153 episodes

The High Performance Podcast brings you an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, world-class performers who have all excelled in their field with first-hand experiences and lessons to share. Find out what non-negotiable behaviours they employed to get them to the top and keep them there. Hosting every conversation is sports broadcaster Jake Humphrey and leading organisational psychologist Damian Hughes. Jake is currently BT Sport’s Premier League anchor and former lead presenter of BBC’s Formula One coverage. Damian is an author and professor who continues to work with leading sports organisations to create a high-performing culture.
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The High Performance Podcast Jake Humphrey

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The High Performance Podcast brings you an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, world-class performers who have all excelled in their field with first-hand experiences and lessons to share. Find out what non-negotiable behaviours they employed to get them to the top and keep them there. Hosting every conversation is sports broadcaster Jake Humphrey and leading organisational psychologist Damian Hughes. Jake is currently BT Sport’s Premier League anchor and former lead presenter of BBC’s Formula One coverage. Damian is an author and professor who continues to work with leading sports organisations to create a high-performing culture.
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    E99 - Vicky Pattison: Listen without prejudice

    E99 - Vicky Pattison: Listen without prejudice

    Vicky Pattison is a bestselling author and TV star. Vicky began her career on reality TV (Geordie Shore, Masterchef, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here), but now she uses her platform of 5 million followers to spread awareness of key feminist issues, such as body image, imposter syndrome and mental health. Vicky shares with us the value of maintaining good relationships and happiness in a high performance life. 
    As you know, this podcast is about challenging pre-conceptions and embracing a growth mindset. So open your mind and enjoy this week’s episode with Vicky. 
    Vicky’s book ‘The Secret to Happy’ is out now. 
    *WARNING: This episode does contain swearing*
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    Our first guests have been announced! The last tickets are on sale for our LIVE TOUR in 2022. Buy here: https://sjm.lnk.to/HPPL 
    Buy our bestselling book ‘Lessons From the Best on Becoming Your Best: http://smarturl.it/hv0sdz
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    We have BRAND NEW content up on our exclusive members club THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CIRCLE, this month with 'brain performance' coach, Dr Ryan Wohlfert. Just go to www.thehighperformancepodcast.com 

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    BITESIZE #50 | Sir Ian McGeechan: Never do anything second rate

    BITESIZE #50 | Sir Ian McGeechan: Never do anything second rate

    What a pleasure it was to welcome Sir Ian McGeechan to the podcast, one of rugby’s most popular and well regarded figures, most notably for being a true legend of the world’s most famous touring team - the British & Irish Lions. 
    A PE and Geography teacher by profession, Ian has a great empathy with players, an ability to get the right people around him and is incredibly knowledgeable about the game. In this clip Ian describes the sacrifice his father made that he didn’t know until after he died that taught him the most valuable lesson. 
    Listen to the full episode:
    https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/podcast/ianmcggechan
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    Buy our book ‘Lessons From the Best on Becoming Your Best: http://smarturl.it/hv0sdz
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    And remember to check out our website 
    for more exclusive merchandise and to join our members club THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CIRCLE where you can get podcasts, keynote speeches and boosts from some very special guests. Just go to www.thehighperformancepodcast.com

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    • 2 min
    E98 - Chrissie Wellington: Racing the imperfect race perfectly

    E98 - Chrissie Wellington: Racing the imperfect race perfectly

    Chrissie Wellington OBE is a former British professional triathlete and four-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion. She held all three world and championship records relating to ironman triathlon races and remains the world record holder for Ironman distance (8hrs,18 mins). But her success doesn’t stop there, she also has an MA in Econ Development Studies, is the Global Lead for Health and Wellbeing for parkrun and is a Sunday Times Best Selling author. 
    As a child her dad told her to ‘seize every opportunity and make a mark on the world for all the right reasons.’ She’s certainly achieved that, and in this podcast, she reveals how you too can learn to trust yourself, believe in what you are capable of and be the best you can be.
    Chrissie has released two children's wellbeing storybooks with friend and former athlete Susie Bush-Ramsey entitled You're so strong and You're so amazing, available to buy here.
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    Big name guests announcing soon for LIVE TOUR in 2022. Don’t miss out: https://sjm.lnk.to/HPPL
    Buy our book ‘Lessons From the Best on Becoming Your Best: http://smarturl.it/hv0sdz
    Buy the audiobook: https://adbl.co/3xQQSCF 
    And remember to check out our website for more exclusive merchandise and to join our members club THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CIRCLE where you can get exclusive podcasts, keynote speeches and boosts from some very special guests. Just go to www.thehighperformancepodcast.com 

