Allison reveals her personal journey from absolute loss, to forgiveness and understanding, and finally to a success and life beyond anything she could have imagined. Through the power of storytelling, she weaves humor, empathy, and potent life lessons, allowing you to study what she learned on each step of her path. You will hear and understand the answers to some of life’s biggest questions. Her speech will fortify you with an inspired perspective on life and applicable tools for managing change and adversity.

 

Content Covered in Allison’s Stories for Business Groups: 

  • Navigate Constant Change 
  • Advance a Success Mindset 
  • Reclaim Your Passion for Your Life’s Work
  • Heal Burnout 
  • Encourage, Nourish, and Celebrate Your Teams 
  • Establish a Foundation for Wellness and Well-Being 
  • Receive Actionable Tools for Personal Development 
  • Deepen Self-Awareness 
  • Activate Simple Concepts that Strengthen Resilience 
  • Achieve Peak Success Through Tough Times 
  • Master Adversity 
  • Ignite the Power of the Human Spirit 
  • Leave a Legacy of Kindness
  • Self-Leadership: Having Personal Command in All Moments
  • Amplify Courage and Unconditional Confidence

 

The truth is, the same internal fire and ‘command of self’ that I needed to heal my life is exactly what has given me success professionally. They are all the same qualities.”— Allison Massari

 

Title options and customization for this speech:

  • The Fire Within℠ — The Art of Exceptional Self-Leadership
  • The Mindset for Success —Activating True Resilience
  • Triumph Through Change℠ — The Mindset for Success
  • The Survival Guide to Being Human℠ — and the Art of Happiness
  • Thriving in Turbulent Times℠ — Activating Courage and Confidence to Achieve Heroic Success
  • Self-Mastery℠ — Burn Bright and Blaze Your Trail
  • The Power of One℠ — Changing the World One Person at a Time

 

Tone: This program is described by my clients as "deeply moving”, “profound”, “bold", “life-changing". It is a riveting program packed with content and takeaways through compelling storytelling. 

 

Sample Testimonials:

“I watched as the entire room rose to their feet in a standing ovation. Her work is phenomenal, and life altering. I can’t tell you how many keynotes I have sat through with this company, and I have never seen the crowd so affected. As I looked around the room, the audience was overcome with emotion; riveted, gasping in response at times, welling up with tears at others. As Allison closed… when the entire room rose to their feet in a standing ovation, it another first for this group. Allison was able to show up with exactly the message we needed to hear. I watched afterwards as executives came up to her one by one sharing how they had been touched personally. I don’t believe there is a group who could sit before the pure magic Allison brings to a room and not be forever changed.” -

Jessica Chapman
Neuroscience Sales Representative
Global Pharmaceutical Company
Ranked 119 on Fortune 500

“She is, without question, one of the most delightful presenters and personalities we have ever hired. If you are looking for someone with a compelling message of hope, of tenacity and of grace, it is my pleasure to unhesitatingly recommend Allison Massari. She is engaging. She is sincere. She is kind. And she is so easy to work with. My promise: if you bring Allison to your event, you not only will be pleased with the content, you will enjoy the experience every step of the way.” -

Rick Long
Petroleum Equipment Institute
General Manager – Associate General Counsel
PEI Journal Editor in Chief

For Healthcare: Transforming Patient Lives: The Heart and Soul of Healthcare℠

Prepare to be taken on a journey. With her perceptive view inside the “patient experience”, Allison Massari’s riveting and insightful keynote illuminates the immense value that healthcare teams have upon a patient who is suffering. This dynamic and poignant program offers real solutions to the strug ...

Prepare to be taken on a journey. With her perceptive view inside the “patient experience”, Allison Massari’s riveting and insightful keynote illuminates the immense value that healthcare teams have upon a patient who is suffering. This dynamic and poignant program offers real solutions to the struggle of how to keep the patient first despite limited time and other practical constraints. By weaving her remarkable journey with potent life-lessons, Allison highlights the integral nature of patient-centered care and fortifies audience members, reigniting their passion for why they went into healthcare in the first place. She explains, "The power of what you do goes far beyond the technical part of your job. You are healing the places medicine cannot touch. In fact YOU are the medicine." Hailed as “life-changing”, Allison’s keynote offers a sincere and direct approach to navigating adversity, transcending life’s difficulties, and always finding a way to be the healer in the room. This content rich and deeply moving speech also offers applicable tools for managing change, adversity, and the everyday challenges of being human.

