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If you are in search of a resilience keynote speaker who will provide an unforgettable and moving experience for your event, we welcome you to the riveting and heartfelt work of Allison Massari.

“Absolutely inspiring. You are a gift unto this world. You are one incredible human being. You are are a true inspiration of sunshine. May you forever inspire and change the world.”



Resilience Keynote Speaker — Allison Massari

Resilience TEDx Speaker, Burn Survivor, Executive Coach, Celebrated Artist

Named a Top 10 Best Keynote Speaker for "Motivation"

– M&C Magazine

Content covered in Allison Massari’s Resilience Keynote:

  • Master Adversity

  • Triumph Through Change

  • Activate Simple Concepts that Strengthen Resilience

  • Ignite the Power of the Human Spirit

  • Amplify Self-Leadership: Having Personal Command in All Moments

  • Expand Courage and Unconditional Confidence

  • Support and Encourage Your People

  • Inspire Compassionate Leadership

  • Advance a Success Mindset

  • Achieve Peak Success Through Tough Times

  • Establish a Foundation for Wellness and Well-Being

  • Reclaim Your Passion for Your Life’s Work

  • Deepen Resilience Through Self-Awareness

  • Grow Impeccable and Inspired Personal and Professional Development

  • Leave a Legacy of Kindness

Keynote Length: Up to 60 minutes


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“A certain confidence comes when we feel equipped to handle a crisis or unexpected events in life. That assurance… resilience… fearlessness... is borne from our willingness to grow from our experiences, and to always, always believe that we will get to the other side of any challenge.”
— Allison Massari, Resilience Keynote Speaker



It takes courage in a series of many moments to be successful. Allison Massari’s journey is the quintessential story of courage.

As a celebrated resilience keynote speaker, entrepreneur, executive coach, and interdisciplinary artist, Allison Massari knows what it takes to overcome and transcend devastating and seemingly impossible odds. After suffering two traumatic and nearly fatal car accidents, one where she endured severe burns on over 50% of her body, Allison’s tenacity, drive, curiosity, and unflagging hope propelled her to rise above extreme hardship and reach pinnacle achievements, both professionally and personally.

A fiery voice for the potent power of courage, kindness, and indestructible perseverance, Allison has been recognized with esteemed speaking engagements at TEDxZaragoza in Spain, speaking on “The Future of Happiness” and on the main platform at the Million Dollar Round Table Conference, with an audience of 8,600 from 75 countries. She has been featured on multiple media outlets including, ABC News, FOX, and NBC networks and was named as one of the Top Ten Best Motivational Speakers by Meetings and Conventions magazine.

Allison’s experiences have given her the authority, compassion, and insight to be able to approach any challenge head-on, knowing that a “never-say-die” attitude is what it takes to reach our goals. In her words: “A certain confidence comes when we feel equipped to handle a crisis or unexpected events in life. That assurance… resilience… fearlessness... is borne from our willingness to grow from our experiences, and to always, always believe that we will get to the other side of any challenge.”

Through the power of storytelling, Allison takes her audiences on a journey, allowing them to fully understand the steps to embrace change and achieve true success. From adversity to vitality, from pain to hope and courage, Allison instills essential tools of self-mastery, and teaches how to quickly access grace and resilience in the face of challenges.

The backdrop of her breathtaking keynote displays images of her stirring and stunning artwork that are in the permanent collection of the Vatican and the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tenderhearted and Fierce: The Power of Resilience | 5 minutes

The Power of the Human Spirit | 5 minutes

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

Full Length Keynote | 55 minutes

Harnessing Peace and Happiness | 5 minutes

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

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

Testimonials | 6 minutes

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This document has program descriptions for Allison’s Keynotes as well as deliverables for the audience, biography, benefits etc.

“Becoming evolved does not occur without struggle. When we learn to master our lives in the face of adversity, we become more free, happier, more confident and capable. You can look at every challenge like, ‘Wow... I wonder what I will learn from this!’ See your life as an adventure.”
— Keynote Speaker, Allison Massari

Industries & Event Types

  • Information Technology

  • Sales

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Human Resources

  • Finance

  • Insurance

  • Non-profits

  • Humanitarian Groups

  • Fundraisers

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Business Inspiration

  • Energy

  • Real Estate

  • Agriculture

  • Manufacturing

  • Associations


“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

Allison Massari Offers Unparalleled Benefits


Discover how good can prevail in the most difficult situations. Allison has the ability to powerfully capture an audience with her unique story. When working in business, inspiration truly uplifts your teams to be more present and engaged.


