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Inspirational Resilience Speaker, Storyteller, Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Celebrated Artist

Allison Massari

At a glance:

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.

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 shares solutions to overcome extreme adversity. Her diverse client list includes: GE Healthcare IT, LPL Financial, Cleveland Clinic, 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 Massari’s keynote programs are jaw-dropping, informative, and heartfelt. She captivates audiences with unforgettable stories about the power of kindness and incredible perseverance. 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. Her sublime and dynamic visual art serves as a stunning backdrop to her inspiring keynotes.

  • The Fire Within™ — The Art of Exceptional Self-Leadership

    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 Massari’s Keynote:
    • Master Adversity
    • Advance a Success Mindset
    • 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
    • Self-Leadership: Having Personal Command in All Moments
    • Ignite the Power of the Human Spirit
    • Amplify Courage and Unconditional Confidence

    Title Options (These all work for the same keynote):
    • The Fire Within℠
    • 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
    • Customization for Healthcare: Transforming Lives: The Heart and Soul of Healthcare℠

  • Resilience

    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 live-streamed. It is a pre-recorded professionally filmed and edited keynote. It has been very 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 streamed keynote and her story of being a burn survivor is a prefect 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.
“When we opened the TEDxZaragoza conference with Allison, it was like dropping a bomb… Her work is so thorough, so careful. Every sentence, every comma, every pause, the pronunciation of every word, are doubly, triply checked and pondered. It is plainly counterintuitive that the result is so incredibly emotional despite this infinite attention to detail. Yet it is. As I later said to her, ‘It is a great power to be able to make people laugh and cry in only 18 minutes.’ How does she do it? My guess is that one of the secret ingredients is to tell exactly what you think, to show what you feel… to actually feel it on stage! It is very different from the careful work of an actress, who strives to convince that she feels something which is not there. Allison’s only aim is to accurately and intensely communicate what she actually feels… and the laughs and the tears in the audience confirm that she achieves it remarkably.”

—Pablo Echinique, TEDxZaragoza Co-Organizer & Scientific Researcher at Spanish National Research Council

"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 at Siemens

“My job enables me to see world class speakers quite frequently.  Truly, I have never been as moved by a story as I was by yours."

—Jennie Pauling, Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo Asset Management

"If you had been at (GE’s) Centricity LIVE, you could have seen the three-minute standing ovation that Allison got after her talk yesterday."

—Justin Steinman, Vice President and General Manager at GE Healthcare IT

I have seen and secured many keynotes in my marketing roles, and Allison is a rare treasure. She had the entire audience of executives completely engaged in her every word. She is a master storyteller and the way she delivers her profound message with immense grace, poise, humor and charm is life changing. It is difficult to put into words how deeply her message of kindness and positivity impacts those who hear or meet her. We received rave reviews from our audience and would give her the highest recommendation possible. She is a remarkable person, presenter and artist! We also use the term ‘the Allison effect’ around the office to help us stay positive.”

—Becky de Tenley, Client Marketing Manager at SAS

“Your bravery is astounding. You are completely AMAZING!! Thank you for giving us energy and hope!"

—Capital One

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