Maximize Your Life's Quality and Potential
With UNDER THE BUCKET Mental Coaching


About Me

My name is Chris Heid and I am a retired Canadian professional hockey player, and now, professional hockey coach in Germany. I also have a University degree in Mental Coaching from the University of Salzburg in Austria. The past couple of years I have focused my Mental Coaching mostly with athletes to help them improve their mental ability for sport. I however, at the same time, started working with many people outside of the sporting world with great success. What I realized is I had the same personal feeling of happiness to see anyone get better in their life and I couldn’t just limit myself to just athletes as everyone deserves to thrive!

With all the uncertainty and panic that is taking place in the world, the mental health of society has become a massive problem. People have lost their jobs, they have been consumed with fear, they’ve dealt with anxiety, depression, sleepless nights and the worst stat is the amount of suicides that have happened in this past calendar year.

We all deserve to Thrive!

We all deserve to be Happy!

We all deserve to be Resilient!

We all deserve to be Confident

We all deserve to reach our Max Potential!

To make positive changes, you cannot look anywhere else but inward. Only you, can truly change the outcome of your journey called life. But you have to be willing to put in the work! 

I currently reside in Regensburg, Germany with my wonderful family!

Scientific-Based Approach

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.

Conquer Stress, Depression & Anxiety

Find Your

Better Your
Overall Mindset

Be Fearless & Happy
About Life


Working with Chris has helped the mental side of my game a ton. All the different tools he gives you on how you can react to different situations is awesome because you can choose what works best for you.
Karter McNarland-NCAA

Growing up I was always anti therapy. Given my life and life goals were seen as abnormal by a lot of people, I always felt that my problems were too obscure for a stranger to offer any benefit to me through conversation. I was also closed off to confiding with friends and family because I knew their opinion would be undoubtedly bias. In hindsight I was likely making excuses to not reach out, when in reality I needed someone who could empathize with me rather than sympathize. I needed someone who could be invested in my battles because they remember fighting those exact battles themselves. After explaining this to my wife she convinced me to reach out to Chris. I’m forever grateful that she did. Chris was not only capable of empathizing with me, but he was open about the similar situations that he faced. There’s a comfort in knowing that you’re not the first to face these battles and you won’t be the last. So much of the sports world is made up of mental battles, and having Chris helped me respond to those battles the right way. I honestly feel like Chris cares about me and my journey. He made time for me when his schedule was busy. He made me feel like I had a mentor and a friend who understood exactly what I was up against. The clarity that you get from asking for help from someone who has walked in your shoes is truly unmatched. Chris’s knowledge, character, and integrity are beyond admirable and I’d highly recommend anyone in the sports community consider reaching out to him!
T.J. Sneath-Sweden Div 2

I worked with Chris for several years during my professional hockey career and have also talked with him privately on many occasions about the very important, but often neglected topic of mental training. Chris listens very well, takes all your issues seriously and has a wide array of ideas to combat these issues, helping you choose the path most suited to yourself and accompanying you along the way. He helped me re-instill my confidence during times where I felt that my game was going downhill, and can help you take your game to the next level, regardless of if you’re a top-level pro or an aspiring amateur.
Marcel Juhasz-Germany

Thank you so so much for your support and advice, it has been really helpful and I am setting boundaries and focusing on me and my goal of mental health
Janine, Australia

Please reach out!

My goal is to serve as an open ear and offer guidance to anyone wanting to improve their mental health.

Text me now +49 17624886356 or shoot me an email