Changing Conversations and Making Impact: Dr. Keith McNally's Journey

Changing Conversations and Making Impact: Dr. Keith McNally's Journey

29 Jan, 2024

In this episode of Entrepreneur Conundrum, Virginia Purnell sits down with Dr. Keith McNally to explore his remarkable journey in the world of podcasting and his mission to bring about meaningful change. Dr. McNally is a passionate entrepreneur and podcast host who shares his experiences, challenges, and aspirations in this enlightening conversation.

Key Takeaways:

1. The Evolution of Dr. McNally's Podcasting Journey:

  - Dr. McNally delves into his podcasting journey, which began during the pandemic. He discusses the inspiration behind launching his two podcasts, "The Question Guy" and "Coach's Corner," focusing on personal transformation and professional expertise, respectively.

2. Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health:

  - Dr. McNally emphasizes the importance of addressing mental health and personal well-being, especially in the wake of the pandemic. He introduces his latest podcast, the "Envisioned Speaker's Series," which aims to change the conversation and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.

3. The Impact of Authentic Conversations:

  - Virginia and Dr. McNally discuss the power of authentic conversations. They share insights into the transformative nature of their podcasting experiences and how these conversations have helped people navigate personal and professional challenges.

4. Supporting Charitable Causes:

  - Dr. McNally's ambitious goal is to raise $1 million for organizations providing psychological and mental health services. He explains how proceeds from his book, "Walking the Path: A Leader's Journey," contribute to this charitable endeavor.

5. Preparing for an Epic Hike:

  - Dr. McNally reveals his plan to hike the Appalachian Trail, a challenging 2,193-mile journey that will support his mission. He discusses his training regimen, the timeline for the hike, and the charitable aspect tied to this adventure.


Join Virginia Purnell as she engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Keith McNally, a dedicated entrepreneur and podcast host, committed to making a difference in the world. Learn how he is changing conversations, reducing the stigma surrounding mental health, and embarking on an epic journey to raise awareness and funds for a noble cause.


(01:48) So how did you end up where you are today?

(06:03) So can people come to you to be on the Coaches' Corner, or do you reach out to them, I guess? How does that part work?

(07:07) You have that other podcast, too, right? The Envision Speaker Series?

(13:34) You mentioned that you use LinkedIn a lot in a couple of places on Facebook and that you do several podcasts. When you have that, with LinkedIn and whatever, is there a certain type of people that you're looking to reach out to and start those conversations with?

(15:10) What are a couple of big goals that you have for the next year or two.

(18:17) So when do you expect or hope to start your hike?

(19:30) How many people are you looking to go with?

(20:37) With all of these goals that you've shared with us, how would they affect your business?

(22:03) What do you feel is your number one roadblock with those goals?

(23:04) What's the best advice that you've ever received?

(29:59) What's the best advice you have ever given?

(32:19) We have covered, I think, quite a bit today, but is there anything that we haven't talked about yet that you would like to?

(33:27) So where can we find out more What about you and what you do?

Dr Keith McNally

Virginia Purnell

Funnel & Visibility Specialist

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Virginia Purnell

Virginia lives in Northern Alberta on a small farm with her husband and three children. Virginia is a master funnel builder having been certified as an FG Society Master Marketer, Funnelytics, and ClickFunnels Certified Partner. She uses that knowledge to help businesses with their online presence, visibility, and sales.