How to have better conversations

John-Paul Flintoff will join us on Tuesday 8 October from 6pm for a workshop based on games and exercises designed to improve and expand your ability to communicate well with others.

John-Paul's informal, creative approach starts with the simple idea of having better conversations, as a way of building professional and support networks to sustain you in your practice and your working life in general.

John-Paul Flintoff is the author of How To Change The World, one of a series of books published by Macmillan together with The School of Life in the UK and around the world. It's a manual designed to help readers identify the changes they want to see - and to overcome the obstacles that might otherwise hold them back. But as well as being practical it contains a huge amount John-Paul has learned from people making positive change, as well as proven ideas from history, philosophy and psychology.

In his time, John-Paul has worked as a bin man, an executive PA, a scuba diver, a poet, a taxi driver, a tailor, a gardener, an ice-cream salesman, a hairdresser, an assistant undertaker, a bit-part player in pantomime, a waiter, an illustrator, a high-wire window cleaner, a photographer, a very amateur boxer, a karaoke singer, and a rat catcher - but writing comes first.

The late Nobel winner Harold Pinter commented on John-Paul's writing: “Very good. Very funny...In fact it made me laugh” - high praise indeed.