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  • 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

  • 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

  • Apart from the very insightful content and great techniques I thought the delivery was the best I’ve ever seen – very human and hilarious (and I have high comedy standards ;-))

    Olivia Diamond, Commercial Progamme Manager, Diageo

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Let Chris Barez-Brown be your idea guru!

    Ken Blanchard, Co-author of the one minute manager

  • 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

  • A lot of the motivation ideas and support to transform the commercial team has come from Upping Your Elvis.

    Fru Hazlitt, Managing Director, Commercial and Online, ITV

  • 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

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The Creative Spark - No 10

The Creative Spark - No 10

November 21, 2017

Elvis's mission is to help people and businesses realise their creative potential. Once you discover this potential, good stuff happens. The Creative Spark was born to share some of the things that inspire us along our way. We hope you like them too.

Start 2018 with energy, motivation and inspiration. Our 5 day Mastery workshop will do that and much more. Delivering you the tools to make every day count. Join us Dec 4th - 8th in Dorset. Last few places  

Mark Manson on the 'Disease of More' and why "The things you own end up owing you." Money isn't a value its just a vehicle of interchange between our real values and lives in our egos. Insightful and punchy Manson as always. Don't be a slave to your dollar

Liam Gallagher can always be relied upon to tell it how it is. Here he shares his wisdom on mindful tea making and the side affects of the disruptive uncertain world we live in. Funny and (of course) a little sweary.

A voyeuristic moment to help us appreciate what we have and what magic surrounds us every day. A colourblind man sees colour for the first time in 60 years. Emotion and excitement abound. 

Camping. On Water. The Messiah meets Glasto. Outdoor living hits an all new level. We are contemplating relocation for next ElvisFest...

A short but super insightful talk about why we need to speak up about mental health, the leading cause of illness and disability globally. Producer and activist Nikki Webber Allen shares her journey in her high profile career whilst coping with anxiety and depression. Brave stuff.

Never one to rest on his laurels. Elon's having a ball and changing the world at the same time. His new plan? Rockets from city to city. The man has cajones.

The most empowering thing you can do for your daughter. Let her be funny, not polite and controlled but as loud as she likes. Being yourself is beautiful.

#ElvisFacts - Trust Breeds Magic. 
For years, new hires at Nordstrom famously received a copy of the company’s employee 'handbook.' It was a single 5-by-8 card that read, 'Rule #1: Use best judgment in all situations. There will be no additional rules.'"

Our latest podcast habit is Looking Sideways - the stories behind action sports from the people who live and breathe the wild side.

Chris's new Vlog is taking shape. A fortnightly 90 second dip into a Baréz-Brown life changing tip. This week he's doing what Chris does so well, Sharing the Love.

"Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull." 
— W. Somerset Maugham

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