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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.
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.
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 loneliness influenced him coming out of the closet to live life as a proud gay man and how he treats loneliness now.
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.
Phil appeared on a story on SBS World News as a loneliness expert. He shared some of his loneliness experience and offered an insight to help Australians feel less lonely as part of Australia's first Loneliness Awareness Week.
Phil appeared on a story on SBS News podcast as a loneliness expert. He shared some of his loneliness experience and offered an insight to help Australians feel more connected as part of Australia's first Loneliness Awareness Week.
Phil appeared on Camilla Quintana's 'The Empowered Expat Woman Podcast' to talk about coping with loneliness when living abroad
Phil shared some of his entrepreneurial insights as a global loneliness thought leader with Canvas Rebel.
Phil shared some of his story of loneliness and the wisdom he gained from it on SBS' Insight program on Tuesday 6 June 2023.
Join Phil and DrummondCulture for episode 251 of Positive Talk. Join us for a beautiful conversation about owning loneliness and using loneliness to get the connection we need. From IG Live, Tuesday 28 March 2023.
Phil's loneliness story and the reasons for starting The Loneliness Guy and The Lonely Diplomat featured on the ABC Story Stream on Monday 6 February 2023
Phil and his work featured in an article on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) News on 12 January 2023.
Phil joined Gayborhood host Ed Wilson for a chat about gay loneliness, shame, being a Daddy and how our harshest experiences in life can become your superpower.
I participated on The Roundtable with other loneliness experts. The Roundtable is a show on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National every Sunday morning.
I appeared on Michael Rhodes' podcast on helping men through divorce. It was a fantastic - and real - conversation.
I wrote an article on how your loneliness is a gift for a fantastic local LGBTIQ+ magazine here in Canberra. Go read it!
I came out later in life. Calan Breckon from the Gay Men's Brotherhood asked me to join a panel of other beautiful men who also came out later in life to talk about it. Watch this episode of Gay Men Going Deeper here
My friend Mike Campbell wanted to know the cure for loneliness. So I shared it with him. Come and join us for this chat and find out what cures loneliness!
Join my conversation about loneliness and belonging with my friend Michael DiIorio from the Gay Men's Brotherhood
Listen to my conversation with Alexander Gerard about overcoming loneliness and being a happy gay man