Our Blog
Aperiam harum

Our Stories

A New Design for Business
September 26, 2022
We believe that Humans are not designed for business.‍ We’re designed to be hunter-gatherers roaming the savannah, not tied to our desks for 8 hours a day wired into tech.‍ Lots of the businesses we meet make the mistake of trying to fit in with business rather than making it fit them, and the cracks are there for all to see. One way we have found to make sure that business fits us, is to put people and the planet first, by becoming a B-Corp.
Read more
Chris & Jim chat to Joe Ryle from 4dayweek.co.uk about our latest #ElvisEnergyExperiment where we've been testing how a 4 day week impacts on our energy and makes everything becomes easier, more fun, and more successful.
Read more
Looking for some ideas to boost your energy and the impact you create? Have a listen to our founder Chris Baréz-Brown sharing his thoughts on how to succeed through speaking with Tom Bailey, Founder of Succeed Through Speaking.
Read more
Throughout 2022, we’re continuing to explore our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. To help us to do this we’ve been hooking up with a series of experts who set us an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Chris and Jim chat to the amazing Iain De Havilland and Dr Philip Schoettle from the NAD Clinic Group about our latest #ElvisEnergyExperiment where we have been testing the impact NAD+ has on our energy, our focus, and even Jim's football team (spoiler alert - he got man of the match!).
Read more
None of my clients tell me they have too much time on their hands, and they just don't know what to do with it. They all seem to be chasing their tails. When I ask how they are, the most common response is “flat out”. They seem to all have the same singular ambition. How do I cram as much activity into my working day so I don’t drown?
Read more
“It has been one hell of a ride!” The consistent message I'm hearing from everybody about the last year (and obviously the one before). Uncertainty, hope, despair, frustration, celebration, freedom, restrictions have all been mixed into an exotic and heady brew that we swig from every day. The whole drama has been intoxicating. And now here we are again sipping from a pint of confusion.
Read more
When was the last time you looked at a map hopelessly trying to find out where you are? It used to be quite a common occurrence. If we had no map, we would find somebody and ask them. If there was nobody around, we’d just keep walking. We never panicked.
Read more
Chris & Jim chat to the wonderfully talented, Chef, Author and Food Writer, Gill Meller about our latest #ElvisEnergyExperiment where we've been creating food memories with those we hold dear as an incredible way to give our mental, emotional, and spiritual energy a huge boost.
Read more
Food memories
February 15, 2022
Throughout 2021, we’re continuing to explore our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. To help us to do this we’ve been hooking up with a series of experts who set us an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
First day back
March 4, 2022
Even though it's been many years since I experienced my first day back to school; the memory is still palpable. There was an incredible fizz in the air. Seeing friends for the first time since the summer break was a mixture of delicious excitement and brutal anxiety.
Read more
Chris and Jim catch-up with the fantastic Elena Anguita, Founder of the Spread Thanks Movement about our latest #ElvisEnergyExperiment where we've been exploring the impact spreading thanks has on our emotional and spiritual energy and look at how a renewed focus on gratitude can give us all a massive energetic boost.
Read more
We have been running workshops now at Elvis HQ in Lyme Regis for over 10 years. I love bringing people here. We have created an environment that feels less like work and more like life. With dogs and kids running around it feels more like home for everyone involved so we can all just relax and be ourselves.
Read more
Chris and Jim chat to the brilliant Darryl Edwards from Primal Play about our latest #ElvisEnergyExperiment where we've been exploring the impact movement has on our energy, and looked at how moving our bodies brings an enormous energetic return!
Read more
Spread thanks
March 4, 2022
Throughout 2021, we’re continuing to explore our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who’ll set us an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
There are absolutely no guarantees as to how any of it pans out and regardless of how good you are at planning and scheming; the world is beautifully designed to send surprises your way. And Hallelujah for that!
