Allison Massari

Allison Massari

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Transforming Patient Lives: The Art of Person-Centered CareSM
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, and spent years in recovery, 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 healthcare 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’s 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. Allison’s breathtaking keynote illuminates the necessity of patient-centered care while offering a sincere and direct approach to transcending life’s difficulties, and equipping participants with tools to manage change and adversity. Her life-changing message invigorates audiences to always find a way to be the healer in the room.

The Survival Guide to Being Human and the Art of HappinessSM
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, surprise, 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.

Nurturing Organizational Transformation: Leadership Lessons with a Personalized Perspective
Transforming healthcare to a state that accomplishes patient-centered care is critical: regulatory pressures, board and stakeholder demands, and doing more with less can individually or collectively serve as a game changer for a healthcare executive. In addition to these pressures, healthcare executives assume the role of coach, mentor, friend, motivator, and career counselor, while at the same time establishing and maintaining an executive presence. With keen insight and appreciation for the challenges faced by leaders in healthcare, Allison addresses the personal side to their work, which can be quickly forgotten with the pressures of the day. Be prepared to be inspired and to receive leadership lessons that are both surprising and life-altering.

Why Book Allison Massari?

  • Transform Patient Lives
  • Heal Burnout in Healthcare Workers
  • Raise Patient Satisfaction Scores
  • Heighten Patient Engagement – Kindness in the Workplace Affects the Bottom Line
  • Reclaim Your Passion for a Life’s Work in Healthcare
  • Receive Actionable Tools for Personal Development
  • Deepen Self-Awareness and Activate Simple Concepts that Strengthen Resilience
  • Achieve Peak Success Through Tough Times – Navigate Change – Master Adversity
  • Inspire Patient Safety Through a Critically Acclaimed Survivor Story
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    Hailed by audiences worldwide as “life-changing”, “riveting”, “extraordinary”, “bold”, and “deeply moving”, Allison Massari’s message of courage, compassion, and perseverance resonates with participants long after an event has finished. Listed as one of the Top 10 Best Speakers for “motivation” and “personal development” in the United States by Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Allison has been featured on ABC, NBC and FOX networks. Her diverse client list includes: GE Healthcare IT, Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, LPL Financial, PEI (Petroleum Equipment Institute), Eli Lilly and Co., Allscripts, Fresenius, HIMSS/CHIME, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Siemens Medical, CVS Health, The Beryl Institute, The Mosaic Company, and Million Dollar Round Table.

    Allison has dedicated her career to catapulting individuals and organizations toward total success, mastery, and fulfillment. As an international keynote speaker, executive coach, and interdisciplinary artist, Allison provides an exceptional blend of business acuity, clarity, creative perspective, and real understanding. Her highly effective methods have enabled her to form bonds as a trusted confidante to CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs. Having triumphed over two traumatic accidents, one where she was severely burned on over 50% of her body, Allison captures the hearts of audiences, demonstrating how to move forward with speed and grace. Prepare to be taken on a journey.

    Allison Massari’s programs are packed with content. Blending powerful life lessons with compelling, insightful, and awe-inspiring stories, she offers actionable tools for people to immediately use to transform and manage their lives.

    “I don’t believe there is a group who could sit before the pure magic Allison brings to a room and not be forever changed.”
    – J. Chapman, Global Pharmaceutical Company Ranked 119 on the Fortune 500

    Allison Massari’s work has always created a roar.

    With the heart of an artist, the keen vision of an entrepreneur, and a knack for success, Allison has built four thriving businesses in the past 25 years. She began with a robust fine arts business and jewelry line, Massari Fine Arts, LLC. Among her accolades were commissions for Fortune 500 companies including Lockheed Martin, General Mills and US Airways.

    With characteristic vigor, she launched her coaching and speaking career. She was quickly honored as the #1 Rising Star in Speaking by the National Speakers Association, and has been recognized with esteemed engagements including a TEDx event in Spain on “The Future of Happiness” and as a main platform speaker at the 2013 Million Dollar Round Table Conference, addressing an audience of 8,600 from 75 countries. Allison Massari is also featured in the award-winning international documentary “Resolve” which offers solutions to overcome adversity and PTSD, hosted by the Head of US Forces for the Military in Afghanistan. Currently, Allison coaches and speaks full-time around the world, drawing packed audiences who praise her sincerity and her remarkable life-altering message of finding the will, determination, and compassion to overcome adversity against all odds.

