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Startup Grind presents: Can entrepreneurial success be predicted?

  • Holding Redlich Level 8, 555 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC Australia (map)

Michelle Duval

Founder and CEO at Fingerprint For Success

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 10+ books, and is sought out by media as a leading voice in the fields of coaching and entrepreneurship.

As an unexpected researcher, she led a groundbreaking longitudinal scientific study (20-year) of founders at various stages of their business evolution, including a sample who failed and those who sold their businesses for between $6m and $1.2b+.

Using her experience and research, she led a team to create Fingerprint for Success, a web application and community that assists entrepreneurs, investors, and enterprise to illuminate entrepreneurial talent and diagnose blind spots while also providing resources to improve their venture success.

Within Equilibrio, the first business Michelle founded, 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. She has coached thousands of individuals locally and internationally.

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.