#7: Philip McKernan: Alignment, Impact and Letting Go

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Today we get to take a look at the different challenges and possibilities along Philip McKernan's path as he continues to share his truth and gifts with the world. Philip is a sought-out Inspirational Speaker, Writer, and Filmmaker. Most of all he is a source of power and insight for entrepreneurs and leaders around the world. Through his immersive personal growth retreats, programs, and experiences, people are invigorated to live lives in alignment with who they are at their core. In this episode, learn about how Philip began coaching with only $200 in his pocket and how taking action in the absence of clarity has led to breakthroughs in spreading his message to the world. Hear about the emotional costs and judgment he faces along the way and how his commitment to making an impact keeps him going. Philip is someone who has been instrumental in creating shifts in my life and countless others and I am thankful for the wisdom he's instilled upon me. I am very excited to share this interview with you. Enjoy!

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Meet Philip McKernan:

Philip is an Inspirational Speaker, Writer, and Filmmaker. Philip works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through roadblocks, seen and unseen, they call Philip. As a speaker he has inspired and challenged the Canadian Olympic Team and The Pentagon to name a few.

He helps people get clear on who they are and where they need to go. He helps them transition in their personal and professional lives so people feel aligned in all areas of life. Philip believes who and what we do ‘off the ice’ has a huge impact on our results ‘on the ice’.

What separates Philip from a lot of coaches, speakers and gurus is originality. He brings new conversations to the table and spends an obscene amount of time thinking and challenging the status quo, instead of simply repackaging business & life hacking strategies. Philip McKernan is a philosopher, a modern day philosopher of the human experience.

With a knack of getting into all sorts of scenarios – he’s caddied in golf for the President of Ireland, been chased and nearly killed by a bull elephant in Nigeria and made wine in Australia. He has traveled to 80 countries around the globe and has worked with orphans in Sri Lanka, Peru, India and Guatemala, written 4 books despite being dyslexic and his first documentary film will be released in late 2016. The film explores how the gift of giving makes up feel more worthy and alive. It also explores the science behind the impact of giving on our emotional well being, our mental health, our physiology and our business’s.

Philip believes the path to a happy and fulfilling life is found through the meaning we derive in life through the WORK we do, our relationship to OTHERS and the most important relationship of all, the one with ones SELF.

What You'll Learn:

  • The importance of having difficult conversations now to avoid challenges years down the road
  • The incessant need to put people on a pedestal and what that means and says about us as human beings
  • The value of "Soulset" and what it means
  • The overwhelming judgment and emotional costs he faces in his work
  • How Philip "holds a frame" for people and what that means
  • The power of not giving up on, but letting go of, clients, to create space for growth
  • Why some people can pay thousands of dollars and travel thousands of miles for the clarity they do not want
  • The pain of not doing what he was meant to do on this planet... The catalyst for Philip's coaching career
  • Having two years with no income, $200 in his pocket, and the courage to begin his coaching practice
  • One-on-one sessions in Irish pubs and how Philip discovered his gift and passion for coaching
  • The value in saying "no" to more
  • Distinguishing talent vs gift


"In the absence of clarity, take action." - Philip McKernan

"Age does not equal wisdom." - Philip McKernan

"If they can shoot the messenger, if they can take the messenger out and discredit the messenger, they don't have to listen to the message" - Philip McKernan

"When you let go, you get what you want" - Philip McKernan

"It takes an immense amount of courage to continually put yourself out there and believe in people even when they don't believe in themselves." - Philip McKernan


More about Philip McKernan:

One Last Talk

Give And Grow (Film)

BraveSoul Irish Retreat

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