Testimonials

“Dr. Lead brings to the table advanced insight, wisdom and expertise. As a colleague, and recipient of her coaching, she has enabled me to bring to the surface thinking and solutions that were stuck deep in my mind and otherwise consumed by “day to day” life. Dr. Lead speaks with purpose and clarity, with each and every word counting towards navigating the client through their thoughts, which is the ultimate spirit of coaching. Her questions are pivotal, and she has found a way to translate this talent into an outstanding class modality. As an experienced coach and OD practitioner I would put both my personal and professional reputation behind this class.”
Jennifer F. Muccioli, MBA, Director, Development Coach, Ernst & Young

“A passionate teacher, Marianna inspires her students to help transform the lives of their clients through coaching. She is inventive, insightful, and dedicated to her students. She also makes the learning process fun.”
Nancy Ancowitz, Business Communication Coach and Author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®

“Marianna creates a warm, friendly, nurturing environment for her coaching classes.  In a short time you cover a lot of diverse material, and Marianna makes that all manageable.  She explains things clearly and thoroughly.  A big part of the class is practicing sessions and you want as much experience as you can get, even if at first you feel hesitant and unsure.  Marianna moves you into the process gradually and with lots of encouragement and instruction so that everything is workable and enjoyable.  Marianna has a wonderful sense of humor and an ability to roll with whatever students need in the moment.  The teleconference class format worked well for me.  I much prefer being on my couch listening and learning than traveling and then sitting on a hard classroom chair.  If you want to enter the coaching profession, Marianna provides an excellent way to achieve that goal.”
Carol Mischke, Spiritual Counselor & Hypnotist

“Marianna, I wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed your Coach Training Course. Your teaching style makes this class not only educational but fun, as well. At the end of this training I know that I am well qualified and confident to be an excellent Coach myself. I would recommend your class to anyone who wants to earn their Coaching Certification from the best.”
Sherrie E. Austin, Certified Hypnotist & Educator

“I learned so much in Dr. Lead’s class.  She makes the coaching process very clear and focused.  The exercises and live coaching gave me tools I began using immediately in my practice.  She is very organized, concise, handles questions and discussions with great expertise and gives you the feeling of being part of a supportive environment.  I recommend her work enthusiastically.”
Oscar Gillespei, Ph.D.

“I was thoroughly impressed with the knowledge Marianna shared with us and her expertise in the field. I am already incorporating some of the tools she taught us to expand my practice. These techniques can really help clients improve in all areas of their lives. I highly recommend her course to anyone who is interested in including coaching skills into their practice. I look forward to taking her 7-month professional life/career coach training course in the future. Thanks, Marianna.”
Lynn Whitmire

“Thank you for everything you put into this offering. I thoroughly appreciate all of your effort, experience and skill.”
Andrea Kremko

“I really enjoyed taking this course and I am looking forward to using the
techniques I learned in my practice. Thank you.”
Louise Klimczak

“…an outstanding teaching style to an innovative topic, Hypnosis… evaluations from participants were excellent.”
Pam Wejman, Program Coordinator, Continuing Education Division of the Smithsonian Institution

“Marianna has a delightful way of connecting with the group. Some call it charisma, others call it charm; Marianna has demonstrated that quality time and time again. Marianna is flexible in her presentations, often taking time to accommodate the individual needs of a group. Since 1995, she has been an asset to our organization.”
Jillian LaVelle, Founder & CEO of The International Association of Counselors and Therapists

“Dr. Marianna Lead, our Chapter President, gave the presentation on leadership and did an excellent job. She really started off the ICF-NYC Coaching Symposium 2006 on a high standard!”
Phyllis Rosen, Director of Credentialing, ICF-NYC

“I would like to thank all of the ICF-NYC life coaches for their participation in Fitness Magazine’s You Can Do It! Agency Challenge… I would especially like to thank Marianna Lead for her inspiring speech.”
Jeanette O’Shea, Promotion Director, Fitness Magazine

“Marianna, you are a gem! The students at the Bank of America Youth Entrepreneur Expo really enjoyed your workshop – ‘Coach Yourself to Success: Clarifying Your Goals and Creating an Action Plan’. Several of them even came up to me and told me how much they liked it. The moderator said the flow was excellent, too. Great job!”
Dan Koifman, Program Manager, Bank of America Youth Entrepreneur Program

