Darleen Santore

Board Certified Occupational Therapist, Business Executive, Life & Leadership Coach, and Speaker

Be Well | Live Well | Serve Well

Meet Darleen Santore, known to many as Coach Dar. As a Board Certified Occupational Therapist, business executive, author, and speaker, she is passionate about helping people break through barriers to achieve their goals. She blends a knowledge of science, psychology, and achievement with her personal passion for life.

The result?

Individuals, corporate executives, and professional athletes aim higher and achieve more. It is her unique style and approach during one-on-one sessions, transformational seminars, and high impact speaking engagements, that has helped people say no to the status quo, to raise the bar in their lives, to break free so they can break through, and to reignite their hearts to live a purposeful life.

From her experience as a Board Certified Occupational Therapist, to a healthcare executive, to Chief Operating Officer of a record label, to Chief Performance Officer at a fast-growing jewelry company, Darleen has a proven track record of leading people and inspiring positive changes that impact lives.

Darleen has significant speaking experience from teams and small groups to addressing thousands at national conferences. Her talks focus on giving people tools and sparking their motivation to Raise The Bar in their personal and professional lives. Coach Dar has brought motivation to over 100,000 and that has resulted in increased sales, engagement and changed lives.

Coach Dar is an expert at inspiring and motivating audiences through high-energy speaking engagements.



Darleen has significant speaking experience from teams and small groups to addressing thousands at national conferences. Her talks focus on giving people tools and sparking their motivation to Raise The Bar in their personal and professional lives.

Are you looking to increase sales, amplify engagement and change lives? Coach Dar is available for events, workshops or breakout sessions.

Example speaking topics include:

  • 5 B’s to Breakthrough:
  • 3 F’s to Fulfillment
  • 5 Plays to Greatness

“Darleen is ridiculously talented in reference to motivating people and guiding them in their personal and business direction. This trait is not something that many people possess. Its’ a rarity that someone can actually help another person find happiness, but she does this with ease. Her positivity is contagious. People want to be in her presence. Darleen is one of the most motivated, career-minded, intelligent, and strong women I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I truly mean all of this!”
Aimee Bloch, Hedge Fund Manager

“Darleen has a remarkable ability to connect with and guide you to your core values. Each of us is different, yet we each have the ability to find great joy in our lives with the right focus and direction. As an experienced executive and recent cancer survivor trying to reconnect with life and redefine my priorities, I have found Darleen to be invaluable in helping me regain that vision. I would strongly recommend and encourage her to anyone who desires to find greater meaning, purpose, and direction in life. She is a treasure! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.”
Joe Crace JD, MBA Senior Vice President Compass Executives, LLC

“Finding someone who can reach into another’s heart and mind and truly influence and change you is difficult because that really can’t be taught. The true effective influencer and teacher is made and also born. Darleen is a purely powerful influence in her clients’ lives. She is an intuitive, compassionate, brilliant reader of the human condition, emotion, and motivation. She radiates energy and confidence, and the client can’t help but feel the impact. She is driven by the earnest desire to succeed by having the client succeed. She measures her success by the gratitude of her clients, not by the amount of money received. I have had her come up to work with my law students, because of the confidence I have in her abilities and because I know my students will be better trial lawyers because of their contact with Darleen. She is an honest, earnest, able broker in an untrustworthy, frequently incompetent world. I give her my highest recommendation.”
Robert Altchiler JD, Adjunct Law Professor, Pace University Law School

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Darleen Santore, better known as “Coach  Dar,” is a pint-sized powerhouse who helps  “Raise the Bar” for everyone she coaches – from professional athletes and performers to entrepreneurs and individuals who are  looking to “Level Up.”

After suffering a stroke in her 20s, Coach  Dar made a deal with God that she would recover, have a renewed spirit, have a  renewed faith, and that she would dedicate her life to helping people believe in themselves and achieve all they can.

And for the past 22 years, she has worked as a Board Certified  Occupational Therapist and is now a Life and Leadership coach. She helps people “Level Up” by developing character, inspiring self-confidence, and instilling leadership skills that take performance to the next level. Coach Dar has worked as the Mental Edge Coach for the  NBA’s Phoenix Suns and has a roster of professional athletes that she works with on an individual basis.

Coach Dar is also the U.S. Ambassador for the Global Pay It Forward Day and is an ambassador for the international lifestyle brand Lululemon.

Her powerful messages have not only made her a highly sought-after coach of individuals, but also an in-demand keynote speaker who has motivated thousands of people on the corporate speaking circuit. She is currently working on her first book, which is scheduled for release in early 2019.


This high energy, high impact presentation will help your audience breakthrough things that are holding them back, so they can step up and step into their greatness.

Coach Dar helps audiences gain clarity on how to live a truly fulfilled life by tapping into the 3 F’s: Focus, Fortitude, and Faith.

In this special keynote, Coach Dar lays out a game plan that breaks down 5 plays that will help you win the game of life.

Are you looking to help your organization reach peak performance?

Coach Dar specializes in working with professional teams to help them raise the bar in their organizations to reach peak performance. The result? Teams that aim higher and achieve more.

Work directly with Coach Dar to develop a customized game plan designed to help you step into your greatness.

If you’re serious about taking your life to the next level, then Coach Dar is ready to develop a customized game plan designed to help you get there.

During these exclusive sessions, you’ll work one on one with Coach Dar to break through barriers and reach your goals.

Areas of expertise

  • Mental Strength Conditioning and Training
  • Communication Enhancement Training
  • Public Speaking Coaching
  • Peak Performance Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Culture Development
  • Personal Development Coaching
  • Character Development
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