From a young age, Allison was mentored in the world of medicine by her father and mother, a surgeon and a nurse. She spent 16 years shadowing her father in his practice, interning, and working in hospitals and medical office settings. This provided her with an intimate understanding of the demands and challenges of the medical profession. In 1998, Allison experienced the critical value of personalized healthcare delivered by committed providers: she survived a near fatal car crash, was trapped inside and severely burned. Three years later, she was hit at 60 mph in her car and suffered a traumatic brain injury. She spent over 400 days in recovery in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and physical therapy centers.
Allison draws on her personal experiences working with empathetic and devoted healthcare professionals and relates her story with humor, passion, and authenticity. Her unique history bolsters her ability to discuss important and sensitive subjects without alienating audience members. The inspiring story of finding internal strength, hope, and determination during excruciating conditions, and the power of receiving exceptional support from compassionate medical professionals is profoundly encouraging, and offers compelling insight to all audiences. Allison helps medical workers truly understand the power of authentic patient-provider relationships. Passionate in her quest to transform the lives of both patient and provider, she evokes in her listeners a sense of the profound influence patient-centered care can have in the healing arena. Audiences are deeply moved and reignited in their passion for a life's work in healthcare.
Massari is featured in the Polaris Global International’s upcoming documentary film, “ReSolve”, teaching solutions for people coming through challenges and post-traumatic stress. Over a decade ago, she began helping children and teens with severe burn injuries. Her revolutionary programs, founded in 1998, continue to transform young people's lives at the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, Colorado. This work stems from her desire to give back and be involved in the medical community that nurtured her as a child and gave her a second chance at life. Allison is a leading educator on the power of compassionate care. An award-winning painter and sculptor, her inspiring message has been featured in multiple media interviews including ABC News, NBC, FOX and Family Circle Magazine.
- The Mindset for Success - Activating True Resilience and Inspiration
What is the resilience mindset needed to be vibrant, alive and in command of your life? What does it look and feel like? At any moment, life can throw turmoil and adversity in our direction—uncertainty and unrest from changes at work, the shock of sudden financial loss, an automobile accident, serious illness…What does it take to be ok inside of ourselves and to embody resilience—no matter what?
Allison Massari’s journey, delivered through the art of storytelling reveals that we can discover untold amounts of strength, joy and aliveness when we learn to embrace our challenges rather than resist them. Allison states, “We can each make a vigorous, life-changing choice to navigate our way through and beyond adversity and be a force of light for ourselves and others.”
With vision, clarity, and compassion, Allison Massari teaches audiences the potent life lessons that she learned on each step of her path after she was severely burned in a fire and faced seemingly insurmountable odds. Her riveting keynote boosts confidence and well-being and offers a balm of hope as Allison intimately shares the nuances of how to respond to difficult circumstances and maintain resilience, personal command and integrity despite life’s disruptions. With genuine encouragement and support, you’ll receive a new perspective from which to see the world and walk away with effective methods to handle challenges and move towards dreams and goals with courage, purpose, and the strength of an open heart.
“Be vigilant to seek and find the good in every breathing moment. Search with ferocity. Harness an unbending belief. Your struggle and your dedication will sculpt your spirit and bring you to the ultimate destination—your Self-Mastery.”
Allison’s sublime and dynamic artwork serves as a breathtaking backdrop to her inspiring keynotes.
Prepare to be profoundly moved and deeply inspired. Prepare to be taken on a journey.
- Master Adversity - Triumph Through Change - Live with Heart
Content covered in Allison Massari’s Keynote for Businesses, Nonprofits, and Associations:
-Triumph Through Change
-Support and Encourage Your People
-Ignite the Power of the Human Spirit
-Amplify Courage and Unconditional Confidence
-Inspire Compassionate Leadership
-Leave a Legacy of Kindness
-Self-Leadership: Having Personal Command in All Moments
-Advance a Success Mindset
-Achieve Peak Success Through Tough Times
-Establish a Foundation for Wellness and Well-Being and Business Inspiration
-Reclaim Your Passion for Your Life’s Work
-Activate Simple Concepts that Strengthen Resilience
-Grow Impeccable and Inspired Personal and Professional Development
- Transforming Patient Lives: The Art of Person-Centered Care
- Wellness and Well-Being at Work
Empowering Employees to Better Manage Their Lives
- The Survival Guide to Being Human and the Art of Happiness
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 a new vision and applicable tools for managing change and adversity.
- Transforming Patient Lives: The Heart and Soul of Health Care
The Perfect Keynote to Open Your Conference to Highlight the Patient Experience and Patient-Centered Care.
Allison Massari knows that you have the power to transform lives. As the survivor of two life-threatening car accidents, one where she was severely burned and suffered second and third degree burns on over 50% of her body, Allison has a deep understanding of what it takes to heal. With sensitivity and compassion born from her experience, Allison shines light on the provider’s immense value to a patient who is suffering, reinvigorating employees and helping heal burnout in the workplace. 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.” As an advocate for both patient and healthcare provider, Allison’s program illustrates how kindness is a critical healing tool. Her unforgettable keynote stories reveal the potent impact that each provider had upon her journey, and how some of the most dramatic healing occurred in a matter of seconds. Those moments are vital to recovery. Despite time constraints and everyday stresses, participants will see that it is possible to quickly bring their humanity to a patient. This visceral knowledge uplifts and motivates participants, reminding each person of why they went into healthcare in the first place. In this breathtaking and thought-provoking keynote, Allison takes her audience on a journey and offers a sincere and direct approach to transcending life’s difficulties. Her experiences and her extensive time in recovery give her compelling authority to energize health care teams, and to galvanize their commitment to this noble profession. Packed with tools to manage change and adversity, Allison’s life-changing message mobilizes audiences to always find a way to be the healer in the room.
- The Fire Within The Art of Exceptional Self-Leadership
Prepare to be taken on a journey. In her moving and thought-provoking keynote, Allison Massari teaches 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, she 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, and genuine inspiration, 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. Her dynamic and deeply moving speech fortifies audience members with an inspired perspective on life and applicable tools for managing change and adversity.