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You're going to die. Like a food product, you have a personal “best before” date. And before that date, there are memories you want to make, places you want to explore, people you want to meet, and an impact you want to create. The only way to accomplish this before you expire is to reach your full potential. If you're a student that is serious about reaching your potential and living a healthy, happier and more productive life, this show is for you. The High Performing Student Podcast is hosted by entrepreneur, speaker and High-Performance Coach, Sam Demma. Follow along as he shares his personal stories and interviews the world's top performers to bring you actionable tools and strategies to help you become real-world ready.

The High Performing Student Podcas‪t‬ Sam Demma

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 98 Ratings

You're going to die. Like a food product, you have a personal “best before” date. And before that date, there are memories you want to make, places you want to explore, people you want to meet, and an impact you want to create. The only way to accomplish this before you expire is to reach your full potential. If you're a student that is serious about reaching your potential and living a healthy, happier and more productive life, this show is for you. The High Performing Student Podcast is hosted by entrepreneur, speaker and High-Performance Coach, Sam Demma. Follow along as he shares his personal stories and interviews the world's top performers to bring you actionable tools and strategies to help you become real-world ready.

    Mike Weaver - From 633 Games in the NHL to Tech Founder

    Mike Weaver - From 633 Games in the NHL to Tech Founder

    Retired NHL player turned techie. Mike had an extensive hockey career, playing 633 NHL games with the Canadiens, Blues, Canucks, Kings, Thrashers and Panthers.
     
    Through his Telecommunications degree from Michigan State University, Mike also achieved a minor in Virtual Reality, Software Development and Web Design, which propelled him to co-found the online coaching platform, CoachThem.
     
    Mike now resides in Toronto, where he runs Defence First Hockey, a hockey school that teaches the thinking part of the game.
     
    Find Mike on Linkedin, Instagram & Twitter
     
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    • 38 min
    A Wake Up Call (I Needed This!)

    A Wake Up Call (I Needed This!)

    You will also be second best to the person you are trying to be like, sound like, look like, sing like, speak like, write like, dance like and copy.  The only way to be YOUR best is to be YOU.  Stop trying to copy others.  Stop trying to be like others.  Start being you.  This was a wake-up call I just had.  Listen for more on the podcast. 
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    • 12 min
    Codi Shewan - Professional Speaker, Consultant and Best-Selling Author

    Codi Shewan - Professional Speaker, Consultant and Best-Selling Author

    Codi Shewan is a professional speaker, trainer, consultant, and in 2020, became the best-selling author of the critically acclaimed, Everyday Legacy: Lessons For Living With Purpose, Right Now. His passion for empowering others to see the best in themselves and to redefine their legacy - from something they leave to something they live, every day - is the driving force behind his work!
    www.everydaylegacy.com 
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    • 35 min
    Derek Gaunt - Hostage Negotiator, Trainer and Coach

    Derek Gaunt - Hostage Negotiator, Trainer and Coach

    Derek Gaunt is a lecturer, author of Ego, Authority, Failure©, and trainer with 29 years of law enforcement experience, 20 of which as a team member, leader and then commander of hostage negotiations teams in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

    He is a hostage negotiation and incident command subject matter expert who frequently speaks at hostage negotiations and SWAT conferences across the country. Derek’s passion for interpersonal communications began when he was selected as a detective in the Criminal Investigations Section of a municipal police agency. He spent the majority of his law enforcement career in the Criminal Investigations Section as a detective, supervisor, and eventually commander of major crimes. In 1997, he took his passion for interpersonal communications to the next level, becoming a hostage negotiator.

    Once he became a supervisor, his passion transitioned from “doing” to teaching the concepts to others. As a member of the Black Swan Group, he is a negotiation trainer and personal coach. Derek has trained throughout the US and around the world, instructing business organizations on how to apply hostage negotiation practices and principles to their world. Derek presents seminars and in-house training programs in a variety of environments.

    His presentations are engaging and filled with useful techniques for understanding human behaviour and navigating difficult conversations. His training has helped leaders and their organizations increase their performance by changing the way they think about communicating one person to another.


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    • 51 min
    How to make someones day in less than 30 seconds

    How to make someones day in less than 30 seconds

    I recently had two crazy experiences with employees of large companies, and the results were nothing short of amazing.  I had to share this with you as a reminder of the importance of making people feel seen, heard, appreciated, and valued.  I hope you enjoy today's episode. 
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    • 16 min
    Dr. Ivan Joseph - TED talk (20M+ views), Speaker, Author and Self-Confidence Expert

    Dr. Ivan Joseph - TED talk (20M+ views), Speaker, Author and Self-Confidence Expert

    Dr. Ivan Joseph is a six-time Coach of the Year recipient and Director of Athletics at Ryerson University.  He is a sought-after speaker on developing personal and organizational leadership.  He has a BA in Physical Education and Health, an MS in Higher Education Administration and a Ph.D. in Sports Psychology.
    His popular Tedx talk on the skill of self-confidence has garnered over 21 million views.  For more information on Dr. Joseph, please visit, www.drivanjoseph.com
    Purchase his book: https://drivanjoseph.com/product/you-got-this-mastering-the-skill-of-self-confidence/ 
    Watch the TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-HYZv6HzAs&ab_channel=TEDxTalks 
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    Want access to the free High Performing Student minicourse?
    ->www.samdemma.com/hps-minicourse
    Want to win $500? I've partnered with the Student Life Network to bring you the High Performing Student Scholarship
     
     

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Zoel.T ,

An Inspiration - Truly

Hearing Sam simply speak is engaging in a way that few people can be. His ability to look forward, think actively about what students need and present information in a way that speaks to the individual is extraordinary. Sam is skilled at putting a spotlight on his own “nuggets” of learning from each guest he interviews while also allowing the listener to do the same. This is an exceptional piece of podcasting that needn’t only apply to the student but any individual looking to learn, grow and better themselves in meaningful ways.

Merleg ,

Perfect for me and my teen!

I listen to this with my teen as a way to discuss difficult topics and provide advice that I would give her except it’s not me preaching! Haha it opens doors to a lot of meaningful conversations. I also listen with my students and they love it! Great in the home or classroom.

Arissa.R ,

Amazing

I love listening to this podcast! Highly recommended

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