Coach with Marianna

Goal Imagery® Coaching

An Inspired Approach for Inspiring Success

As the creator of the Goal Imagery® method, Marianna helps you tap the power of your emotions and imagination — inspiring you to achieve greater success and fulfillment in those aspects of your life you’d like to improve.  Marianna offers a uniquely personalized, goal-oriented and holistic approach to coaching. She takes into account the fact that most of your present and future challenges are based on your past experiences,  culture, and the way you were brought up. Marianna provides you with the tools to re-evaluate, re-adjust and reframe your past experiences, helping you discover deeper insights, lifting your spirits and keeping you focused on the positive.

Marianna works with a wide variety of clients, including artists, performers, and business people. She also mentors new coaches who are making a transition from related fields (i.e. therapists, social workers, teachers, etc.) or would like to add coaching skills to enhance and broaden their practice.

Marianna’s Methodology: Goal Imagery®

The Goal Imagery® method was created by Marianna Lead, MCC, in 1998. It utilizes a unique combination of subconscious and conscious techniques while blending concepts from many holistic modalities.

The Goal Imagery® process insures that Marianna’s clients’ thinking, feeling, being, and doing are congruent and integrated within their personality, as well as with their personal and professional lives.  With thought-provoking questions, positive psychology, NLP, guided imagery, equal attention to her clients’ EQ (emotional intelligence) and IQ, she helps her clients create actionable strategies and enjoy this truly holistic process as much as the end results.

After practicing and refining this method with clients and teaching it at New York University, Marianna founded her own institute based on this approach – Goal Imagery Institute – in 2008.

ROI of Coaching

When monetary gains are an expected outcome (by design, not all types of coaching lead to monetary gains, for instance, relationship coaching, wellness coaching. etc.),  coaching generates a very good return on investment (ROI) for clients.The median personal ROI indicates that those who seek a financial gain can expect a return in the range of 3.44 times their investment. The ROI for companies is quite a bit higher with a median return of 7 times the initial investment. Read about ROI of coaching and other key findings in an excerpt from the ICF Global Coaching Client Study of 2009 conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (one of the leading providers of market research services).

Code of Ethics

As a member and a Professional Certified ICF Coach, Marianna abides by the ICF Code of Ethics.

FAQ about Coaching

What is Coaching?

The ICF (International Coach Federation)  defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coach honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work, and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole. Marianna works with clients in many areas including entrepreneurship, career, life-work balance, health and relationships.

What does a coach do?

Coaches are trained to listen and observe, to customize their approach to the individual client’s needs, and to elicit solutions and strategies from the client. They believe that the client is naturally creative and resourceful and that the coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has. While the coach provides feedback and an objective perspective, the client is responsible for taking the steps to produce the results he or she desires.

What don’t coaches do?

Coaching does not focus directly on relieving psychological pain or treating cognitive or emotional disorders. Coaching assumes the presence of emotional reactions to life events, and that clients are capable of expressing and handling their emotions. Coaching is not psychotherapy or hypnotherapy, and emotional healing is not its focus. Coaching is not used as a substitute for therapeutic work. Coaching is not therapy. However, coaching is very therapeutic as it increases clients’ self-awareness and promotes self-growth. Coaching can be used concurrently with therapeutic work.

How does coaching occur?

Coaching has the freedom and flexibility to address a wide variety of personal and professional topics. In any given coaching relationship, coach and client alone determine the scope of their work. The coaching can be conducted over the telephone,  in person,  or via Internet (emails, chat room, Skype).

Is it possible to combine therapy (i.e. hypnotherapy) and coaching?

Yes. The coach can work along with client’s therapist in order to help a client to achieve his or her goals. In case when a coach is also a trained therapist, he or she can create a special individually tailored program for a client combining both fields of expertise.

Read more about coaching, client-coach relationship, the benefits of coaching, and about ICF.


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