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Who is Michelle Duval?

michelleAs 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 sought out by media as a leading voice in the field. She has coached thousands of individuals locally and internationally.

Having co-developed the Meta-Coach Training System in 2002, Michelle has developed coaching psychology models used by professional coaches globally, Michelle has trained and certified executive, business and personal coaches in more than 35 countries.

As a coach mentor, Michelle assists new and experienced coaches build ethical and realistic coaching practices and business success strategies.

As a researcher, she has led a world first study into the attitudes and motivations of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs and business owners.

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.

What is the purpose of ECM?

ECM is a way to provide professional coach development through recordings in both group mentoring and supervision.

What is included in my membership?

Exclusive access to more than 200 hours of recorded mentoring sessions to listen to at your leisure, access to Michelle and other world coaching leaders and also access to interviews by Michelle with thought leaders at the edge of human development.

When and where can I join?

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What level of experience do I need to join?

The minimum requirement is that you have taken coach specific training. The recordings cater for new coaches as well as highly experienced coaches in performance coaching (changing skill and behaviours), developmental coaching (evolutionary changes in values, beliefs and identity) and transformational coaching (revolutionary changes in purpose, meaning and direction).

What types of coaches are ECM members?

Executive, personal, career, life, spiritual, health, business, unbullyable, mothers, sex, parenting and many more…

How long do I need to be a member?

As long and as short as you like.

98% of our members have been members for more than 3 years.

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“Listening to Michelle Duval’s ECM downloads were invaluable for me as a coach. Her style of mentoring other coaches is relaxed, informative and respectful of those who have varying degrees of coaching experience. The quality of the questions asked by the coaches in the program is very high, and I benefit greatly by reflecting on my own coaching style and coaching clients. If you are just starting out as a coach, or have been coaching for ten or more years, I would not hesitate in recommending you consider Michelle’s ECM program. I can honestly say, without a doubt, that I am a better coach for having listened to Michelle’s ECM sessions.”
Sue Anderson, Australia

Unbullyable Coach

“Michelle is a passionate and highly skilled coach. She is relentless in her commitment to her clients and their outcomes. I would recommend Michelle to anyone who is serious about development, growth and achieving their dreams.”
Cheryl Lucas, South Africa

Professional Coach & Trainer

“Michelle creates a highly supportive environment and is ‘the loving Expert’ in the field of Coaching. The Excelerate Coach Mentoring program includes leading Master Coaches and Mentors that you won’t connect with anywhere else. Michelle’s program is indisputably the best in the world incorporating the highest international standard of coaching and self actualisation. Michelle facilitates with caring compassion and presence to provide each individual and the group a highly engaged and real time program, in areas chosen by you, in each session to evolve your development as a Coach!”
Shawn Dyer, Australia

Leadership Coach

“I know Michelle as a human miracle of talent, heart and creativity…Michelle is without doubt one of the finest coaches on the planet. She has many tools at her disposal, but her work is instinctive; her process informed gracefully by experience and thorough know-how. Her attention with her coachee is total. She is a ferocious and consumate coach, wholly supportive but placing accountability of the coachee to make progress and be true to themselves as paramount. Michelle is an innovative and successul entrepreneur. Her ideas work and she fashions and grows confidently on her own inspiring journey of life and change. To meet Michelle is to be honoured. To work with Michelle and co-create with her is a priviledge. Inspirational!”
Prof Angus McLeod, UK

Master Coach

“I have been part of Michelle’s Excelerate Coach Mentoring (ECM) group for several years now. I have been coaching for 10 years now and I believe that it is priceless to be able to be part of a mentoring group where you have live interactions with a world-class coach and other world class coaches who are at the top of their coaching niche. For furthering my professional development and broadening my exposure to different coaching approaches, I can’t put a price on this level of access. Experientially, the group is friendly, supportive and interactive. ECM is definitely part of my success as a coach”
Sarah Nanclares, Australia

Business & Life Coach

“The ECM sessions are a rare opportunity to peek inside the mind of a master coach. Michelle shares her years of acquired coaching expertise in a clear and conversational way so that the listener can walk away and model the process that she uses. For each issue brought to the ECM session, Michelle clearly breaks down the structure of experience. She offers guidance around which questions, distinctions and meta-programs are most relevant to the issue. For coaches looking for more details and examples on ‘what to do when’ – this program offers that and more. After each session I walked away saying ‘Wow, that was fantastic investment in improving my coaching skills.’ Being able to listen to the recorded ECM sessions over again is another important benefit because you want to make sure you hear every important detail. I recommend the ECM program for any coach who wants to be mentored by a master.” Janine Rosart, MHSc, Canada

Meta-Coach, ACMC

“Michelle Duval is an international thought leader in the theory and application of coaching for human potential. Michelle has a gift for listening to the very core of a person and her empathy is unsurpassed. Combine this her critical thinking and wealth of knowledge and you will understand that Michelle is a force for positive change. I would highly recommend Michelle as a Coach or Consultant of the highest calibre and integrity”
Andrew Bryant, Singapore

