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Welcome to SethEliot Santoro, CEC

A Little About Me

A self-help Author, HR Leader, Speaker, Bereavement Expert, and Psychic Medium, Seth’s vision is to Inspire the World, one-by-one, to Smile From The Inside. He has a great deal to say, the basis of which is: Know who you are; Embrace who you are; and Be who you are – no matter what the circumstance or what your past – and you can heal from anything.

By the time he was thirty-two years old, Seth had already cheated death three times, narrowly escaped two kidnappings, and lost five good friends within a very brief period of time. Being ill-prepared for these events, he searched everywhere to find a resource that would help him, to no avail. So, instead, he developed the S.M.I.L.E. method for healing and wrote the first book in a series, “How I Learned To Smile From The Inside,” a book on healing and overcoming trauma. He thought if these concepts could work for him, then they might just work for someone else.

Over the past few years, Seth has been developing his psychic mediumship. It has been the most rewarding work he has ever done. He believes this gift is a major part of his divine purpose here on Earth. Every day is a brand new adventure. Whether it’s a drive-by reading or a sit down one-on-one, he is honored, blessed, and ready to take this journey with all his might and soul.

An HR Leader during the day, a medium by night, Seth is currently working on two more books about Grief and Mediumship, where one ends and the other begins.

Additionally, Seth has been facilitating bereavement workshops for the American Widow Project.

Seth carries within him a unique charisma. He is a New England/NYC bred gay boy with a hell of a lot to say, an incredible amount of passion, and an amazing gift.

Seth is now available for speaking engagements for topics such as Leadership & Talent Development, Shifting Culture & Engagement, How to Heal from Anything, and lastly, Seth is aspiring to become The Death Expert, as he explores death in workshops from all sides.

The HR Expert

The Problem

In 98% of companies within Corporate America today, we have a serious epidemic. We have a lot of employees and managers, but what we don’t have is inspiring and motivating leaders.

Without demanding excellence in Leadership & Talent Development or Culture & Engagement initiatives, the workforce will never be able to achieve, overcome, or break-free of satisfactory performance.

The Solution

This is not just an HR problem nor is it for HR to solve alone. Everyone must be involved – from the top Executives all the way down the ladder.

If we do not begin to coach and mentor your entire workforce on being the best managers and leaders, multi-generational or not, there will be little growth, little prosperity, less engagement, and many resignations.

So, Now What?

Well, isn’t that the million dollar question! Listen as I speak around the globe to hear my thoughts on these solves. Workshops include the following:

  • The Urgency for a Solution
  • Know Your Audience
  • Executive Buy-in
  • Your New Mindset
  • Strategies that Work
  • Implement Yesterday
  • Consistency/Perseverance
  • Your New Workforce

The Healing Expert

The Problem

In the world, at large today, there is so much hurt and so much pain.

In the world today, there are so many emotions, so many differences, and so much drama.

Every day, we are presented with new experiences and obstacles that challenge us, motivate us, and inspire us to either feel down, get stuck, or move forward and onward.

We could all use better ways to overcome anything and everything.

The Solution

Stumbling blocks and obstacles are opportunities often disguised as adversities.

Major challenges may cause some people to break, while they inspire others to break records.

We can heal from anything. Did you hear that? Did you get that? Let me say it again. We can heal from anything.

The SMILE Method, my own creation, is just one option.

These are the 5 steps in the SMILE Method: Shock, Mock-cceptance, In Overwhelmdom, Learning, and Embrace.

So, Now What?

Is there a secret formula?
Absolutely not.


I’m here to tell you that it’s a matter of perspective, time, patience, going through the emotions, surrendering to the process, perseverance, and doing the work, again and again. AND then repeat ALL of the above.

A good friend of mine always says,
"If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!"

We give ourselves such little credit to heal, but we can heal from anything and everything. It is how we are built. It makes us stronger and better as human beings.

The Death Expert

The Problem

Today, nearly 2 people die every second.

But don’t worry, on the upside, 4 people are born every second!

Unfortunately, when we take a moment to look at the bigger picture of humanity, each day, one of our friend’s lose someone, whether a family member, a friend, or a pet. Have you noticed?

Death, Grief, and Bereavement can be so exhaustive, so draining. Bottom line, why does death have to be such a downer?

The Solution

Death doesn’t have to be so sad.

Death is sad, yes! AND, we have to go through the emotions and feel everything, yes!

BUT, and here’s the biggest point here, death allows us to feel alive, to feel everything, and to be present.

Is there a secret formula?
Absolutely not.


Healing from loss, of any kind, is not easy. But, I’m hear to tell you that it’s a matter of honesty, genuine perspective, time, patience, going through the emotions, perseverance, surrendering to the process, and doing the work, again and again. AND then repeat ALL of the above.

So, now what?

I bring life and laughter back into death.

While I don’t proclaim to know all there is about death, I do know a great deal based upon my life’s work and experiences.

How about we go from Grief to Grace?

It’s so possible for everyone.

I have experienced hundreds and hundreds of grieving individuals and have learned from both sides, the alive side and the other side. As a psychic medium, it has been my honor and life’s work to help people find healing in so many ways.

You will heal. You will get through this, no matter how much it hurts, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Keynote Topics / Workshop Themes

HR Expert

"The Dos and Dont’s of Leadership"
"There are no rules in Leadership"
"Inspiring the shift from Managers to Leaders"
"Know Your Audience"
"How to Mend a Broken Workforce"
"The Rules of Engagement"

Healing Expert

"You can HEAL from ANYTHING!"
"Be the most unique you possible"
"Everything is learning!"

Death Expert

"There are no rules!"
"The SMILE Method to Healing"
"The Upside of Grief"
"Death is my Favorite Subject"
"Bereave Me" – a new way to look at grief