I AM – My True Self

I AM – My True Self

by Michael Feeley August 14, 2021


IT’S A CHOICE and a commitment to be your true self. Entirely you always and in all ways. Accepting who you are and living – “This is who I AM.”

It takes practice to be you – to discover and know who you are and consistently be one way. Owning who you are and doing it with knowledge and heart.

Sometimes we adjust ourselves and act differently in different places and situations. Why?

I find it incredibly satisfying and freeing to work at living in integrity – trying to be me – the same person at work – with family – friends – and strangers and, most importantly – me to myself.

Not living as myself is a painful and exhausting struggle and a waste of time. I refuse to sell myself short and to be mediocre.

There is only one of you in all the world. That’s a powerful and moving fact. Why not be your true self?

A hero of mine is Dr. Martha Beck, and how she describes this process helps me know I’m right to be true to myself, and
her profound words lead me home to my self:

“Once we commit to being our true selves in every word and action, we emanate the love that is our essence.
Having left the anguish of being split and come into the blessed relief of being whole and undivided, we want—
deeply want—to offer the same relief to others.”

You do not have to live as your true self. But think about it…

What happens if you dare to be you, and what happens if you don’t?


Thanks – Michael (he,him)

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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.

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London ON Canada

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