“Thanks for the wonderful ‘Leadership Effectiveness & Teambuilding’ workshop you gave to our staff of over 60 camp counselors. You brought a tremendous amount of fun to learning leadership skills and how to be a good team player. Everyone especially enjoyed your ‘Rumor Stoppers’ and your role-playing exercises for dealing with parents, other camp counselors and kids. It was educational and inspiring.”
Anna Bronfman,Program Director of Youth Services, Shorefront YM-YWHA

“Marianna’s seminars, workshops and keynote speeches, as well as her work as a coach will clearly benefit any organization or function.”
Patricia Daniels, Inspirational Speaker and Coach

“I just wanted you to know how terrific and valuable I found your presentation. You truly are passionate and knowledgeable on the subject of human nature. ..I have already begun experiencing the benefits of applying your lessons to my own life.”
Jonathan Flaks

“…Her animation, enthusiasm and erudition kept us informed and entertained from beginning to end. If you get the chance to see or hear her, I’d recommended not passing up the opportunity.”
Jeff Mordkowitz

“Marianna’s ideas on the subconscious are thought provoking and have practical application. Plus, her speaking style is both engaging and entertaining.”
Suzanne Aptman

“Marianna Lead is an excellent, articulate, imaginative speaker who always gives heartfelt and creative presentations. I highly recommend her as a guest for your program. She is one of my favorite guests we’ve had on our program.”
Rachel Spratt, Producer, The Gary Null Show

“I want to thank you for a really life-changing class! … you made it even more so by injecting great fun and personal experience…Marianna, I have to say that I’m enjoying every part of what you’re doing. .. Every area of my life is being affected by this class. Just this morning, I didn’t react to something, thinking how else I could see this, and it averted a misunderstanding. I’m using the tools in my personal & business conversations, this is changing my experiences dramatically & dynamically. I feel more empowered with these tools to create what I really want…I’ve been using these tools in every area of my life and they’re really working! Very powerful stuff…Thank you…”
Marie Maybury

“… I’m really enjoying your class! The tools I’m learning are helping me be more present and aware in conversations both business & personal.”
Nancy Polstein

“I had a chance to practice the ‘goal imagery’ exercise that you showed us last week and it worked surprisingly well. I am still using many of the techniques we discussed in class and they are all giving me a better grasp and more control over of what I am doing.”
Mike Stanton

“I have appreciated your approach to hypnosis, rational and not a “mystical” one. I have appreciated your spontaneous, natural behavior, your knowledge on the topics related to hypnosis and psychology. I enjoyed the class very much and I’d like to thank you with all my heart.”
Elzbieta Tracewicz, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

“Dr Lead is masterful at what she does…I highly recommend her workshop for all people both interested in learning about hypnosis and those who want to become professionals and assist in healing people.”
Ira Dressner, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and the Founder of ICF-NYC

“I have had a pleasure of taking several classes with Dr Lead. She did an excellent job presenting information in a clear, engaging and accessible manner. In addition, Dr. Lead was able to present an incredible amount of information within a limited time frame, while succeeding in ensuring sufficient practice. Even now, several years later, I am still able to recall most of the information that she presented! I would strongly recommend Dr. Lead as a talented instructor, as well as a warm and supportive mentor.”
Marina Shikhman, Social Worker and Researcher

“Marianna, just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of the wonderful work you have done in the past and continue to do at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ Center for Career Education and Life Planning. Your consistently good evaluations from your students is proof positive of commitment and dedication to adult learning. With such courses as, “Introduction to Self-Hypnosis”, “Find Your Inner Life Coach”, “Goal Imagery”, and “Happy at Last: Attracting a Healthy Love Relationship” — you have created a cadre of course offerings unmatched by other adult learning institutions and centers in New York City. Thank you for your time, energy, and insight into the adult learning world — and keep up the good work! Again, many thanks.”
Dean Williamson, Director, New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

“Marianna Lead is a capable hypnotherapist and mentor coach who has high integrity and standards. I am proud to have her as a colleague.”
Paulette Rao, MCC

