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My name is Chris Heid. I’m a retired Canadian hockey player that had the privilege to play a game professionally for 11 years.
When I look back on my career I noticed how my game struggled as I moved up from junior to the professional levels. As a top prospect and NHL draft pick, I was not able to consistently play with confidence and show my true strengths as a professional player. My on ice performance quickly declined and my off ice frame of mind was not where it needed to be to have maximal success.
Knowing what I know now, I believe I had the tools to be a top professional player, however, I just didn’t know how to use my tools properly. My career ended with multiple concussions that lead me down a dark hole filled with uncertainty, panic and anxiety, with not knowing if I could ever play again or support my family.
Fortunately I was able to get the proper help I needed and fix my issues but I had no idea what my future would look like. As I was trying to figure out life after hockey I randomly stumbled upon a University degree in Mental Coaching through the University of Salzburg. I was a sceptic at first, but I thought, what the heck, may as well try, and after a few months of school I realized I had to go all in as the new knowledge I was learning everyday was blowing my mind.
Just about every intervention I learned could have been applied to all my past mistakes I made as an athlete. Now, having the advantage to understand and relate to hockey players, and hockey life, I have been able to use my new set of tools as a mental coach to help many players boost their mental performance to make them better athletes and people.
Whether you’re dealing with confidence, anxiety, injuries or whatever it may be, I can help guide you to be your best self. I currently reside in Germany with my wife and two kids and coach the game I love.
Whatever we think or tell ourselves, our brains will think that is the correct way. Over time, bad habits, doubt and negative self-talk become normal for the brain which can lead to various mental problems.
In order to achieve happiness, success and max performance, we need ways to adjust our focus with various interventions and coping mechanisms to shift the mind in the right, best functioning direction.
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My goal is to serve as an open ear and offer guidance to anyone wanting to improve their mental game.