You Have a Choice – Grow or Stagnate

You Have a Choice – Grow or Stagnate

by Michael Feeley March 23, 2021


THERE’S A PRINCIPLE I learned in coaching school that connects two things I love – coaching and gardening:

“We either grow or die. Life is a continuous growing process, and growing is what coaching is all about. Death occurs anytime in our life when we choose stagnation.”

Coaches are gardeners. We work with people who feel stuck or ‘root bound,’ tied up in a knot. We ’till’ the rich soil of a person’s mind and heart, where all their potential lives. Just as a gardener uses a hoe, or pruning shears to propagate, shape, and stimulate plants’ growth, so does a coach use their tools, skills, and intuition to guide you out of stagnation into your essential, true self.

Gandhi draws this emotional parallel:

“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”

We all have an inner landscape that, like a garden, needs care — watering and proper sunlight —to thrive and come into full bloom, bringing what is inside the ‘seed’ out


Thanks – Michael

Please share this idea with your tribes and let us each flourish and bloom away.
See what you think of this – How Do You Give? – Watch Yourself.


#414 (Photo – my garden)

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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