Jim Lusty


Jim Lusty is an impactful and engaging speaker that is known for encouraging people to “Up Your Elvis”.  A business innovator, trainer, consultant and professional keynote speaker, Jim is a partner in the company, Upping Your Elvis, that helps to provide individuals, teams, and businesses with the right energy and skills to achieve more through their own talents.

Initially starting his career at Diageo and Bass Brewers as an executive creative marketer, Jim developed a passion for creativity and innovation. Jim then joined the innovation consultancy company ?WhatIf!, where he spent the next 10 years of his life helping establish and lead its training business whilst sitting on the UK board. He has since go on to create an impressive track record for challenging and growing organisations, having worked with companies such as Spotify, ITV, WPP and Nike; helping them to accomplish and embed creative cultures. Jim’s innovative work at Upping Your Elvis with Unilever was recently featured in the Harvard Business Review.

Jim has the unique and sought after ability to connect with people holistically to successfully innovate both their work and life, at workshops or speaking at conferences and events worldwide. People leave feeling energised, inspired and ready to make a change.

Simon Daglish, Deputy Managing Director at ITV summed up Jim’s style succinctly “I’ve worked with Jim on and off for the last decade on a number of high profile projects. He has an acute eye for detail, a strong awareness for the needs of others and a fast mind. He balances both the strategic and emotional demands of people incredibly well and he does all this with a big smile on his face…which is always contagious”.

Jim helped ITV build their culture, capability and creative reputation to win best sales team of the year for Campaign magazine 2 years in succession and become the fastest growing FTSE 100 business for the last few years.

To book Jim Lusty for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Jim is known to cover the following topics:

  • Up Your Elvis
  • Get Your Energy Right To Get Your Extraordinary On
  • How To Thrive In Change
  • Innovation The Human Way
  • Make Your Team Rock

“I can say without hyperbole that working with Jim was one of the most enriching experiences I’ve had in my career. I immediately came away with a new armoury of skills to help bring out my own creativity and that of others. Months on I am still feeling the effect of how it has helped me to grow personally, in ways both tangible and tacit.”Sarah Borland, Director, Mediacom

“Jim’s simple,human approach to creative leadership helped to teach the Maxus teams that work is all about how we show up every day, not instilling clever techniques and processes. We have applied the learnings, delivered tangible results and live it every day in the work we do at Maxus.”Jen Smith, Global Creative Director, Maxus