John-Paul Flintoff

"I couldn’t put it down. It was moving and utterly brilliant" – Rachael Matthews, Prick Your Finger

I'm a journalist

I write for the Sunday Times (of London). For six years, I was feature writer and associate editor on the Financial Times magazine.

I have written for many English language newspapers and magazines, including:

Read more about me as a journalist or find out about some other things I do.

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If you say you want to "change the world"...

Kofi Annan talking to Chris Martin at Live Aid

People might think you are a bit odd. A bit messianic. Who do you think you are, they might ask – Gandhi? Chris Martin (the Coldplay singer, pictured here with the then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan…

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I'm an author

New book: How to change the world

How to Change The World

Rodin's thinker reading How To Change The World Every day we notice aspects of the world around us that just seem wrong.

My book, How To Change The World, published in English and several other 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 or buy a copy

Sew Your Own

Sew Your Own My previous book, Sew Your Own, was variously described (by other people) as wonderful, amazing, funny, warm, inspiring, moving and utterly brilliant.

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I'm a speaker

Talks, Workshops, Consultancy

I have spoken at major events in the UK and internationally (see my talk at TEDx Athens here).

I’ve appeared alongside speakers such as Alain de Botton, Benjamin Zephaniah, Tom Chatfield, Stelios Haj-Iouanni, Roman Krznaric, Rob Da Bank, Rachael Matthews, Philippa Perry, David de Rothschild, Robert Twigger, Cat Stevens, Peter Tatchell, Dan Thompson, 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.

View my upcoming events.

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

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