Theo Fleury

Theo Fleury

NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medalist, Best selling Author, Healing Motivator.

Theo Fleury

Stanley Cup Champion – Olympic Gold Medalist – World Cup Junior Champion – Survivor – Compassionate Listener – Victor – Father – Husband – Brother – Son

Theo Fleury is many things. Perhaps best known for his time on the ice as an NHL hockey champion, Theo’s most important work has been accomplished outside of the rink.

Theo’s life once carried the markings of a troubled childhood, abuse and coping with emotional pain through addictive and self-destructive behaviours. Finally, ready to truly start his healing process, Theo wrote down his story and published what would quickly become the best-selling memoir, Playing with Fire.  Theo has since published a second book, Conversations with a Rattlesnake, written with renowned occupational therapist and neurobiologist, Kim Barthel. Conversations with a Rattlesnake reads like a raw and honest conversation about trauma and healing between Theo and Kim, but it also provides fascinating insight into the inner-workings of our brains and the science behind why we do what we do.

By sharing his experiences, Theo hopes he can provide courage and hope to others struggling with their own demons.

Today, Theo is a healthy, inspirational, agent of change. He is a gifted speaker and crowd facilitator, and his compassionate spirit and unconcealed vulnerability create a safe environment for others to share their own “Me Too” experiences. Without controversy or blame, Theo focuses on helping and leading others down a path of healing.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Canadian Humanitarian Award
  • The Queen’s Jubilee Medallion
  • Aboriginal Indspire Award
  • Honorary Siksika Nation Chief
  • Honorary Doctorate in Science from the University of Guelph-Humber for outstanding contributions to the Mental Health of Canadians.
  1. The Power of Me Too

    The Power of Me Too is a message everyone needs to hear at some point in their life. It’s about hope, about moving forward, about never giving up, even when the obstacles you face appear overwhelming and unbeatable. 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 it all over again.

  2. Hot stove with Theo Fleury

    Enjoy an evening with Theo as he shares funny and outrageous stories of his years playing NHL hockey during the greatest time in the history of the game.

Theo exceeded any and every expectation we had. He was simply amazing and his connection with everyone in the room was phenomenal.
Jon DeActis
Director, Mission Services of London
It was a powerful presentation by Theo and it is a brave and noble thing that he is willing to share his story and I found it fascinating that he did not dwell on his success at hockey. There are not many people that can hold 500 people entranced in his story and message of recovery – you could hear a pin drop…
Audience member
Mission Services of London Recovery Breakfast
When Theo Fleury addressed the crowd of more than 500 people at St. Clair College you could hear a pin drop. His message was both sad and powerful. Communities, schools, youth programs…all of us… have a responsibility to protect young people from the realities that Theo experienced. There is no doubt in my mind that the courage Theo Fleury displays in his presentations will result in saving a young person from the terrible abuse Theo never should have had to deal with
Ronald Seguin
Vice President, Global Education and Training Services, St. Clair College
Theo was a guest speaker at our conference in June of 2010. I found Theo to be very outgoing, approachable and genuine…Theo delivered a powerful message to our Youth at the centre and to the audience. His message was that of “hope”, that you can overcome your addictions through pride, inner strength and a belief in yourself. He truly is an inspirational speaker whose message can help others!
Vince Simon
Executive Director, Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Treatment Centre
His raw honestly 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!
Jennifer Belhumeur
Self Help Facilitator & Public Relations Coordinator, CMHA Parkland

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