I'm a journalist
For several years, I wrote for the Sunday Times (of London). Before that, I was feature writer and associate editor on the Financial Times magazine. See also this.
I have written for many English language newspapers and magazines, including:
Last week, Brian Thompson joined the ranks of Britainâ€™s greatest sailors by knocking three days off the previous record for sailing round the globe. And along with the rest of his crew he has been parâ€¦
The latest post is here.
The archive is here.
I'm an author
What makes you who you are? Where do you come from? What will you leave behind? With my wife Harriet Green, I’ve created a workbook that will help you to capture exactly what makes your own family unique.
GUIDE How to Change The World
How To Change The World, published in 14 languages, will help to identify what matters most to you (not me), and ways to overcome the obstacles that might hold you back. Find out more
My first novel is set in the final days of Queen Anne. It’s a literary-historical comedy-thriller. (Yes, I can have it all.)
To find out more, and how YOU could be part of the exciting business of crowd-funding it, click here
MEMOIR Sew Your Own
It was variously described (by other people) as wonderful, amazing, funny, warm, inspiring, moving and utterly brilliant.
MEMOIR Comp: A Survivor’s Tale
The story of my time as a pupil at one of Britain’s most celebrated/notorious state schools, with a bit of polemic thrown in too. “A marvellous account of growing up rough in West London” (The Times Literary Supplement), “Hilarious, hair-raising” (The Sunday Times)
I joined forces with Mapology Guides to create a problem-solving map. In designing it, we kept coming up against things that bugged us, and having to find ways to fix them. Which was, of course, delightfully, the whole point.
I'm a speaker
I have spoken at major events in the UK and internationally.
I’ve appeared alongside speakers such as Alain de Botton, Benjamin Zephaniah, Elizabeth Gilbert, Stelios Haj-Iouanni, Roman Krznaric, Rob Da Bank, Werner Herzog, David de Rothschild, Robert Twigger, Cat Stevens, Peter Tatchell, Piper Kerman and Vivienne Westwood.
“Gave a very moving, inspiring, almost evangelical call to action which sent me a bit mental for a bit. In a good way” â€“ Helen Bagnall, Salon
To find out more about my public events, click here.
I have worked with major global companies, as well as professional associations, health service trusts and high security prisons.
Here’s a talk about creativity I did with Innocent.
And here’s a something on communication that I did with The Royal College of Arts in London.
Typically, I work with groups on making change happen, creativity and collaboration, and communication. If you are looking for help with those, Please get in touch. You can read more here.
I also work with individuals, as a coach. I can help you to find out what makes you tick, what kind of life you want, and how to get it. If you’ve not been coached before, the best thing to do is try it… Email me: john-paul [at] flintoff [dot] org