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Healthcare | Inspiration | Motivation | Creativity/Innovation | Personal Development | Change | Balanced Living | Stress Management
Allison Massari ignites rebirth, vitality, and renewal through her unified work as an inspirational speaker and artist.
Ms. Massari found peace, purpose, and happiness after overcoming two extraordinary personal tragedies. In 1998, she survived a near fatal 60 mph car crash where she was trapped and burned severely. Just three years later she was hit again at 60 mph and suffered a near fatal brain injury. The level of betrayal she felt from life seemed insurmountable. Then she became determined to create an amazing life. Taking a long, steep climb from ashes into recovery, she learned very clearly how to navigate her way to true healing and to a life beyond anything she could have dreamed possible. Her rededicated mission is to share her story of transformation and revitalization to motivate change in people and the organizations that nurture and inspire them.
Allison Massari will share how to transform any challenge into an opportunity. She teaches the secrets she discovered to create against-all-odds successful outcomes and new beginnings. She has the experience and skills working with people that will motivate necessary change for you, your group, and your community.
In summer of 2012, Ms. Massari will be featured in the Polaris Global international documentary film ReSolve teaching solutions for people coming through challenge and post-traumatic stress. She was nominated for the 2010 Presidential Citizens Award for her work for over a decade helping children with 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. 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. Her father is a surgeon, and her mother a nurse. Her story and extensive time in recovery from her accidents has given her compelling material to enlighten health care workers with a deeper awareness in patient-centered care.
Ms. Massari’s professional career is rich with diverse achievement. For over 15 years she has been creating, placing, and selling fine art to international collectors and Fortune 500 clients, such as General Mills, US Airways, and Lockheed Martin. The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida displays her collage work in its permanent collection. She 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.
In light of her repeatedly stunning, authentic, and emotional presentations, the profound effect she has on her audiences, and her growing popularity, Allison Massari was voted “Rising Star” of 2011 by the National Speakers Association and was invited to speak at TEDx Zaragoza in Spain earlier this year.
“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
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