Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Allison Massari

February 16, 2014
Allison Massari

Allison Massari

Expertise:   Adversity, Personal Development, Employee Engagement, Success, Motivation, Healthcare Training

Speaking Style:  Inspiring. Authentic. Powerful.

Travels From:  San Francisco, California

Nancy Says:  “Allison is a walking example of the miraculous. She’s a beautiful soul with a spirit to match. It is a privilege to include her our Portfolio of Speakers.”


Ambassador of Happiness

While most speakers have a story to tell…there are a select few with one so dramatic the audience is moved beyond belief and forever changed. That’s what happens when Allison Massari speaks. This award-winning entrepreneur and talented artist was burned alive in a fire, later sustaining a brain injury. Yet, through it all, she found remarkable success, happiness, and an undeniable “fire” within. Allison shares how to triumph despite tragedies, thrive in turbulent times, and forge your own path to success.

Named one of the Top Ten Best Speakers in 2012 in the category of “Motivation” by Meetings and Conventions magazine, Allison’s background as an entrepreneur includes several successful enterprises, including a fine arts business and jewelry line, achieving international recognition. While still a highly respected artist, with pieces placed in Fortune 500 locales, private collections and museums, Allison has dedicated her speaking career to inspiring others, particularly those in healthcare. She has been featured on ABC News, NBC, FOX and in Family Circle magazine.

Learn more about Allison Massari...

IMeetings & 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). 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.

Allison assists people at deep levels, equipping them with tools to better manage their lives, to be in the world vital and grounded. She has become a fiery voice for the potent power of compassion, kindness, and indestructible perseverance.

Massari’s professional career began with diverse achievements as an entrepreneur. She created four successful businesses over the course of 25 years. It began with a thriving 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. Within months she was coaching CEO’s, and was preparing to appear in an international documentary focused on teaching how to successfully overcoming adversity. Within a year and a half, she was invited to give a TEDx talk in Spain on “The Future of Happiness”. And within two years she was voted the “#1 Rising Star in Speaking” by the National Speakers Association, and was traveling internationally, speaking and coaching full-time.

Her more serious credentials come from her life experience. Allison Massari found peace, purpose, and happiness after overcoming two extraordinary personal tragedies. In 1998, she survived a 60 mph 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 fiery determination and the love of family and friends helped bring her to a full recovery years later. 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 master it in totality.” The triumph of her physical and emotional recovery inspired Allison to propel her business to pinnacle achievements. She revived her art business with a 100% increase in sales and was awarded placement in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL.

Allison has dedicated her speaking career to wellness, well-being, change, adversity and success – inspiring participants with tools to more effectively manage their lives. Her mission is to bring transformation to individuals, businesses and communities. She also enjoys delivering keynotes to healthcare audiences for CE credits – to heal burnout in medical workers and to enhance patient-centered care. Her message focuses on the power of the human connection. In her own words, “Compassion heals the places that medicine cannot touch.”

As a sought-after private coach, her highly effective methods have enabled her to form bonds as a trusted confidante to CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs. Allison captures the hearts of audiences and clients as she demonstrates how to move forward with speed and grace. She is one of ten people in the world chosen to teach how to successfully overcome challenges in the international documentary film “ReSolve” by Polaris Global (release date soon). The film is hosted by the Head of Special Forces for the U.S. Military in Afghanistan and focuses on solutions to come through post-traumatic stress.

Over a decade ago Allison Massari began helping children with severe burn injuries. Her revolutionary programs with these teens were founded in 1998 and they continue to transform young people’s lives at the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, Colorado. She named these programs, “The Roger Pepper Adventure Camps” after the brave man who pulled Massari from her car, saving her life and risking his own. Her work stems from a desire to give back and to be involved in the medical community that nurtured her as a child and gave her a second chance at life.

“I’ve come to a place where my heart pounds with excitement instead of fear. I learned how to transform my pain and how to take control of my life. If I could do this with my own life and under such extreme circumstances…imagine what you can do with yours.”—Allison Massari

Allison holds a Masters of Arts degree from School of Visual Arts in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, as well as being the recipient of an adventurous award to study in Brugge, Belgium and La NaPoule, France.


Presentation Topics

Learn more about Allison Massari...

  • Adversity and Change
  • Self-Mastery
  • Mastering Your Life
  • Success
  • Wellness and Well-Being
  • Personal and Professional Development


Healthcare Presentations

  • Deliver World Class Patient-Centered Care
  • Heal Burnout in Healthcare Workers
  • Navigate Change
  • Patient Engagement
  • Reclaim Your Passion for your Life's Work in Healthcare


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