First coined in 1972 by Timothy Gallway (Inner Game), and proliferated globally by Thomas Leonard in 1992 (Brock, 2012), coaching has become both a profession and highly valued ingredient in personal and professional success and well-being.

Defined as ‘a collaborative solutions-focused, results-orientated, and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, life experience, self-directed learning, and personal growth of individuals from normal (i.e. non-clinical) populations’ (Grant, 2003), today there are more than 50,000 professional coaches world wide (ICF Global Survey, 2012).

Equilibrio are pioneers in Australia, and since 1997 our clients have been using our coaching services to:

  • make successful and meaningful career transitions
  • start-up and successfully exit leading edge businesses
  • live a balanced and meaningful life
  • find and grow enriching and passionate relationships
  • increase vitality, energy and well-being
  • overcome otherwise incurable terminal or chronic illnesses
  • increase income, achieve financial independence and freedom
  • embody personal spiritual philosophies and practices
  • increase self-esteem and self-confidence
  • mindfully lead corporations and organisations.

Ideal Solutions

Business Coaching
Entrepreneurial start-up, business partnering, seeding values driven culture, vision, mission, coping with rapid growth, exit strategy, ideas generation, funding, leadership, business blind spots, break through sabotaging business behaviours, sounding board…
Executive Coaching
CEO and executive development, authentic leadership, onboarding first 90 days, feedback, identifying blind spots, career development and transition, managing internal politics, strategic decision making, communication mastery, building values driven culture, team coaching…
Life Coaching
Work life balance, reduce stress, dream creation, break through sabotaging behaviours, career development and transition, authentic relationships, increase energy and vitality, intimacy, self-confidence and self-esteem, communication skills….

Forms of Coaching

Having roots in philosophy, psychology (behavioural, cognitive, humanistic, transpersonal, positive), business (management, leadership), and sport (Brock, 2012), coaching can be organised into three primary applications (Hall, Duval, Diltz, 2003) including:

- Performance Coaching

Incremental changes in skills and behaviours. Executive development and behavioural flexibility in communication, delegation, accountability, influencing, leadership, inspiring, negotiating, managing stress, relating, etc. Writing a book, screenplay, making music, etc. Actualising latent talents and capacities for personal and professional success.

- Developmental Coaching

Evolutionary changes to beliefs, values, and self-identity. Creating flexibility in thinking styles, enhancing Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Spiritual Intelligence (IQ), self-esteem, ego strength, flexibility in demanding and diverse role identifications; leader, manager, mother, father, sales person, etc. Finding balance, personal meaning, fulfilment and satisfaction. Increasing relational intelligence in business, sales, leadership, love, and family.

- Transformational Coaching

Revolutionary changes in purpose and direction. Complete 360 degree paradigm shifts, in life and career change, starting up a business, exiting a business, starting and ending significant partnerships, moving continents, life purpose fulfilment, creating a life vision, break through sabotaging patterns and personal limitations, etc.


Equilibrio’s team has depth and expertise in all three applications of coaching. Michelle Duval, Equilibrio’s founder, has been a leading voice globally in developmental and transformational coaching (Hall & Duval, 2003; 2004; Beaumont 2007; Routledge 2009; Linder-Pelz 2010).

Equilibrio’s coaching programs are custom designed for each individual, team, or organisation, after an initial consultation or Introductory Coaching Session. Programs range from 3-months to 12-months in duration, dependingon the specific coaching objectives and application of coaching. The frequency of sessions can be weekly or monthly, with the majority of programs designed for a session every second week. Session durations ranges from 20-minutes, 1-hour, 1.5-hours, and 2-hours. Equilibiro program fees are comparative to the medium range of the Australian market.

To find out more about coaching with Equilibrio for your specific goals and objectives please contact our Client Services team.

Further reading on Coaching

  • Brock, G. V. (2012). Source Book of Coaching History. Lexington: Vikki Brock.
  • Grant, A. M., Cavanagh, N., Kemp, T. (2005). Evidence-based coaching: Contributions from the behavioural sciences (Vol 1). Bowen Hills QLD: Australian Academic Press.
  • Grant, A. M., Cavanagh, N., Kemp, T. (2007). Evidence-based coaching: Cross-disciplinary perspectives (Vol 2). Bowen Hills QLD: Australian Academic Press.
  • Greene, J., Grant M. A. (2003). Solution-Focused Coaching, managing people in a complex world. Dorchester: Pearson Education Ltd.
  • McLeod, A. (2003). Performance Coaching, The handbook for HR professionals, managers and coaches. Wales: Crown House Publishing Ltd.
  • Stober D., Grant, A. M. (2006). Evidence-based coaching handbook. New York: Wiley.