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:
A year ago we were all stunned by the global economic collapse and hunkered down for Christmas, hoping there would still be banks and a high street at the end of it.
This year things are different. Weâ€¦
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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
I have worked with major global companies, as well as professional associations, health service trusts and high security prisons.
Please come and say hello! I have spoken and performed at major public events on three continents. In Britain, I’ve appeared at venues as prestigious as The Barbican, The Royal Festival Hall, Clarenceâ€¦
Are you looking for better ways to:
make change happen
collaborate effectively, or
I’m keen to help. I have worked on this with thousands of individuals and groupsâ€¦
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