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Our team leaders always make a point of recognizing good performance.....

    but we still can’t seem to keep staff for a long time.

We’ve been trying to improve the culture and morale.....

  but with operational costs going up we can’t afford to keep raising wages and providing bonuses. We’re stuck!

What is Learn2Appreciate?

Several years ago when managing a team in a small organization a friend presented me with an advanced copy of a book about to be released. After reading just one chapter I quickly concluded that I needed to share this concept. The words and principles of this book resonated with the type of culture that I had experienced and enjoyed. Learn2Appreciate was born! I began conducting more research and engaging with numerous leaders, managers, CEO’s, volunteers, employees, friends and family, it was clear that genuine, authentic appreciation in the workplace was hit and miss. Although many stated that the culture in their organization was positive and appreciation noticeable, a high percentage felt that this was not the case. Appreciation in organizational culture, then, fits the ways any organization conducts its business, treats its employees, customers, and the wider community.  

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Learn2Appreciate utilizes the MBA© model (Motivating by Appreciation) developed by Dr. Gary Chapman (author of The 5 Love Languages) and author and psychologist Dr. Paul White (The Vibrant Workplace and Sync or Swim). Certified Appreciation at Work Facilitator and trainer Brian Reynolds assists organizations to discover their employees/volunteers prime languages of appreciation in their work environment. Employee engagement increases. There is a positive shift in your organization’s culture. Lower turnover rates are experienced, tardiness and sickness decrease; sales, customer service and productivity begin to increase. Good things start to happen! Learn2Appreciate raises your effectiveness. Imagine your workforce actually wanting to come to work each day!?

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About Brian Reynolds

Brian Reynolds has been a trainer over two decades and currently facilitates “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace”. He has a proven track record with helping teams and individuals meet and exceed their potential. Combined with his creativity and enthusiasm to see others succeed and grow, he has been the catalyst with teams and volunteers helping them achieve their goals.
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Why Learn2Appreciate ?

Affordable high impact training

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You may be thinking that everyone already gets along well with each other in your organization and you don’t need to spend time and money on a workshop. Maybe your teams are the greatest and everyone loves getting up in the morning and racing through your door to tackle the tasks of the day. While this could be the case, The 5 Languages of Appreciation is not designed just for organizations who seem to have low engagement issues. It’s also a great tool to raise the bar…become MORE effective! Be known as the organization where employee turnover is low; stress is low; tardiness and sickness is low; morale is high; engagement is high; customer service is high; sales are high; productivity is high. When Should I Plan The 5 Languages of Appreciation at Work Training? Lunch N’ Learn sessions; Health and Wellness session; Mini retreat; Manager conference; Team leaders meetings; New training initiative; Launch of new company direction.

High Impact

Reduces turnover rates

Increases employee morale

Reduces stress levels

Low Cost

Less than attending workshops

Valued takeaway resources

Followup session included

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The English Oxford dictionary defines it as “Intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.” Participants receive a spark, inspiration or “Ah –Ha” moment. Understanding and demonstrating the concepts and importance of authentic appreciation injects enthusiasm leading to a positive effect in a company’s culture. Enthusiasm is contagious!


Everyone needs to be encouraged! Whether you’re the president, owner, supervisor or front-line worker of an organization we all thrive in an atmosphere of appreciation. Participants learn what actions will encourage others in the workplace. “The greatest asset I possess and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” (Charles Schwab).


Organizations use rewards and recognition programs to increase employee engagement. Unfortunately, many of these programs are costly and ineffective and can actually backfire. Communicating the language of appreciation that is important to each individual hits the mark and has a positive effect on the organization’s culture.


Enthusiasm. Encouragement. Engagement.

What our clients are saying

It is with much enthusiasm that I am writing to recommend the invaluable presentation of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Brian Reynolds. We were looking for a workshop that would speak to our leadership team and at the same time target the demographics of the area we serve locally. We were delighted by the information that Brian systematically presented. It was fresh, it was relevant, his teaching style was engaging and all who came to the seminar left with valuable tools to implement in their own life and in the framework of their specific company. I’m happy to recommend The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace course taught by Brian Reynolds. Deon Malloy

Center of Hope International Church

Our staff set aside a day apart with Brian Reynolds to discover our individual languages of appreciation. It was a fun and enriching day where we gained greater insight into each other and learned how to better support each other and communicate the value that each person brings to the team. Brian was an excellent and patient facilitator. He answered our questions, dealt sensitively to any reservations that arose, challenged us to be better, and celebrated our team strengths. He also is a tremendous role model for apprecia- tion and followed up with us soon after to see how we were applying the new information. At Plan to Protect we work together so well as a team but we know we can do better and build into each other’s lives, greater appreciation for each other. This course provided the momentum and skills to do just that. Melodie Bissell

President, Plan to Protect

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Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least. ~Anonymous

People want to be appreciated, cared for, loved, trusted, and respected. But they also want to be understood, and if you master the skills to achieve that, you truly become exceptional - Joe Navarro

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well - Voltaire

Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

The deepest craving of human nature is to be appreciated - William James.

Enjoy the little things because one day you may look back and realize that they were BIG things - Anonymous

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