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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Working with Elvis is like Rehab. I am energised and excited by that. I know who I am and what’s great about that.

    Dean Watson, Director, Roche

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The session was very well received. Your suggestions were referenced many times over the rest of the meeting. Your approach is a breath of fresh air in helping my team consider different approaches to work with each other and with a very diverse stakeholder group.

    Peter Yribar, Global Head Product Development Quality at Genentech

  • 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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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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