by Michael Feeley February 10, 2024


WHEN COACHING EXECUTIVES, entrepreneurs, and creative leaders, we talk about legends – heroes we are grateful to and respect in business and life and why they are legendary.

– Why does this person or company stand out?

– Why do their attitudes, beliefs, core values, services, and products matter?

– What do you intend to leave behind as your legacy?

You do not have to be famous – acclaimed – renowned – to make a difference. A solopreneur or recent college graduate hopes to do work they’re proud of, to stand out, create a change, build a product, offer a service that helps others, and solve a problem.

Legends are people who try their best; even if they fail, they still try their best and keep trying.

Indeed, profit is critical. You need to make a living and meet the financial expectations of shareholders and investors.


– Where can you take a risk, trust yourself, leap beyond profits, and make a difference for humanity that can be legendary?

– The Matterhorn is legendary – The Pyramids – The Empire State Building (which is a business.)

– Maria Callas is a legend – Bob Dylan – Taylor Swift is making a legendary name for herself.

– Rosa Parks – Elizabeth Arden – Steve Jobs.

– Nike – The Ritz Carlton – Sotheby’s – Black Rock Financial.

– The Louvre Museum – MOMA – The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.


Some more specific coaching talk:


– Do you want to be a legend like Kodak or Apple? (Kodak made a particular business choice and is no longer around. They missed the camera and photography opportunity.)

– Do you want to be Blockbuster or Netflix? (Why is Blockbuster out of business?)

– Do you want to be Sears Roebuck or Amazon? (Sears had great products and top service. What happened?)


One business legend I respect is Elsa Schiaparelli, a French haute couture designer and a genius. Unfortunately, she is no longer living but still making legendary headlines.

39-year-old American Daniel Roseberry is Schiaparelli’s Creative Director, stunning the world with his designs.
He is becoming a legend by honoring the legacy of Elsa Schiaparelli.

Check out the 9-minute YouTube video of his new 2024 design collection. Wild and gorgeous structure – creative and practical. He’s grounded and takes fearless risks that add to profits, including a ready-to-wear clothing line on the market.

You can lead and be legendary by doing heartfelt work that matters, work you’re proud of with consistent commitment that makes a difference inside and outside your company and life.


Thanks – Michael (he, him)

Please share my Daily with your tribes.
This also matters – You Can Practice Living Life.


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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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