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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Working with Elvis is like Rehab. I am energised and excited by that. I know who I am and what’s great about that.

    Dean Watson, Director, Roche

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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Cover of Wake Up!

Wake Up!, the book and app, is a series of human, playful experiences designed to help us escape autopilot and live a more conscious, connected and extraordinary life.

Learn why we are all on autopilot, what it does to your conscious mind and how to find balance, energy and positivity in all that you do. The journey unfolds into a series of 54 playful yet impactful experiments all developed to help you break free from autopilot and discover your own personal plan to lead a more connected and engaged life.

Available as an app from the App Store or Google Play and a book published by Penguin Life.

Cover of Free!

Life and work are intrinsically linked. If we want to live an extraordinary life, we have to make our work equally extraordinary.

When your work resonates with purpose, you jump out of bed every morning, excited by the possibilities the day holds for you. Everything else in your life seems to have a glow about it, and you exude much more personal shine. This book is designed to help you feel like that every day. To help you make your work work for you. To feel truly free.

Cover of Shine

Chris Baréz-Brown’s exhilarating guide to loving your work, and living your working life to the full.

Chris believes that work should be stimulating, exciting and fun. In SHINE he shares how Bono can teach you to be Elvis at work; why you should use your desk for reading novels, not working and why napping in the office is the route to creative success.

You can buy SHINE at most good bookshops (and loads of really great bookshops too). You can also buy it from online retailers, and if you’d like to buy it on an electronic device you can do that too.

Cover of Kick-Ass

Practical and inspirational ways to help you kick-start your creativity, identify what you want and then make it happen.

A playful and mind-expanding book by the training guru who spent ten years at ?What If!, the world’s largest innovation consultancy, who will help you to unlock your creative juices and grow in new directions. 

Stuck in a rut, bored, dissatisfied, uninspired? Feel like it’s Groundhog Day? Got a problem you don’t know how to solve? But what if you knew exactly what you wanted and could make it happen, right now?

To get there, you need creativity – YOU NEED SOME KICK-ASS IDEAS!

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