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  • 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

  • Let Chris Barez-Brown be your idea guru!

    Ken Blanchard, Co-author of the one minute manager

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • Shine: How to Survive and Thrive at Work is a bright source of energy and ideas that will help you make the most of yourself.

    Ken Robinson, author of The Element: How finding your passion changes everything

  • 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

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The Creative Spark - No 11

The Creative Spark - No 11

December 3, 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.


Chris has made a new series of videos for The Marketing Society - tips for finding your creative mojo every day. He starts with how to access your subconscious and get great ideas. Super speedy inspiration.


Mr Bingo is very, very rude and very, very creative. His advent calendar pretty much tops the Christmas adornments as XXX. If you are already listening to a Christmas playlist, reckon this one is not for you.


Author James Clear shares the four burner theory. Funnily enough we can't keep all 4 burners going all the time. Burn - out. His advice, switch some on and off seasonally. Great 2 min read. Perspective indeed.


More wise words from the Pope, always delivered with passion and cajones. He is down on technology. Big time. Quite right. Lift up your hearts, not your phones. Bishops included.


Our friends across the Atlantic, the innovative brand strategists Bulldog Drummond, share someuncommon questions to help you get curious and keep you on track for December festive fun.


The Baréz-Brown Christmas message is delivered fireside; chestnuts roasting, vocal chords soaring. Tips on how to make it A December to Remember and arrive back at the office on Jan 2nd alive and kicking.


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