Practice Empathy

Practice Empathy

by Michael Feeley December 9, 2023


EMPATHY IS THE CHOICE and ability to understand another person’s thoughts and feelings. It’s not about feeling bad or sorry.

Empathy means standing in someone else’s shoes with a sincere desire to know them, caring about their questions – how they see the world – their dreams – hopes – fears – uncertainties – failures – successes – yearnings, and an unlimited amount of other essential things.

You choose to have empathy because it matters to you. It’s a human choice. After all, the positive results it can have on other people are profoundly good, gratifying, and truly deserved. It’s a better decision than being heartless.

You don’t even need to be in the presence of the person you’re having empathy for. You don’t have to like the person or agree with their thinking or actions. You can imagine what they feel – imagine the shoes of a president or first lady, union worker, professor, housekeeper, caregiver, or even a ruthless tyrant.

You can practice empathy and see it gets easier the more you practice. Empathy can become natural.

I’ve tested business empathy, and it works phenomenally well, helping me know the people I am trying to serve – what they want – and then when I figure out some of the facts, I start working my butt off to get all of it for them, learning and growing all the time, offering better solutions, service, products, and results.

Empathy is kindness. It’s goodwill. It builds character and is one of our greatest successes in life.

I have tremendous gratitude to Seth Godin, who first taught me about empathy in his Akimbo Workshop – The Marketing Seminar – May 2017. It changed how I saw my purpose in business and how I treated the people I serve.

I work with empathy every day. It runs me. It’s the best way to work and achieve the success and respect I desire in life.


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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Psychotherapist, Photographer and Storyteller /

London ON Canada

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