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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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’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

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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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