• 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

  • 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

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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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    Chris Binns, Managing Partner MediaCom

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The Creative Spark - No 6

The Creative Spark - No 6

June 13, 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 was invited by Purdeys to an intimate live Facebook with Idris Elba for their latest campaign #ThriveOn. Idris liked Chris, Chris liked Idris and Idris liked Wake Up! Chris's latest book. It's a proper love triangle.


A thought provoking ad for DNA testing. Something that if we rolled out worldwide to every citizen would most likely prevent many a conflict arising. Emotional stuff.


One of Gianluca's moments sharing how to entertain your girlfriend on your private jet and keep your 9.2 million followers happy. A voyeuristic Instagram follow de rigeur. Entertaining indeed.


Forget heading down the pub after work for a spot of camaraderie, this is how the Scandi's do it. Get naked together. Of course.


Cannabis just got a cool makeover. Move over Bob Marley, think matcha tea, dark chocolate, tropical fruit infusions accompanied by a kale smoothie whilst chilling in your luxury treehouse.


Mindfulness has hit Fast Company. Here is a simple way to focus and reboot at any point during even the busiest of days.


This months podcast is from our very own Chris Baréz-Brown. As always, insightful and uber inspiring. Find out how to be 96% happier in just 10 mins a day. (Cute dog too)


It's all about cold therapy now. Snow meditation, ice baths, cold water swimming and yep you will feel amazing. Guaranteed. 


The ever wise Dalai Lama shares his latest insight into how we can all achieve eternal happiness: The mantra 'Nobody will love you until you love yourself' is (apparently) bullshit. 


Pretty much the best academic job in town, Professor of Play at Cambridge University. Recognising the huge importance of creativity in our times of spiraling automation.


Inspire is a volunteer led programme that raises money for marketing apprenticeships with the Prince's Trust. Chris and fellow creativity honcho David Pearl are running a masterclass on being creative and curious. Get inspired. Tickets here.


Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius

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