Michelle Duval is the founder and CEO of Fingerprint for Success – a startup that has done research into “statistically significant differences between the attitudes of successful entrepreneurs and business owners, and the rest of the working population”. Michelle wanted to use these insights to help entrepreneurs and business owners to succeed.
We had a fascinating discussion that included how one can stretch and build new capabilities to achieve interesting things.
As a pioneer into new forms of learning, Michelle helped found the field of professional coaching in Australia in 1997 and became a leading voice forging developmental and transformational coaching worldwide.
She has co-authored two international handbooks on coaching, is featured in 20+ books and sought out by media as a leading voice in the field. She has coached thousands of individuals locally and internationally.
Having developed coaching psychology models used by professional coaches globally, Michelle’s coaching methodologies and training programs have certified executive, business and personal coaches in more than 60 countries.
As a researcher she has led world first studies into the attitudes and motivations of some of the world’s most successful founders and teams of startups and scale-ups.
Using her experience and research Michelle developed Fingerprint for Success (F4S), a people analytics and coaching platform for startups, scale-ups and enterprise to assessing and develop entrepreneurial and innovative leadership.
Within Equilibrio, the first business Michelle found, she and a team of behavioural and developmental coaches work both personally and professionally with individuals and organisations.
Michelle’s personal specialty as a coach is working with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, CEOs, and creative artists such as writers, producers, and actors.
Birthed out of her own personal experience with an aggressive life threatening brain disease, Michelle’s personal cause and mission is working with otherwise ‘incurable’ diseases by developing advanced coaching methodologies and the latest discoveries in neuroscience to facilitate well-being and even complete recovery.