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  • 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.

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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.

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    Fru Hazlitt, Managing Director, Commercial and Online, ITV

  • 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

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The Creative Spark - No 9

The Creative Spark - No 9

November 19, 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.


We made a new film about our Mastery Workshop and what makes it so impactful. We hope you like it. Sessions run throughout the year. Join us, change your life. harry@uppingyourelvis.com


Author and weightlifter James Clear researches peoples habits and analyses how we can all reach our own goals. What you think is a lack of motivation is actually a lack of clarity. Get 1% Better Every Day. Plan.


Lots of brands are getting VUC'D. Are you? VUCA is a term introduced by the USA Army College to define the complex, uncertain and volatile world in which we now live. Tips from our friends at innovation and design consultancy, Bulldog Drummond. Don't get VUC'D.


Sonia Harris's coping mechanism with breast cancer started off as a meditative written use of swearing and developed into illustrative patterns. The designs progressed to clothing and a business was born. The power of profanity.


As we all know failure is one of the keys to innovation - learning through experimentation. Here the King of Innovation, Elon Musk's SpaceX, shares an edited blooper film of their (rather pricey) Orbital Rocket Booster.


An Elvis inspired checklist of how to release the chains of your desk and make the most of your day and your life. Think more like Usain Bolt and less like Mo Farah.


Elvis's very own, Chris Baréz-Brown, is a few months into his shiny new wellbeing column at GQ magazine. He is super chuffed. This month he shares how to accept your weaknesses with the help of Mr Brad Pitt.


Journalist Oliver Burkeman's series on Radio 4 shares insight into our fetishisation with busyness and discusses possible solutions with an array of experts. All in handy 15 minute soundbites. Punchy and insightful.


Fast Co's Innovation Design Awards for 2017 are out. 13 categories and 299 honorees. See who is really thinking outside of the box.


What did the Zero say to the Eight? Nice belt. Jokes aside, Zero has a lot to tell us about the way we think about ourselves and the world. Derived from Buddhist meditation and deep introspection. Lets all embrace nothingness


80 year old David Hockney has gone deaf. But he says it has sharpened his art. A lesson to us all. Life can be long and very shiny. Here he donates one of his canvases to The Pompidou.


The hidden rule is if an e mail  is longer than 125 words, you need to talk directly. Want some help in sticking to that? This new app for Chrome does, just that. Keeps it brief. 


Chris just came back from a tour of Canada helping Nike and Lush's people stay top of their game. He loved it. Here Chris shares his wisdom on his new Vlog from the top of Whistler. Sign up for fortnightly Baréz-Brown video shots of inspiration here.


To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde

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