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I am a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), The Lupus Coach®, Professional Certified Coach (PCC), as well as the Founder and Owner of Discover Your Power®, LLC. I am also a certified Energy Healer, Energy Medicine Practitioner, and Intuitive Healer. In addition, I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT® 200), Certified Personal Trainer, and Nutrition Coach. I have approximately 20 years of coaching, and healthcare experience. I also have extensive professional experience in human resources, recruitment, career management, and leadership development.


I really enjoy learning and have taken the time to further my education. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida in Communications specializing in Radio and Television, with a minor in Sociology, as well as my Master’s degree in Human Resources from Rollins College. I am currently furthering my education in holistic and integrative health by pursuing my PhD in the Mind-Body Medicine program at Saybrook University.


In order to further my coaching skills and better serve my clients, I became certified in holistic and integrative health coaching, yoga, fitness, and nutrition. In addition, I became a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation, as well as a Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) through the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching. I also hold my certifications as a Human Resources professional (PHR and SHRM-CP), a Lupus Advocate, and a certified John C. Maxwell Speaker, Coach, and Teacher.

The Lupus Coach®




I began my life changing journey in 2006 when I was diagnosed with lupus. Lupus is a chronic illness that can damage any part of the body including skin, joints, and organs. I started experiencing various symptoms such as inflammation causing pain, hair loss, early stages of kidney failure, skin rashes, exhaustion, and a low platelet count which caused extreme bruising all over my body, and even a stroke in 2009. Being diagnosed with lupus was not easy for me to accept, and it completely changed life. Eventually, instead of letting lupus control me and my destiny, I decided to empower and educate myself about my chronic illness so I could lead a happy and healthy life.


Being diagnosed with lupus also helped me realize I was not working and living in my purpose and I knew something needed to change in my life. Around this time I was working to obtain my Master of Human Resource degree from Rollins College and I found success in various organizations as a leader in HR. Working in Human Resources allowed me the opportunity to climb the corporate ladder, help my organizations and employees, and reach my ultimate goal, which at the time was becoming a Human Resources leader and Director where I have managed and directed teams of 40+ direct reports. During that period of my life while pursuing success in my career, my journey with health, healing, purpose, and transformation began which would ultimately change the trajectory of my life. This was the start of my spiritual awakening which helped me realize my life's purpose is to coach, inspire, and help others.

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In 2015, I joined the 1st group of Lupus Advocates for the Lupus Foundation of America promoting health and wellness as a motivational speaker, encouraging others to transform their lifestyles by incorporating holistic health and wellness principles, and inspiring people to heal who have struggles related to health and chronic illness. I also began furthering my studies in coaching and created a focus to coach and develop others both personally and professionally inside and outside of the workplace.

I was finally ready to live and work in my purpose helping and coaching others full time and ultimately decided to quit my corporate job and change my career to be a Coach! I founded Discover Your Power®, aka DYP, in February 2016. The Discover Your Power® coaching philosophy is to take a holistic approach to help and empower people to improve their health and performance, heal, live purposefully and authentically, so they can transform their lives and create the life they want! Through Discover Your Power®, I offer energy healing, holistic health and wellness, healing, and purpose coaching, coaching, yoga, personal training, and nutritional education sessions


Holistic Health & Wellness Coach, The Lupus Coach®, Energy Healer & Energy Medicine Practitioner, 

Registered Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer, and Nutrition Coach

I helped myself heal and achieve lupus remission and now I help people with chronic illnesses who want to improve their energy, overcome health issues, feel empowered, and heal, while supporting them as they begin their journey of holistic health, healing, and well-being. I help coach, educate and empower people to heal and transform their lives so they have optimal health, energy, well-being, and live a purposeful life.

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  • National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

  • Certified Holistic Health, Well-Being, and Integrative Health Coach

  • ISSA Elite Trainer: Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Nutrition Coach, and Transformation Specialist

  • Certified Yoga Teacher (RYT® 200)

  • Certified Mission, Vision, Values, Passion Coach

  • Certified Master Professional Coach

  • Certified Emotion Code Practitioner (CECP) and Energy Healer

  • Masters in Human Resource Management (MHR)

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

  • Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

  • Independent Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team

  • Lupus Advocate

  • ImmunaRelief Partner - Get Your Holistic Autoimmune Supplements, use code LUPUSCOACH for 20% off

  • Leafwell Partner - Get Approval for your Medical Marijuana Card, use code Lupus20 for your discount

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April 15, 2020

Episode 17: What Makes Me Well Podcast with Lizeth Santamaria

What Makes Me Well Podcast Episode 17: Asatta and Lizeth Santamaria sit down over mocktails in pre-Corona times and catch up on what life has been like for Lizeth since she was last on the show. We share who we nominate for Wellness Warrior of the week, Lizeth talks about the consequences of complacency, I recap the show Love is Blind on Netflix, we talk about the reality of seasonal friendships and of course, we share our highlights of the week!

December 02, 2019

Coach Lizeth & Daughters Legacy Co Talk Self-Care

Coach Lizeth sits at a round table talk with Daughters Legacy Co to talk about self-care with several other local female business owners who are located in the Orlando, FL area. Watch as they discuss the importance of self-care and what it means and looks like in our every day lives, as well as how the every day woman and girl can prioritize self-care also!

May 14, 2019

Coach Lizeth Talks About Lupus on WESH Channel 2 News

Coach Lizeth  joined Jazmin Bailey and the WESH Channel 2 News crew to spread awareness for Lupus Awareness month! 

November 30, 2018

Episode 7: What Makes Me Well Podcast with Lizeth Santamaria

What Makes Me Well Podcast Episode 07: In episode 8, Orlando life coach Lizeth Santamaria sits down with Asatta to chat about the moment self-reflection and her faith sparked her journey to wellness. Living authentically isn’t just a saying for Lizeth, it’s a necessity. After being diagnosed with lupus in 2006, Lizeth’s life changed more than she could have anticipated. In this episode, she shares what got her through those tough times and what keeps her going in the good times.

March 09, 2018

Health Article feature with SparkPeople

If weight loss is contagious, then is the reverse also true? Can you gain weight as a result of the people around you? How much does the company you keep impact the number on the scale? Writer Melissa Rudy features Lizeth Santamaria – Founder, Speaker, & Coach of Discover Your Power to provide perspective on how you can manage your health goals and while maintaining positive influences. 

November 02, 2017

Interview with Diamond Legacy Group

Diamond Legacy group interviews Lizeth Santamaria – Founder, Speaker, & Coach of Discover Your Power.

August 10, 2017 Blog

10 Female Entrepreneurs Making A Living Online & Their Success Stories featuring Discover Your Power and our efforts to help other people.

August 04, 2017

Interview with LADY BOSS BLOGGER

Lady Boss Blogger interviews Lizeth Santamaria about how she uses her struggles with LUPUS to motivate & inspire individuals!

April 06, 2017

Florida Hospital Blog

Work dragging you down? Florida Hospital interviews Lizeth Santamaria where she shares 5 tips to help you find your work-life balance.

March 13, 2017

Episode 7: Interview with InvestHuman Capital Shift

InvestHuman Capital Shift's Episode 07: Discover Your Leadership Power Through Coaching shares why coaching is a powerful leadership development tool, that is not leveraged as often as it should be. During this podcast episode, Lizeth Santamaria and hosts explore key issues to engage employees through coaching, elements necessary for successful coaching, and benefits of coaching.

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