Endorsements

Michael Feeley - Life & Career Coach - Recruiter - Business Consultant

My gratitude to clients, colleagues and friends is abundant and particular.
Their words honor me and bring value to my life and work. Thank You for your trust and support.

 

“Michael has twenty years experience matching people with positions that allows them to reach their potential. Having worked with corporate decision makers, Michael has expertise in understanding organizational needs in multiple industries. He understands, experientially and intuitively, what gets people hired and what doesn’t. With a big heart and intellect to match, Michael Feeley is an authority on bringing the best out of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs…he has such amazing energy, not to mention a terrific business background.”

Libby Gill
Business Coach, Brand Strategist & Best Selling Author

“Michael Feeley is a wise, inspiring coach with the life experience, compassion, and emotional intelligence to guide you through virtually anything. Our coaching sessions together were my ‘Hour of power’. I have removed ‘I have to’ and ‘I can’t’ from my vocabulary so I am no longer a people pleaser. Michael has a wonderful sense of humor. Getting unstuck has helped me rediscover what makes me happy so I can live a simpler, more meaningful life!”  

Anne Kelly
HR Administrator – New York

“…as a trainer I watched Michael Feeley become a masterful coach, being adept at many coaching skills…he is supportive, motivational, action-oriented, open minded, authentic, confident and compassionate…such a delight to work with…fun, high-energy, intuitive, spontaneous!…I have observed him to be very inspirational, empowering, and encouraging clients to go to greater depths in their lives. He is a true ambassador of the profession…Michael has heart and soul along with the ability to deliver!”   

Deborah Van de Grift – CPC, ELI-MP, PCC
Vice President iPEC – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

“Life Coaching…has helped me help myself to do three important things: to focus; to be more aware; and to understand how to make better choices about how to live the life I want to live…Coaching is teaching me to be kinder to myself. It’s helping me to deliberately take the time to appreciate at least one aspect of my life every day. By so doing, I can discover things of value, however small, and thereby have a more positive effect on the course of my journey and on the people with whom I interact…Coaching has helped me be aware of the positive energy or negative energy that words convey…those energies do affect the way one feels, the way one approaches problems, the way one makes decisions and the way one perceives oneself…the coaching process has helped me understand that blaming other people in my life for problems, regrets, sadness, anything negative really, is not constructive. After all, it was I who made choices, some good, some not so good…learning to make better choices, I’m a happier person.”         

Suzanne Koenigsberg
Interior Designer

“Michael and I have worked together over 10 years as business associates…During that time [as a recruiter] he was responsible for selecting candidates that not only had experience and good skills…but fit into the culture of our advertising world — a unique business. Michael is a professional in every sense of the word. Working with him I always found dedication, intelligence and an unusual insight into the type of candidates we needed…He earned my confidence and respect…It’s my opinion that Michael will excel in any endeavor he undertakes and anyone that works with him will enjoy his sense of pride in his work…”                   

Peggy Squazzo
Office Manager – DDB New York

“Michael is a compassionate person who has an eye for spotting the qualities that make each person special. Even when others are at their lowest ebb, he helps them restore their self belief by keeping a firm, clear vision of their goodness and specialties. His gentle and encouraging approach guides you toward the self discovery that success and happiness lies in you. He really, really listens. To be coached by Michael is a most excellent experience…YOU Michael are a star.”    

Marlena McGrath
Saba Island Realty – Dutch Caribbean

“Michael is an amazingly inspirational and, more importantly, effective life coach. He is a true pro. His enthusiasm, coupled with strong insight, make for an unbeatable combination…but only if you’re looking to discover and/or achieve your life goals. Michael has an unparalleled ability to ‘connect’ in a way that makes you feel you’ve been heard. Even better, his easygoing, supportive, and encouraging style invites you to tap into your own inner wisdom to bring out the best in the real you. And you’ll never have more fun in the process! Two BIG thumbs up!!”

B. Ramsdell
Manager, Corporate Communications
Marsh & McLennan Companies

“Michael is detailed, compassionate and energetic. Looking for a new direction in life and a career change, Michael enabled me to tap into my potential, release fears and follow my dreams. Through hard work, encouragement and much reflection, I enrolled in one of New York’s top Nursing Schools and have since graduated with honors….Michael is an excellent Life Coach and his presence and guidance in my life was paramount in helping me find direction and meaning. If you hire Michael as your Life Coach, you are hiring the best!”  

