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  • Upping Your Elvis’s simple, human approach to creative leadership helped to teach the Maxus teams that work is all about how we show up every day, not instilling clever techniques and processes. We have applied the learnings, delivered tangible results and live it every day in the work we do at Maxus.

    Jenny Smith, Global Creative Director Maxus

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chris Barez-Brown is a modern day prophet. He has a gift ... an uncanny ability to inspire change agents in my organization. Everything he touches turns to gold and shines ever so brightly. He is our Elvis.

    Keith Wilmot - The Coca-Cola Company

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The guys are exceptionally good at what they do. I was making a list of the most influential people or things in my career and this was in the top 3.

    Chris Binns, Managing Partner MediaCom

  • The session was very well received. Your suggestions were referenced many times over the rest of the meeting. Your approach is a breath of fresh air in helping my team consider different approaches to work with each other and with a very diverse stakeholder group.

    Peter Yribar, Global Head Product Development Quality at Genentech

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The Creative Spark no 13

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The Creative Spark no 13

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The Creative Spark - No 12

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Embracing the Opportunity of Change

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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

Why Employee Engagement?

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Infographic – Why Creative Leaders are More Effective

Download Infographic as pdf. Download Infographic as jpeg. At Upping Your Elvis we know that Creative Leaders are more effective leaders. They are ... read more

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The world will become oval shaped later this year, when Britain hosts the Rugby World Cup. As a once keen (but not particularly talented) player and ... 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

Recent Gallup study highlights the importance of employee engagement

A recent study by Gallup across 142 countries summarised in the Gallup Business Journal presents some interesting and alarming findings. Engaged ... read more

Are You Engaged?

I was speaking to a client a few weeks ago who posed the question “Matt, can you do a session on employee engagement for our whole company?” I ... read more

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