ICF-Approved & Accredited Holistic Life, Career & Executive Coach Training Programs

Are you a good listener?
Do people tend to share their life stories with you?
Do you naturally enjoy helping others fulfill their dreams?
Do you want to get paid for it?

How about becoming a professional ICF coach?

GI_logo_blue_web Goal Imagery® Institute

International School of Coaching Mastery™ presents:

Holistic Life, Career & Executive Coach Training™ 

ICF-Approved (ACSTH) & ICF-Accredited (ACTP) 

Taught by Marianna Lead, MCC (Master Certified Coach), ICF Credentialing Assessor and former New York University adjunct Professor of Coaching! 

Special Tuition for 6-Month Course: $2397!

Integrating Holistic and Traditional Techniques!

If you are considering a career in coaching, you may be feeing overwhelmed by the almost endless number of coaching schools and programs…

  • Are you contemplating which school of thought in coaching is the best choice for you?
  • Are you interested in Brain-Based Coaching? Ontological Coaching? Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Coaching?  NLP Coaching? Positive Psychology Coaching? Or are you interested in exploring them all?
  • Would you like to learn holistic coaching techniques or traditional coaching methods?
  • Or would you rather learn both?
  • What are you looking for in your instructor? An experienced and inspiring teacher or a successful coach with insider’s understanding of the industry? Or the best aspects of both?
  • Are you looking for a school that, in addition to providing excellent coaching skills, integrates authentic marketing approach from day one in teaching you how to attract clients and build your coaching practice with ease and joy?
  • Are you looking for a well-rounded training that offers the right amount of balance between theory and practice?
  • Are you interested in a program that is content-rich, yet allows you to fully integrate your personal interests and prior professional training into your own individual approach to coaching?
  • Are you looking for a world-class training program that offers small classes and personalized training that suits your individual learning style?
  • Are you looking to get your ICF Credentials (ACC, PCC, or MCC) stress-free?
  • And last, but not least: Are you looking for a program that will fit your budget with easy monthly payment plan and other options?

YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL! Goal Imagery® Institute’s International School of Coaching Mastery™ offers a Truly Comprehensive, ICF-Approved & Accredited Coach Training Programs that cover all of the above and much more!

With only 10 students per class and 2.5-hour weekly lessons, the focus is on the practical application of ICF core competencies from the perspective of coaching mastery. The training is extremely comprehensive and includes a wide variety of coaching niches and approaches, such as positive psychology/strength-based coaching, emotional intelligence (EQ), neuroscience/brain-based coaching, ontological coaching, adult learning and change theories, use of metaphors, imagery, NLP and hypnotic language.

Due to a growing international demand, in addition to English, the training is also offered now in Arabic and Russian.

You’ll Learn:

  • How to coach anyone on any topic with traditional AND holistic techniques
  • Practical application of ICF Core Competencies
  • Positive Psychology approach
  • Brain-Based Coaching (Neuroscience) & Ontological Coaching
  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Coaching
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) & Hypnotic Coaching
  • Underpinnings of coaching that lie in adult learning theories, change theories, and behavioral sciences
  • And much more…

You will Benefit from:

  • Live, 100% hands-on and 100% supervised training
  • Participating in small classes for optimal learning experience via convenient Internet and/or phone connection
  • Integrating your new coaching skills with your current professional experience
  • Growing personally and professionally by being coached throughout this course
  • Working with real coaching clients
  • Receiving the templates and forms you need for a turn-key coaching business
  • All the support and resources you need to build and grow your coaching practice, including marketing templates and an on-going alumni support forum

And You will Enjoy Fun & Friendly Expert Instruction from Marianna Lead, MCC, Former New York University Coaching Curriculum Adjunct Professor, first expert to introduce life coaching at the Smithsonian Institution, active leader of the coaching community (past president of award-winning ICF-NYC Chapter & creator of Life Coach TV show on Manhattan Cable) and ICF Credentialing Assessor since 2008.

