(Calgary 2/19/14) – From NHL star, to best-selling author and inspirational speaker, Fleury takes to the stage in this unique forum. A rare opportunity to witness his personal story with the “Wayne Gretzky of Therapy,” Kim Barthel.

On the ice, Theo Fleury is known as Number 14, the battle-hardened Calgary Flames champion who won gold for Canada at the Olympics. Off the ice, Fleury is an equally inspirational figure, openly sharing his experiences of abuse and addiction, and his rocky path towards personal transformation. In reclaiming his life, Fleury enlisted the help of world renowned teacher and therapist, Kim Barthel. As Fleury calls her the “Wayne Gretzky of Therapy,” Barthel has worked closely with Fleury following the release of his first book, “Playing with Fire.” This event marks the announcement of a second book, co-authored with Barthel, “As the Story Goes – Conversations with a Rattlesnake.”

Fleury and Barthel bring their personal conversations, usually shared behind closed doors, to this forum, at a one-day event called Conversations with a Rattlesnake.

When? Friday, March 14, 2014 (8:30 am–4:00 pm)

Where? The Westin Calgary, 320 4th Avenue SW

Fleury and Barthel join forces to engage the audience in a powerful and eye-opening experience. This is a unique opportunity to hear Fleury’s fearlessly honest account of his tumultuous life story, along with Barthel’s expert insight into how he is shedding the pain of his past and breaking free from trauma. Attendees will witness Fleury and Barthel engage in a direct dialogue that delves into the nature of addictions, relationships, and healing, while also having the opportunity to participate in the conversation themselves through an interactive question-and-answer session.

“Kim and Theo put words to the unspeakable and provide insight to the incomprehensible, all while inspiring the human spirit to heal. I have never witnessed an audience of professionals and non-professionals so moved and captivated.” Dr. Don Castaldi, Psy.D.

“Extremely powerful…I wish every social worker in my field could have attended…” Pat McCue, Ministry of Children and Family Development

*For more information on this event please visit: http://theofleury14.com/workshops-conferences/

*For media inquiries please contact: media@influencepublishing.com or tel: 778 899 0340

*“Random Act of Kindness” Opportunity– We are encouraging community and business leaders to donate tickets to members of the community who need to attend this forum. We will be highlighting ticket sponsors at media appearances (recipients of tickets are kept confidential).