Discover Your Power with Lizeth Santamaria – Founder, Speaker, & Coach

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Who is Lizeth Santamaria?

Empowering others to pursue their passion in order to live their dreams out loud. Our next featured guest on Diamond Legacy Spotlight Monday, Ms. Lizeth Santamaria is helping to guide her clients to achieve more in their personal and professional lives by providing them with the right tools to discover their path to a "better you." 
 

Discover Your Power

As creator and founder of Discover Your Power, Ms. Santamaria, equips her clients to learn about acceptance and how to exert their power of choice while incorporating wellness principle to tackle any obstacles life throws their way. With over 10 years of experience Lizeth, is a seasoned professional and consultant in the areas of leadership and human resources with particular detail and focus on speaking, coaching, and training. 
 

Lupus advocate

What makes her services stand out from the rest is her ability to provide support through goal setting, motivational check-ins, collaborative sharing, accountability, productive and compassionate discussions. She understands that transitioning is a process but "whatever you put energy towards will grow" Through nurturing and motivation she knows first hand how to incorporate control when dealing with a struggle. Battling Lupus an autoimmune disease Lizeth understands the pressure to accept your illness and has found ways to cope.  As a Lupus advocate for the Lupus Foundation of America, Lizeth believes there will always be moments we have little to no control over but, what we can always control is how we react to those moments. 
 

Certified John C. Maxwell Speaker, Coach, and Teacher

As a Certified John C. Maxwell Speaker, Coach, and Teacher, Lizeth has the ability to incorporate variety into each coaching session and speaking engagement. We are excited to share, Ms. Santamaria story with you in hopes that it will inspire you to discover your own power to make your life the way you want it to be! Lizeth lives happily in Orlando, FL and enjoys spending her time with her family and friends, while living a fun and active lifestyle. She is passionate about helping people make progress towards changing their lives.
 

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

What made you get started in your industry?
In 2006 I began my journey when I was diagnosed with the disease lupus. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body including skin, joints, and organs.  Being diagnosed with lupus was not easy for me to accept, and changed my life completely. Eventually, I decided to empower and educate myself about my disease, which would eventually lead me to my “purpose in life”.  I decided to use my struggles with lupus as a form of motivation and inspiration for individuals to begin their journey with wellness. In 2015, I became a Lupus Advocate for the Lupus Foundation of America. Being a Lupus Advocate provided me with a platform to encourage people to transform their lifestyle by incorporating wellness principles, as well as inspire people to cope with struggles related to health and illness. I pursued my passion for motivating and helping others even further by becoming a Motivational Speaker for the Florida Hospital Speakers Bureau. This was another platform and opportunity to do all that I could to educate and encourage people to live happy and healthy lifestyles by adopting health and wellness principles. When I ultimately developed my talents for motivational speaking as well as my passion to help others through coaching, I realized my purpose in life was to do just this! I found that my talents for speaking and coaching were ultimately my life’s purpose. I founded Discover Your Power LLC in 2016 to pursue my purpose of empowering and helping others.
 
 
Walk us through the step-by-step process that you went through to get to where you are today. What was the first thing you did?
I began speaking for local speakers bureaus to help me build my speaking portfolio and experience. From a coaching perspective I am currently pursuing my Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) by attending Impact Coaching Academy. I also attended the John Maxwell Certification Program to become an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team. 
 
 
What do you consider are your specialty?
I created Discover Your Power as a way to pursue my purpose in life to motivate and help others reach and accomplish their goals through coaching, motivational speaking, and lupus advocacy. I focus on motivational speaking and coaching in the following areas:  living life with lupus, wellness for women, career transitions, leadership development, empowerment, and coaching.  I am passionate about helping people make progress towards changing their lives and inspiring them to feel empowered to take steps to create the life they want! 
 
 
Do you see yourself making this full-time?
Yes. I am working for Discover Your Power full time as of this year. It’s the happiest and most fulfilled as I have been in my whole life and I know that is because I am pursuing my purpose on a daily basis. It has been a blessing.
 
 
What can we always expect from your company/brand?
Dealing with people is a personal business and I truly believe that for people to believe in my ability to help them, they have to believe in me and relate to me as a person. I share my own personal stories in life-related to lupus, leadership, and career to help relate to people and demonstrate credibility at the same time. Basically, I am an open book and just myself! 
 
 
What was the best advice you ever received and why?
Hard work and hope is not a plan. You must have a definite plan in place to grow your business in all aspects. 
 
 
What tips can you recommend that you’d would most likely only share with a close friend or comrade on success?
Stay consistent with the time you put towards building your goals. Prioritize what is important to help you accomplish your goals and remind yourself that the sacrifices you are making are worth it. Remember, whatever you put energy towards will grow.
Favorite online resources such as Evernote or Dropbox that you use for your business?
 
 
Can you recommend one or two books that have been influential in your life?
 
 
What can we expect from you and your company/brand in the next 5 years?
Definitely more events raising funds and awareness towards lupus and the Lupus Foundation of America.
 
 
What do you think will be the next big change or shift in your industry? 
Social Media branding, marketing, and networking, is huge when marketing to clients and raise awareness so I definitely see an increase in this area, especially more people using the live features on social media for speakers and coaches.
 
 
If a young entrepreneur walked up to you asking for your advice and you only had a few minutes to give ‘em your best tip, what would it be?
Don’t compare yourself to other people or their success. Stand in your own truth and create your own path.
 
 
How do you define a legacy and what are you doing right now to create one? 
 A legacy is how people remember you and what they say about you after you are gone. I want people to remember me by the value I have added to their lives. I add value to help empower people so they can find their own happiness, success, and abundance. That is the legacy I want to leave.
 

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Contact Info

We are honored to showcase this extraordinary woman, in hopes that it will inspire you to follow your dreams. If you are looking for inspiration and steps to create the life you want or would like to connect with Lizeth for speaking engagements please send her in email at coachli@discoveryourpowertoday.com

To read more about  Lizeth Santamaria, click the link below to her website. We hope you enjoy reading as it was an honor to interview such a purpose driven individual until next time, Happy Reading!!

 

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Discover Your Power Today

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Lupas Foundation of America

John Maxwell Team Certified Member

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