Allison’s program offers tools to successfully manage debilitating emotions that inhibit creativity, motivation, and productivity.


By underscoring the essential qualities of determination and compassion, participants feels more engaged and passionate about their work, resulting in a healthier, more gratifying work environment.


Build a foundation for personal and professional well-being with real solutions to navigate adversity and the everyday challenges of being human.


Equipped with tools to handle stress and manage trials more effectively, employee loyalty, ownership, and efficiency can reach new heights of achievement.


Participants learn to respond to difficult circumstances, innovate, and constructively engage with co-workers and the world around.


Audiences gain a fresh outlook on their job and their lives, invigorating their enthusiasm and imagination, and business inspiration.


Allison speaks brilliantly and generously to each individual’s need for recognition and appreciation.


Her program is truly life-altering, and paradigm shifting.  The audience will be forever changed.


Keynote Programs

Clients have used these titles for Allison’s Keynote:

The Fire Within℠ The Art of Exceptional Self-Leadership

Triumph Through Change℠ The Mindset for Success

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

Triumph over Tragedy℠ Success through Change, Adversity and Tough Times

The Mindset for Success℠ Activating True Resilience and Inspiration

Courage and the Mighty Heart℠ The Intersection of Passion and Perseverance

Thriving in Turbulent Times℠ Activating Courage and Confidence to Achieve Heroic Success

Wellness and Well-Being at Work℠ Empowering Employees to Better Manage Their Lives

Self-Mastery℠Burn Bright and Blaze a Trail for Others

The Power of One℠ Changing the World One Person at a Time

“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

Program Description #1:


Prepare to be taken on a journey. In her moving and thought-provoking resilience 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, genuine inspiration, and a unique perspective, 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 keys to resilience and the answers to some of life’s biggest questions. Her dynamic and deeply moving keynote speech fortifies audience members with an inspired perspective on life and applicable tools for managing change and adversity.


Program Description #2:

(Same keynote with a variation of the description.)

What is the resilience mindset we need to have success in this world? How does it look and feel 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, feeling misunderstood…What does it take to be ok inside of ourselves and to embody resilience—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, inspired 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. Prepare to be inspired, moved, and energized. Prepare to be taken on a journey.

“Sometimes all you can do is push through and say, ‘One more more day...’ You persevere and believe that you will get to the other side. And you never give up.”
— Allison Massari

In this program, 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 inventiveness, resourcefulness, generative capacity 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.

  • Realize the most effective action to take when addressing the everyday challenges of being human.

  • Learn to build a positive outlook and maintain business inspiration despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

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“…the message sent by neurological, psychological, and organizational research is startling in it’s clarity. Emotional leadership is the spark that ignites a company’s performance, creating a bonfire of success or a landscape of ashes.”
— Harvard Business Review


Research According to Current Directions in Psychological Science ©Wiley-Blackwell Employees reported that poor mental health affected them 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

Research according to Gallup:

Gallup estimates that actively disengaged employees — the least productive — cost the American economy up to $350 billion per year in lost productivity, including absence, illness and other problems that result when employees are not engaged.

Research according to Harvard Business Review:

There is staggering scientific data showing that mastering one’s emotions is directly linked to the bottom line in your business.

Allison Massari Inspirational Demo Videos & Press

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Praise for Allison Massari

"Extraordinary, emotional and inspiring life sharing by Allison Massari at the AE Seminar given by The Canadian Real Estate Association. What a way to end things! With peace, hope and above all LOVE!! It was truly a joy to hear you speak!”

The Canadian Real Estate Association


"How do I begin to explain the gift of spending time with Allison Massari? You had the audience member’s heads and hearts from the moment you began to speak. Heard nothing but rave reviews as folks were leaving the event. Our president was (and still is) OVER THE MOON with joy because YOU were our Keynote Speaker. I suppose everybody says these things after an Allison Massari experience.”

Sev Scaglia


“You were simply outstanding! Brilliant!”

“As you know, our Bridge Conference attendees are fundraisers who are mission focused and work hard every day to raise funds to fulfill their organization’s mission. So, when we are identifying a closing keynote speaker, we look for a person who will inspire, motivate and encourage our attendees. After 3 days of a steady diet of learning best practices, industry trends and innovative ideas in fundraising and marketing, your presentation was the absolute perfect closing!

