John-Paul Flintoff

"Meet the man who made his underpants from nettles" - Mary Ann Sieghart, BBC World Service

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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One PC, one vote

At a caff, on Islington’s Essex Road, Stephan Shakespeare and Nadhim Zahawi were eating breakfast and trying not to dwell on a calamitous sequence of events that had unfolded three months previously.…

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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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