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Chris has a rather unusual view of the world in that he knows that everybody is perfect. As we grow and develop and socialise we can lose touch with that brilliance and often become somebody we’re not.
He combines an eclectic professional background including time in the army, brand management, innovation and leadership development, with his fascination for people and the more esoteric practices of Reiki, meditation, shamanism, hypnotherapy and cider drinking. All of which make his take on work refreshing, simple and inspiring www.barez-brown.com.
Chris has written four bestselling books: 'How to Have Kick Ass Ideas', 'Shine: How to survive and thrive at work' and 'Free: Love your work love your life.' His latest book 'Wake Up!' Escaping a life on autopilot was published in 2017 by Penguin Life alongside Wake Up! the app.
Chris has a monthly column in GQ and British Airways Business Life magazine & contributes to Fast Company and The Guardian. He has spoken at TEDx, the ideas festival Do Lectures and the worlds largest leadership event, Leadercast, in 2016. Chris is also co creator of Street Wisdom a not-for-profit urban mindfulness educational project.
The Guardian recently described Chris as a long haired, twinkly eyed cross between Richard Branson and a wizard, which helps explain his unique, effervescent style. @barezbrown
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Jim Lusty’s larger than life impact comes from his energy, positivity and contagious smile. Behind his playful approach is a man with a track record for challenging and growing multi million pound businesses and consulting to board level; helping them to accomplish and embed innovative cultures.
Jim’s career began building and executing creative marketing campaigns for global giants. A beginning he found inspiring and educational. Developing on his love of creativity and people, he founded ?WhatIf!’s new capability offering; delivering ambitious and effective systemic change programmes for renowned international brands.
2011 saw Jim bring his wealth of knowledge and expertise to Upping Your Elvis.
Jim has the unique and sought after ability to connect with people on an emotional as well as a strategic level whether in workshops or speaking at conferences and events worldwide. People leave feeling energised, inspired and ready to make change.
Jim ‘gone for a swim’ Lusty is always on the move; exercise and the great outdoors fuels the big smile, along with his other loves, his wife Lil and son Frederick. Beer and rugby feature quite highly too.
“I have worked with Jim on and off for the last decade on a number of high profile projects. He has an acute eye for detail, a strong awareness for the needs of others and a fast mind. He balances both the strategic and emotional demands of people incredibly well and he does all this with a big smile on his face…which is always contagious”
"Jim was amazing, really inspirational, fun and entertaining. I learnt lots and look forward to more." @JimLusty
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