Who We Are

Michael H. Frisch

MICHAEL H. FRISCH, PhDFaculty, iCoachNewYork. Prior to starting his current independent practice, Michael was Senior Consultant and Director of Coaching Services for Personnel Decisions International’s (PDI) New York office. Earlier positions include Manager of Management Development for PepsiCo and consulting on leadership development, management training, feedback processes and individual development planning.

During the course of his career, Michael has presented to groups such as The Conference Board and the Human Resource Planning Society and published articles and book chapters on interviewing, performance management, assessment, internal coaching and executive coaching.

Michael received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Rice University and his MS from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Society of Consulting Psychology and the American Psychological Association. Michael is a licensed Psychologist in New York State.

Donna M. Marcus

DONNA M. MARCUS, faculty iCoach New York, is a seasoned human resources professional and executive coach who has partnered closely with business leaders throughout her career to provide a wide range of human capital, developmental and organizational design solutions to meet current and future business needs. She is widely known for her knowledge of HR “best practices” and experience as an executive coach, management consultant and facilitator of leadership development programs.

Donna has been the Global Head of Human Resources and Corporate Services at Moore Capital Management, LP since September 2007. Prior to joining Moore Capital, Donna was a Managing Partner at LearnTech Associates, a consultancy dedicated to Executive and Organizational Development. She designed and facilitated executive leadership programs, coached senior and mid- level professionals, ran team building sessions and partnered with business leaders on translating business strategy into operational models.

Donna was the Head of Organizational Development and Learning at Fidelity Bank and was responsible for creating a talent management agenda and cultural integration plan as part of a merger strategy. Prior to Fidelity, Donna worked at Bankers Trust Company, serving as the Head of HR for several businesses.

Donna received her Masters of Science from Case Western Reserve University. She holds a BA, Cum Laude, from Queens College. She has served as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Center for Creative Leadership and at NYU’s School of Continuing Education.

Karen L. Metzger

KAREN L. METZGER, LCSW, Faculty, iCoachNewYork. Karen has had her own practice for more than 25 years. Karen is a highly regarded executive coach, management consultant, management trainer and supervisor of coaches. Her coaching clients range from high-potentials in leadership succession programs to senior-level executives at risk of derailing and cover a wide spectrum of industry sectors, not-for-profit organizations and professional specialties.

Since 1998 Karen has facilitated a Coaching Learning Group for professionals. Formerly she was a Vice-President in the Human Resources department at Scudder Kemper Investments, providing internal coaching, consulting and management development training design. She has also been on the professional staff at Lee Hecht Harrison and other career service firms. She has been a faculty member at the Hunter College School of Social. Karen has an MSW degree from Columbia University and completed doctoral course work at the City University of New York.

Jeremy Robinson
JEREMY ROBINSON, MSW, MCC, Faculty, iCoachNewYork. Jeremy is a well-known coach, trainer and supervisor of executive coaches in New York City. He was co-creator and co-academic Director of the Wharton Executive Coaching Workshop at the Aresty Institute Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1999, he has been the Dean of Executive Coach Academy.

As a coach and coach trainer, Jeremy has specialized in using an Emotional Intelligence Behavioral model in working with his executive clients, many of whom are at the highest levels of their organizations. He has also focuses on coaching African-American, Latino and LGBT executives towards increasing their organizational influence and visibility. He has presented on executive coaching to the American Psychological Association, the Executive Coaching Summit, the Minority Corporate Counsel Annual Conference, and the International Coach Federation.

He is a co-author of the Coaching Development Assessment (CDA), a coach self-development tool. He has a certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, as well as graduate degrees in Social Work and English Literature/Creative Writing.


Judy Rosemarin
JUDY ROSEMARIN, MS, LMSW, Faculty, iCoachNewYork. Judy has been highly regarded as an experienced Executive coach since 1983. Judy has coached senior executives on topics such as leadership development, influential listening and leadership story telling. She was the original New York Post’s “Careers Plus” weekly columnist and continued in that role for six years, writing about career resilience and effective career management. Judy has had wide media exposure, has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and has been a featured guest on radio and television programs.

Judy is an adjunct faculty member of New York University’s School of Professional Studies and also provides coaching supervision. Building on her Influential Listening and Presentation Skills workshops, Judy has created the highly successful Humaway™ StoryTelling technique to help leaders increase their influence and impact. Judy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography and Journalism, a Masters degree in Counseling from Long Island University and a Masters degree in Social Work from Adelphi University.


Robert J. Lee
                                                               Our Founder

ROBERT J. LEE, PhD, Founder and visionary Bob Lee established iCoachNewYork in 2004 and brought together the current faculty as a premier training organization that offers professional executive coaching training programs both for individuals and organizations. Since 1997 Bob taught, wrote extensively on executive coaching and was a much sought out speaker on the topic. His most recent co-authorship was “Becoming An Exceptional Executive Coach” Amacom 2012.

Bob was President of the Center for Creative Leadership, the world’s largest leadership development and research organization. Before that, Bob helped create and define the career services industry through his founding and then leadership roles with Lee Hecht Harrison.

He co-authored two prior books, Discovering the Leader in You [2nd Edition, Jossey-Bass, 2011] and Executive Coaching: A Guide for the HR Professional [Wiley/Pfeiffer, 2004]. He held a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational psychology from Case Western Reserve University and was a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Bob’s contribution to Leadership Development and Executive Coaching goes beyond his presentations and groundbreaking authorship for which he received numerous awards. Bob’s mentorship and friendship to hundreds of colleagues and their subsequent professional contributions assures his continuing legacy.