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Theo Fleury


Calgary, Alberta, Canada

NHL Stanley Cup Champion & Relational Trauma Expert

Theo Fleury is perhaps best known for his time on the ice. But off the rink, his life once carried the markings of a troubled childhood, abuse and coping with emotional pain through addictive and self-destructive behaviours. Now, Theo helps people overcome obstacles by igniting leadership, action and resilience from within. Audiences will leave his presentation feeling motivated to confront obstacles head-on, truly understanding that change is possible and heartened that quitting is never an option.

Keynote Speeches

"Me Too." (Theo's Story)

From the greatest heights to the lowest depths, both professionally and personally, Theo shares a message about winning it all, losing it all, and reinventing himself all over again. “Me Too” is an uplifting talk about hope. It is a reminder that we are never alone in our struggles because we have all faced adversity in our lives. This presentation will help audiences enhance overall health & wellness.

Platform Plus Presentations

Unique formats and ways to connect with audiences.
Workshop | Leadership & Teamwork
The world is always changing. Theo embraces continual self-reinvention and teaches workshop participants that impactful leadership requires the willingness to welcome change into our everyday environments. Helping other people in need is also a powerful leadership skill that many group settings can benefit from. By introducing the concept of “real conversations” to participants, Theo imparts the tools needed to first recognize signs of trauma in others and to then conduct productive conversations with survivors that can help them along their path toward healing. This package is available in full or half-day formats and is recommended for leadership summits, workplace training sessions, team-building retreats, educational institutions and rehabilitation centres.
Links Golf Program
Celebrity Golfer

Audience reviews:

  • After hearing Theo tell his story with so much passion and honesty, students were captivated listeners. They were inspired to ask some amazingly insightful questions and comments. His message really seemed to resonate for everyone in the gym and he made an impact towards our goals of opening up mental health as something we all experience in different way. Students have since felt like they have an entry point in discussing their feelings and emotions, which has contributed to them feeling more supported in our school.

    - School Counsellor, Desert Sands Community School
  • His raw honesty moved the audience members and touched each of us still to this day. It gave such a feeling of hope as the youth were held totally engaged by what he shared... a wonderful being – a truly strong soul – he is a survivor!

    - Self Help Facilitator & Public Relations Coordinator, CMHA Parkland
  • The words hero, inspirational, real, and compassionate come to mind when thinking of Theo. He was more than just a guest speaker to us. He was a therapist, motivator, and an inspiration to all of us. All of his hockey accolades and accomplishments are great, but what he is doing now, making people feel like they belong like they have self-worth and something to fight for, that their life really matters, that is the true accomplishment.

    - River East Transcona Educational Assistants Association
  • Theo exceeded any and every expectation we had. He was simply amazing and his connection with everyone in the room was phenomenal.

    - Director, Mission Services of London
  • We had a great turn out for Theo – he was fantastic! It was packed and the local media coverage was great for our organization.

    - Conestoga College

Speaker Biography

Theo Fleury is perhaps best known for his time on the ice. But off the rink, his life once carried the markings of a troubled childhood, abuse and coping with emotional pain through addictive and self-destructive behaviours.

Today, Theo defines himself as a victor over trauma and addiction, and a facilitator to those still trying to find their way. His best-selling books, Playing with Fire and Conversations with a Rattlesnake, encourage open sharing and provide practical tools that people seeking help can personally use. These tools are also useful to those who want to lead a productive conversation, called “Real Conversations”, with anybody else experiencing trauma.

Each time Theo shares his message, he invests himself unreservedly for one single purpose: to help. Theo’s talks inspire leadership, teamwork and resilience, and they are never short on entertainment value as well. It is never too late for positive reinvention, and Theo’s dynamic storytelling might be just the inspiration you need to finally confront life’s challenges head-on.

Theo has been awarded the Canadian Humanitarian Award and the Queen’s Jubilee Medallion. He is a Siksika Nation Honorary Chief and recipient of the Aboriginal Indspire Award. He also holds two honorary doctorates – one in Science from the University of Guelph-Humber for outstanding contributions to the mental health of Canadians, and another in Laws from Brandon University for his work in combating child abuse and promoting healing and recovery.

Today, Theo is a healthy, motivational and successful agent of change. He is committed to daily transformation through personal growth, mindfulness and new action, and his compassionate spirit allows others to feel safe and whole by experiencing his vulnerability.

Theo is skillfully adept at inviting audience self-reflection during his many speaking events by creating safe environments for guests to share their own “Me Too” experiences. Without controversy or blame, Theo focuses on helping and leading others down a path of healing.