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    Dean Watson, Director, Roche

  • 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

  • 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

  • The guys are exceptionally good at what they do. I was making a list of the most influential people or things in my career and this was in the top 3.

    Chris Binns, Managing Partner MediaCom

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Let Chris Barez-Brown be your idea guru!

    Ken Blanchard, Co-author of the one minute manager

  • 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

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Wake Up! Your ‘Back to School’ Attitude

Wake Up! Your ‘Back to School’ Attitude

September 13, 2017

This year has been a bit of a whirlwind, how is it September already? Back to school, new pencil case, new uniform…Autumn term has most certainly arrived.

Last week, Campaign Magazine asked top creative leaders on how to make ‘Back to School’ a creative reset and escape heading into autopilot mode with our obsession with ’the cult of busyness’. 

Chris was thrilled to be included in this line up and he shared tips from his latest mission Wake Up! so we are always able to deliver flexibility to our lives, at work and play, and ask the question ‘What’s needed here?’.

Wake Up! has so far this year delivered huge impact on the wellbeing and creative thinking of businesses and consumers alike.

But what’s it all about?

Wake Up! is a workshopan app and a book all designed to make our lives more conscious, joyful and inspired. 

A series of human, playful activities designed to get us off autopilot, engage with the world and make every day count.

83% of Wake Up! participants said the activities that they took part in had a positive impact on their life. Whilst a whopping 96% said they felt happier as a result of taking part.

Off the back of its UK success, we’re thrilled to announce that Wake Up! is going Stateside. On Tuesday 19th September, Wake Up! officially launches in the US.

We wanted to say a huge thank you to all those who have made the journey over the Atlantic possible, from book cover designers and audiobook recorders through to PR gurus, literary agents and app developers. 

Wake Up! the book will be available to purchase in the US from The Experiment Publishing, whilst the app is already live in The App Store and on Google Play.

Discover the moments that will help you Wake Up! 


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