Read more
Lunchtime love fest
October 28, 2021
There is still a rather antiquated belief out there; that we should be optimising our time at every minute of our waking day. Since we only have so many hours at our disposal, we must work hard to make sure we are a raging success and all around us people will stoop and bow to our magnificence.
Read more
Our Elvis Energy Experiments are continuing into 2021, exploring our energy and how it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Read more
Love bomb
October 15, 2021
I was introduced to ‘love languages’ (there are 5 btw) by my wife when we started getting serious about life together. She revealed that hers was ‘Words of affirmation’ (if you’re interested, the others are ‘acts of service’, ‘receiving of gifts’, ‘quality time’ and ‘physical touch’) and that I was coming up short in that department.
Read more
I love creating you stuff. In fact, I live for it. The buzz of starting with a blank sheet of paper and finishing with something whole and complete is so deeply satisfying.
Read more
Precious time
October 1, 2021
For many years I told my Clients with absolute passion that they are their time. My belief was quite simply that how we spend our time dictates the impact we create and the legacy that we leave behind. It was a very neat and pithy thing and it resonated well with those high up the tree. But I was wrong.
Read more
In 2021, we continue exploring our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who’ll set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy. Throughout April we’re going to be exploring the impact our spaces and environment has on our energy, and look at how a good old declutter can give us a massive boost.
Read more
On this months podcast, Chris and Jim chat to the brilliant Cara and Sam from ProNappers about the #ElvisEnergyExperiment we ran with them recently and how napping is a superpower we all have at our finger tips, but yet we don't always use.
Read more
On this months podcast, Chris and Jim chat to the awesome Kat Lewis, founder of creative writing consultancy With The Undertow about the #ElvisEnergyExperiment we ran with her recently and how creative writing is not only an opportunity to express ourselves creatively, but it can help us to process our emotions and even help us form stronger connections with those around us.
Read more
Why Talk It Out works
September 1, 2021
We're huge fans of mental health awareness week. It makes us think more about how we can look after ourselves, our loved ones and our colleagues with the challenges so many of us face.
Read more
Beware the chair
August 26, 2021
We’re born to hunt. To roam the savannah, tracking down our prey or foraging for food. Our survival depended on it. As such we’re beautifully designed to move.
Read more
You are perfect
August 20, 2021
The chances of you being on this planet right now are so infinitesimally small; that you were just meant to be. Every little bit of you is just perfect for the life that you need to lead. You have all the resources, the creativity and the superpowers necessary to be extraordinary. You are lacking nothing.
Read more
In 2021, we continue exploring our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who’ll set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Your luck is in
August 6, 2021
I have a superpower. It’s something that has helped me keep perspective in these rather troubling times. I feel lucky. And what I realised is that in itself is the best stroke of luck I could ever have.
Read more
In 2020, we’re exploring our energy and how it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
In 2020, we’re exploring our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Do you fancy a drink? I know a place called The Brink. D’you wanna go there? The opening line from a brilliant song, To The Brink by I am Kloot.
Read more
Covid-19 has created a unique planetary experience. Never before have we all shared such a loss of liberty, certainty and control. Although there has been an incredible loss of life; the magnitude of the emotional impact may never be truly realised.
Read more
In 2020, we’re exploring our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy. As we’re all on lockdown right now, we’ve taken a slightly different approach to this month’s Energy Experiment and have been working with the inspirational Dr Mark Goulston on an experiment that's all based around connecting emotionally with our loved ones.
Read more
Work can be all consuming. It places so many demands on our attention that it dominates our body, minds and souls. Not only do we have work that needs delivering but we also need to fit into the cultural system of our teams and our physical workplaces.
Read more
My wake up call
June 18, 2021
Chris has been talking to Dr Mark Goulston about Talk It Out and how it helps people to develop positive mental wellbeing. https://mywakeupcall.libsyn.com/ep-93-chris-barez-brown
Read more
In 2020, we’re exploring our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
On this months Upping Your Elvis Podcast Chris and Jim chat with Kyle Hermans Founder and CEO of Be Courageous, about February's Energy Experiment which was all about courage.
