126 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

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 17 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.

    John McAvoy: It's not where you're from, is where you're at that counts

    John McAvoy: It's not where you're from, is where you're at that counts

    This week Jake and Damian speak with current Nike athlete, and former convicted armed robber, John McAvoy.


    John speaks about how his past and time in solitary confinement transformed his view of life and what fuelled him to succeed in the sporting world.


    John became the proud holder of three world records and seven British records in indoor rowing, all achieved in confinement.


    John’s book – Redemption is available to buy here.


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    High Performance Live Podcast Tour 2022 - Sign up here - thehighperformancepodcast.com/signup  


    Get a special signed copy of our first book, out Dec 9th: https://bit.ly/3kCqhFp
    Pre-order link: http://smarturl.it/hv0sdz


    Pre-order the audiobook: https://adbl.co/3xQQSCF 


    There are a few tickets left for the book tour! Join us in Bristol (14th December) to have a chat and get a signed copy 👉https://bit.ly/HPPlive


    Thanks also to GIVEMESPORT - the exclusive sports partner of the High Performance Podcast. 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 18 min
    BITESIZE #38 | Ric Lewis: Don’t confuse activity with productivity

    BITESIZE #38 | Ric Lewis: Don’t confuse activity with productivity

    Today’s bitesize brilliance is with leading businessman Ric Lewis, a massive highlight of Series 5. Ric was ranked first in the UK’s 2019 Powerlist, an annual list of the UK’s most influential people with African or Afro-Caribbean heritage. 


    This episode had an enormous reaction. And we’ve just highlighted a few principles Ric shared that really resonated. Challenge the people around you to see who gets in your circle. And don’t confuse activity with productivity. Jake and Damian look back and offer further insight in Ric’s principles. 


    Listen to his full episode. Guiding principles for business, life and happiness: https://pod.fo/e/dd561 


    (Damian references in this ep are: Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy & 
    The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch)


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    Get a special signed copy of our book - ‘Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best’ : htps://bit.ly/3kCqhFp


    Pre-order our book: http://smarturl.it/hv0sdz


    Pre-order our audiobook: https://adbl.co/3xQQSCF 


    Only a few tickets left for book tour in December. Come see us! 👉https://bit.ly/HPPlive
     
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    • 7 min
    Michael Bisping: Having a plan after you get punched in the face

    Michael Bisping: Having a plan after you get punched in the face

    Michael Bisping, remains the only British UFC champion and a key player in catapulting the sport to new heights in the UK. His undoubted career highlight came in June 2016 at UFC 199, when he knocked out Luke Rockhold to claim the UFC middleweight title on just a week’s notice. He defended that title on UK soil when he beat Dan Hendersaon and also beat the legendary Anderson Silva during the same five-fight win streak that delivered his title.


    Among Michael’s career accolades, he has the most wins in UFC middleweight history and is tied for the third most fights in UFC history. “The Count” was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame will go down as one of the greatest.


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    Get a special signed copy of our first book, out Dec 9th: https://bit.ly/3kCqhFp
    Pre-order the book: http://smarturl.it/hv0sdz
    Pre-order the audiobook: https://adbl.co/3xQQSCF 


    There are a few tickets left for the book tour! Come have a chat and get a signed copy 👉https://bit.ly/HPPlive


    Thank you to our founding partner Lotus Cars who are back for the new series! Lotus we love you, and wouldn’t be here without you! Check them out at lotuscars.com. Thanks also to GIVEMESPORT - the exclusive sports partner of the High Performance Podcast. To gain further access to editorial and social content from the Podcast click here https://www.givemesport.com/podcast
     
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    • 57 min
    BITESIZE #37 | Stuart Webber: Ignore the noise, listen to your inner circle

    BITESIZE #37 | Stuart Webber: Ignore the noise, listen to your inner circle

    Stuart Webber, the Sporting Director of Norwich City Football Club, joined us at the end of Series 4 and spoke with incredible honesty about how he insulates himself from social media, ignoring the opinions of others he doesn’t know or trust. 


    Jake and Damian discuss how all high performers have a committee of trusted people around them. 


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    Get a special signed copy of our book - ‘Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best’ : htps://bit.ly/3kCqhFp


    Pre-order our book: http://smarturl.it/hv0sdz


    Pre-order our audiobook: https://adbl.co/3xQQSCF 


    There are a few tickets left for the book tour in Bristol (14th December) to have a chat and get a signed copy 👉https://bit.ly/HPPlive


    A big thanks to our founding partners Lotus Cars and GIVEMESPORT - the exclusive sports partner of the High Performance Podcast. To gain further access to editorial and social content from the Podcast click here https://www.givemesport.com/podcast
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 7 min
    Mel Robbins: Can you really high 5 your way to happiness?

    Mel Robbins: Can you really high 5 your way to happiness?

    Our special guest this week is Mel Robbins. A best-selling author, tv host and motivational speaker. Mel’s books' include global phenomenon ‘The 5 Second Rule’ and her latest is called ‘The High 5 Habit’; a simple, proven tool you can use to take control of your life.


    Mel is one of the most widely booked and followed public speakers in the world. Her social media platforms inspire more than 60 million people every month and her TEDx Talk is one of the most popular of all time, with more than 25 million views.


    Mel’s latest book ‘The High Five Habit’ is available now!


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    Get a special signed copy of our first book, out Dec 9th: https://bit.ly/3kCqhFp
    Pre-order link: http://smarturl.it/hv0sdz


    Pre-order the audiobook: https://adbl.co/3xQQSCF 


    There are a few tickets left for the book tour! Join us in Bristol (14th December) to have a chat and get a signed copy 👉https://bit.ly/HPPlive


    Thank you to our founding partner Lotus Cars who are back for the new series! Lotus we love you, and wouldn’t be here without you! Check them out at lotuscars.com 


    Thanks also to GIVEMESPORT - the exclusive sports partner of the High Performance Podcast. To gain further access to editorial and social content from the Podcast click here https://www.givemesport.com/podcast
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    BITESIZE #36 | Lord Richard Dannatt: Aim high, be the best, courage is key

    BITESIZE #36 | Lord Richard Dannatt: Aim high, be the best, courage is key

    Lord Dannatt concluded his forty year military career as the head of the British Army. His leadership and decision making affected hundreds of thousands. This bitesize episode focuses one of the most impactful definitions of high performance we’ve heard so far…


    Listen to Lord Dannatt’s full episode, The importance of moral and physical courage: https://pod.fo/e/c6a61 


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    Get a special signed copy of our book: htps://bit.ly/3kCqhFp


    Pre-order link: http://smarturl.it/hv0sdz


    Pre-order the audiobook: https://adbl.co/3xQQSCF 


    There are a few tickets left for the book tour in Bristol (14th December) to have a chat and get a signed copy 👉https://bit.ly/HPPlive
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 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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