ATTENTION ACC HOLDERS (via ACSTH or Portfolio Paths): WE ACCEPT TRAINING CREDITS TOWARDS ACTP CERTIFICATE to enable you to receive your PCC stress-free. (Meaning, if you are an ACC holder through an ACSTH or a portfolio path, Goal Imagery Institute may accept your training credits towards your full ACTP certificate enabling you to apply for your PCC without having to submit your recordings to ICF or having to attend/pay for your ACTP program from scratch.)

To arrange for a free personal consultation to see if this training is right for you and to inquire about ACTP or ACSTH programs, contact us or call Marianna Lead, MCC (ICF Master Certified Coach), directly at 917-371-9713.


Mon., Nov. 27 @ 2 PM ET

Mon., Nov. 27 @ 6 PM ET


Mon., Jan. 15 @ 9 PM ET

Tues., Jan. 23 @ 11 AM ET

Wed., Jan. 24 @ 8 PM ET

Classes meet weekly on the same day/time as their start dates for 6 months. Each lesson is 2.5-hour long. Each class is limited to approximately 10 students.

If you don’t see a time that suits you, please email us for other options.

(Please arrange a conversation with me prior to registration to make sure it’s the right fit for you.)

All courses are conducted live and online. The first course is a 6-month course, which will enable you to apply for your ACC credential via ACSTH pathway or for a renewal of any credential. You may continue with the second ACSTH course (Advanced Coach Mentoring & Supervision) to obtain your ACTP certificate and apply via ACTP pathway for ACC or PCC credential. (The course dates/times for the 2nd course will be offered at the end of your first 6-month course.)

Registration fee: $100; Tuition: each course has a tuition of $2397, flexible payment plans and zero deposit. Tuition for the complete ACTP program is $4897 ($2397 x 2; it consists of 2 courses as described above).

To study in ENGLISH or RUSSIAN, contact MARIANNA LEAD, MCC at Marianna@goalimagery.com.

To study in ARABIC, contact MOHAMED HAMZA, PCC at Arabic@goalimagery.com. 

Advanced Mentoring & Supervision Coaching Course, 53 SCTH

PREREQUISITE: Completion of the first 6-month ACSTH Holistic Life, Career & Executive Coach Training at Goal Imagery Institute or comparable coach training program.

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course provides group and individual mentoring by Goal Imagery Founder / Executive Director, Marianna Lead, a Master Certified Coach/ ICF Assessor.

You’ll receive detailed feedback on every ICF core coaching competency and overall performance, with specific suggestions to make your coaching more effective and masterful. You’ll also receive step-by-step guidance and forms to help you navigate the entire ICF application & credentialing process. (MP3 recordings of your coaching sessions may be provided at your request.)

According to ICF regulations, the course hours can’t be counted as both training and mentoring hours. Since this course is 100% focused on mentoring and coaching supervision, you can use the course hours (in terms of documentation/school’s certificate) as you need them — for training, mentoring or towards obtaining your ACTP certificate.

You may coach clients in real time (either supplied by you or Marianna) in class — or supply a recording of your coaching for Marianna’s evaluation.

TUITION: $2397; $100 registration fee. No deposit required, no hidden fees, flexible payment plans. (You can also take 10 hours of mentoring a la carte to be mentored by Marianna Lead, MCC, at $999 with no prerequisite PLUS 3 extra group mentoring sessions at no additional charge.)


1. RECEIVE YOUR ACTP CERTIFICATE — so that you can apply for your ACC or PCC credential via the ACTP pathway. This is a second course that completes ACTP training at Goal Imagery Institute. The first 6-month 72 SCTH course is a prerequisite. If you took your initial training at another school, some credits may be applied from another coach training program for ACTP certificate at Goal Imagery Institute’s discretion. However, individuals working towards their ACTP certificate must take the full 53 SCTH Advanced Mentoring & Coaching Supervision course. (Additional hours of mentoring and/or training may be made available as needed at a prorated tuition cost.)

2. RENEW ANY CREDENTIAL — by obtaining the exact number of training hours as needed for your renewal. Tuition will be prorated according to the amount of hours needed.

WHEN: Please contact us for dates.

