Marianna Lead, PCC, Ph. D. is the Founder/Executive Director of Goal Imagery® Institute and a pioneer in
tapping the subconscious power of emotions and imagination for achieving individual and organizational goals.
A Transformational Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist, she is the Founder of Practitioners for Personal and Professional Transformation and the President of International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT) NYC Chapter.
Marianna is also an active leader in a coaching community. A past president of the International Coach Federation’s award-winning New York City chapter, she is currently serving on ICF global marketing committee. Marianna is also ICF Credentialing Examiner, providing oral examinations to coaches who are going through a credentialing process with ICF.
Marianna Lead is the creator/host of Life Coach TV - a prime-time cable
talk show in Manhattan, and has frequently been featured on national TV (including NBC morning news) & radio, in magazines such as Fitness, Natural Health, Time Out
and documentaries - both as a coach and mind/body wellness expert.
In 2006, Dr. Lead became the first speaker invited to introduce two new topics at the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution
in Washington, DC: Introduction to Hypnosis and Introduction to Life Coaching.
Currently, she is on the faculty of New York University. She has taught many Coaching Skills courses at NYU's Master's Degree Program in Department of Leadership and Human Capital Management as well as at the NYU's Coaching Certificate Program. She is also a co-designer of Competitive Advantages of Women in Leadership program at Columbia University.
Dr. Lead has designed and taught numerous courses for NYU's School of Continued & Professional Studies, including Finding Your Inner Life Coach, Finding Your Inner Career Coach, Introduction to Hypnosis, and Goal Imagery® – the Shortest Distance between You and Your
Goals. She also taught Interpersonal Communication and Presentation Skills courses.
Marianna is a certified mentor with EQMentor, providing mentoring/coaching for executives with
focus on emotional intelligence concepts. Dr. Lead is ICF Professional
Certified Coach (PCC) and since 1996, she is
also a certified stress management consultant with IACT, as well as IACT's approved provider of
hypnotherapy certification courses.
She has also lectured at the 92nd Street Y and co-hosted/produced Laughter as a Life Skill with comic Yakov Smirnoff
at the American Airlines Theater on Broadway.
Dr. Lead's background in the performing arts enhances her skills as a coach, therapist and teacher – and makes her an engaging host, presenter, and on-camera guest. A classically-trained pianist,
member of the Screen Actors Guild, and former stand-up comic, she has been an
Expert Life Coach for Fitness Magazine, collaborated with Dr. Candace Pert, best-selling author of Molecules of
Emotion, on her Psychosomatic Wellness CD and hosted Life Coach Radio with Progressive Radio Network. For many years, she served as the Acting Instructor and Theater Director at Shorefront YMHA in Brooklyn, NY, coaching teens and young adults on acting and presentation skills.
Dr. Lead is the author of ten audio programs, including: Letting Go of Your Weight, Becoming a Non-Smoker, Stress Release, Improving Your Memory, Discovering Your Yoga Master Within, Freeing Your Creativity, Conquering Stage Fright, and Creating Happiness. Dr.Lead is
currently writing a book entitled Goal Imagery® - The Shortest Distance to Health, Wealth & Happiness.
Dr. Lead maintains an active coaching tele-practice with clients across the U.S. as well as a New York City based hypnotherapy practice.