18 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.

The High Performance Podcast Jake Humphrey

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    • 4.8, 6 Ratings

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.

    Sir Chris Hoy

    Sir Chris Hoy

    Sir Chris Hoy is a true sporting legend and one of the most successful British athletes of all time with six gold medals and one silver.
    Chris won his first Olympic gold medal in Athens 2004, won three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics and cemented his name in the history books by winning two golds at the London Olympics in 2012.
    Following his historic hat-trick of gold medals in Beijing , Chris was voted 2008 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He was also awarded a Knighthood in the 2009 New Year Honours list.

    • 55 min
    Dina Asher-Smith

    Dina Asher-Smith

    This week’s guest is Dina Asher-Smith, the reigning 200 metres World Champion and the fastest women in British history.
    Dina took gold at the World Athletics Championships in Doha having already taken silver in the 100 metres.
    She was also seriously impressive at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin in 2018, winning three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
    Dina is one of Britain's best prospects for gold at the Olympic Games in Japan next year.

    • 58 min
    Marcelino Sambé

    Marcelino Sambé

    Portuguese dancer Marcelino Sambé is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. At just 25-years old, he already proved himself to be one of the most technically accomplished and inspiring stars in the world of dance, excelling in some of ballet’s trickiest roles – all delivered with his characteristic smile and optimism.
    Born in a poor area on the outskirts of Lisbon, his father died when he was 8 and his guidance came from his local community centre.
    Marcelino is only the second black dancer ever to make the Royal Ballet’s top tier following on from Carlos Acosta.

    • 1 hr
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for Manchester United, but that doesn’t go nearly far enough in explaining his legacy at Old Trafford.
    On the field, the Norwegian became an embodiment of the Reds’ never-say-die spirit in their most successful decade, often scoring late goals when points or trophies looked to have been lost. The most special of all being the Champions League final in 1999 cementing his place in Man Utd folklore.
    Since retiring as a player, Ole returned to his homeland in 2011 and spent three years with Molde before taking over at then Premier League side Cardiff City. 


    In December 2018, Ole received a call he just could not turn down - Manchester United. He was made permanent manager in March 2019 and is currently leading the team on an unbeaten run of 17 matches in all competitions.

    • 51 min
    Series Two Preview

    Series Two Preview

    The High Performance Podcast is back for Series Two! Thank you to everyone who has been with us so far and welcome to all of you just joining in.
    Returning for a second series, broadcaster Jake Humphrey and leading organisational psychologist Professor Damian Hughes speak to more world-class performers from business, sports, music and arts to hear their first-hand experiences and what lessons they've learned along the way.
    Episodes are released every Monday and we kick off Series 2 with the manager of one of the biggest football clubs on the planet, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, on July 13th.

    • 9 min
    Series One Roundup with Jake & Damian

    Series One Roundup with Jake & Damian

    Jake and Damian reflect on the fantastic guests from series one, including Rio Ferdinand, Ant Middleton, Mauricio Pochettino, Steven Bartlett, Robin Van Persie, Holly Tucker, Kelly Holmes and many more. They both pick out their favourite clips from the series and discuss the non-negotiable behaviours and common themes that came out of the podcasts.  
    It’s not goodbye for long though, series 2 will be coming very soon with more elite high-performance guests!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Swappyyy ,

Brilliant Ole Podcast

My biggest take away will be the “Quite Leaders” bit. And the fact that you don’t have to be loud to be heard. Cheering for Ole to achieve all the success to publicize these aspects to social behavior. Cheers. Great Podcast.

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