Celebrate Difference

Celebrate Difference

by Michael Feeley February 12, 2021


WE SEE DIFFERENCE all the time – noticing how people and things are different and like us. The way they look, act, speak, live, age, gender, culture, work they do.

What unites all the difference?

> We are all human beings
> We all live on the same planet
> We all have needs, dreams, beliefs, fears, commitments, loves, pain, happiness+++

How can we work to understand and even become the difference we see?

Seeing difference, without preconceived ideas or contempt, makes a difference.

Our ability (choice) to recognize how we are like what is different from us – related to – connected with – the same in any way helps all of us value difference and not treat it with fear or rage.

Studying difference, writing about it, helps me explain, with accuracy and depth, what it means to be a woman or man, Catholic or Jewish, a black or Asian person, gay or straight, Canadian, Dutch, a human being.

Change is not easy work but it is essential to me as I ask – What does another human being deserve?

Writer, feminist, and civil rights activist Audre Lorde express what I’m working at in such a clear and loving way:

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize and celebrate those differences.”


Thanks – Michael

Please send this post out to celebrate and honor difference throughout the world.
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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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