Holistic Life, Career & Executive Coach Training™ Modules The modules below describe two ACSTH courses that comprise ACTP training. Your ACTP training consists of 125 coach specific training hours (100 contact hours). You may add more training hours by adding electives courses.

Module I: Foundations of Coaching and Core Competencies – 30 SCL (Specific Coach Learning Hours.) You will learn about precursors to coaching, the history of coaching, different schools of thought in coaching, and a vast variety of coaching niches. You will also learn the difference between coaching, psychotherapy, consulting, mentoring and other related interventions.

You will also learn about the International Coach Federation (ICF) and its universally established core coaching competencies, including: understanding ethical guidelines and professional standards; establishing a coaching agreement; setting boundaries and expectations; creating an environment of trust; what to focus on as a coach; listening skills; coaching presence and being in the moment; powerful questions; co-designing homework and action steps; acknowledging your client’s efforts; planning and goal setting; developing accountability; managing progress and accountability; creating awareness; and direct communication.

Module II: Holistic Life, Career & Executive Coaching Templates, Techniques and Niches – 35 SCLH

You’ll learn and practice using various coaching templates for setting goals, determining coaching topics, creating action steps and managing progress. You will learn how to coach on specific issues and challenges that are found in most popular life, career, and other coaching niches – as well as learning tools and techniques that are applicable within certain areas of coaching.

You will learn how to apply and integrate ICF core competencies in different areas of coaching, including stress management coaching, relationship coaching, time management, life-work balance coaching, job interviewing coaching, as well as coaching our clients through a transition.

Holistic techniques will be introduced as well as the scientific evidence for coaching, ROI of coaching, and other tools and resources. Throughout the course you’ll be learning about Neuroscience and Brain- Based coaching, Positive Psychology and Strength-Based Coaching, Emotional Intelligence Coaching, Appreciative Inquiry, NLP Coaching, applications of Systems Theories, Adult Learning Theories, Change Theories, and many other concepts used in coaching.

Business building and authentic marketing will be integrated throughout the course as well.

Module III: Holistic Life, Career & Executive Coaching Supervision – 30 SCLH

This module is focused on creating a deep understanding of ICF core competencies from perspective of mastery and their practical application within a coaching session. Coaching supervision will include practicing each core competency separately as well as integrating them within a coaching session. You’ll be learning masterful coaching skills and become confident in your ability to provide a coaching session across many niches.

Module IV: Holistic Life, Career & Executive Coach Mentoring – 30 SCLH

In this module you’ll receive group and individual mentoring by Marianna Lead, Master Certified Coach & ICF Assessor. You’ll receive MP3 recordings of your coaching with detailed feedback on every ICF core coaching competency and overall performance, with specific suggestions to make your coaching more effective and masterful. Individual mentoring will be specific to your area for growth. You’ll also receive step-by-step guidance and forms for ICF application & credentialing process.

Required Reading & Learning Materials: Included with your tuition
Registration: http://tinyurl.com/pnvm3vn — Before registering, please contact Marianna for a private evaluation consultation at Marianna@goalimagery.com or call 917-371-9713 (USA).

  • Additional Information:

    ICF Credentialing Requirements & Different Application Paths: Please visit coachfederation.org and click on “individual credentialing” to see all the requirements for a credential (ACC, PCC, MCC) you are seeking to obtain and the choice of different application paths.

    Holistic Life, Career & Executive ACSTH 6-month Coach Training: When you successfully graduate this training, you can apply for an ACC credential via the ACSTH path. You may take this course as a stand-alone ACSTH program, or, after completing this 6- month course, you may continue with the 2nd Coach Mentoring & Supervision course for completion of the ACTP program.

    Holistic Life, Career & Executive ACTP Coach Training: When you successfully graduate, you can apply for either an ACC or PCC credential via the ACTP path.

    The Difference Between Holistic Life, Career & Executive ACSTH & ACTP Coach Trainings: ACTP course is divided into 2 ACSTH courses.

    The first ACSTH course focuses on theoretical underpinnings of coaching, variety of coaching niches and, most importantly, on understanding and practice of ICF core competencies. It also includes group mentoring, coaching practice, business building, marketing, etc.

