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You want to interview Phil - a global thought leader on loneliness and connection - for your publication or program. 


You want Phil to share his own lived experience of loneliness and his insights on moving through loneliness towards feeling authentic connection with your audience. 

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Explore how Phil can support you and your audience by scrolling down and choosing how you want to contact him. 

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How would you like to contact Phil?

You need Phil's insight and experience

Phil is a global loneliness thought-leader. He's an articulate, affable, highly-educated and engaging speaker who makes the topic of loneliness relatable.


Phil has a background in public policy and international relations. He was an Australian Public Servant - including an Australian diplomat - for 23 years. Phil realised that he was lonely while on a diplomatic posting.


Phil knows how difficult it is to ask for help and support. He also knows that the help provided sometimes does not actually help alleviate the thoughts and feelings of loneliness.


Phil developed and now provides the services he needed when first learning from his loneliness. He's now passionately de-stigmatising loneliness worldwide.

Phil's difference

Loneliness is often discussed in a dry, conceptual way.

Statistics and academic reports don’t resonate with the humans experiencing the emotion.

Thousands of people globally have benefitted from hearing Phil's story and having him facilitate kind and honest conversations about loneliness, connection and belonging.

Humans feel more connected and engaged to themselves and the world because of Phil's work and how he talks about loneliness.


June 2023

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 loneliness influenced him coming out of the closet to live life as a proud gay man and how he treats loneliness now.

The Loneliness Guy - Phil McAuliffe - gay - gay loneliness - SBS - Insight - Alone
The Loneliness Guy - Phil McAuliffe - gay loneliness - Insight - SBS Australia - loneliness - gay loneliness - Alone
The Loneliness Guy - Phil McAuliffe - gay loneliness - Insight - SBS Australia - loneliness - gay loneliness - alone

Phil and his work
in the media

As a global loneliness thought leader, Phil loves spreading messages about the importance of

de-stigmatising loneliness and promoting authentic connection for humans globally.

Here are some media programs and podcasts Phil's appeared on and articles he's written.

How would you like to contact Phil?

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