 

Allison’s Healthcare Background:

Allison Massari knows that you have the power to transform lives. As an advocate for both patient and provider, Massari has an intimate understanding of the demands and challenges of the medical profession, and compelling authority to address the delicate nature of patient-centered care. She experienced firsthand the critical value of receiving personalized health care from committed leadership teams, and empathetic providers after surviving two life-threatening car accidents, one where she suffered second and third degree burns on over 50% of her body. In addition, raised by her father, an Oncology surgeon, and her mother, a nurse, Allison was mentored in the world of medicine from an early age. Captivated by her father’s compassionate work, she shadowed him in his practice, and also worked in hospitals and medical office settings. Allison’s riveting and courageous journey from absolute loss to a triumphant and hope-filled life, addresses sensitive topics, shining light on the provider’s immense value to a patient who is suffering, and helping to reinvigorate employees and heal burnout in the workplace.

 

Title options and customization for this speech:

  • Transforming Patient Lives: The Art of Person-Centered Care℠
  • The Heart and Soul of Health Care℠
  • The Fire Within℠
  • The Power of One℠
  • Leaving a Legacy of Kindness℠

 

It is vital for all people in healthcare - including those without direct patient contact - to feel valued and recognized for their role in compassionate care. My focus is to support and nourish healthcare professionals, to revive their passion for their mission in healthcare through the constant demands and changes, to alleviate burnout, and to be an advocate for patients and providers. I speak on the patient experience, supporting caregiver resilience, while highlighting the profound impact of kindness in patient care, and kindness for each other. I customize my keynote for a broad range of groups including physicians, nurses, leadership teams, sales teams, technologists, IT professionals, and more.

—Allison Massari

 

Content covered in Allison's stories for Healthcare Groups:

  • Navigate Constant Change
  • Reclaim Your Passion for a Life’s Work in Healthcare
  • Protect Caregiver Resiliency
  • Heal Burnout
  • Encourage, Nourish, and Celebrate Your Healthcare Professionals
  • Transform Patient Lives—The Art of Person-Centered Care℠
  • Highlight the Patient Experience to Impact Patient Satisfaction
  • Honor Compassionate, Authentic Patient Engagement – Kindness Affects the Bottom Line
  • Receive Actionable Tools for Personal Development
  • Deepen Self-Awareness
  • Activate Simple Concepts that Strengthen Resilience
  • Achieve Peak Success Through Tough Times
  • Master Adversity
  • Inspire Patient Safety Through a Critically Acclaimed Survivor Story  
  • Self-Leadership: Having Personal Command in All Moments
  • Leave a Legacy of Kindness

 

Sample Objectives for CEUs for Healthcare Groups:

1) Implement the art of bringing kindness to someone in a matter of seconds, regardless of how busy you are.

2) Apply the power you have to transform patient lives - even without direct patient contact.

3) Interpret the patient experience at a deeper level.

4) Prioritize the necessary and positive impact of compassionate care.

5) Integrate the knowledge that patients are deeply impacted and are receiving great healing even if they are not responding verbally with gratitude to your compassionate care.

6) Identify the relationship between compassion, kindness, and patient satisfaction.

Tone: This program is described by my clients as "deeply moving”, “profound”, “bold", “life-changing". It is a riveting program packed with content and takeaways through compelling storytelling. 

 

Sample Testimonials:

“In a word, astounding!…One of the most memorable and impactful keynotes in CIO Forum history.”

