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What If Sleep Deprivation
Is What's Wrong
With Corporation And Families?

Working as a health educator with thousands of people with chronic illness and cancer, Chris noticed that almost all struggling with common symptoms had an underlying sleep disorder.

In the workplace, she also noticed that brilliant, talented employees, young and old, were showing up fatigued and drained.


They were overlooking the cost and risks of poor sleep.

Chris has been delivering programs to corporate, clinical, healthcare and public groups for 30+ years. You can always completely depend on her to deliver a professional, respectful program that results in meaningful, measurable change.

Speaking Reel

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Organizations, families and individuals need to wake up!

Think about the impact of a sleepy workforce. People who are sleep deprived:

Make errors
Learn slowly and don't retain information well
Have trouble making decisions
Don't communicate clearly or resolve conflict well
Have depressed immune function and miss more work
Experience more accidents
Have trouble choosing healthy foods and staying active

Employee wellness efforts have focused on nutrition, exercise and stress management for decades, but the key aspect of sleep has been neglected.

Sleep medicine research has definitively clarified that healthy sleep is the factor that underlies successful management of stress, mental clarity for decision-making and handling conflict, and generation of physical energy.

Chris wants you to become more aware of the importance of sleep.

Chris’ special interest is sleep education, but you can
book her to speak on a variety of health and wellness topics.

The Top 10 Reasons
Chris is the Perfect Speaker for Your Event

1. High Impact

People who meet Chris remember her. And they remember her message. Your audience will resolve to better manage their health and feel great about being in control and being the best of themselves.

2. Real Actionable Takeaway Value

Your audience will leave with meaningful tools, techniques and resources that they can immediately apply to their personal challenges.

3. Inspiring

Chris knows that each listener has personal issues, questions, and an individual learning style. Guests will depart the room feeling understood, energized, and more confident than when they entered.

4. Engaging

Chris’ talks are interactive, fun, and entertaining. When she speaks, people listen. She leverages her experience, attitude, knowledge and perspective to create possibilities for change in the listener. Concepts are delivered through stories from real people who experienced better health – not dry professorial directives.

5. Pleasant Visuals

You won’t see dull, text-heavy screens with Chris. She wants the viewer to enjoy the experience and not feel like they are reading a medical journal.

6. Relatable

Chris is compassionate and empathic, with real-world experience inside the healthcare system both as a service provider and consumer. She knows the challenges of health management within the workplace and the healthcare system.

7. Unique Perspective

Chris’ approach to improving health has a different and compelling perspective, built from the integration of her conventional healthcare training with her own experience of chronic illness and navigating an exceptional recovery.

8. Easy To Work With

Chris is professional, accommodating, and easy to work with throughout every step of the relationship, from first contact through follow-up.

9. Customized and Relevant

Chris takes the time to learn about your people, organization, and what is most important to you. Her presentation will be on-point, relevant, and customized to your specific needs.

10. Passionate and Committed to Helping Others

Chris’ mission is to help others feel great about who they are, and feel confident that they can handle anything life brings their way.

Keynotes, Presentations and Workshops

Chris is recognized for her expertise in sleep health, integrative cancer care, and the relationship between spirituality and health.

She is professionally trained as a speaker and facilitator, and all messages are designed so that people and organizations are inspired to develop their full potential; they are excited to put their plan into action; and they will ultimately achieve clear and meaningful results.

Chris' Most Requested Topics

Spotlight on Sleep: The Four Fundamentals

Sleep is a partially learned skill, and you can be in control of the quality of your sleep. Become more aware of the value and necessity of healthy sleep, and learn three simple skills to assist in gaining maximum sleep benefits.

Full Engagement: Building a Greater Capacity for Life

Energy management, not time management, is the fundamental basis of a full capacity for life. This program will help participants live their life with fulfillment in all areas of meaning. They can stay physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and spiritually aligned with purpose each day. This will allow their workplace needs to be met and their maximum contribution to be fully expressed.

Spirituality for Job Satisfaction

Evidence from clinical trials shows that spiritual awareness and practice can improve mental health, symptom management, and workplace engagement. This program was piloted with Alberta Health Services (Calgary Health Region) employees.

