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Michelle Duval

Michelle Duval
Michelle Duval, Founder and CEO, Fingerprint for Success

Michelle Duval is the Founder and CEO of Fingerprint for Success (F4S), a collaboration and performance AI for individuals and teams. F4S and AI Coach Marlee is loved by more than 72,000 organizations worldwide, spanning 190 countries, including Accenture, Amazon, Meta, Atlassian, Google, Deloitte, Microsoft, IBM, Apple, Hubspot, KPMG, Canva, L’Oreal, and more. F4S helps to bring out the best in their teams, right in the flow of work.

Michelle spearheaded a world-first study over more than a decade, delving into the attitudes and motivations of some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and teams across startups, scale-ups, and enterprises. The study uncovered the relationships between venture failure and success.

The groundbreaking findings of this research Can Entrepreneurial Success be Predicted? were published in 2016. The research pinpointed the critical differences required in leadership between early and mature-stage ventures and showed how business profitability, sustainability, and longevity could be improved through self-evaluation.

A co-author of two internationally recognized handbooks on coaching; Meta-Coaching: Volume I Coaching Change. For Higher Levels of Success and Transformation and Meta-Coaching Volume II Coaching Conversations For Transformational Change, Michelle is featured in more than 20 books and is a sought-after voice in the media within her field.

Michelle's contributions to the industry extend beyond publications. In 2004, she co-founded the International Meta-Coach Foundation (MCF) and played a pivotal role as a founding committee member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) in Australasia in 2000.

As a pioneer into new forms of learning, Michelle played a foundational role in establishing the global professional coaching field in 1997. Through her first business, Equilibrio, Michelle focused on coaching corporate leaders and creative artists such as filmmakers, songwriters, and founders of some of the world's most revolutionary companies, leaving an indelible mark in the coaching landscape. 

Her coaching methodologies and training programs have certified executive, business, and personal coaches in more than 60 countries, solidifying her status as a leader in developmental and transformational coaching worldwide.

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