Your talent for storytelling… your passion… and your authenticity touched the core of our audience. In our very digital world, where people are connecting more via electronics – you connected to the audience with your heart. As fundraisers, they see a lot of hardship everyday – and your story of triumph gave them hope. I must believe that your profoundly genuine story of overcoming a major life-threatening trauma will help many of them re-commit to their mission, to continue diligently working to save lives, save animals, save the environment, etc.… i.e., to continue to make a difference.

On a personal note, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and hope that we stay in touch. If you are ever in the DC area again, please, please do reach out to me.

You inspired others to triumph over adversity... helping others to make the world a better place. Well done!”

Donna Tschiffely
Executive Director, DMAW
Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference


“Allison Massari, you moved the group attending Craneware’s Financial Performance Summit to their very core - gave all of us a special piece of you. We belong to each other now.”

“‘Shine like the sun,’ said Allison Massari, our keynote at Craneware’s Financial Performance Summit yesterday afternoon. Her powerful story illustrates that we leave a little piece of ourselves with every person we encounter - let that piece be kindness, caring, mercy.”

Veronica Anzalone, RN
Marketing Manager


“She was mesmerizing while telling her story. Her presentation was absolutely amazing.”

“Allison was incredible.  She is one of the kindest, most gentle souls I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. As I do with all our functions, I am continually looking around the room to see how the audience is reacting to the speaker.  Thursday night, I have to say, was a first for me. As I gazed around the room, every person in the room had their eyes on Allison. There was no phone usage or talking to their neighbor, not one person got left their seat for the entire presentation.  She was mesmerizing while telling her story. Her presentation was absolutely amazing.”

Stephany Turner
Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation


“A long, well-deserved standing ovation.”

“Allison Massari delivered the keynote address to over 1,000 people at our annual event. She captivated the audience for 45 minutes. No one made a sound other than in reaction to her incredibly inspiring story. Allison is a survivor of a horrific car accident. As a visual artist, she used her skills to take the audience through her journey in a playful, pointed and creative way. Projections of her unique art illustrated her insights, emotions, and resilience. The healing she experienced, and now shares, deeply affected the audience which recognized her with a long, well-deserved standing ovation. Allison is a beautiful person with an incredibly important perspective on health, happiness and joy. All who are fortunate enough to hear her speak will forever be grateful for the opportunity.”

Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP
Executive Vice President, Quality Measurement & Research Group
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)


“When I began our journey of looking for a keynote speaker I never thought my life would be touched forever. I knew speaking to Allison on the phone prior to our conference she was different. She had a calmness around her that made me feel like she was a perfect speaker who is truly the spokesperson for triumph over pain.  From the moment Allison began her presentation I was so moved and inspired. Allison shared that the simple acts of kindness were the things in her journey that made the real differences. These are things we can practice on our own lives each and every day.”

Yvonne Chase, MBA, CHAM
Manager, Revenue Cycle
Mayo Clinic
NAHAM Immediate Past President and 2017 Conference Chair


Why Hire Allison?

  • 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 and consultant.
  • Instructive, authentic, heartening, inspirational 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 progress.
  • Featured expert in the 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”.

Stay tuned for a new keynote coming: Master Your Life

This will be an excellent closing speech for the day. This enlightening program will offer audience members tools to immediately and more effectively manage their lives. Delivered with a light, casual, and humorous tone, this content-rich speech specifically addresses well-being, and personal and professional development, drawing from many of Allison’s key lessons from her coaching practice. Participants can sit back, relax, laugh, learn, and feel supported.
Allison will equip participants to:

  • Learn the first thing to do when a crisis hits.
  • Implement two rules for managing personal anger effectively.
  • Acquire a specific tool to shift out of deep loneliness.
  • Differentiate between self-discipline and self-bullying.
  • Successfully move through an embarrassing experience.
  • Embrace and activate ‘unconditional confidence’
  • Gain the tools for creating and utilizing a support system.
  • Take charge of their own well-being and happiness.
  • And so much more…  

Allison Massari delivering her keynote to 8,600 people from 75 countries at Million Dollar Round Table in 2013.

Allison Massari delivering her keynote to 8,600 people from 75 countries at Million Dollar Round Table in 2013.