    “What I have found is that when the mind tries to tell you that there is no hope… there is always hope.”
    – Allison Massari

    In 1998, Allison survived a devastating near head-on car crash where she was trapped and burned alive, conscious the entire time. Just three years later she was hit again at 60 mph and sustained a closed-head brain injury. Allison has always believed in the miraculous. Her profound journey of overcoming these two life-altering injuries gives her a genuine and direct approach to transcending life’s difficulties. By sharing her story she motivates change – in people and in the organizations that nurture and inspire them.

    Incredibly, Allison views her life’s experiences as a tremendous gift, one that helped her find strength, resolve, and ultimately, her life’s work. She says, “I didn’t want to just heal. I wanted to feel peaceful. I became relentless in my pursuit to find the answers to life and to achieve self-mastery.”

    Allison’s accomplished and diverse client list highlights the resounding impact of her story and message to so many types of audiences worldwide. She adapts her message to address the individual issues affecting each market and has worked with a broad range of industries including Finance, Insurance, Sales, IT, Energy, Agriculture, Healthcare, and Non-profits. She inspires courage, tenacity, and willingness, which everyone needs, in every industry. With honesty, encouragement, and clarity, Allison shows how it takes courage, again and again, in a series of many moments to be successful.

    In Healthcare, for instance, Allison has quickly become a leading educator – helping to heal burnout, offering support for compassion fatigue, and providing a preeminent program on patient-centered care as it relates to health care reform. Her keynote often provides Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education Units (CEU).

    Allison’s unique history reinforces her ability to address important and sensitive subjects without alienating individuals. Raised by her mother, a nurse, and her father, a cancer surgeon, Allison grew up with an intimate understanding of the demands and challenges of the medical profession. Her upbringing, coupled with collectively spending hundreds of days in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and physical therapy centers, gives her a compelling view inside the patient experience. As Allison states, “Compassion heals the places that medicine cannot touch.”

    As a powerful and passionate advocate for both patient and provider, she teaches the art of self-leadership – how to be the light in the room no matter the circumstances. Allison states, “I knew if I could bring healing to the healers, I could have the greatest impact.” Her dynamic and poignant program offers real solutions to the struggle of how to keep the patient first, which increases patient satisfaction and supports the financial success of medical facilities, while improving the welfare of the patients – and patient safety.

    Schooled in creativity as a sculptor, painter, and interdisciplinary artist, Allison always felt that her artwork was a vehicle for her passion to connect with people.

    After receiving her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Massari went on to receive an integrated masters degree by combining MFA programs from Parsons School of Design in painting, and the School of Visual Arts in illustration in New York City. Her artwork has been embraced by private art collectors and museums throughout the country and overseas.

    Her sublime artwork serves as an intimate and bold visual backdrop to Allison’s keynote speeches.

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    “Thank you so much for participating in our 2013 Annual Convention and Exposition in Greensboro. Your contribution in our goal to providing high quality education to the long term care professionals is greatly appreciated. Attendees rated ‘Transforming Lives: The Art of Patient Care’ as above excellent! Attendees also had this to say about your presentation: ‘Most enjoyable speaker’, ‘Life-Changing!’, ‘Excellent,’ ‘Heart wrenching, absolutely amazing’…. It was a pleasure to meet you and I wish you much success in 2013!”
    --North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association

    “In a world full of imitation, Allison Massari is a very beautiful original.” 
    --The Million Dollar Round Table

    “Stunning. Authentic. Emotional. Heartwarming. Triumphant... These words describe Allison Massari’s live presentation. She is a unique talent with a singular story that is unlike anything we’ve experienced in a decade hosting live events. Don’t miss it.”
    --Polaris Global

    “I watched as the entire room rose to their feet in a standing ovation. Her work is phenomenal, and life altering.”
    --Global Pharmaceutical Company