Allison Massari

Meetings & Conventions magazine lists Allison Massari as one of the top 10 best speakers for “motivation” in the United States. She was equally honored as a main platform speaker at the 2013 Million Dollar Round Table (audience of 8,600). Her unforgettable story as a burn survivor is packed with takeaways for your audience on resilience, change, self-leadership, courage, and grit. Through her unified work as an international keynote speaker, executive coach and artist, Allison ignites vitality, rebirth and renewal to audiences worldwide. She has been featured on ABC News, NBC, FOX, and in Family Circle Magazine.


Topics

Adversity, Change, Inspiration, Personal Development, Self-Leadership


Full Bio


Content Covered in Allison Massari’s Keynote:

  • Master Adversity
  • Advance a Success Mindset
  • Self-Leadership: Having Personal Command in All Moments
  • Ignite the Power of the Human Spirit
  • Amplify Courage and Unconditional Confidence
  • Reclaim Your Passion for Your Life’s Work
  • Heal Burnout
  • Encourage, Nourish, and Celebrate Your Teams
  • Triumph Through Change
  • Achieve Peak Success Through Tough Times
  • Establish a Foundation for Wellness and Well-Being
  • Deepen Self-Awareness and Enhance Emotional Intelligence
  • Activate Simple Concepts to Strengthen Resilience
  • Grow Impeccable and Inspired Personal and Professional Development
  • Inspire Compassionate Leadership
  • Leave a Legacy of Kindness

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: Capital One, 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

Speech Description:

Clients have used these titles for Allison’s Keynote:

  • 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
  • Wellness and Well-Being at Work℠ - Empowering Employees to Better Manage Their Lives
  • Thriving in Turbulent Times℠ - Activating Courage & 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
  • Courage and the Mighty Heart℠ - The Intersection of Passion and Perseverance

Prepare to be taken on a journey. In this moving and thought-provoking keynote, Allison Massari teaches her listeners to find peace, purpose, and happiness, and gives them the tools they 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, Allison weaves humor, empathy, and potent life lessons, allowing the audience 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. This dynamic and deeply moving speech fortifies audience members with an inspired perspective on life, and applicable tools for managing change and adversity.

“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. Science shows us today that the ability to have a sense of well-being, and resilience in the face of challenges, is directly linked to the bottom line of your business. This is the type of personal and professional development that I embrace fully and love to teach.” —Allison Massari

In this session, Allison will equip participants to:

  • Grow motivation and confidence through an extraordinary story of overcoming extreme adversity and finding the internal strength for hope to flourish.
  • Discover the wellspring for creating a phenomenal life.
  • Promote exceptional customer service and teamwork by learning to navigate and bring ease to the most challenging situations.
  • Increase inventiveness, resourcefulness, generative capacity and excitement.
  • Learn a simple tool to transform debilitating feelings of defeat, doubt, and sorrow.
  • Work with humor – learn to access humor, joy and grace, even in moments of heightened stress.
  • Deepen self-awareness and activate simple concepts that strengthen resilience.
  • Inspire team-building through palpable stories of the heroic impact of community.
  • Develop and maintain personal command and integrity – even in the face of feeling attacked, betrayed, hurt or enraged.
  • Witness the powerful results of fierce determination and tenacity in an “impossible situation”.
  • Demystify false concepts that impede well-being.
  • Realize the most effective action to take when addressing the everyday challenges of being human.
  • Learn to build a positive outlook despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

Testimonials:

“Allison Massari, you moved the group attending Craneware’s Financial Performance Summit to their very core - gave all of us a special piece of you. We belong to each other now. 'Shine like the sun,’ said Allison Massari, our keynote at Craneware’s Financial Performance Summit yesterday afternoon. Her powerful story illustrates that we leave a little piece of ourselves with every person we encounter - let that piece be kindness, caring, mercy.”
Veronica Anzalone, RN
Marketing Manager
Craneware
"Extraordinary, emotional and inspiring life sharing by Allison Massari at the AE Seminar given by The Canadian Real Estate Association. What a way to end things! With peace, hope and above all LOVE!! It was truly a joy to hear you speak!”
The Canadian Real Estate Association
"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
"How do I begin to explain the gift of spending time with Allison Massari? You had the audience member’s heads and hearts from the moment you began to speak. Heard nothing but rave reviews as folks were leaving the event. Our president was (and still is) OVER THE MOON with joy because YOU were our Keynote Speaker. I suppose everybody says these things after an Allison Massari experience.”
Sev Scaglia
Writer/Producer/Director
FloridaRealtors®
“You totally wowed the audience with your presentation.”
Jason Krohnke
Vice President-Regional & Field Marketing
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company®
“You were simply outstanding! Brilliant!”
“As you know, our Bridge Conference attendees are fundraisers who are mission focused and work hard every day to raise funds to fulfill their organization’s mission. So, when we are identifying a closing keynote speaker, we look for a person who will inspire, motivate and encourage our attendees. After 3 days of a steady diet of learning best practices, industry trends and innovative ideas in fundraising and marketing, your presentation was the absolute perfect closing! Your talent for storytelling… your passion… and your authenticity touched the core of our audience. In our very digital world, where people are connecting more via electronics – you connected to the audience with your heart. As fundraisers, they see a lot of hardship everyday – and your story of triumph gave them hope. You inspired others to triumph over adversity... helping others to make the world a better place. Well done!”
Donna Tschiffely
Executive Director, DMAW
Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference

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