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    BITESIZE #49 | Chris Voss: Stop giving advice and just listen

    BITESIZE #49 | Chris Voss: Stop giving advice and just listen

    Former FBI hostage negotiator and author Chris Voss joined us for E67 educating us on how to be a world class communicator. 
    One of the most profound pearls of wisdom of the enlightening chat was also the simplest: just listen. 
    We talk at around 150 words a minute yet are capable of listening to around 600 words in the same period. Our brains are often thinking ahead, planning our response. Slowing down our thinking and really engaging with the other person is saying is both a compliment and adds to our own competitive advantage. 
    Listen to the full episode: https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/podcast/chrisvoss
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    Still a few tickets left for our LIVE TOUR in 2022. Don’t miss out: https://sjm.lnk.to/HPPL 
    Buy our book ‘Lessons From the Best on Becoming Your Best: http://smarturl.it/hv0sdz
    Buy the audiobook: https://adbl.co/3xQQSCF 
    And remember to check out our website 
    for more exclusive merchandise and to join our members club THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CIRCLE where you can get podcasts, keynote speeches and boosts from some very special guests. Just go to www.thehighperformancepodcast.com

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    • 3 min
    E97 - Eric Dier: The benefits of stepping outside of your comfort zone

    E97 - Eric Dier: The benefits of stepping outside of your comfort zone

    Eric Dier is a footballer who plays for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and England. Although Eric was born in Cheltenham, his family moved to Portugal when he was 7 - where he grew his talent at Sporting Lisbon through the youth ranks. Training in Portugal was a key aspect of Eric’s life, teaching him about respect, commitment and the importance of embracing discomfort. 
    Eric shares with us the valuable lessons he’s learned from his career to date - “Comfort is the enemy.”
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    Tickets are on sale for our LIVE TOUR in 2022. Buy here: https://sjm.lnk.to/HPPL 
    Buy our book ‘Lessons From the Best on Becoming Your Best: http://smarturl.it/hv0sdz
    Buy our audiobook: https://adbl.co/3xQQSCF 
    Thank you to our founding partner Lotus Cars. Check them out at lotuscars.com 
    Thanks also to GIVEMESPORT - the exclusive sports partner of the pod. To gain further access to editorial and social content from the podcast click here https://www.givemesport.com/podcast

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    E96 - Happy Place Podcast Collaboration

    E96 - Happy Place Podcast Collaboration

    To celebrate the New Year, this is a very special episode of the High Performance Podcast! We were lucky enough to record a collaboration with the podcast Happy Place, presented by Fearne Cotton, in which Jake, Damian and Fearne all share their favourite moments from Happy Place and High Performance in 2021, and discuss the impact those chats had on them, as well as reflecting on what their guests have taught them this year.
    They listen to snippets from episodes with guests such as Dave Grohl, Jane Goodall, Alistair Campbell, Mel Marshall, Ben Francis among many others. The perfect way to wrap up 2021 and celebrate the New Year!
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    Tickets are on sale for our LIVE TOUR in 2022. Buy here: https://sjm.lnk.to/HPPL 
    Buy our book ‘Lessons From the Best on Becoming Your Best: http://smarturl.it/hv0sdz
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

Rob Bortkiewicz ,

More Than Advice, This Is The Real Deal

The inspirational stories from the podcasts I’ve listened to so far have made me reevaluate my life and the direction I’ve been heading for far too long. This isn’t “the best” preaching how great they are, it’s real people with real lives giving great advice to those who chose to listen. Long may it continue!

elang79 ,

Ok

I’m sorry I’ve just never been a fan of Jake Humphrey. Always comes across quite rude and condescending. Having Vicky Pattison on was the last straw. Eric Dier and Ant Middleton were pretty good guests.

NilezP0960 ,

Listen to Number 1 and now hooked

I saw and listened to you on the Chris Moyles Show this morning and had no idea of your pod cast.
Being a coach myself I was intrigued to learn what I could learn. Having been classed as a High Performance professional what more could I learn.
Well… episode 1, I’m not a Manchester United Fan and as such not a Rio fan either.
But having said that…and after listening to Rio and his journey and mind set, my views have been changed. The inner strength determination and passion, wow.
I have learned, and now I have all the remaining podcasts to learn from as well.
The decision to listen to the first pad cast is one that I’m sure I will not regret.
Thank you.

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