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Meet Marisa

Former Wall Street IT Executive, Marisa Santoro is an American career leadership trainer and professional success coach.  Pivoting from a 21+ year corporate career she launched In Our Shoes, a professional development training platform ,is a recent honoree of the “Women of Influence” award by New York Business Journals for her years of coaching professionals in the workplace and is a national career columnist for American Business Journals.

Marisa brings a genuine sincerity, and passionate energy to her programs with a soft yet direct style. An empathic listener, she is able to navigate discussions, respond to individual challenges with a fresh perspective on solutions creating an inclusive trusted space for all participants.

She has walked in the shoes of the professionals she trains, having consistently advanced as an executive in an male-dominated IT, abrasive Wall Street culture. She teaches exactly what to do, motivating and training your organization based on what they need now.  She’s not a jack-of-all-trades. She is very focused on what works to empower high-potential leaders to recognize their successes, build more confidence, grow teams through successful change with clarity in their communication, and a strong focus on their WHY.

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Knowing how to lead successfully is like knowing the combination to a lock. If you are missing any of the numbers, or have them in the wrong order, the lock won’t open. In this fast-paced, entertaining and powerful seminar, Marisa will teach you this proven breakthrough system that guarantees greater levels of peak performance and success.

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Presentation Formats

> The Keynote

This engaging, thought-provoking program will leave your conference or meeting participants energized and excited about the material they have just learned. Allow 1-2 hours.

> The Webinar

This interactive online training experience, will allow your remote extended audience to listen in, ask questions and receive full recordings to replay with lifetime access. Meeting participants have shared that they have received more content than they expected in this shorter training format. Allow 90 minutes to 2 hours.

> The Workshop

This 4- to 8-hour program utilizes exercises, activities and group experiences, rather than simple lecture, to achieve awareness and personal growth among participants. This is best suited for groups where participants work closely together or know one another. Includes important learning tools and handouts. Allow 4-8 hours.

> The 2- or 3-Day Training

Ideal for groups where participants will encounter peak performance or self-empowerment issues on an on-going basis. Provides the most in-depth coverage of the material available, with voluminous workbook and learning tools included. Allow 12-18 classroom hours.

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> The Retreat

An industry specific or corporate training weekend or 5-day destination retreat to give leaders the trusted space and collaborative experience to plant the seeds of their strategic vision. Marisa will work directly with your event planners. Ask about our partnership with venues in the heart of Tuscany, Italy to create a unique transformational and breakthrough learning experience.

> Train the Trainer Model

A 2- to 3-day interactive seminar designed to give professional trainers the skills they need to facilitate The Success Principles in-house — for new hires, workgroups and other special employee populations. Marisa will work directly with your trainers, emphasizing familiarity with the curriculum, activities and exercises necessary to prepare your in-house trainers to deliver a powerful. inspirational and informational program.

As a result of this curriculum,  the professionals of your organization will be able to experience new confidence and commitment on all levels—taking risks, making decisions, pushing through fears and limiting beliefs, asking for what they want, creating the support teams they need, taking the necessary actions to achieve success, and persevering in the face of obstacles and challenges.

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To deepen the impact of your program, consider highly customized program materials, for each participant. Long-term trainings or remote training can also be designed for your organization.

Ready to get started?

Marisa Santoro

Begin the process by completing the online Speaking Inquiry Form below, or contact Marisa directly at 1-844-626-3410 to schedule a call.


Training, Coaching, or Live Event

We will work with you every step of the way to understand your needs and bring them into focus. We will discuss the changing needs of your team, the challenges you are facing, and the enormous responsibilities you have to create. To get started, please complete the form below and provide us with your contact and meeting information. *Ask about our Breakthrough to Success programs exclusively for Sales organizations and small business practices.

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In Our Shoes™ delivers the Gutsy Leadership™ System and Total Sales Success™ curriculum through Gutsy Leadership Academy™ (GLA) developed by former Wall Street Executive, founder and CEO, Marisa Santoro. Learn more below.