As a global loneliness thought leader,
Phil is here to reconnect you and all diplomats and those living the diplomatic life to themselves and to the world around them.
Engage Phil's speaking services on the topics of loneliness, resilience, authentic connection, worthiness and belonging for your conference, podcast, your workplace, club or community organisation.
Phil has a number of topics and perspectives ready to support you and your audience.
Have Phil speak on your podcast, to your organisation or workplace.
creating connected workplaces
Phil has developed 'Creating Connected Workplaces': a program that informs and inspires workplaces to create environments in which humans feel seen, heard and that they belong. Humans who are happier are more productive, resilient and are engaged.
Phil draws on his lived experience and the support of Dr Sara Quinn - a clinical psychologist with expertise in workplace psychology - to start conversations that help the humans in your workplace become more engaged.
Have Phil and his team support you and your workplace.
the lonely diplomat podcast
Join Phil and his guests for a real conversation about the highs and lows of this diplomatic life.
Each episode serves, supports, challenges and inspires you to not only be great at your job, but to allow yourself to be the awesome human you are.
The podcast is proudly recorded, edited and uploaded on Ngunnawal Country. It's heard by thousands of humans globally.
the lonely diplomat book
Using Phil's personal experience and The Lonely Diplomat's five central themes, Phil's book helps diplomats and those living the diplomatic life to put their awesome selves into the world.
Available at amazon.com in paperback and e-book.
Hello, I'm Phil McAuliffe and I'm The Lonely Diplomat.
The Lonely Diplomat is the place for you if you love what you do and you're proud of the contribution you make to your country and its relationship with the world.
While you're proud of what you do, you're tired of the ceaseless competition to get ahead. You're tired of the relentless demands that test your resilience. You've realised that you know many people but no one knows you. You've realised that beyond what you do for your work, you may not even know who you are.
You're in the right place to get the advice, support and encouragement you need to be awesomely and humanly you.
Let's get you reconnected to yourself so you can be a happier human AND an amazing diplomat.
Phil appeared as a loneliness expert in a story on SBS News talking about loneliness during Australia's Loneliness Awareness Week in August 2023.
Phil appeared as a loneliness expert in a story on SBS News podcast talking about loneliness during Australia's Loneliness Awareness Week in August 2023.
Phil appeared on Camilla Quintana's 'Empowered Expat Woman Podcast' to discuss how to cope with loneliness while living abroad.
Phil shared some of his story of loneliness and the wisdom he gained from it on SBS' Insight program on Tuesday 6 June 2023.
Phil's loneliness story and reasons for starting The Lonely Diplomat and The Loneliness Guy featured on the ABC Story Stream on Monday 6 February 2023
Phil and his work featured on the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) News website on 12 January 2023
Phil participated on The Roundtable with other loneliness experts. The Roundtable is a show on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National every Sunday. Guests: Alana Officer, Head World Health Organisation Demographic Change and Healthy Ageing Unit Dr Michelle Lim, Clinical Psychologist, Chief Scientific Advisor, Ending Loneliness Together Phil McAuliffe, Creator, The Lonely Diplomat website
Listen to my chat with the amazing Amel Derragui from www.tandemnomads.com
Read 'For diplomats who feel uprooted: a website to call home' "Meet diplomacy’s new spokesperson, champion and interpreter, a k a the Lonely Diplomat."
the lonely diplomat blog
upcoming speaking events
Phil will be a keynote speaker at the National Association of Women in Construction (ACT Chapter)'s Building Wellness Breakfast on Tuesday 10 October 2023.
Phil will be speaking on the loneliness epidemic and sharing ways to combat it.
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is a not-for-profit, peak body championing the diverse collective of great people doing great work in construction throughout Australia. NAWIC provides a forum for its members to meet and exchange information, ideas and solutions.
Its members can expand personal and business networks, maintain awareness of industry developments, improve skills and knowledge and make a contribution to other women in the construction industry within Australia.
Details and tickets: here
previous media appearances
On Tuesday 6 June 2023, Phil shared some of his experiences of loneliness throughout his life as part of the 'Alone' episode of SBS' Insight program in Australia.
Phil also shared some of the wisdom he'd learned after getting support and beginning to listen to his loneliness and what it was telling him about the connection he was missing.
This included sharing some of his story of how he became aware of his loneliness while on a diplomatic posting and how it influenced him to live life as authentically himself, including coming out of the closet to live life as a proud gay man and how he treats loneliness now.
how Phil supports people
people just like you
I can attest to just how welcome, safe and seen Phil makes others feel. Phil has an incredible ability to pick up on what is being said (and sometimes more importantly, the things that are not being said) and ask just the right questions to challenge your thinking and lead you to discover and bring to light the important things that are lingering just outside your consciousness.
Phil's support and guidance has helped me discover a love for myself beyond what I thought was possible and in turn deepened my relationships with others. I would encourage anyone considering his services to get in contact with Phil and find out first hand how life changing working with him can be.
Received June 2022