About me

Marion is a well-known image consultant, key-note speaker and executive coach. She is the Co-Creator and Master Trainer of the EQ Competency Framework, a Certified Enneagram Master Trainer as well as the International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional. Marion has also attained the full Advanced Certification in Training & Assessment (ACTA).

Marion has over 30 years experience training and coaching people from diverse industries in areas of professional image, etiquette, networking, customer service, emotional intelligence and resilience.  She aims to create more self-awareness in people to build their resilience and confidence for that decision edge in their personal development to find personal success and happiness. She coaches leaders to put their best foot forward and lead by example by practising EQ and make better decisions on a day to day basis. 

She has been featured in various magazines, television and radio interviews for Empowering Women matters. Marion is also an active Rotarian where she spends her free time helping the less fortunate locally and overseas.

Some significant Moments in my life

Miss Singapore Universe 1987


I was always quite a tom-boy and I joined the competition on a dare! Winning the title gave me a big boost in my confidence and that motivated me to teach others in their image, grooming and personal branding. I found a passion in teaching others and thus I created the "Achieving A Leading Image" series of training workshops.

Business Owner in 1998


I set up The Leading Image Training Consultancy after having my 2 children and then realizing that I wanted to be my own boss. I loved the freedom and flexibility of time as well as the training programs. That allowed me to also be a volunteer mother at both my boy's school and within our church community. 

Released My Book in 2015 


I suffered from depression when I turned 40, though I felt all was fine as I was always busy working and enjoying life. But when I started to loose weight, was constantly sick and then when the alopecia hit me, that got me into a downward spiral. Through God's grace and great support from my family, I managed to overcome it. That stirred me to empower others to take back control of their lives. 

Happy Once Again:

8 Life Lessons to Finding Happiness


The latest Version is now on Amazon! CLICK HERE


Happy Once Again: 8 Life Lessons to Finding Happiness explores the experiences of image consultant and former Miss Singapore Universe, Marion Nicole Teo as she moves towards a more happy and fulfilled life. Her own experiences, which she generously and honestly shares, are made universal where she offers guidance through life-changing practical advice, how to develop your coping skills and resilience, and how to handle negative feelings and emotions to achieve a happier life.

In the end, we are all capable of achieving true beauty inside and out and as a result, find true happiness.

"Confidence is not just about looking good, but to get deeper into myself, drop the masks, become vulnerable and exposed, and allow the wounds from the past to be healed."


Our customers say about us

Marion has been an agent of change in creating a professional corporate image in NUS since 2005. She is an effective communicator, passionate, personable, professional and engaging in her delivery. A facilitator who shares sincerely and generously from her rich experience and expertise on image and personal branding.  

Marion is very professional, and relates with all her clients well. She is personable and her work results are superb. Consistent high ratings. e have used her many times for consultation at Great Eastern Life Assurance. She is on the top of our list if we do need her area of expertise again.

Marion is a true example of what she does and teaches, always immaculately groomed and carries herself with poise and dignity. She is honest, hardworking and trustworthy. We, at IMP International, highly recommend Marion for any challenging job which we are sure she will execute with the utmost efficiency.