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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Let Chris Barez-Brown be your idea guru!

    Ken Blanchard, Co-author of the one minute manager

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The Great Wake Up! Experiment

Chris is embarking upon the journey of writing his latest book, Wake Up! , and his research will be both thorough and fun. He has teamed up with ... read more

How to prevent Technology Addiction

Looking busy has long been perceived by many as a sure fire way of getting on in corporate land. Skipping lunch; working late; not taking your full ... read more

Embrace Imperfection and Be More Productive

John Legere, the 57 year old bad boy CEO of T Mobile has 1.3 million followers on Twitter and he is nothing like your run of the mill corporate ... read more

Why we should all ‘pick up the puppies’ at work

Be Authentic at Work to be Better at Work We recently caught up with one of our Elvis delegates and thought we would share with you her heartfelt ... read more

Happiness fuels success – 10 steps

Scientists have devoted much time to unearthing the secrets of happy people, those blessed with a perpetual spring in their step and a twinkle in ... read more

5 resolutions for a more shiny 2015

Seize the Freshness of A New Year. It’s 2015 everybody! It’s also that wonderful time of year when most of us have had a bit of a rest. We go back ... read more

Extract from Free! The Sugar Rush.

There has been a good deal in the media recently about the dangers of sugar. It is one of the topics discussed in Free! Love Your Work, Love Your ... 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

Keep the colours bright

Spring is now in full flow and we are currently indulging ourselves in one of its bounteous treats…the rhododendrons are blooming and positively ... read more

‘Look Up’ – don’t be a slave to the machine

We’ve just stumbled across this brilliant video reminding us of a big lesson in life, ‘Look Up’. The sentiment is driven by the fact that many of us ... read more

The human is battling the machine

It was really refreshing last month to hear about a UK Cabinet Office study looking at the relationship between different jobs and life ... read more

Learning from the Canadian Olympic team

God I loved the Winter Olympics. The Summer Olympics are a fantastic celebration of athleticism and life. It’s an amazing spectacle and the huge ... 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

Perfectionism – The Devil inside

I’ve challenged myself to write this blog and just get it out there. Yes, I have read it once to make sure there are no typos. No it’s not ... read more

Malcolm Gladwell and the underdog

On a windy Monday evening I booked a last minute ticket to go and see kooky curly-haired New Yorker Malcolm Gladwell do a talk at the Lyceum ... 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

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

‘Feedback’ … the word that can still send shivers

We have worked with senior teams for many years and something still amazes us. Whenever we mention the word ‘feedback’, it’s as if the room ... read more

If Not Now Then When?

This week a good friend of mine, Byron, invited me to an intimate gig at the Purcell Rooms on the Southbank. It made me think a lot. First of all, ... read more

Elvis lives!

This week David Letterman is featuring a different Elvis impersonator every day. They are all highly acclaimed. I had no idea the were so many ... read more

Whole Or Handicapped?

We have a problem. It may not be that apparent, but its effects are devastating. It's an insidious evil that is potentially even more destructive ... read more

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