“I was a student in Marianna’s class (Interpersonal Communication Skills) while going for my certification in Human Resource Management at NYU. I enjoyed Marianna’s class tremendously, and she has continued to be source of inspiration and motivation to me for my career. Marianna is an exceptional professor and coach who is very passionate about her field. She is very engaging, personable, and goes above and beyond to ensure her students benefit from the class material and exercises done. The class was very fun and interactive, and I learned a lot regarding effective coaching, networking and communication techniques; it added much value and the lessons learned have made me a better person, both professionally and personally. The remarkable thing about Marianna is that she truly cares about her students and clients, wants them to be they can possibly be and invests much time in helping them meet their goals. I highly recommend her as a professor, coach and mentor.”
Lorelle Nevils

“Marianna is dynamic and provides great value. She is truly inspirational and has motivated me and many of us to achieve much more than we would have ever thought possible.”
Barbara Kushner, MD

“Working with Dr. Lead inspired me take control of my own life, learn to appreciate my natural gifts, and find the courage to pursue my long-abandoned dreams. I highly recommend taking the opportunity to work with this talented and empathetic coach to anyone who has reached a critical point in their life and is standing at the cross-roads, blindfolded.”
Kalman Khodik

“Marianna and I have known each other for several years as leaders of our respective ICF chapters (NYC and New Jersey, respectively). Marianna and I have also collaborated professionally in bringing coaching services to senior executives in a number business networking settings. Marianna is a consummate professional and delightful person.”
Richard Allan Canter, PCC

“Marianna is one of my most creative, insightful, and passionate colleagues. She is incredibly inventive and masterful at reading between the lines. Her work is essential because it helps people free the inhibitions and overcome the mental blocks that prevent them from living their lives fully. She and I served together on the board of the NYC chapter of the International Coach Federation where she was later president. We created several events at professional and cultural organizations geared to help people live better lives and to advance in their careers. She is an innovator, a go-getter, and an inspiration.”
Nancy Ancowitz, Author of  Self-Promotion for Introverts® and Business Communication Coach

“Marianna is exceptional in teaching hypnosis. Her course changed my life. It not only changed the way I think and feel but it also changed the relationship I have with and to other people. It deepened my understanding of communication as well as empathy. Everything Marianna taught me will only help me become a better student of life as well as further my studies of becoming a Social Worker, Counselor, and Hypnotherapist. Thank You for teaching this valuable course. You are an amazing teacher and I feel blessed to be a part of the journey.”
Heike Zelnhefer, MSW

“Marianna interviewed me on her TV program, and I find her to be a warm, engaging host and colleague. She always has a great presence and attitude and I appreciate her enthusiasm.”
— Karlin Sloan, CEO, Karlin Sloan & Company

“I was a guest on Life Coach TV and was interviewed by Marianna. She brought out key points, was well organized and helped me feel at ease. The show went smoothly and I received wonderful feedback!”
— Eileen Lichtenstein, CEO Balance & Power, Inc., Balance and Power

“Marianna and I did a cable TV show together, an easy discussion about the importance of Life Coaching. I was impressed with her professionalism, her love of coaching and her generosity in sharing knowledge with the audience.”
— Jeannine Ayres, Founder, Director, At The Water’s Edge, Center for Intuitive Living

“Marianna Lead is a master at her profession. She is an energetic creator of programs and a valued resource to her clients.”
— Sharon Good, Life, Career and Creativity Coach, Good Life Coaching

“Marianna’s energy, commitment, focus and drive make her a dynamic leader, trainer, facilitator and entrepreneur. Anyone who has the good fortune of working with her or participating in one of her many course offerings and trainings will not be disappointed. Satisfaction and value guaranteed.”
— Barbara Russo, President, Barbara Russo STRATEGICS

“Marianna is a wonderful teacher, hypnotherapist, and public speaker – I can not recommend her highly enough. Though I have only known her since last year it feels like we have studied and worked together for decades already, and perhaps that is a good omen, smiles, as I look forward to doing so in the future…”
— Michelle Devol

“I’ve have had the honor and absolute pleasure of meeting Marianna at NYU several years ago. From the moment, I met her, she demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm, drive and foresight. Her energy is unflagging and her commitment to her field is unwavering. Marianna is one of the most professional, effective and hard working coaches I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Marianna is extremely knowledgeable about her business and she also cares deeply about those with whom she works with~clients, peers students and colleagues. Marianna is committed and disciplined with admirable integrity. She is a passionate connector and a true professional in her unique approach. I am so fortunate to have her as one of my trusted colleagues. Her ability to create excitement, positive energy and think outside the box are some of her greatest qualities. Marianna is a class act and gem!”
— Irene M. Porto, MBA, President/Founder/Professional Recruitment, Career Integrity Recruitment and Coaching

