Chris Baréz-Brown is a master of transformation.
He’s fascinated by people and what makes them tick.
By teaching folk how to think differently, he makes their lives and businesses more energetic and technicolour in Hue.
He is the founder of Upping Your Elvis, helping businesses become more human, energetic and creative through workshops, talks and events.
Brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Unilever, Roche and WPP come back time and again as his results produce tangible returns on investment.
The impact of his work with Unilever featured in the Harvard Business Review. A talk delivered by Chris is, well, quite simply, like no other you will have experienced before.
Chris’s life mission is people (with a sideline in guitar playing!). This ethos, combined with a wealth of experience in innovation and leadership across the world, means Chris’ talks are memorable, interactive and human.
Through humour, charisma and expertise, Chris brings out the potential in everybody and people leave not just inspired and energised, but thinking a little differently about the world: Equipped with tangible skills to deliver immediate change to their work and their lives.
The Guardian recently summed up Chris’s style as ‘a long-haired twinkly-eyed cross between Richard Branson and a wizard’, which paints the most accurate picture: A dynamic business change-maker with a magical hippy vibe.
Chris Baréz-Brown – The Journey
After starting his career in the army, realising he was a lover rather than a fighter, Chris took a u-turn into brand management before immersing himself into the world of innovation and
He established the business consultancy ’Upping Your Elvis’ in 2010 driven by the belief that everyone can shine more brightly.
His personal passion is creative leadership, and he is wholly committed to making this planet a shinier and more fulfilling place for everyone in it.
He is the author of the four best selling business books:
- How to Have Kick-Ass Ideas
- Shine – How to Survive and Thrive at Work
- Free! Love your Work, Love your Life
- Wake Up! Escaping a Life on Autopilot
Chris’ work has featured in media such as The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Fast Company. Furthermore, he writes monthly columns for GQ magazine, The Huffington Post and British Airways’ Business Life magazine.
What is Upping Your Elvis?
When U2 lead singer Bono was on his quest to eradicate third world debt, he used to turn up to big organisations and ask the question “so who’s Elvis around here?”
He was looking for the ones who challenge the status quo, who use creativity to solve problems and inspire those around them and who bring energy and a sense of possibility to everything they do.
Chris believes that everyone has ‘Elvis’ inside of them, and by unleashing this innate human genius the planet will be a more engaged and fulfilling place for everybody
As a keynote speaker, Chris Baréz-Brown provides delegates with the creativity, energy and flexibility to improve everything around them every day… this is Creative Leadership.
Talks, Topics and Takeaways
As a keynote speaker, Chris Baréz-Brown delivers 45-90mins presentations through to full day workshops. Popular topics include:
Up Your Elvis!
How to be a more creative, energetic and dangerous leader, making work more human and fun while driving bottom-line results.
Get Your Energy Right to Get Your Extraordinary On
How to make every day more easy and impactful by getting your energy working for you.
Make Change your Bitch!
Learn how to embrace change and make it a fun and fruitful ride that delivers impact for your business.
Innovation the Human Way
Learn the behaviours and simple strategies for driving innovation every day.
Make Your Team Rock!
How to lock-in the behaviours that make teams tight and get them ready to take on the world and win.