Paul Andrew Jones – BSN, RN

“I have worked with Michael for the past 10 years at various companies in NYC. As a recruiter, consultant, and career coach, Michael has consistently been professional, prompt, trustworthy and extremely responsive. He coaches by example. What he advises, he practices. He assists you as if he were assisting himself or an important family member. His instincts are right on. He calls the shots as he sees them and will be honest. For this reason, he is the first person I think of when faced with any type of personnel or career challenge. Highly recommended.”

Monica Wooten
HR Manager – New York

“Michael is a dedicated, intuitive and knowledgeable coach who has lots of anabolic energy which translates to his ability to help move people forward in their change journey. Michael has the ability to focus on the ‘big picture’ while seeing the small details and helping his clients to do the same. I am fortunate to be working with Michael and value his coaching as it has helped me transition through some major life changes over the past year that I would not have otherwise done on my own.

Michael is a compassionate and genuine coach; he can make you laugh while helping you go deeper into what holds you back and then encourages you to do what is in your heart to achieve. I would recommend Michael as a coach to anyone seeking greater fulfillment and joy in their lives!”

Tracy D. Holloman
President – Purposeful Leadership Solutions

“I highly recommend Michael Feeley as a Life Coach. He is highly respected, has tremendous spirit and work ethic and more importantly he just genuinely cares about people. He has a wealth of knowledge both professionally and overall life experiences…As a client you will truly be fortunate to obtain his services.”                 

Genie Colbert
HR Manager – New York

“Michael has a strong sense of integrity. His deeply intuitive work helps his clients to find the real issues. His ability to see and acknowledge places where his client is stuck, allows him to assist in shifting energy to a more positive, productive place, with intelligence, humor and skill. His arts background gives him a keen understanding of people. His drive for authenticity produces results that are real, honest and fully integrated. He also has a rare ability to shift a clients energy by being present to whatever the client might be thinking or feeling. The energy shift is Fantastic!”      

Mary Burns Hoff
Professional Coach at Mary Burns Hoff

“I hired Michael to help me go forward in my career search. I wanted to make a change and work in an entirely new field than the one I was in for the past 15 years.

This was my first experience with coaching and I was unsure and a bit nervous.

I am so happy to tell you that the experience working with Michael was wonderful!

Michael immediately became my partner in helping me uncover where my passion lies, my vision for the future, and what were my blocks to realizing that vision. Today I have started my new business and I’m really optimistic about my future.

Thank you Michael.”

Evan Lacon – New York

“After the 9/11 incident, I left the corporate world to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite two challenging tours, I made it out of the military physically and mentally intact. Moreover, I was energized with a sense of bravery and fierceness that I had worked hard for and earned. I was ready to transition back to the corporate world carrying these two things in my back pocket. Seven years later, I slowly lost those traits. In some ways I’d gotten lost in the shuffle. 

While perusing through LinkedIn, I stumbled upon Michael’s profile. From his LinkedIn profile to perusing through Michael’s website, I found myself wanting to know more. After much thought, I decided to contact Michael to obtain a third party assessment of my career and career choices that I’ve made in recent years. From the first time Michael and I spoke, I knew I’d struck gold! 

Let me clarify what I mean by, “I’d struck gold” when I first spoke to Michael. I don’t mean that I found someone who simply knew what I wanted to hear. Instead, Michael has provided me much insight about the me that I once knew and insight about myself that I simply disregarded or was not aware of. Michael provided me a fair and balanced perspective in reasons for many of my career choices and he has also provided perspectives that I would have not otherwise considered. 

I’ve learned much about myself in my coaching engagement with Michael. However, below are the top things that Michael helped me realize.

  1. What I was and what I am can be reverted back because it is a choice that I can take. In my situation, it is a positive version of regression. 
  2. We are sometimes our worst critic. While that can work against us, it’s also important that we are kind to ourselves by acknowledging that we are successful in more things than we think or are willing to see. 
  3. Dare to dream and pursue your dreams. If Walt Disney can pitch the idea of a mouse for his proposed theme park then choosing a career that balances passion with practicality is not far reaching. 
  4. Since life is truly short, then why not pursue those things that evoke our heartfelt passion? To live life with passion is to live life to the fullest.

 

Michael has been an amazing coach. If I were to sum up all that Michael is in a bottle, I would include the following alphabetized characteristics… attentive, considerate, constructive, encouraging, emotionally intelligent, empathetic, empowering, energetic, happy, honest, humorous, insightful, inspiring, motivating, passionate, professional, thought provoking, understanding… These and other things positive are what Michael is all about. As you contemplate the question, “why Michael”, consider the alternative question, “why not Michael”.

Roel Bello – San Francisco, CA