Episode 144

Published on:

3rd Jan 2020

Ep. 144 Theo Fleury - Conquering Trauma, Addiction & Professional Hockey

Lance sits down with one of the most inspirational NHL hockey players of all time!  They dive into Theo’s incredible life journey, the struggles he’s been faced with and what he had to do to overcome them in order to become the man he is today.  This is a remarkable episode.  Theo is a true inspiration. You don’t want to miss this!


Theo answers with, “That you’re only as sick as your secrets.”


  • [00:04:13] The Beginning
  • [00:10:07] Theo’s Life Changing Event
  • [00:18:43] How Writing His Book Changed His Life
  • [00:42:47] Developing Public Speaking Skills
  • [01:05:58] How Long Does it Take Forget the Patterns of Addiction?

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3. Purchase a copy of Theo’s books here!

4. Listen to Theo’s podcast here

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Learn how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. My mission is to connect with unique and inspiring individuals and showcase their journey and what they have gone through in order to become successful in their lives. Tune in three times a week with Lance Essihos for your gold-filled lesson of inspiration, resilience, and bravery. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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About the Podcast

University of Adversity
How to go from living in the backseat of your life as a victim, into the driver seat of empowerment.

The goal of the show is to ignite personal growth and transformation by sharing stories of overcoming adversity and highlighting different areas/topics in our Iives where adversity shows up. We will provide you with educational tools, tips, resources and hacks to help you get through whatever you are struggling with right now-And most importantly help you speed up the process.

From New York Times Best Selling Authors, Pro Athletes, Celebrities, Scientists, Spiritual Masters, to The Common Hero’s Among Us.

About your host

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Lance W Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.