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Allison Massari, Overcoming Adversity Speaker

Allison Massari

    • Top 10 Motivational Speaker
    • Specialties: Resilience, Change, Adversity
    • Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Burn Survivor, Artist
Fee Range

$10,000 - $15,000

Travels From

California

TedX Talk

TedX Talk

Siemens Keynote Customized for Technologists

Siemens Keynote Customized for Technologists

Healthcare Promo Video

Healthcare Promo Video

Testimionials

Testimionials

Meet Allison Massari

Meet Allison Massari

Voted one of the Top Ten best motivational speakers in North America by Meetings and Conventions Magazine, Allison Massari’s quintessential story of courage and perseverance resonates with participants long after an event has finished. Hailed as “life-changing” “riveting” “extraordinary” “bold” and “deeply moving”, Allison instills the essential tools 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 the 2013 Million Dollar Round Table conference (audience of 8,600 from 75 countries), and a TedX event in Spain. She has been featured on ABC, NBC, and FOX networks and stars in the award-winning international documentary, Resolve (2015). In this film, hosted by the Head of Special Forces for the US Military in Afghanistan, she teaches solutions to overcome adversity and PTSD. Her diverse client list includes: GE Healthcare IT, LPL Financial, Kaiser Permanente, PEI, Eli Lilly and Co., HIMSS/CHIME, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Allscripts, and Siemens Healthcare. 

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 collectively spent hundreds of 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 the tools and understanding to share with others. Her breathtaking keynote blends powerful life lessons with compelling, insightful, and awe-inspiring, stories, and offers actionable takeaways for people to immediately transform and manage their lives. “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.” 

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, Energy, Agriculture, Healthcare, and Non-profits. In Healthcare, Allison has quickly become a leading educator, helping to alleviate 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 stunning 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. In 1998, Allison founded a revolutionary outdoor sports program, named after the man who risked his own life to save her, when he pulled her from her burning car. The Roger Pepper Adventure Camps powerfully build confidence, hope, and healing in young participants. These innovative programs continue to transform lives to this day at the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, Colorado. 

Allison Massari’s keynote programs are jaw-dropping, informative, 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. 

When a struggle enters your life, be vigilant in every breathing moment to seek and find the good that is going to come from it. Search with ferocity. Have an unbending belief. The day will come when your heart can smile and rest. If nothing else, your pain can sculpt your spirit and bring you the greatest of gifts... a humbleness, a generosity of spirit, and a quiet strength.”—Allison Massari

Allison Massari holds a Masters of Arts degree from School of Visual Arts in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, as well as being the recipient of an adventurous award to study in Brugge, Belgium and La NaPoule, France.

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 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.

Title options (These all work for the same 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

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

 

For Business:

The Fire Within - Burn Bright and Blaze Your Trail

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.

Title options (These all work for the same 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 a Trail for Others
  • The Power of One — Changing the World One Person at a Time

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

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