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.
I have written for many English language newspapers and magazines, including:
“I thought he was dying,” says Richard Pitman. His close friend Tim Gibson had kidney failure and was fading away. So Pitman said: “Gibbo, I want to give you one of my kidneys.” It was an extraordinar…
I'm an author
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
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
Genealogy is great, but what about the people who are still living? With my wife Harriet Green, I’ve created a workbook that will help you to capture exactly what makes your own family unique.
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)
MAP What’s Bugging You?
I’ve joined forces with Mapology Guides to create a problem-solving map, What’s Bugging You?
I'm a speaker
Talks, Workshops, Consultancy
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” – Helen Bagnall, Salon
I have worked with major global companies, as well as professional associations, health service trusts and high security prisons.
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