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Theo Fleury

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.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Playing With Fire

Fleury discusses his experiences overcoming adversity through this detailed first-hand account


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Canadian Psychological Association | Humanitarian Award

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

  • The day was filled with one conversation leading to another. It was genuine and it was a "safe place". At times it felt like we were sitting in a living room and not an auditorium. Some people told their stories and others listened and nodded. Everyone was at a different stage on their journey, but the others supported them along the way… Theo led by example with honest stories of his own struggles to arrive where he is and stay on track. An atmosphere of trust and validation and letting go and accepting and loving oneself.

    - CWAR Attendee
  • 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

Summary Profile

Today, Theo defines himself as a victor over trauma and addiction, and 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 with anybody else experiencing trauma.

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 sexual abuse and promoting healing and recovery.

Today, Theo is a healthy, inspirational, successful agent of change. His highly-acclaimed speaking engagements on the subjects of trauma and abuse invite audience self-reflection and create a safe environment where others can share their own “Me Too” experiences.

Theo loves people, their stories and their journeys. He is committed to daily transformation through personal growth, mindfulness and new action. His compassionate spirit allows others to feel safe and whole through experiencing his vulnerability. Without controversy or blame, Theo focuses on helping and leading others down a path of healing.