    The second ACSTH course is an advanced course and focuses on individual coach mentoring and coaching supervision with real clients, elevating your coaching skills to a higher level of mastery.

    You can take either of these courses independently (as ASCTH courses), but it will be recognized as an ACTP program only when you successfully complete both of them.

    Platform: The course is conducted on a secure online platform with interactive chat, screen share, and audio/video streaming. You can connect your audio either via computer or with a phone number local to the country you are calling from.

    Payments: There are flexible payment options including monthly installments. No deposit is required to start your training. You are required to pay a nominal registration fee of $100 and submit your first payment at least 10 days before the start of the course. All forms of payments are accepted (debit, credit, AMEX, checks, wire transfer). All transactions (including paying with checks) are conveniently done online. There is a 4% processing fee added to each payment. Personal checks & International Wire Transfers are only accepted when paying in full (there is no processing fee).

    Policies on withdrawals and refunds: The $100  registration fee is nonrefundable, and the percentage of the total tuition will be refunded as described in the table below. In case of withdrawal 7 days or less before the course starts, the school will retain 25%, which may be credited towards the same course within the next 2 years from the day of withdrawal. The tuition is non-transferrable after the commencement of classes.

    If the student completes this amount of training: The school may keep this percentage of the tuition cost:
    One week / 1 Lesson 25%
    Two weeks / 2 Lessons 35%
    Three weeks/ 3 Lessons 45%
    Four weeks / 4 Lessons 55%
    Five weeks / 5 Lesson 65%
    Six weeks / 6 Lessons 75%
    Seven weeks/ 7 Lessons 85%
    Eight weeks / 8 Lessons 95%
    Nine weeks / 9 Lessons 100%
    A student choosing to withdraw from the school after the commencement of classes is to provide a written notice to the Director of the school. The notice must include the expected last date of attendance and be signed and dated by the student. All refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official termination date with the exception of delays caused by possible billing disputes including a “charge-back” 3rd party (credit card, etc.) process initiated by student.

    Registration Process: You may register online after speaking with the school’s Executive Director, Marianna Lead, MCC. After your $100 registration fee is processed, you’ll receive your Welcome Guide and the school agreement for your signature. After you signed the school’s agreement and pay your first tuition payment, you’ll receive the call-in information and other logistics, including the course preparation materials.

    Time commitment: In addition to your weekly 2.5-hour lessons, you’ll have approximately about 1.5 hours of homework each week — listening to coaching demos, lectures, studying documents & templates, reading articles, etc. You’ll also have to virtually meet with your class partner to coach each other in-between lessons for about 1 hour. Total weekly time commitment: approximately 5 hours.

    Learning & Business Building Materials: You’ll be invited to Goal Imagery Institute’s Online Learning Portal containing all your learning materials and resources. Alumni has lifetime access to GII’s growing body of materials and resources.

    Missed Lessons: All lessons are recorded in case you miss a class. However, if you miss more than 3 classes, you’ll have to make it up live with another class at GII to keep your eligibility for GII & ICF certifications.

    Renewing Your Credential: Training hours can be applied towards a renewal of any ICF credential. You can attend for as many hours as you need (for your CCE’s) without having to take a complete ACSTH program.


“Marianna 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

“You truly are an amazing Teacher/Therapist/Coach and I feel very honored and blessed to have experienced your energy, enthusiasm, style and effectiveness. Our Coaching Sessions were very powerful and I enjoyed the virtual format. It enhanced my listening skills in a whole new way. By having the training “virtually”, gave us all the opportunity to attune our senses to a different channel… and feel confident that it is very do-able. The fact that you got us a real case to work with was also incredibly helpful. Your Coaching Course is one of the most exciting things I did in my life. I looked forward to every class.”
– Maria-Jose Starkey, Reiki Master and Spiritual Counselor

“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

For more testimonials, please visit http://goalimagery.com/testimonials/ and Marianna’s LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mariannalead.

To arrange for a free personal consultation to see if this training is right for you, contact Marianna at Marianna@goalimagery.com or call 917-371-9713.