Keith Fraidenburg
Vice President, Education & Communications
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
At the CHIME and HIMSS CIO Forum

"I seldom am impressed by professional speakers enough to attend their sessions 8 times in 3 months. However, that is exactly what I did with Allison. Her words were simple yet penetrating as if I had never heard her before. She makes you realize how powerful and long lasting a simple kind word, a warm smile, or a caring gesture can be. I have seen her bring her audience to a wholehearted laughter and even tears and that is not an easy feat for any speaker. I never got tired of listening to her."

Farogh Nazari

Head of Global Accreditation
Siemens Healthcare

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Biography

Voted one of the top ten best motivational speakers in North America for the past three years by Meetings and Conventions magazine, Allison Massari’s quintessential story of courage and perseverance resonates with audiences long after an event has finished. Hailed as “life-changing” “riveting” “authentic” “bold” and “deeply moving” Allison instills the essential tools of self-mastery, and teaches how to quickly access grace and resilience in the face of challenges. Through her unified work as an international keynote speaker, executive coach, and acclaimed visual artist, Allison provides an exceptional blend of business acuity, creative perspective, and genuine care—profoundly affecting audiences worldwide.

Allison Massari has been recognized with esteemed speaking engagements including a main platform keynote at 2013’s Million Dollar Round Table conference (audience of 8,600 from 75 countries), and a TedX event in Spain. She has been featured on ABC News, NBC, and FOX and stars in the award-winning international documentary, Resolve (2015), hosted by the Head of Special Forces for the US Military in Afghanistan, where she teaches solutions to overcome adversity and PTSD. Her diverse client list includes: GE Healthcare IT, LPL Financial, Eli Lilly and Co., HIMSS/CHIME, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Allscripts, and Siemens Healthcare. In 2011, she was voted “#1 Rising Star” by the National Speakers Association based upon her stunning, authentic, and emotional presentations.

Allison found remarkable success, happiness, and an undeniable “fire’ within after overcoming two horrific car accidents that nearly took her life. In one, she was hit at 60 mph, burned alive, conscious the entire time, and sustained severe burns on over 50% of her body. She spent over 400 days in hospitals, doctors offices, and physical therapy centers, and learned to navigate her way to true healing, eventually creating an extraordinary life beyond anything she had dreamed possible. Amazingly, Allison views her experiences as a tremendous gift, one that gave her tools and understanding to share with others. Her breathtaking keynote blends powerful life lessons with compelling, insightful, and humorous stories, and offers actionable tools for people to immediately transform and manage their lives. “The truth is that the same internal fire and ‘command of self’ that I needed to heal my life is exactly what has given me success professionally.”

Allison’s vision and clarity, her honest and encouraging communication, and her gift in actuating the steps towards her clients’ success, make her an invaluable asset to any organization. She adapts her message to address the individual issues affecting each market and has worked with diverse industries including Finance, Insurance, Sales, IT, Healthcare, and Non-profits. In Healthcare, Allison has quickly become a leading educator - helping to heal burnout, offering support for compassion fatigue, and providing a preeminent program on patient-centered care for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education Units (CEU). As Allison states, “Compassion heals the places that medicine cannot touch.”

A diversified entrepreneur, Ms. Massari has built four enterprising businesses in the past 25 years. In addition to her success as a professional speaker and executive coach, her thriving fine arts business and jewelry line, Massari Fine Arts, LLC, has received commissions from prominent Fortune 500 companies including General Mills, Lockheed Martin, and US Airways. Her sublime and dynamic visual art serves as a breathtaking backdrop to her inspiring keynotes.

Allison believes deeply in the power of community and compassion. On the advent of her own recovery, she began helping children and teens with severe burn injuries. Her revolutionary and innovative outdoor sports programs, founded in 1998, continue to transform young people's lives at the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Allison Massari’s keynote programs are jaw-dropping, insightful, and heartfelt. She captivates audiences with unforgettable stories about the power of kindness and incredible perseverance. Clients refer to her speech as the “Survival Guide to Being Human.” With compassion and sensitivity born from her experiences, Allison shares how to transform any challenge into an opportunity, teaching secrets to create against-all-odds successful outcomes and new beginnings.