“I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Marianna at a speaking event as well as interviewing her for my radio show. In both venues, I was impressed by both her professional expertise and her warmth and kindness as a person. In our fast paced world, it is rare to meet people who genuinely embody both worlds – I liked her immediately! One of the techniques she shared on my show over 3 years ago is something that made such a profound difference to me and my listeners at the time that I STILL use it myself! Thank you Marianna!”
— Kristen Moeller, Host of the “What Are You Waiting For?” Show, BlogTalkRadio

“I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Marianna for her radio show. She is a joy to work with! Marianna brings tremendous passion and commitment to her work. She demonstrates initiative, creativity and leadership in everything she does.”
— Lisa Kramer, President, Living with Intention LLC

“Marianna Lead is a capable hypnotherapist and mentor coach who has high integrity and standards. I am proud to have her a as a colleague.”
— Paulette Rao, MCC

“Dr. Marianna Lead is one remarkable human being. She has created one of the most powerful hypnotherapy practices I’ve seen, taking her clients beyond the veil to really uncover their Divine truth. I’ve been a recipient of her work on numerous occasions, and find it to be powerful, because Marianna is so powerful! She is connected to love and dedicated to helping people create what they truly want in their lives. I’ve also had the privilege of hiring Marianna as one of 18 speakers in Los Angeles. Attendees thought she provided one of the best meditation sessions in the group. As a coach, she’s no nonsense and gets the job done. As a hypnotherapist, she taps into the subconscious like no one I’ve seen, creating remarkable results. I’m proud to call her my friend and colleague.”
— Elyce Monet

“Marianna is a gifted and dedicated practitioner and thought-leader who devotes herself to creating positive transformation in her clients’ lives. Marianna uniquely combines decades of research and study with an innate intuition and deep insight to create the tools and environment to deal with the most deeply embedded habitual behavior that stands in the way of her clients leading their best lives.”
— Lable Braun, Independent Management Consultant

“Dr. Lead’s Life/Career Coaching class at Goal Imagery Institute is a life changing experience. She made the learning process fun, creative and enjoyable. Her vast knowledge and expertise is passed on to her students with such enthusiasm that it is contagious! My life is much richer and fuller since completing her course. The knowledge and confidence I have gained from her has transformed my life. I highly recommend Dr. Lead and I am sure you will enjoy working with her as well.”
— Carol Maglio

“Marianna trained me how to be a hypnotherapist. She was an excellent trainer and teacher. Her class was very engaging and experiential. She is also an amazing life and Goal Imagery coach.”
— Diana McCray

“On the list of “Top Attributes,” I could honestly have clicked each one. Marianna is one of those people who is all those things, and more. She is a great coach mentor and coach trainer. Her feedback is insightful, well articulated and, when warranted, critical, yet kind and constructive. I always enjoy her sense of humor and warmth which makes working with her a pleasure. I took her Coach Training Program and loved it so much that I had my daughter take it the next time Marianna offered it. It’s extremely comprehensive and different from anything else I have taken.”
— Carol Mischke

“Dr. Marianna Lead is an awesome teacher. She is very thorough in her teaching and very personable. I enjoyed taking her coaching course immensely. I feel I got so much out of the course and that she went above and beyond what was promised for the course. I highly recommend her courses to anyone interested in getting all they could hope for in a class, as a student, colleague and beyond. Thank you for everything.”
— Mary Ann Reis, Life Coach/ Founder of “Turn About Life Coaching”

“Dr. Marianna Lead is the best! Modest and friendly, Dr. Lead is far more intuitive, creative and inspiring than almost anybody in her field.”
— Danny Lawrence, Recording Artist

“Marianna is a wonderful teacher, she has great insight, understands people and how they think and learn. One of the best, I don’t hesitate to recommend her.”
— Bonnie Howard Howell, PhD, Health Care Consultant & Contractor, President & CEO of Bonnie Howell Group

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