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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • It’s not the instrument that makes the music, it’s the player. So much emphasis in the world of innovation and creativity is placed on process, tools and techniques. Chris fully understands it’s the people who make the magic not the structure. Chris is a master at bringing out the creative spark in people to turn dust into something that matters, so that in the words of John Lennon, “We all shine on."

    John Van Vleck, Global Director, Insights, Ideas and Creativity The Coca-Cola Company

  • 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

  • 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

  • Let Chris Barez-Brown be your idea guru!

    Ken Blanchard, Co-author of the one minute manager

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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

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

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

How To Build A Culture Of Innovation – New Book

Chris was chuffed to be asked to contribute to this fascinating new book ‘Building a Culture of Innovation’, published by Kogan Page on December 3rd. ... read more

Creative Leadership speaking events coming up

Summer is in retreat and autumn is gathering apace, with the nights drawing in and mornings growing chillier. Are you and your team feeling a little ... read more

Where Ideas Happen

To bring out people’s creativity it is important, first and foremost, to understand the creative process. With a veritable glut of research on the ... read more

"Let's have a brainstorm"

This phrase is heard in meeting rooms all over the world over every day and creates mixed responses. It can promise so much and yet regularly fails ... read more

Horizon - The Creative Brain: How Insight Works

Last night’s Horizon - 'The Creative Brain: How Insight Works' is a must see. It was an exploration into how we get those moments of insight using ... read more

Why your boss should let you stay in bed longer and you should bunk out of meetings

Ideas are the lifeblood of business. Over the years the team at Upping Your Elvis have asked thousands of people where they have their best ideas. In ... read more

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