Chris Beaudry

Chris Beaudry

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Resiliency & Mental Health Expert | Transformative | Embodied | Authentic | Overcoming Adversity

Chris Beaudry is a father, farmer, and public speaker who uses his lived experiences as grist for the mill for personal and spiritual growth. Growing up in Northern Saskatchewan, Chris remembers the carefree days of his childhood spent working on the family farm, playing sports, going to the lake, the pool, and large family dinners as much as he remembers the dark moments cast over these memories being raised by an abusive mother who struggled with drug addiction. As a teenager, Chris found himself turning to alcohol to numb the pain caused by the traumatic experiences of his childhood. Years later, two major life events changed Chris’ life – getting sober and being a coach of the 2017/18 Humboldt Broncos who were involved in a tragic bus accident that killed 16 players and staff and injured 13 others. These life-changing experiences taught Chris that pain is to be felt, embodied, and integrated. Through his speaking work, Chris shares stories from his life and wisdom he carries through spiritual practice to help people see that it’s not an avoidance of pain that allows us to feel safe, connected, and loved but rather the recognition and embrace of our pain that sets us free from our suffering.
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DFO Rundown

SBC

Talking Life & Mental Health with Chris Beaudry
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Pedersen Recovery Rodcast

Rod Pedersen

Humboldt Broncos Asst. Coach Chris Beaudry
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Shark Farmer

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CHRIS BEAUDRY BIOGRAPHY

Chris Beaudry is a father, farmer, and public speaker who uses his lived experiences as a grist for the mill for personal and spiritual growth.

Growing up in Northern Saskatchewan, Chris remembers the carefree days of his childhood spent working on the family farm, playing sports, going to the lake, the pool, and large family dinners as much as he remembers the dark moments cast over these memories being raised by an abusive mother who struggled with drug addiction.

As a teenager, Chris found himself turning to alcohol to numb the pain caused by the traumatic experiences of his childhood. Years later, two major life events changed Chris’ life – getting sober and being a coach of the 2017/18 Humboldt Broncos who were involved in a tragic bus accident that killed 16 players and staff and injured 13 others.

These life-changing experiences  taught Chris that pain is to be felt, embodied, and integrated. Through his speaking work, Chris shares stories from his life and wisdom he carries through spiritual practice to help people see that it’s not an avoidance of pain that allows us to feel safe, connected, and loved but rather the recognition and embrace of our pain that sets us free from our suffering.

Chris emphasizes a message built upon personal responsibility and self inquiry. Chris invites his listeners to look at their lives in a radical way, though the lens of reality instead perception. Looking at what really is going on in our lives takes immense power. Chris defines power as the energy that makes up reality. The energy we bring to our lives. The energy we bring to our choices. Power is the ability to be with large sensation and not becoming reactive. Power is being responsible when large sensations and emotions are inside us. The ability to raise your capacity to be with strong feelings is powerful.  To make a choice to not distract or react from these big sensations is powerful.

Chris has trained with many of todays foremost trauma and spiritual teachers including Gabor Mate, Ram Dass, Don Jose Ruiz, Ram Dev Dale Borglum, and Lama Sonia Potie.

In addition to Chris’ speaking work, he is also a board member of The Living/Dying Project.

Books

Beauties: Hockey's Greatest Untold Stories
Beauties: Hockey's Greatest Untold Stories
Fifty-seven incredible stories from hockey’s biggest names, greatest characters and unsung heroes. Grab a seat with TSN’s James Duthie as hockey’s finest relive highs, lows and hilarious moments on and off the ice from superstars, journeymen, coaches, referees, broadcasters, agents, and...
MENtal Health: It's Time To Talk
MENtal Health: It's Time To Talk
When it comes to mental health, too many men are suffering in silence. MENtal Health: It’s Time to Talk tells the true stories of prairie men—including Chris Beaudry, former assistant coach of the Humboldt Broncos—who have persevered through various mental health challenges. Together, they...