Read more
In 2020, we’re exploring our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
In 2020, we’re exploring our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Upping Your Elvis have gone carbon negative
Read more
On this months Upping Your Elvis Podcast Chris and Jim chat about the Cold Water Immersion set for us by the brilliant Wild Swimming Brothers.
Read more
In 2019, we’re exploring our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Chris talks to Low Tox Life on all things Talk It Out.
Read more
Jim chats to smallbusiness.co.uk about the 5 things we should be doing before checking our phone in the mornings...
Read more
Chis has been throwing himself into this months Energy Experiment... literally!
Read more
In 2019, we’re exploring our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy. Throughout November we’re going to be exploring the impact cold water immersion has on our energy, by taking on a series of cold water challenges.
Read more
Chris is interviewed on what it was like doing OYNB... https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/level-up-your-life-chris-barez-brown-oynb-077/
Read more
Chris talks to Employer News about how everything is energy and how to motivate your leaders and get the best from your staff.
Read more
In 2019, we’re exploring our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Good vibes
March 3, 2021
A piece from Chris on why positivity is a true superpower...
Read more
n 2019, we’re exploring energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
In 2019, we’re exploring our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
On this months Upping Your Elvis Podcast we've been chatting to the super knowledgeable James Wallman, a cultural commentator, trend forecaster, and the international bestselling author of Stuffocation and Time and How To Spend It.
Read more
In 2019, we’re exploring energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
In 2019, we’re exploring energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Week 2: Commitment
January 21, 2021
In 2019, we’re exploring energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who set us an experiment each month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Week1: Foundations
February 4, 2019
In 2019, we’re exploring energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who set us an experiment each month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Listen to Chris on the Friday Game Changer Podcast...
Read more
In 2019, we’re exploring energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
The gift podcast
December 29, 2020
Chris talks to Tim Wotton on The Gift Podcast.
Read more
In 2019, we’re exploring our energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Chris gets to chat about all things energy in Global Banking and Finance Review...
Read more
Training journal magazine
September 4, 2019
Chris Baréz-Brown conjures up 10 steps to help you spark your best ideas – no sleight of hand required!
Read more
Why appraisals suck
August 14, 2019
Why appraisals suck and what to do about it...
Read more
Upping Your Elvis embeds a human, energetic and creative working culture to help you win in times of change. The Creative Spark was born to share some of the things that inspire us along our way. We hope you like them too.
Read more
In 2019, we’re exploring energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Upping Your Elvis is all about energy. In 2019 we are exploring how our energy affects us physically, mentally and spiritually. We have hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a way of managing our energy.
Read more
In 2019, we’re exploring energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Anthony Bourdain was a chef, author, entrepreneur, and television star whose CNN travel show Parts Unknown (and his previous show on the Travel Channel, No Reservations) took us to places most of us have never been. The show was riveting, immersive television, and I for one always felt like I learned and experienced something new after watching each new episode.
Read more
Chris wrote C'mon Lady out of an interest in two things... Firstly, the creative process itself, figuring out what it would take to write, perform and record an original track. Secondly, he wanted to gain a deeper understanding of his daughter, who is a recording artist in her own right.
Read more
The month of May was all about looking after our mental energy by getting into the outdoors to walk and talk about an issue or brief that was important to us. We wanted to see how this can help us to get clearer on what’s important to us, help us to process complex situations and even help reduce stress levels.
Read more
In 2019, we’re exploring energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
Read more
Upping Your Elvis is all about energy. In 2019 we are exploring how our energy affects us physically, mentally and spiritually. We have hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a way of managing our energy.
Read more
In 2019, we’re exploring energy. How it affects us physically, mentally and spiritually. We have hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a way of managing our energy.
Read more
Upping Your Elvis is all about energy. In 2019 we are exploring how our energy affects us physically, mentally and spiritually. We have hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a way of managing our energy.
Read more