In Episode 68, The Occupational Philosophers chat with Chris Barez Brown, author, keynote speaker, and founder of ‘Upping Your Elvis’, which looks to embed a human, energetic and creative working culture in corporations across the globe, making work easier, more fun, and more extraordinary in the process
Chris has a deep passion to help people work out who they are, what they stand for and how they can use their unique talents to bring energy to everything they do as individuals, as members of teams, or as leaders.
He spent ten years at ?What If!, the world’s largest innovation consultancy, and is a published author of many books, including:
- ‘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
- Upping Your Elvis
His latest venture, Talk it Out, is a social enterprise determined to make a positive impact on people’s mental wellbeing around the world.
In this episode, they explore:
- Why slowing down to connect with people reveals how everyone has a gift
- How movement leads to improvement; try stuff out, experiment, don’t stop
- Why experimentation is at the heart of any successful organisation
- How we are hooked on being busy
- How we can make work fit us, rather then make us fit us
- What ‘talking it out’ can do for our mental wellbeing
- And whether Chris truly is the love child of Richard Branson and a wizard…
As ever they throw in a few ‘Thought Experiments’, this time they have:
- Knowing Your Elvis
Learn more about Chris