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Allison Massari          

Executive Coach, Entrepreneur, Visual Artist & Burn Survivor; Top Speaker on Resilience, Change, and Overcoming Adversity

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”, Massari 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, Massari provides an exceptional blend of business acuity, creative perspective, and genuine care - profoundly affecting audiences worldwide.

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, Siemens, LPL Financial, Kaiser Permanente, PEI, Eli Lilly and Co., HIMSS/CHIME, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Allscripts.

She 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, she 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.”

Her 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.

A diversified entrepreneur, 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, 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.

Speech Topics


The Fire Within

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.

(Customization for Healthcare) Transforming Lives: The Heart and Soul of Health Care

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 providers 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.

Virtual Events

People need support now more than ever. There is a mindset of grit that we need in these days of the COVID-19 epidemic, and we also need overwhelming compassion alongside that required courage. We need to be gentle with ourselves, while also accessing our creativity to reinvent ourselves and our mindset. Allison Massari will provide you with her 1-hour keynote that can be customized live from her office or she can provide you with a pre-recorded professionally filmed and edited keynote. The pre-recorded professionally filmed and edited keynote has been especially well-received specifically because the audience feels like they are tuning into a live event where she is on stage. This elevates the professionalism of the virtual event. Additionally, Allison can tune in after the virtual streamed pre-recorded keynote for a Q&A or a fireside style chat with a leader or a moderator. This allows you to utilize her executive coaching skills. This keynote and her story of being a burn survivor is a perfect jumping point to discuss the mindset for how to overcome adversity, how to sustain hope, and how to move beyond what seems impossible. Allison Massari is ready to bring healing and hope to people, especially now.

Option 1: The virtual streamed pre-recorded 1-hour keynote alone that is live-streamed.

Option 2: The virtual streamed pre-recorded keynote plus optional Q&A.

Option 3: The streamed keynote from Allison's office with or without a Q&A.

Option 4: For clients who have already had Allison speak or plan to in the future, she offers a new program with her story of sustaining a traumatic brain injury which was a 2nd car accident. That takes about 20 minutes to share and then she would open up with a Q&A afterwards that could be moderated as well. This is approximately 45 minutes. However, it can be extended with interactive exercises.

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