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Planting Roots with Kelly Chashai
Episode 6731st March 2023 • Radical Resilience • Blair Kaplan Venables
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Kelly Chashai’s parents died when she was 13 and her journey has led her to plant some special roots. This is her story and she is resilient.

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About the Guest:

Kelly Chashai has been growing plants and creating landscape designs for over 24 years. Her creativity and vivid imagination, alongside her husband, Eko, rooted and grew Down To Earth Gardens and Nursery in Victoria, British Columbia. Her past clients have included Lamborghini, The City of Victoria, The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Princess Cruises and more. Down To Earth Gardens and nursery has won various awards, including the best home and garden shop in “The Best of the West Shore” awards in 2015, 2019 and 2021. Her expertise will be featured in the forthcoming book, Pursuit 365, and on the Radical Resilience podcast. Kelly has travelled to over 28 countries, worked amongst the Tamil tea pickers in Sri Lanka, climbed mountains in Tobago looking for rare bamboo, planted an orchid forest in Thailand, and worked on a beach restoration project in the Surin Islands. You'll find Kelly travelling the globe looking through her botanical lens or boating the pacific northwest waters in her free time.

 

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About the Host:

Blair Kaplan Venables is an expert in social media marketing and the president of Blair Kaplan Communications, a British Columbia-based PR agency. She brings fifteen years of experience to her clients, including global wellness, entertainment and lifestyle brands. She is the creator of the Social Media Empowerment Pillars, has helped her customers grow their followers into the tens of thousands in just one month, win integrative marketing awards and more.

USA Today listed Blair as one of the top 10 conscious female leaders in 2022, and Yahoo! listed Blair as a top ten social media expert to watch in 2021. She has spoken on national stages, and her expertise has been featured in media outlets, including Forbes, CBC Radio, Entrepreneur, and Thrive Global. In the summer of 2023, a new show that will be airing on Amazon Prime Video called 'My Story' will showcase Blair's life story. She is the co-host of the Dissecting Success podcast and the Radical Resilience podcast host. Blair is an international bestselling author and has recently published her second book, 'The Global Resilience Project.'  In her free time, you can find Blair growing The Global Resilience Project's community, where users share their stories of overcoming life's most challenging moments.

 

Learn more about Blair: https://www.blairkaplan.ca/

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Alana Kaplan is a compassionate mental health professional based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She’s a child and family therapist at a Winnipeg-based community agency, and a yoga teacher. Fueled by advocacy, Alana is known for standing up and speaking out for others. Passionate about de-stigmatizing and normalizing mental health, Alana brings her experience to The Global Resilience Project team, navigating the role one’s mental health plays into telling their story.

Engaging in self-care and growth is what keeps her going and her love for reading, travel, and personal relationships helps foster that. When she’s not working, Alana can often be found on walks, at the yoga studio, or playing with any animal that she comes across.

 

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