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John-Paul Flintoff

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How to Change The World

My book, How To Change The World, has been published in 14 languages worldwide, and was shortlisted for the Transmission Prize.

It’s a handbook for making any kind of change you want to see in your own world – and, who knows, perhaps the wider world too.

It will help to identify what is most important to you (not me), and ways to overcome the obstacles that might hold you back. I don’t have all the answers, but I do have a lot of the questions.

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What’s stopping you?

To begin with, many people don’t believe it’s possible to change the world. It is.

I share my own ideas and experiences in live and interactive training, in person and online. Find out how

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I have supported, worked inside and even helped to establish many different campaigns, from the highly serious to the merely enjoyable, and as a consultant I’ve worked with organisations around the world.

“Amazing. We thought you would be quite good but had no idea how good. The exercises were a great way for people to engage with each other, and taught us a lot about ourselves” – Google Creative Labs


This film shows work commissioned by the government of Northern Ireland, to bring together people from different parts of the community.

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“Flintoff is a master at turning your smallness into something giant and the world’s enormity into Lego blocks… This changing the world stuff can feel awfully fluffy, but Flintoff, perhaps more than anyone else out there, brings it down to earth” – Cameron Conaway, The Good Men Project

“Packed with ways to transform stagnation into inspiration. What are you waiting for?” – Dayton Daily News

“Like any meaningful work on how to make change happen, it has one foot in [Flintoff’s] own experience. That gives it a richness, a humour, and a depth that I really value” – Rob Hopkins, Transition Culture

“Flintoff hews to the fine line between starry-eyed idealism and pragmatic, here’s-the-five-steps-to-take detailing” – Kirkus Review

“I don’t know how he managed to avoid the usual cliches” – Rachel Botsman, author of What’s Mine Is Yours

“With a title like How to Change the World, you could be forgiven for rolling your eyes. Roll not… Short, wise and inspiring, frequently humorous, and full of encouragement” – Jeremy Williams

“Excellent, impressively concise… Recommend to all frustrated, dormant, and emerging movers and shakers” – Fi Cunningham, Southbank Centre

“Inspiring and uplifting… It’s very easy to convince oneself that we are helpless, but JPF reminds us that this isn’t so” – Amazon reviewer Quakerlizz

“Great self-help for a jaded campaigner” – James Blair

“Practical and inspiring” – Eleanor Mills, The Sunday Times