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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Blake Fly about showing appreciation and giving gratitude. In Today’s society we are inundated with bings, dings, and rings that keep us from really connecting with people. Sometimes we forget to show appreciation towards others, our environment and ourselves. You’ll be inspired to reconsider how you interact with your communities. Blake gives us so many ways to start connecting with people we know and love and who are complete strangers all with the goal of…well…bringing more kindness into the world.

Blake Fly believes that human beings just want to be appreciated. He builds programs to help people in companies and on campuses appreciate themselves and each other. Some of his programs include the Hi5 Run, Train Reaction, Thank U Parties, and My Life Online, an education company teaching kids to be kind online. His innovative methods have gotten him invited to work with companies like Lululemon, MEC, Microsoft and LinkedIN.

Blake is the creator of an annual event called “New Year’s Evolutions: A Night For Entrepreneurs to Celebrate Their Failures and Successes From The Past Year Of Their Life”. Blake’s work has been featured on CTV, Breakfast Television, The National News, he has shared the stage with CBC’s Rick Mercer. Blake is also a seven time TEDx speaker.

Blake’s family means the world to him and his partner, Emily, is the girl he plans to cook for over the next 75 years.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Thank U Parties
  • Men opening up
  • Hi5 Runs
  • Deliver appreciation in wacky ways
  • How to give more appreciation
  • Creating positive change
  • The power of smiling
  • Overcoming fear
  • Where does fear come from
  • Creating community
  • Appreciative inquiry


Links to things we mentioned:

Blake Fly: Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter 

Blake’s email –>

My Life Online

Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:


Millie Pearson

Stu Dolnick

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

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