Build An Authentic Agenda

Build An Authentic Agenda

by Michael Feeley March 21, 2021


WHEN YOU HOLD another person’s agenda, it means you’re focused on helping them get what they want. You don’t manage or push them into doing something they don’t want. You don’t have a hidden selfish agenda.

You’re a leader. A guide. You work together with another person. You may make suggestions, but what works best is
having empathy – a genuine desire to know – to understand how someone else thinks and feels, and honor it fully.

People are smart. They know if you’re playing around and have their best interests at heart.

You build an authentic agenda by asking:

– What’s best for this person?

– What do they hope for and deserve?

– What will make them feel good, happy, and successful?

If I’m a cook, I plan to offer you a variety of entrees. If I keep pushing only ‘the Daily Special,’ you’ll start to feel uncomfortable and pressured.

Having an agenda means being ethical – having a purpose you’re proud of. You’re alert – aware – sensitive to other people’s desires and ideas.

You feel a natural obligation and responsibility to be of service, hoping you’ll be entirely fair to someone else’s plan –
not your lineup. Even if what that person wants is altogether different from what you want.

These empowering words by musical conductor Marin Alsop point directly to having an agenda of hope and change:

“I want to say to all the young women out there, as I say to all young people: believe in yourselves, follow your passion and never give up, because you will create a future filled with possibility.”


Thanks – Michael

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#412 (photo – Marin Alsop – Musical Conductor)

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

…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

You, my friend, are the Real Deal.

Matthew Carey

Host of Studio Time Podcast


Michael Feeley walks the walk and talks the talk. He is honest, authentic and incredibly generous in spirit. Michael’s deep commitment to service means his clients get his full attention and will benefit from his coaching skills, experience and wisdom.

Kathy Karn

Psychotherapist, Photographer and Storyteller /

London ON Canada

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