Harvard Club, New York City
Marisa Santoro is an American career leadership trainer and coach recognized as a global leadership expert for the Gutsy Leadership method, making a business paradigm shift to developing leaders of influence. She empowers workplace professionals, practice owners, sales agents, physicians and small business owners to move into higher levels of leadership roles across corporate and the health care, real estate, education, music, writing and coaching industries.
Former IT Executive on Wall Street, Marisa has a 21+ year corporate career and is a recent honoree of the “Women of Influence” award by New York Business Journals given her years of heart-centered mentoring and leadership programs for women in the workplace. She is the creator of The Gutsy Leadership System TM and founder of In Our Shoes TM, a professional development training and collaboration platform consisting of self-paced online courses and live training delivered through The Gutsy Leadership Academy TM, an online leadership school which promotes a global community for professionals to share their same struggles in a trusted safe environment. She is also a Success Principles TM trainer of Jack Canfield's, teaching a life transformational step-by-step blueprint on how professionals can achieve success across all areas in their lives. These success principles are the same personal development principles which continues to help hundreds of thousands of people achieve success in their lives.
Marisa is also a national career columnist for American Business Journals with articles published in 43 cities across the US, cited expert for women’s leadership in the Huffington Post and motivational speaker.
She has served as a founding member of the Leadership Advisory Council for Forbes’ top-ranked Swedish firm Qlikview, sat on the board of directors for the Manhattan chapter of the National Association for Female Executives , has obtained the sponsorship of New York University’s Women’s Initiative programs leading events for their female alumni and worked with organizations helping them kick off their own internal women’s leadership movement such as New York Life Insurance , UBS, Allianz Global Investors, global law firm Salans LLP at their UK headquarters and Consulting magazine’s top ranked firm to work for in the US: Slalom Consulting and many more organizations making strides to elevate women towards more leadership.
Delivering an authentic professional training program and toolkit, In Our Shoes education is a compilation of everything Marisa has learned from raising her own rank through Corporate America, going up, down and sideways, growing her own business and heart-centered coaching of professionals throughout her career.