Allan Kehler

Mental Health Advocate and Author

Allan Kehler

Allan is a mental health advocate, international keynote speaker, and best-selling author of four books. His writing has been published in countless national magazines and he has been featured on several television and radio programs. He has also instructed various mental health related courses at the college level, and spent years working as an addiction counselor and clinical case manager.

Allan is one of Canada’s most sought-after speakers when it comes to the topic of mental health and wellness. He has stood on more than 500 stages and is recognized for his engaging style and captivating approach.

Having persevered through his own mental health issues and addictions, Allan speaks from a place of experience. His moving stories tug on heartstrings, inspire a new perspective, and allow people to connect with themselves and others at a deeper level. He uses humor and compassion to create a safe space where people feel seen, heard and supported.

Allan has developed a genuine appreciation and passion for learning and working with Indigenous people and communities. This has played a key role in his own recovery and these cultural teachings can be found in his presentations.

Allan currently resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He shares his life with his beautiful wife, four boys, four dogs, and a tank of fish.

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  1. Mental Health: Finding Your Voice

    How to stop suffering in silence and create an attitude of resilience.

    When it comes to mental health, there are countless barriers that prevent individuals from seeking help. This includes everything from the fear of judgement, or failure to being perceived as lesser than others or weak.  Through Allan’s message, your audience will learn how to share their own story, step into their vulnerability, and connect to themselves and others in a more authentic way.

  2. MENtal Health: It's Time to Talk

    Discover how vulnerability equals strength.

    The relationship between men and mental health has often been referred to as a silent crisis.  In an effort to avoid being perceived as weak or vulnerable, many men have a tendency to bury their emotions deep within.  This keynote is guaranteed to break the silence surrounding men and mental health, and is a powerful reminder that the time to talk is now!

  3. Life-changing Mental Health Conversations

    How one teacher can change a student’s life in 10 minutes.

    In this keynote, the audience will become the student by participating in an interactive quiz.  Participants will gain an increased understanding of topics including mental illness, self-harm, suicide, substance abuse, and wellness.  This presentation is for educators who are looking to strengthen the conversion of mental health in classrooms, school, and community.

  4. Goodbye Stress. Hello Life!

    Are you someone who wants to exist? Or someone who wants to live? To exist is easy.  You navigate through life on autopilot and rarely step outside of your comfort zone.  As a result, you are never able to reach your full potential.  This keynote will empower you to live.  Get ready to take a break from our fast-paced society, and slow down to reflect on your own needs.

As a conference designer for close to 30 years, Allan is among the most memorable because his talks have an impact. He exhibits qualities that make for a great experience: He speaks from the heart, he is a great story teller, and he has an important message that everyone should hear. In short Allan cares and it shows.
The Conference Board of Canada
If you are looking for a speaker with integrity, emotional intelligence and someone who connects with your audience, Allan is your guy! He comes across to his audience with such genuine heartfelt sharing that it draws a person to be an active listener. If you are a supervisor, front line worker, parent or friend, there is a takeaway message. There are times for laughter, emotional self-reflection, and above all, hope for improvement as a team or as an individual.
Chief Executive Officer, SASWH
Allan’s superior knowledge and compassionate nature makes him a valuable addition to any educational component. Allan has delivered numerous keynotes at our regional conferences, and his breakout workshops are always standing room only! Allan’s ability to read an audience is exemplary, and his evaluations are always excellent. I would highly recommend Allan as a speaker!
Events Programming & Delivery, WSPS
Allan is an energetic, captivating and dynamic speaker. He shares his stories in a way that tugs at the heart-strings while motivating you to make positive change. Every individual at the Canada’s Safest Employers gala were hanging on to his every word. Allan truly has a wonderful gift.
Editor Canadian Occupational Safety, Thomson Reuters
Allan’s message was the high point of our Mental Wellness Week activities, and I would highly recommend him. His message was delivered in such a caring, authentic and raw way that it had a tremendous impact on our audience. Allan made a difference in people’s lives today.
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