John-Paul Flintoff



I make art to understand the world, celebrate something beautiful, and make sense of what’s painful.

I create handmade books, paintings, prints, collage – and I do a lot of sketching.

Watch Olivia Colman be drawn.

“John-Paul Flintoff is the most practical dreamer I know”
– Philippa Perry, BBC Television

“It’s not often we have a paragon on the show… very funny”
– Jane Garvey, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour

“Like Brene Brown, but with more physical comedy…”
– Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic



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Work With Humans

I work with companies and individuals, improving communication through engaging workshops, in person and online.

“Amazing. The exercises were a great way to engage with each other, and taught us a lot about ourselves”
- Steve Vrnakis, head of Google Creative Labs

“You really helped us to think about how we engage with individual donors”
Great Ormond Street Hospital


Tell powerful stories

Stories entertain, educate, persuade and inspire. I write stories, tell them, and help others do the same.

I’ve been a journalist and an author. My next book is about public speaking and presenting.

In it, I draw on my training in improvisational theatre, and my book How To Change The World.

Writers assess my writing

“Very good. Very funny… In fact, it made me laugh”
- Harold Pinter, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

“John-Paul can turn his hand to just about anything”
- Eleanor Mills, Sunday Times Magazine editor

And finally…

What I’m up to NOW (click to read)