Out of Hibernation

Out of Hibernation

by Michael Feeley June 19, 2024


Some people I coach about their careers choose to stay in their present jobs for various reasons, but mostly because they don’t want to deal with the change of writing a new resume, looking for work, and interviewing. The process seems too much until they are emotionally and physically ready for a specific job change, which is perfectly understandable.

When you make the choice to stay in your current role, you embark on a journey of self-reflection. This process creates the opportunity for you to excel in your current position, leading to a more fulfilling work life. By examining the details, facts, and emotions of your daily tasks and responsibilities in a new light, you can refresh, reset, and rejuvenate yourself and your role. Keep what works well and change where you know you can improve and also where you want to build change up and out.

It’s like coming out of hibernation, the way an animal or plant does after being inactive and dormant during the winter months.

It’s a journey of self-discovery, awakening to your true self and what you genuinely want, studying and valuing the worth of your unique skills, talents, gifts, experience, intentions, and living up to your potential in a way that fills you with pride and gratitude.

You can hibernate to hide and remove yourself, or you can hibernate to renew yourself.

When you come out of hibernation, you have new energy and hunger for your work. Renewing excitement, planning, and inspiration, you felt when you first got your job.

The enjoyable part of this awakening is that you have the power to choose the ‘animal’ or ‘plant’ you want to be in your career journey – a bear, groundhog, bat, snail, ladybug, rose bush, daylily, hydrangea, tulip, daffodil, lavender bush. This choice reflects your unique self, aspirations, and potential. It’s an image to carry with you daily as you start fresh.


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

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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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