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  • Our success [as Media Week Sales Team of the Year] is in no small measure down to the work we have done with Upping Your Elvis

    Simon Daglish, Commercial Director ITV

  • Since starting my business, my group of Personal Trainers have delivered over 60,000 sessions. That’s 60,000 sessions being delivered with more “elvis” than last year…that’s pretty cool!

    Chris Burgess, Personal Trainer, after reading Shine!

  • I can say without hyperbole that my week with Chris, Jim and the rest of the Elvis team down in Lyme Regis was one of the most enriching experiences I've had in my career. I immediately came away from the course with a new armoury of skills to help bring out my own creativity and that of others. Months on I am still feeling the effect of how the course has helped me to grow personally, in ways both tangible and tacit.

    Sarah Borland, Director MediaCom

  • Chris Baréz-Brown’s presentation style sparkled and inspired our team to think differently. His unique and powerful insights have the ability to transform any organization.

    Derek Kent, Chief Marketing Officer, Canadian Olympic Committee

  • Our Upping Your Elvis experience was quite exceptional. They engaged, enlightened and entertained us with a 4 hour workshop that was a highlight of our conference. This was all the more impressive as the audience were 250-plus scientists-leaders who normally have a healthy (!) sense of skepticism about interactive workshops. We had fun. We learned. They exceeded our expectations.

    Ron Fuchs, Head of Comms Roche

  • Upping your Elvis have brought creativity into the heart of everything we do at ITV. They do it in an incredibly engaging fun style which is infectious.

    Kelly Williams, Sales Director ITV

  • Chris’s book is a champagne-in-the-veins tonic for jaundiced people who desire to revive the technicolour from a monochrome life. I heartily recommend it.

    Tim Smit, co-founder and CEO of The Eden Project

  • Chris leads the most amazing, inspiring, and self-changing events. They’ve had a profound impact in my life and on my work. He has the uncanny ability to help individuals and companies change – change for the better, more profitable, more joyful. Chris helped me discover my real talents and desires. Working with him has changed my life.

    Jeff Semenchuk, Chief Innovation Officer at Hyatt Hotels Corporation

  • So much big talk about transformation... Chris actually delivers it. Time and again. Part art, part gift, part crazy man. He works his magic every time!

    Maria Eitel - Founder and President of the Nike Foundation

  • In a rapidly changing world what differentiates successful companies from average ones is IDEAS. ELVIS unleashes the creative power of people in my team who are enabled to provide creative leadership to help others translate insights into big ideas.

    Stan Sthanunathan, Consumer & Market Insights, Unilever

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The Creative Spark no 13

  - This is how some of our days looked here at Elvis HQ this month during our workshops for ITV. We hit Lyme Regis seafront for a literal blue ... read more

The Creative Spark no 13

Elvis's mission is to help people and businesses realise their creative potential. Once you discover this potential, good stuff happens. The Creative ... read more

Are You Driven to Distraction ?

Distraction is my kryptonite. At worst, I actively go looking for it (usually when my energy is dipping.) At best, I am continually in a fight to ... read more

The Creative Spark - No 12

Elvis's mission is to help people and businesses realise their creative potential. Once you discover this potential, good stuff happens. The Creative ... read more

Enjoy the Silence: Why Teams Must Allow Time To Think

People in business are busy, but allowing people thinking time will deliver spectacular results. Recent research suggests that 30% of knowledge ... read more

The Creative Spark - No 10

Elvis's mission is to help people and businesses realise their creative potential. Once you discover this potential, good stuff happens. The Creative ... read more

The Creative Spark - No 9

Elvis's mission is to help people and businesses realise their creative potential. Once you discover this potential, good stuff happens. The Creative ... read more

The Creative Spark - No 8

Elvis's mission is to help people and businesses realise their creative potential. Once you discover this potential, good stuff happens. The Creative ... read more

To Grow Your Business, Let Your People Think

Life is full of statistics. We hear them all the time but very few of them have enough punch to create a reaction. When I heard that if we keep ... read more

Wake Up! Your ‘Back to School’ Attitude

This year has been a bit of a whirlwind, how is it September already? Back to school, new pencil case, new uniform…Autumn term has most certainly ... read more

The Creative Spark - No 3

Elvis's mission is to help people and businesses realise their creative potential. Once you discover this potential, good stuff happens. The Creative ... read more

UK Sport Leadership Development: From Rio to Tokyo

Last month, Chris and I were lucky enough to work with UK Sport for a few days. These are the people behind the fantastic success of the Team GB ... read more

The Creative Spark - No 2

Elvis's mission is to help people and businesses realise their creative potential. Once you discover this potential, good stuff happens. The Creative ... read more

Embracing the Opportunity of Change

It's always been an ‘interesting' time to be alive, but there does seem to be something in the water at the moment. I'm writing this blog with Donald ... read more

Creativity is King

Creativity is an over used word with a sometimes confused definition. It is not about having the ability to draw, or paint or take great photographs. ... read more

Our Top 5 Creative Leadership Reads

Bravo! The holidays are upon us and the eternal conundrum of what to read whilst we are relaxing, pool-side has reared its head. Creative Leadership ... read more

ElvisFest 2016

July saw a sunny Elvis HQ host 10 supremely motivated Upping Your Elvis Mastery graduates for our inaugural ElvisFest. Upping Your Elvis’ mission ... read more

6 Tips for a Top Creative Session

During my time at Elvis, I have had the pleasure of working with thousands of people and never cease to be amazed by the scale of the creative ... read more

TedX – Chris Baréz-Brown – Discover your true creative self

Chris had a thoroughly good time speaking at TedX Utrecht a few weeks ago. He learnt plenty from the amazing speakers on the day as well taking some ... read more

MinuteHack on Creativity and Intuition

The Elvis team are committed to enabling their clients to access the creative potential and entrepreneurial spirit of their leaders. They are always ... read more

‘Do Wales’ Lectures 2015 – Inspiring Speakers in an Inspiring Space

Neither conference nor festival, the Do Lectures will take place this year from Thursday 4th June until Sunday 7th June on the edge of West Wales and ... read more

7 ways to get more from creativity courses

‘Creativity training’ is like marmite. On the one hand it’s an attractive word that offers itself as the potential solution to all those irksome ... read more

New from our Keynote Leadership Speakers

There are many different types of keynote speaker. Some like to focus on ideas, others on process or industry specifics and some are just plain ... read more

Career Stylist Kelly Studer shares her experience of an Elvis Mastery course

Kelly jumped on a flight from San Fran to be a guest in one of our Unilever Mastery courses. This is her story. ‘It all started back in September ... read more

Where do you get your ideas from?

When asked this question, two renowned authors gave remarkably similar answers. Neil Gaiman describes an idea as a daydream that occurs while doing ... read more

Ride the economic wave: think employee motivation

Hallelujah! It’s official – 2013 was the first full year of economic growth since 2006. For many, this is only being felt as a gentle ripple or two, ... read more

Inspirational speakers of modern history

Had he not been shot in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr would have been 85 years old this week. James Earl Ray, a white supremacist, robbed the world of ... read more

Confidence and top tips from the world of Parkour

It always surprises me what sensitive souls we all are. Sensitivity is a wonderful trait that allows us to empathise, make connections and open up ... read more

Creativity training …what does it actually mean?

This article by Jim first appeared on Brand Republic on 2nd May. Can you train people to be more creative? Aren’t some people just more creative ... read more

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