Hockey hero to recovery champion. Theo’s courage and plain speaking inspire us to be vulnerable and tell our own truth. Theo speaks from the heart about difficult experiences and his path of healing.
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Founder, Theo Fleury Motivational Speaker
Connection + Conversation = Personal Transformation
NHL STANLEY CUP CHAMPION – OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST – WORLD CUP JUNIOR CHAMPION – EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF RELATIONAL TRAUMA.
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.
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.
HELPING IS HEALING.
Fleury Enterprises focuses on relational trauma and believes that by educating the public about the prevalence and signs of this type of emotional injury, we can increase awareness and reach more people who are in pain and in need of help.
Our goal is to shift people from the mindset that they are victims of trauma to a place where they view themselves as survivors. This powerful change in perspective is a positive step toward emotional and spiritual recovery. Theo teaches others the art of self-forgiveness and self-love in their lives.
HELPING OTHERS REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL SERVES AS A POWERFUL TOOL FOR HEALING ONESELF.
Theo knows this truism better than most. By helping others work through life’s obstacles, he gets stronger and healthier each day. Theo invites people to practice acts of helping in their own lives, because life and purpose exist in each small action that assists someone else in need.
WHAT IS RELATIONAL TRAUMA?
Relational trauma is defined as harm done to one person by another in a marital/primary relationship through any form of abuse, be it emotional physical or sexual. A form of PTSD, it is important to recognize that relational trauma can deeply affect you and people close to you, but also that overcoming these experiences is possible.