Lead from Intuition. Act with Influence.



Double your Performance. Double your Results.

Develop Systematized Success with Clear Focus.

Engaging & Interactive, Customized Sales Training

The Total Sales Success™ Program is a sales leadership training program designed for participants to learn how to increase more sales, improve customer service, build business momentum for teams, and find more balance in their personal and professional lives. It is based on proven self-leadership success principles and is a step-by-step Success Growth blueprint supporting sales professionals, small business practice owners, high-performance teams, and emerging entrepreneurs.

Designed for sales professionals and their teams to condition their skills with powerful mindset exercises, business-building strategies, communication techniques, lead generation activities, and time management focus methods wrapped around accountability where leaders stay the course, leveraging their business while tackling life’s challenges. Marisa brings her personal experience of growing a business and her years of coaching small business practice owners. This content-rich program, will leave your employees excited about the potential they have for their personal life and success goals. More than just a motivational experience, this program offers the actual methods, strategies, activities and exercises participants need to achieve their business goals...and what you as a purpose-driven company want for them!

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The Success Principles

How to Get From Where You Are To Where You Want to Be

Greater levels of performance and achievement are attainable by anyone. Yet most people have never learned the proven self-empowerment tools and time-tested performance strategies that are the basis for personal and professional success.

Knowing how to achieve success is like knowing the combination to a lock. If you take shortcuts or speed through too quickly, you won’t see your expected results. In this fast-paced, entertaining and powerful seminar, learn the principles and proven breakthrough success system that will have you achieve greater levels of transformation in your business and life.

Achieve Greater Levels of Performance

In this fast-paced, entertaining and powerful seminar, Marisa Santoro teaches a specific methodology and results-oriented activities required to help participants take on greater challenges and produce breakthrough results. It’s a proven blueprint for living a life of expanded results, greater impact and more measurable job performance.

By participating in this content-rich program, audience members will leave excited
about the potential they have for their career, their company, their personal life
and their success goals. But more than just a motivational experience, this program
offers the actual methods, strategies, activities and exercises that participants need to
achieve what they want...and what you as a company or professional association
want for them!

Participants will learn how to:

• Take 100% Responsibility for Their Lives
• Decide What They Want and Be Willing to Pay the Price
• Invest Every Day in Developing Their Knowledge Base and Core Skills
• Manage Time the Way Successful Entrepreneurs Do
• Say No to the Good, So They Can Say Yes to the Great
• Take Five Action Steps Each Day Toward Achieving Any Goal
• Climb Under the Wing of Someone Who Can Help Them on Their Path
• Face Up to What Isn’t Working in Their Lives
• Focus on Their Unique Abilities
• Celebrate Their Victories as a Way to Ensure Future Success
• Transcend Other People’s Limiting Beliefs and Opinions About Their Goals
• Develop and Trust Their Intuition and Reasoning Abilities
• Change Their Outcomes By Reacting Differently to Any Event

Audience members experience immediate results by putting the principles into
practice, right at the event. Marisa Santoro has an inspiring motivating style that will make your organization shift into high-gear, both personally and professionally. Not only will your audience be motivated to achieve greater success, they will learn to up-level all their efforts.

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 focused on women's leadership, 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.

In 2015, the Success Principles became an extension of the training and coaching practice under Gutsy Leadership Academy (GLA) catering to sales and small business practice professionals based on her own experience growing a business from the ground up and her years of coaching emerging entrepreneurs transitioning away from corporate roles.

Marisa brings a genuine sincerity, and passionate energy to her programs with a uniquely soft yet direct style. Her message and content resonates with professionals who consider themselves somewhere on the quiet, mindful scale, ready to fully step into their fullest potential and sell their results resting on the confidence of their results. 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.

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.

> Train the Trainer Model of the Success Principles 

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.

Results and Benefits which will GROW your

Career or Practice

  • How to double your results/income and double your free time in 3 years or less.
  • A simple but powerful formula (E+R=O) that will empower you to handle any experience more responsibly, effectively and successfully.
  • How to clarify your purpose, vision and goals, including the latest research on goal setting and goal achievement and how to apply it to your life.
  • How to change your self-talk and your limiting beliefs to better support your success.
  • How to program your subconscious mind to unleash greater creative thinking and increased motivation to act on your ideas.
  • How to more effectively use the Law of Attraction to accelerate your success.
  • The three main ways people sabotage their success and how to overcome them.
  • How to overcome your fear of failure and get into action.
  • How to overcome your fear of rejection and ask for what you want and need.
  • Why it’s important to drop out of the “Ain’t It Awful Club” and surround yourself with positive, success-oriented people.
  • Why, when, and how to successfully use an accountability partner and a mastermind group.
  • The daily “disciplines of success” you need to have to sustain success over time.
  • Get the tools and teaching you need to: Re-frame what success looks like with powerful mindset shifts and business-building strategies.
  • And so much more...

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

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 make your Breakthrough to Success?

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


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.

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Thank you for your interest in stepping into this journey of personal transformation. I walked away from an IT Executive career on Wall Street to step into my own Gutsy Breakthrough Goal - leading a professional development training company and where I am today. This was a dream that I never saw the HOW for, until I discovered  these success principles for myself. I turned away from the people who were bringing me down and looked up the ladder to learn from those who have achieved an incredible amount of success.
I teach you everything I have implemented personally through the career and sales training programs all  integrated here with The Success Principles. As a student of this work, I have changed who I am as a person as well as my family's lives, taking  a leap of faith -  banking on me.  If I can do it, so can you.
No more waiting for permission to live a life you love. The signs are always there. When you feel it in your gut, that's your clue. That's your spirit guiding you to make a choice which will never steer you wrong.
Big high-five to taking the first step to learn more.

Experiential Training and Engagement

Mindset. Energy. Movement.

Classroom Training

Boardroom Masterminds

Theatre Style Events

Conference Halls

Global Livestreams

Live Webinars

Evening Network Events

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