Articles & Media

‘I feel nothing right now and I want to hurt’: Humboldt Broncos asst. coach speaks out

CTV News

Chris Beaudry, an assistant coach for the Humboldt Broncos, knew there was little he could do when he saw the wreckage of the deadly bus crash Friday. He was travelling in his own vehicle, about 20 minutes behind the bus when he came upon the devastation. “When I first arrived, I felt a sense of calmness but also panic,” Beaudry told TSN.
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The 30th Bronco

Beauties

Chris Beaudry has lived through great tragedy, and suffered pain many of us could never imagine. The former Humboldt Broncos assistant coach recalls the tragic events of April 6th, 2018. Remarkably, it was the second tragic hockey team bus accident he’d been involved in. Beaudry’s story is one of unthinkable grief. But also of healing, hope, and helping others deal with loss.
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'Much different person:' Former Broncos coach Chris Beaudry reflects on healing, forgiveness

CBC

Chris Beaudry shares his story through public speaking, new book Coaching hockey still crosses Chris Beaudry's mind. The 35-year-old Saskatchewan farmer hasn't lost his joy of the game and loves playing recreationally. He understands hockey and knows that coaching is about more than telling players what to do — it's about helping them become better people.
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Loss, trauma, healing: Broncos' Beaudry finds a new path through life

National Post

Chris Beaudry, who was travelling separately and came upon the Humboldt Broncos accident scene 15 minutes after the collision, has spent much of the past year seeking peace and understanding. Saint-Front farmer Chris Beaudry drove down the highway toward Saskatoon this summer, seeking pills.
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Chris Beaudry Topic Presentations

Chris’ Story. (leadership & Inspirational)

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  • Chris’ talks are drastically different from most public speakers. Each of his talks will take you through different levels of the healing paradigm including physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. Chris weaves his own personal story through his talks that draw on experiences that are relatable to all walks of life. Through his speaking experience, he has witnessed how relating to each other’s stories not only helps us heal ourselves but can be a catalyst for another person’s healing too. Chris speaks on topics including addictions, grief & death, and mental health.

Addictions

Grief & Death

Mental Health

Testimonials

Several weeks ago, during a pause in team activities, our leadership group was tasked with determining topics for the coaches to find experts to present to our athletes. The usual ideas were shared and appreciated. However, one person suggested “overcoming adversity against overwhelming odds”. For most coaching staffs, that would seem to be an insurmountable task – for us, one name came to mind as a person to address this issue. As expected, when we approached Chris Beaudry to speak, before the question was even asked, he accepted. Chris spoke for over an hour to our women and men hockey players and truly shared his journey with us. He was vulnerable.  He was humble. He was...

Todd Woodcroft

Men’s Hockey Coach
University of Vermont

I had the privilege of attending Chris Beaudry’s presentation, where he openly shared his profound journey of recovery.  His authenticity and courage in navigating challenges resonated deeply with the students, leaving the audience inspired and linking the lasting impact of trauma to substance abuse.  Chris not only shared his struggles but also conveyed resilience and the transformative power of embracing one’s mental health journey.  It was a truly impactful and enlightening experience.

Mariss Epp

Sask Polytech Addictions Program

Chris Beaudry is an inspiration. He’s been in some incredibly difficult life situations and has emerged as one of the most solid people I know. I trust Chris completely both personally and professionally. His commitment to awakening is second to none and his ability to listen, to communicate, and to support are the marks of a true leader and healer. As strong as Chris is, he is equally tender hearted. I am grateful to have Chris as a friend and professional colleague.

RamDev Dale Borglum

The Living Dying Project

I heard Chris speak at the Thanks for farming tour in Swift Current. The way he captivates an audience and tells his stories of struggles and finding the courage to get help is inspirational. His story telling reminds us of our shared experiences and leaves an impact that ripples across the room.

Shari Lemon

STARS Air Ambulance

Chris is big hearted and has a genuine desire to be of service to anyone who is willing to receive his gifts. I have known him to be earnestly dedicated to his inner work, which has allowed him to be a beacon of hope and inspiration for others. Through his living example, he shows us that it is possible to live and love well, even in the midst of a life that inevitably includes tragedy, loss, and pain.

Lama Sonia Potie

Interfaith Spiritual Advisor

When one comes across a genuinely compassionate and wise being, it’s best to keep them around. Chris has been a skillful companion in my own healing and I am enormously grateful to have him as a resource amidst the changes of life. He’s spiritual and pragmatic, deeply grounded. I recommend him to anyone that is interested in working with him.

Aurora Leonard

The Living Dying Project

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