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!
Innovation and creativity are firmly planted in the psyche of Chris Baréz-Brown, who believes that business growth is rooted in new ideas (and the people behind them).
Chris has worked with some of the world’s most successful brands. His results have produced tangible returns on investment for the likes of Unilever, Coca-Cola, The Nike Foundation, Roche, Diageo and WPP, who frequently call upon his unique and energetic approach to reinvigorate their employees’ passion for Monday mornings. Through his work Chris has helped establish huge shifts in working practices; including enhancing employees’ focus, initiating positive interactions amongst colleagues and increasing the number of people pro-actively seeking feedback
The impact of his work with Unilever was recently 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 side line 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.
Fascinated by what makes people and businesses tick, Chris challenges convention to help embed a more human and energetic culture at the heart of any workplace; so that work and life become a fun and fruitful ride.
Determined to inject humanity back into business, he specialises in helping people reconnect with their inner genius and who they truly are. According to Chris, a happier team is more engaged at work and able to focus on practices that will make a difference. As a result, a company benefits from increased productivity, better communication, and more loyal staff. Through humour, charisma and expertise, Chris brings out the potential in everybody and people leave not just inspired and energized, 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.