Keynote Programs

These may be offered for Continuing Medical Education or CEU’s

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1) Transforming Patient Lives: The Heart and Soul of Health Care℠

Alternate Title Options:

  • Transforming Patient Lives: The Art of Person-Centered Care℠
  • The Power of One℠ – Changing the World One Person at a Time
  • The Fire Within℠
  • Triumph Through Change℠

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.

In this session, Allison will equip participants to:

  • Transform stress, hopelessness, and burnout into passion and a self-generating fire to continue to give.
  • Master the art of expressing kindness in just three seconds – regardless of professional challenges and pressures. Learn how those simple acts can be profoundly memorable to a patient.
  • Empathize more deeply with the patient experience.
  • Identify that compassionate care is not dependent upon direct patient contact, and that being an expert at your job, no matter the role, is a part of compassionate care.
  • Shift from feeling defeated by limited time and resources to feeling empowered to make a real difference in patients’ lives.
  • Witness the pronounced significance that patient empathy and engagement can have upon the healing process.
  • Realize that vigilance and attentiveness is noticed and deeply appreciated, even if the patient is incapable of communicating.
  • Experience being valued, respected, and honored for your mission in healthcare.
  • Deepen self-awareness and activate simple concepts that strengthen resilience.
  • (Optional) Understand the correlation between delivering compassionate care and the financial success of a facility due to the impact of improved patient satisfaction on reimbursements.
  • Utilize specific tools for managing a stressful environment or a difficult person.
  • Recognize the vital influence of family and emotional support in the healing process in order to foster and encourage those relationships.
  • Gain awareness of the necessity for patient modesty, even when someone is in a coma or other severe physical state.
  • Prioritize being up to date on the most humane and effective treatments to minimize pain and discomfort.

2) The Survival Guide to Being Human - and the Art of Happiness℠

Alternate Title Options:

  • The Fire Within℠ – The Art of Exceptional Self-Leadership
  • Triumph Through Change℠ – The Mindset for Success
  • Courage and the Mighty Heart℠
  • Triumph Over Tragedy℠ – Success through Change, Adversity, and Tough Times
  • Wellness and Well-Being at Work℠ – Empowering Employees to Better Manage Their Lives
  • Thriving in Turbulent Times℠ - Activating Courage and Confidence to Achieve Heroic Success
  • Self-Mastery℠ – Burn Bright and Blaze a Trail for Others
  • The Mindset for Success℠ – Activating True Resilience
  • Courage and the Mighty Heart℠ – The Intersection of Passion and Perseverance

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.

“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. They are all the same qualities. Science shows us today that the ability to have a sense of well-being and your resilience in the face of challenges, is directly linked to the bottom line of your business. This is the type of personal and professional development that I embrace fully and love to teach.” — Allison Massari

In this session, Allison will equip participants to:

  • Grow motivation and confidence through an extraordinary story of overcoming extreme adversity and finding the internal strength for hope to flourish.
  • Discover the wellspring for creating a phenomenal life.
  • Promote exceptional customer service and teamwork by learning to navigate and bring ease to the most challenging situations.
  • Increase generative capacity, inventiveness, resourcefulness and excitement.
  • Learn a simple tool to transform debilitating feelings of defeat, doubt, and sorrow.
  • Work with humor – learn to access humor’s joy and grace, even in moments of heightened stress.
  • Deepen self-awareness and activate simple concepts that strengthen resilience.
  • Inspire team-building through palpable stories of the heroic impact of community.
  • Develop and maintain personal command and integrity in the face of feeling attacked, betrayed, hurt or enraged.
  • Witness the powerful results of fierce determination and tenacity in an ‘impossible situation’.
  • Demystify false concepts that impede well-being.
  • Choose the most powerful action to take when addressing the everyday challenges of being human.
  • Build a positive outlook despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

3) Content from the above keynotes is easily combined and customized

What is the mindset we need to have success in this world? What does it look and feel like to be fully alive and in command of your life? At any moment, life can throw adversity in our direction: the shock of sudden financial loss, an automobile accident, uncertainty and unrest from changes at work, the pain of feeling disliked or judged by a colleague or friend who seems to completely misunderstands who we are. …What does it take to be ok inside of ourselves no matter what is happening out in the world?

Life is easy when things are going our way. What defines our true character is who we are when things are not going our way, when we are put to the test… when we are faced with the impossible.

True resilience and success, both personally and professionally, requires an intricate understanding of the mechanisms inside ourselves that allow us to navigate adversity. With this knowledge, we can pursue and advance towards our dreams and goals with unwavering courage, purpose, confidence and the strength of an open heart.

With mastery, conviction, and the power of storytelling, 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 stunning keynote offers effective tools for participants to immediately better manage their lives and navigate the everyday challenges of being human.


4) Nurturing and Organizational Transformation: Leadership Lessons with a Personalized Perspective

This keynote blends the programs above, specifically customized for leaders. Patient-centered care is critical not only to a patient’s recovery but also to the financial success of medical facilities, now more than ever. Regulatory pressures, board and stakeholder demands, and doing more with less serve as game changers for healthcare executives. In addition to these practical strains, healthcare leaders often assume the role of coach, mentor, friend, motivator, and career counselor while simultaneously 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/of their work, which can be quickly forgotten with the pressures of the day. This dynamic and poignant program provides innovative leadership lessons that invigorate and fortify participants to be able to tackle their work with newfound vigor and expansive thinking.