After reading Phil's book, or reading or listening to his content at any time since 2018, you know that Phil understands that living the diplomatic life has both highs and lows.
You feel that his insight and perspective could support you as you live your diplomatic life.
And that's exactly what a good mentor does. They're in your corner. They want you to grow. They want you to succeed.
Phil's not just a good mentor, he's a great mentor.
He'll call you forward.
He'll call you out.
He wants you to be a great diplomat and to be awesomely and humanly you.
It's up to you to make it happen.
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how Phil serves you as a mentor
With Phil in your corner as your mentor, you have:
direct access to Phil, the author of a book, over 50 blogs and 50 podcast episodes on mental, emotional, physical and social well-being for diplomats and those who live the diplomatic life
the benefit of his 23 years of experience working in the public sector
the wisdom attained over four postings spanning four countries over 20 years (two as posted diplomat and two as accompanying spouse)
his relatable experience of having a mid-life crisis while on diplomatic posting, learning from it and living authentically
his understanding of what it's like to parent as a diplomat and as an accompanying spouse
the wisdom from experiencing a relationship breakup while on a diplomatic posting (former spouses can be treated appallingly by the diplomat's employer)
the benefit of him working through issues about his sexuality after coming out as gay while on a diplomatic posting
the insight that comes from being compulsorily evacuated and repatriated as an accompanying spouse
a message that resonates with diplomats and those living the diplomatic life in over 195 countries
difficult topics addressed with empathy and in a positive, friendly, open and engaging manner
both the highs and the lows of this diplomatic life discussed openly and sincerely
his unique insights and perspectives of how you can live and work as a diplomat collaboratively and with authenticity while still being amazing at what you do
well, you start to get you back. You begin the process of reconnecting with yourself and the world around you.
If you need more convincing, reflect on whether you're ready to have Phil in your corner.