Connection Matters

Connection Matters

by Michael Feeley February 23, 2024


WHEN IT COMES to people, what kind of connector are you – high-level because people matter or low-level, barely interested?

It’s a question I work on when coaching leaders, executives, and business builders.

Connection is the active choice to listen to the people you work with. Learning about who they are – what they do, their feelings, strengths, goals, doubts, fears, dreams. It also includes feedback about where things could be better for the company and their jobs.

Genuine connection builds trust. Trust in your company, manager, colleagues, and clients. It builds community. It builds loyalty.

It takes emotional work and commitment to understand people.

The most successful leaders make it a priority to know and grow. To have empathy and build a successful business by talking with people one-on-one, acting on what they are learning, and promoting change.

In a recent LinkedIn survey, I learned that 85% of employees are considering switching jobs this year.

– Why?

– How much does a statistic like this matter to a CEO, HR Director, head of sales, or entrepreneur?

– How can talent be retained, supported, and developed?

– What happens inside a company when people feel they matter – that they’re heard, valued, and respected?

People build businesses. Connection is crucial. Why not build the best jobs people have ever had and the best company to work at by listening, learning, and creating positive change?


Thanks – Michael (he, him)

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This also matters – Community.


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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