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John’s fourth book, The Well Overflows is hot off the press! 

Are you seeking to transform the atmosphere in your office? Raise morale? Inspire your team to dream big and give them the skills, encouragement and confidence to succeed?

John Flanner MBE, award winning motivational speaker and author delivers an engaging, powerful, and humorous account of how he conquered fear and blindness to achieve outstanding success in his personal and professional life.

After being awarded the Civil Service Outstanding Achievement Award in 2006 for his services to Diversity and Equality, and an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2014, John is well qualified to show people the main keys to releasing their potential.

See John being presented with his MBE by The Princess Royal here.

John’s disarming, honest, and mesmerizing account of his experiences has captivated audiences across the country leaving positively charged business environments, and challenging misconceptions about diversity and what it takes to get ahead! 

‘Just get by’ staff become achievers as John teaches them the most important skill of all – how to manage themselves! John has held regular slots on BBC Radio, has delivered his life-changing message to businesses, the Cabinet Office and the Treasury, and has also appeared on Central Television.  

With a well-known love and passion for Aston Villa, John has also counselled footballers and other sporting personalities over the years to encourage them through difficulties and injury.  

To discuss a speaking engagement, you can contact John on telephone 07463 785644 or email

"Hands-down, he’s one of the most inspirational men I’ve interviewed … He’s your glass-half-full kind of guy with an infectious personality "

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