Pharmaceutical Keynote Speaker


Propelling the Pharmaceutical Industry to Master Adversity and Triumph Through Change

Before becoming a keynote speaker Allison Massari had a profound journey. When Allison was 32 she survived a devastating car accident and sustained severe second and third degree burns on over 50% of her body. Her recovery, persevered with astounding hope, courage, and determination, involved months of pain medications, antibiotics, and other necessary medications to support her in achieving true healing and the triumphant life she lives today.

For those working in the Pharmaceutical Industry, it is powerful to connect to the patient experience and hear a heroic story of someone who has overcome extreme odds and found extraordinary success with the help of professionals in the world of healthcare. Whether it’s for your Pharmaceutical Sales Annual Conference, a Leadership Retreat, or an event tailored for your customers, Allison Massari has the experience and insight needed to deliver a deeply moving and uniquely encouraging life-changing keynote to professionals in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Allison’s passion for healthcare and the well-being of people has always been a major part of her life. She grew up immersed in the healthcare industry, with her father, an oncology surgeon, and her mother a nurse. She was fascinated watching her father care for his patients, and began following him on rounds starting at age six. Inspired by his compassionate care, she later worked in medical offices, physical therapy centers and hospitals. As a burn survivor and after sustaining a closed head brain injury just two years later, Allison suddenly saw what life was like on the other side of the stethoscope.

In her pharmaceutical keynote, Allison Massari shares her journey – from absolute loss, to forgiveness and understanding – and boosts resilience, vitality, and well-being in her audiences. She equips participants with tools to manage change and overcome adversity, to be motivated in tough times, to have more confidence when dealing with difficult people, to feel genuinely encouraged, and to view life from new coordinates of hope.

Learn more and see how Allison can customize her message for your audience.

To Change a Life—One Person, One Moment: Story of the Fire | 5 min

Harnessing Peace and Happiness | 5 minute

A Secret to Well-Being and Happiness | 2.5 minutes

Genuine Caring Only Takes Seconds | 1.5 minutes

The Presence of Mind to Care | 2 minutes

Tenderhearted and Fierce—The Power of Resilience | 5 minutes

The Power of the Human Spirit | 5 minutes

Balm for the Wounds of Unkindness | 1.5 minutes

Every Act of Kindness Counts | 3.5 minutes

To Be Happy, We Must Be Very Brave | 2 minutes

Watch Allison’s Full Keynote Above | 55 minutes

Content Covered in Allison’s Keynote:

  • Navigate Constant Change

  • Reclaim Your Passion for a Life’s Work in Healthcare

  • Protect Resiliency and Heal Burnout

  • Master Adversity

  • Encourage, Nourish, and Celebrate Your Teams

  • Transform Patient Lives

  • Receive Actionable Tools for Personal Development

  • Deepen Self-Awareness

  • Activate Simple Concepts that Strengthen Resilience

  • Achieve Peak Success Through Tough Times

  • Motivate Sales Growth

  • Inspire Patient Safety Through a Critically Acclaimed Survivor Story

Keynote Length: Up to 60 minutes  

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

“I can’t tell you how many keynotes I have sat through with this company, and I have never seen the crowd so affected. As I looked around the room, the audience was overcome with emotion; riveted, gasping in response at times, welling up with tears at others. As Allison closed… the entire room rose to their feet in a standing ovation, another first for this group. Allison was able to show up with exactly the message we needed to hear. I watched afterwards as executives came up to her one by one sharing how they had been touched personally. 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.”
— Jessica Chapman Neuroscience Sales Representative Global Pharmaceutical Company Ranked 119 on Fortune 500

“There is staggering scientific data showing that mastering one’s emotions is directly linked to the bottom line of your business.”
— Harvard Business Review Research

Why Hire Allison?

According to research from the Journal of Healthcare Management and Current Directions in Psychological Science(Wiley-Blackwell) programs like Allison’s are directly linked to higher performance, fewer sick days, more engaged employees, patient referrals, less turnover, and company profits!

  • Voted on the “Best Keynote Speakers” List – M&C Magazine.

  • Named 2018 TOP 25 Speaker – Over 27,000 Votes Were Cast.

  • Inspires confidence, expands hope, ignites courage, and removes blocks to success – fostering passion in life and work.

  • Unique history as an internationally successful entrepreneur, burn survivor, brain injury survivor, award-winning artist, and professional coach, consultant, and encourager.

  • Instructive, authentic, heartening, and transformational.

  • International TED speaker and Main Platform presenter at Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).

  • Vision, clarity, encouragement, and a gift in actuating the steps to success.

  • Featured expert in the award-winning documentary “ReSolve” (narrated by Scott Neil, Head of Special Forces, US Military, Afghanistan).

  • Voted #1 National “Rising Star” by the National Speakers Association, 2011.

  • Author of the audio book “Ignited”.

According to Current Directions in Psychological Science ©Wiley-Blackwell reports that poor mental health affects employees in the following areas:


put off challenging tasks


lost patience with customers & clients


felt their ability to make decision was affected


Felt they were likely to have conflict with colleagues


Journal of Healthcare Management