These people inspired me to change


By: Alyssha Csuk
Photo: Slate Abstract XIX / By: Alyssha Csuk


Here are some resources to consider - people + books + philosophies that I respect and love.

They have immensely enhanced my life and I use them in my coaching work.

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Seth Godin – Entrepreneur & Best Selling Author – A marketing genius!
Read all his books – Take all his Akimbo Workshops – Listen to his Podcast – Become a leader for change.

  • The Song of Significance – A Manifesto for Teams
  • The Practice – Shipping Creative Work
  • This Is Marketing
  • What To Do When It’s Your Turn
  • Linchpin
  • Purple Cow


Hella Social ImpactHelping businesses show up authentically and impactfully for racial justice.

Lynn Johnson Notice. Name. Dismantle.: How to Show Up For Racial Justice.

The Arrow A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture & Politics

Mary-Frances Winters – The Winters Group | Global Diversity and Inclusion Consulting

  • Inclusive Conversations
  • We Can’t Talk about That at Work!

Layla F. Saad

  • me and white supremacy

Ibram X. Kendi

  • How To Be An Antiracist

Robin DiAngelo

  • White Fragility

LisaMarie Dias Designs – Social Media and Email Strategy & Implementation

Outstanding services offered to bring you up to speed on everything from Social Media, E-news letters, Blogs, Marketing, Website Creation.  LisaMarie is beyond resourceful. Extraordinarily helpful. She’s an expert in many fields with a kind heart and a brilliant mind. Work with her and succeed!


Robert Hargrove – #1 Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Trusted Advisor to CEO Titans, Ambitious Entrepreneurs

  • Masterful Coaching
  • The First 100 Days in A New Executive Job

Bernadette Jiwa – Global Business Authority – ‘the Story of Telling’ Blog


Angela Myles Beeching – A noted arts career specialist. Author of Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music (3rd edition). One of the true, compassionate Career Coaches on earth who understands what musicians want, what they go through and how to get them on their feet playing and creating for real happiness and success. – Her Blog


Gabe the Base Player – Blog


Cathy Heller Podcast – Make A Living Doing What You Love


Matthew Carey  Matthew Carey knows how to talk with people. It’s always real. Encouraging his guests to honestly say what’s on their mind and in their heart. His questions make you think and talk. That’s a gift.


Kathy Karn Photography  A real storyteller photographer with the unique combination of words and photos that will make you smile and cry — Captivating you with her personal, heartfelt stories of animals and people around the globe. Especially Africa. – Stories by Kathy (Blog)
– Psychotherapist, Photographer and Storyteller.


Wendee Monson – Creatography/Photography – Exquisite pictures of nature and animals and much more that you instantly connect and linger with. She invites you right in to join her behind the lens. See what she sees. Feel it as she feels it. That daring good work.


Michael Reilly – Portrait of Jazz –  Beautiful paintings of Jazz artists. You will be hooked with Michael’s art! Heart and soul is in his work ‘Bridging the gap between music and painting’. His choice of colors and textures and energy of musicians is alive in his work. You want them all!


Jon Morrow – Writer – ‘SmartBlogger’ – Great knowledge and compassion and generosity in all he offers.


Martha Beck – Author & Life Coach

  • The Way of Integrity
  • Finding Your Way in a Wild New World
  • Finding Your Own North Star, Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live
  • The Integrity Cleanse

Steven Pressfield

  • The War of Art
  • Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t

Byron Katie – Spiritual Innovator & Author

  • Loving What Is


Eli Siegel – Philosopher & Poet

  • Self and World
  • Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana Poems


Dr. Kelly Brogan – Holistic Women’s Health Psychiatrist & Author

  • Own Yourself
  • A Mind of Your Own


Anthony William – Medical Medium – Blog

  • Medical Medium
  • Celery Juice
  • Liver Rescue

Anita Moorjani – Author/Cancer Survivor /NDE

  • Dying to Be Me

Susan Cain – Author & Lecturer – website

  • Quiet – the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking
  • Quiet Power – the secret strengths of introverts


Libby Gill – Business Coach, Author & Brand Strategist

  • You Unstuck
  • Traveling Hopefully


Tal Ben-Shahar – Positive Psychologist, Teacher & Author

  • Happier — Learn the Secrets of Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment


Jon Kabat – Zinn – Author & Lecturer — Mindfulness & Meditation Authority

  • Coming to Our Senses
  • Wherever You Go There You Are


Marianne Williamson – Spiritual Teacher, Author & Lecturer

  • A Return to Love


Susan Scott – Author — Leadership Training & Development – Fierce Leadership Blog

  • Fierce Leadership
  • Fierce Conversations


Don Miguel Ruiz – Spiritual Teacher & Author

  • The Mastery of Love
  • The Four Agreements


Michael Port – Author, Teacher & Professional Speaker

  • Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle

Louise Karch – CEO – Brandfluence

  • Word Glue

iPEC Coaching – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching


Autobiography in Five Chapters

(By Portia Nelson)

Chapter 1

I walk down the street…there is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in. I am lost…….I am helpless.
It is not my fault. It takes forever to find my way out.

Chapter 2

I walk down the same street…there is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again.
I can’t believe that I am in this same place. It is still not my fault.
It takes a long time to get out.

Chapter 3

I walk down the same street…there is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it there. I still fall in…
It’s a habit now…..but… eyes are open.
I know where I am. It’s my fault. I get out immediately.

Chapter 4

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
and I am reminded of being there before.
I walk around it.

Chapter 5

I walk down another street.


Poem by the Sufi poet Rumi

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some…new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes because…each has been sent as a guide from beyond.



Gaia Yoga — Rodney Yee



Susan Piver — the Open Heart Project

Online video and/or audio presentations created to help you learn how to meditate, set up a daily practice, and discover the benefits meditation can have on both your mind and body.


Martin Boroson — One-Moment Meditation: Stillness for People on the Go

Original and brilliant meditation teacher and author who shows you how to meditate in one minute. Great! Check out his website and get on his mailing list.



Leo Knighton Tallarico – Spiritual Therapy Astrology – ‘Perspectives From the Sky’


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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