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Philip Mckernan - One Last Talk


Philip McKernan is an inspirational speaker, author and filmmaker. He works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the World, to help them seek clarity about their future, and move through mental roadblocks. His new book, “One Last Talk: Why Your Truth Matters And How To Speak It”, was developed through his speaker series, and takes people on a journey to discover their truth, and speak it out loud. In this life-affirming conversation, Philip joins host Brian Rose to discuss why everyone should give one last talk (and the guidelines for making it), the importance of connecting with ourselves and with others and he maintains the energy he has for his diverse projects.

Philip McKernan’s journey towards becoming a sought-after speaker and personal development coach is shaped by his own struggles and experiences. Born and raised in Ireland, McKernan faced personal and professional challenges that compelled him to embark on a journey of self-discovery. These early adversities laid the foundation for his empathetic approach towards helping others navigate their own paths towards authenticity and purpose.

Central to McKernan’s philosophy is the idea of authenticity. He believes that true fulfilment and happiness stem from living in alignment with one’s core values and authentic self. McKernan emphasises the importance of breaking through societal expectations and external pressures to discover one’s true purpose and passion.

McKernan’s coaching style is distinctive for its emphasis on soulful questioning and deep introspection. Through thought-provoking inquiries and conversations, he encourages individuals to explore their fears, desires, and beliefs. This process of self-inquiry serves as a powerful catalyst for personal growth, helping individuals uncover the authentic truths that may have been buried beneath societal conditioning.

An impactful initiative pioneered by Philip McKernan is the “One Last Talk” experience. This program invites individuals to share their most profound insights, regrets, and lessons learned as if it were their last opportunity to address the world. By providing a platform for authentic self-expression, McKernan facilitates a space where individuals can confront and release their emotional burdens, fostering healing and personal transformation.

Philip also hosts immersive retreats and workshops designed to create profound shifts in participants’ lives. These experiences often involve a combination of introspective exercises, soulful discussions, and personal coaching. By providing a supportive and transformative environment, McKernan empowers individuals to confront their fears, rediscover their passions, and embrace their authentic selves.

Philip McKernan’s impact transcends borders, as he works with individuals and organisations around the world. His commitment to authenticity and personal growth has touched the lives of diverse communities, making him a globally recognised figure in the field of personal development.

His journey from personal struggle to becoming a beacon of authenticity and personal transformation underscores the transformative power of embracing one’s true self. Through his coaching, workshops, and initiatives like “One Last Talk,” McKernan continues to inspire individuals to live authentically, fostering a ripple effect of positive change in both their personal and professional lives. As a guide for those seeking deeper meaning and fulfilment, Philip McKernan’s legacy is built on the profound idea that true success begins with the courage to be authentically and unapologetically oneself.


00:00 | Trailer
02:46 Brian’s thoughts on the episode
05:26 Brian’s introduction
05:53 Why Philip has written his book One Last Talk
11:46 What One Last Talk means
13:00 Why everyone should give one last talk and the guidelines for making it
18:08 Wayne Rooney could get people to love him rather than idolise him
22:19 How giving one last talk differs from giving a Ted Talk
24:35 Philip’s advice to those who have a bad reaction whilst reading this book
26:06 What his One Last Talk events are like
28:32 People avoid situations where they may have to open-up and face the pain
30:57 The major lifetime regrets people go to their deathbeds with
35:03 Connecting with ourselves and with others
49:18 What Philip has observed in his work with couples
57:43 Philip’s comments on using psychedelics or plant medicine to learn more about oneself
1:00:17 Parental relationships with children and connecting with them
1:12:53 Philip talks about people’s relationship with money1:24:44 Our relationships with relationships affect our relationships
1:32:43 The prospect Philip would like everyone to think about their response to
1:37:43 How Philip maintains the energy he has for diverse projects
1:38:55 Why he has set himself a huge target number for copies sold of his book
1:44:04 Philip’s daily practices
1:45:24 Philip’s super power
1:48:01 Worst and best days of his life
1:52:35 What scares Philip
1:55:35 What we would be surprised to learn about him
1:57:02 What keeps him awake at night,1:58:53 Phone call to the 20 years old Philip McKernan2:01:31 Best advice he ever received
2:02:35 Success secrets
2:03:59 Does Philip believe, as many others do, that we are here to give back to humanity
2:08:21 Brian’s summing up.


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