International Speaker & Coach

“ECM – I am impressed! Under Michelle’s expert guidance the sessions provide an important vehicle for a coaches professional development needs. She masterfully caters to coaches of different levels, balancing needs, styles and topics with ease and grace. Each session provides something new and is an opportunity to learn from and exchange ideas with not only a master coach but other esteemed peers. I can’t recommend these sessions enough!”
Anneli Blundell, Australia

Motivation Matters

“I feel almost guilty for having access to all these amazing ECM sessions! I have listened to the sessions many times, and always find gems of valuable information, tools and tips each time. The real life client scenarios and business development topics are very insightful, and it’s helped me to take my coaching to another level. Michelle revealed many of the frameworks she uses with her clients and I have modeled them in my coaching – there is no reason to reinvent the wheel when you can model a Master Coach!”
Marija Castellari, Australia

Professional Coach

“Michelle has played a pivotal role in my development and success as a coach. As a mentor she never fails to bring something fresh, exciting and inspiring to our conversations and she has a way of challenging in our exchanges that is incredibly valuable for creating new awareness, new possibilities and new ways of learning. I love that Michelle is someone who aspires to walk her talk, perhaps more than anyone I know.”
Kathy Rodwell, Australia

Executive & Leadership Coach

“Michelle is one of the highest caliber coach and trainer you could ever work with. She is a genius at understanding core issues and finding brilliant solutions. She is also a human being of the highest integrity and has a warmth and care that is outstanding. Michelle’s skills, knowledge and abilities are world class. Working with Michelle is a once in a life time experience you will learn, you will transform and you will gain a deep understanding of yourself.”
Pip McKay, Australia

Archetypal Coach Developer

“Michelle is the easiest person in the world to write a recommendation for. She is simply the best trainer and coach I have ever worked with. She is a continual inspiration for me in my work. One day when I grow up I want to be as good as her”
Mike Cooper, South Africa

Leadership Coach

“Participating in the ECM program is fantastic! ECM provides a forum to confidentially discuss real coaching scenarios and it gives access to an expert coach who can offer their perspective and discuss the approach they would take. As well as insight about your own coaching, it was also really beneficial listening to the examples others brought to the sessions and questioning what you would do in the same situation. I found it very insightful and highly rewarding! Access to the MP3 link was also great as it allowed you to revisit the sessions and pick up missed details at a later date.”
Selina Ryan, Australia

Executive Coach

“I have known Michelle since 1998 when I established the coaching movement here in Australia and New Zealand. I observed Michelle’s involvement in the industry and profession and can testify to her unwavering integrity, passion and commitment she has for her profession. I can go one step further to say that the people that I meet who either know her or have had contact with her personally or professionally speak very, very highly of her! If you are consider working or engaging Michelle in any capacity you can’t go wrong”
Tony Fitzgerald, Australia

Coach and Writer

“Michelle is approachable, personable, professional, multi-skilled and talented. As a coach and Trainer she demonstrates high levels of self actualization and continues evolving as a person. Anyone coached or trained by Michelle will appreciate her warmth and also know they have indeed been in the company of a Master. I am honoured to know Michelle and to have experienced and learned from her.”
Jan Canton, NZ

Executive Leadership Coach

“As a coach, since I am dealing with people’s inner lives to make real their dreams, I feel a great deal of responsibilities to those I facilitate in achieving their outcome. That’s why I am very dedicated to honing my skills, so I can be as clean and effective as possible. At the same time, I want to make a living in this business which is not always an easy task. The Excelerate Coach Mentoring program has been of tremendous value to me. Michelle has been an example for me both as a coach and an entrepreneur, but even more so as a human being caring about other human beings. I feel her love and care in all that she does, and I found great value in her honest feedback and expertise about coaching as well as the business side of things. If you’re serious about helping others through coaching, her mentoring will definitely take your skills to the next level.”
Femke Stuut, USA

The Pepper Plant

“Michelle is a pioneer in the field of coaching and co developed the Meta-Coach training system, one of the best coaching certifications on the planet today. With her natural down under personality Michelle is fun to work with and is an exceptional trainer and coach. She supports her clients in obtaining their goals with grace and comes from her heart as she genuinely cares about each person that she works with.
I highly recommend Michelle if you are interested in getting the best out of your business or life. She is simply the BEST Master Coach I have worked with in the 15 years I have been involved in the personal development industry!”
Timothy Carroll, UK

Executive Leadership Coach

“Excelerate Coach Mentoring is essential for a coach wanting to take their skills to the next level. Each session allows participants to bring their challenge to the forum and other participants are encouraged to give feedback. This allows each coach to practice their skill of articulating their challenges and the skill of feedback when speaking to others’ challenges. Both essential basic skills of a coach. Michelle then gives her guidance on how to approach the challenge. Michelle is a World-class Expert Coach. My motto for myself is ‘learn from the best if you want to be the best.’ Michelle is passionate and dedicated about growing each coach’s ability. Michelle’s support as a mentor goes above and beyond what I expected. Michelle is extremely generous with her knowledge and material. I listen to ECM podcasts each week and learn something new each time.”
Dina Cooper, Australia

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