Take Action NOW to Decrease Your Risk of Cancer

Evidence from clinical trials shows that spiritual awareness and practice can improve mental health, symptom management, and workplace engagement. This program was piloted with Alberta Health Services (Calgary Health Region) employees.

Sleep Apnea: What You Need to Know

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious unrecognized safety issue in our workplaces and worksites, often associated with memory loss, brain fog, balance issues, hypertension, and diabetes.

“Insomnia won’t kill you, but OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) eventually will.”
– Ryerson Sleep and Depression Clinic

Expressive Writing for Health Management

Expressing thoughts and emotions through journaling can be healing for body, mind, and soul. Clinical trials show that expressive writing about daily experiences can improve troublesome symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain and fatigue. This guided writing process is an effective tool for health promotion through creating change in our perceptions of illness and health challenges.

Chris' Expertise

Chris Carruthers, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. exemplifies energy, knowledge, and professionalism. She has a graduate degree in Coaching and Exercise Physiology and a PhD in Integrative Healthcare.

For over thirty years, Chris has been helping people recover from illness. She is most well known for her education in the fields of chronic disease management and integrative cancer care. Her most popular work is the Sleep Well Tonight program, which has helped thousands of people improve their sleep at night and their energy during the day.

For everyone she serves, Chris uses the integrative health approach, that combines the best systems of medicine, practitioners, and practices into a personalized healing plan that considers all aspects of the individual.

For more on Chris’ background, click here.

What Hiring Professionals Are Saying

(Names are removed for privacy and confidentiality)

“You helped me with two things, and I am so grateful. You helped me understand that this was fixable, and you gave me a simple plan to execute. I woke up just before my alarm and felt great about the day to come. This is a game-changer.”

“Chris made this scientific information very understandable.”

“Chris is honest and uses humour often. She genuinely cares about our situation and our journey.”

“I found Chris to be enthusiastic, realistic and effective. Chris has a valuable sum of qualities that makes her a sought after consultant.”

“You are to be given tons of support for future events.”

“I was impressed. Chris was extremely knowledgeable, very pleasant, warm and kind… and helped me weed out the good evidence from the bad.”

“Chris was fabulous – warm, open, insightful, knowledgeable and trustworthy! The pertinent questions asked were incredibly helpful.”

“Working with Dr. Carruthers as my strategist has allowed me to approach sleep in a new way. I feel that I am rewired and now expect to sleep when I go to bed instead of the opposite. Being able to routinely sleep at night is a gift.”

“I found the rituals really valuable… it’s easy to get to sleep quickly… I’m thinking my brain is starting to work better.”

Who Has Trusted Chris to Speak?

Here is a sampling of organizations that have benefited from Chris’ speaking and the Sleep Well Tonight programs.

Healthcare organizations

Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (RTNA)
Alberta Cancer Board, Calgary Tom Baker Cancer Centre
The Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Prostate Cancer Institute
Citizens for Action in Health Care
The Canadian Mental Health Association
Canmore General Hospital
Medicine Hat Hospital
Alberta Health Services (former Calgary Health Region Professional Nurses Council, Calgary Health Region Research Initiatives in Nursing and Health, Calgary Health Region Women’s Health Centre, Calgary Health Region Chronic Disease Management, and Calgary Health Region Carewest Palliative Care)
The British Columbia Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary Chapter
The Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta
Association of Complementary Physicians of British Columbia

Educational Institutions

University of Calgary Continuing Education
Mount Royal College Centre for Complementary Health Education
Calgary Board of Education
The Integrative Health Institute of Calgary
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Chinook Learning Services, Calgary
Renfrew Educational Services


The City of Calgary
EnCana Corporation
Canadian Pacific Railway
Veritas DGC Inc.
Chapters Indigo Books
Roche Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer Canada Inc.
P.E.O. International
Strength Tek Fitness and Wellness Consultants, Ottawa
Hunt Oil Company of Canada, Inc.
Alberta Justice
Calgary YWCA
ATB Financial
Chevron Canada

You Can Trust Chris' Expertise

She is an active member of the following professional organizations.

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