Chris Barez-Brown

Best-selling Author, Speaker & Business Beatnik

Chris has a rather unusual view of the world in that he knows that everybody is perfect. As we grow, develop and socialise we can lose touch with that brilliance and often become somebody we're not. Chris can help people reconnect with their inner genius and once again become confident in being who they truly are.

His results produce tangible returns on investment for companies such as Unilever, Coca-Cola, Nike, Roche, Diageo and WPP, who come back time and again for his unique and energetic approach to transforming their people and their businesses. Chris has delivered keynotes at TEDx, inspirational ideas festival The Do Lectures and at the world’s largest leadership event Leadercast, where he interviewed Apples’ co-founder Steve Wozniak live on stage. 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 these make his take on work refreshing, simple and inspiring.

Chris has written a number of bestselling books; How to Have Kick Ass Ideas, (HarperCollins, 2012) Shine: How to Survive and Thrive at Work (Penguin, 2011) and Free: Love Your Work, Love Your Life (Penguin, 2019). Wake Up! (Penguin, 2016) is a series of experiments designed to help you break free from a life on autopilot. From climbing a tree to writing a letter, there are a year's worth of balanced, playful experiences that will engage your imagination and stimulate your senses. Accompanying Wake Up! is the Wake Up! app, designed so that you can capture the moments when you feel most conscious and alive.

Chris’s life mission is people; this ethos, combined with a wealth of experience in innovation and leadership, means Chris’s talks are memorable, interactive, and human. He is a master of transformation with the unique capability to bring out the potential in everybody.

Themes: Business, Change, Innovation, Leadership, Teamwork


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