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connected diplomats

All humans deserve to feel authentically connected to themselves and the world around them.

We've got a range of services so together, we can help you and the humans in your diplomatic workplaces, communities and audience feel connected.

They're worthy of that.

connection services


Phil serves, supports, challenges and inspires your audience on the topic of loneliness, social connection while living life.


Have Phil speak in your workplace, at your conference, event or on an episode of your podcast.

This service is provided through the


Phil is a global loneliness expert, thought leader and an affable and relatable speaker on loneliness.


He is available to speak to the media on issues relating to loneliness, connection and what it can mean to be a human living life (including the diplomatic life).

This service is administered through the HUMANS:CONNECTING site.

creating connected workplaces

You want the humans within your diplomatic workplace to thrive. You want your diplomatic workplace to be a space in which humans feel psychologically safe and able to contribute their skills, wisdom and expertise. 

We've heard you.

creating connected workplaces informs and inspires your workplace to create an environment in which all humans feel seen, heard and that they belong. Humans feel happier in their workplaces, are more productive, resilient and are engaged.


creating connected workplaces starts and then leads conversations that connect the humans in your workplace.

This service is provided through the HUMANS:CONNECTING site.

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 McAuliffe - The Lonely Diplomat - Loneliness - Lonely - Diplomat - Diplomacy - Connection - Resilience - Competition
Coaching reviews
reviews and testimonials
Phil McAuliffe - Mike Campbell - The Lonely Diplomat - coaching - coaches - diplomat - loneliness

"Phil, aka The Lonely Diplomat, is bravely and expertly communicating some important experiences and truths that often impact those people working away from home yet still being intimately connected to home via their government.


The way he not only can share his own experiences, but guide those in similar shoes to understand themselves better, and ultimately navigate their jobs and lives more effectively, is remarkable.


I also have had the privilege of having Phil support me in my own coaching business - supporting and coaching men to understand themselves better and improve their capability to navigate their challenges with [...] skill, grace, and resilience. He has been a phenomenal addition to my team. HIGHLY recommend working with The Lonely Diplomat!"

- Mike Campbell - Coach and author (

Received 18 September 2019

Working with Phil ... is an absolute game-changer! Phil’s kind and thoughtful candour allows me to open up and feel safe in addressing internal struggles, while still holding me firmly accountable to my words and actions. An incredibly insightful observer and quite the attentive listener, Phil is always present and fully committed to the work we do together. I highly recommend Phil to those looking to better themselves from the inside out!

Received 25 November 2020

"Coaching from Phil helped me gain some perspective on a tough work situation. He seemed to know just the right thing to say or question to ask to help me get into a place where I was able to see solutions for myself. 


Phil is very easy to talk to, with an open and relaxed, but professional manner. I'm really pleased I took the opportunity to start coaching with him."

Received 20 September 2019

"I found [your webinar]

enormously insightful."

"Somebody understands! Thank you!"

Received 13 December 2019

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