Listening Is a Skill

Listening Is a Skill

by Michael Feeley April 30, 2021


YOU CAN PRACTICE the skill of listening.

It’s the desire to hear what another human being is saying, their values, and what they’re yearning for in their soul.
Maybe even howling to be heard.

Even in the pauses, there is meaning… if you pay attention.

When you listen, you focus in on someone besides yourself. It takes courage to listen. You must be present and genuinely care.

Listening is not just hearing words.

We listen all the time – consciously and unconsciously. It’s automatic.

Listening is at the center of all the transformations that take place in life coaching. That’s where the questions come from and then the answers.

There are three levels of listening:

1. *Subjective* everyday listening, relating what is being said only to yourself.

2. *Objective* listening is deeper and focused much more on the other person.

3. *Intuitive* listening is the deepest, where you get to the heart of another person, using all your senses and gut instincts to know and help a person find the answers and maybe change their life for the better.

How fortunate some of us are to have the gift of hearing and the ability to show respect to another human being and
the hope to say – “I hear you. I understand.”


Thanks – Michael

Please share this post with your tribes and let’s start listening better to each other.
I think this will also hook you – Trust Your Self.


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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