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The High Performance Podcast turns the lived experiences of the planet's high performers into your life lessons. Jake Humphrey (broadcast presenter of 20 years) and Professor Damian Hughes (leading high performance expert), speak to athletes, authors, entertainers and experts about the key to their success. But, Jake and Damian look beyond the guests achievements and encourage guests to share how they developed their mindset, what gives them confidence, how they navigate adversity and much more. Hear from guests as you’ve never heard them before. The High Performance Podcast aims to help listeners navigate their own version of high performance.
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The High Performance Podcast High Performance

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    • 4.9 • 272 Ratings

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The High Performance Podcast turns the lived experiences of the planet's high performers into your life lessons. Jake Humphrey (broadcast presenter of 20 years) and Professor Damian Hughes (leading high performance expert), speak to athletes, authors, entertainers and experts about the key to their success. But, Jake and Damian look beyond the guests achievements and encourage guests to share how they developed their mindset, what gives them confidence, how they navigate adversity and much more. Hear from guests as you’ve never heard them before. The High Performance Podcast aims to help listeners navigate their own version of high performance.
Want to get the most from High Performance? You can download the new home of High Performance for FREE to listen to every episode we've ever recorded, get access to exclusive content and daily boosts of motivation. Everything you need to unlock your own version of High Performance. Simply click here or search High Performance in the App store. Then enter your exclusive access code: HPAPP

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    Phil Heath: Real fulfilment can’t be bought, but it can be earned (E250)

    Phil Heath: Real fulfilment can’t be bought, but it can be earned (E250)

    In this episode, we explore a journey of resilience and transformation; the evolution of a promising basketball player to a celebrated bodybuilding champion.
    Phil Heath is an American IFBB Pro League professional bodybuilder, who clinched the Mr. Olympia title seven times consecutively from 2011 to 2017. His latest victory tied him with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the second-most wins in history, following Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney.
    From battling suicidal thoughts to finding his light in the darkness, Phil talks candidly about the pivotal moments that led him to reevaluate his life's direction. Reflecting on his basketball days, he recounts the realisation that it was time to pivot when he felt overlooked on the court. He describes the struggle of facing adversity without a support system, battling with loneliness and despair.
    Throughout the episode, Phil emphasises the importance of perseverance and seeking support during tough times. He credits influential figures like his gym teacher and coach Tim Grover for guiding him through adversity and teaching him valuable lessons in managing emotion.
    Offering advice for navigating through darkness, Phil reminds us that even in our darkest moments, there is always a glimmer of hope waiting to be ignited. This episode explores resilience, hope and self-discovery.

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    • 58 min
    Business Roundtable; How to REALLY Run a Business in 2024

    Business Roundtable; How to REALLY Run a Business in 2024

    In this episode, sponsored by BT, Jake sits down with Clement, Alice, Maggie and Ed - four real life business owners, with wildly varied experiences across the UK business sector. 
    We explore what it’s really like being the boss.The key attributes you need to lead a business, and the big lessons they’ve learned over the years. 
    Clement, Alice, Maggie and Ed reflect on the highest highs along their journeys, and also the most challenging moments, and how ultimately, marginal gains are everything. 
    It’s more than a conversation about business, it’s about fostering a winning culture.
    A big thank you to BT for making this happen - remember that BT is there to support you and your business, providing strong reliability, dedicated support and robust network security - so you can get on with what you do best which is running your business. Put simply whatever your business is, BT's got your back.
    Thanks to Clement, Alice, Maggie and Ed for sitting down, and making for such a great roundtable. 
    You can find out more about their businesses here…
    Clement - The Village People - https://princeofpeckham.co.uk/ 
    Maggie - Lewes FC - https://lewesfc.com/ 
    Ed - https://www.thealternativeboard.co.uk/ 
    Alice - https://thelowdown.com/ 
    Thanks to Clement, Alice, Maggie and Ed for sitting down, and making for such a great roundtable.
    You can find out more about their businesses here…
    Clement - The Village People - https://princeofpeckham.co.uk/
    Maggie - Lewes FC - https://lewesfc.com/
    Ed - https://www.thealternativeboard.co.uk/
    Alice - https://thelowdown.com/
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    • 1 hr
    Emily Maitlis discusses the Prince Andrew scoop

    Emily Maitlis discusses the Prince Andrew scoop

    In this bonus episode, we revisit an absorbing conversation with renowned British journalist and former BBC newsreader, Emily Maitlis.
    Watch the full episode FREE without ads, only on the High Performance app: hppod.co/emily-maitlis.
    In line with the release of Netflix’s new film ‘Scoop’, we look back at Emily Maitlis’ iconic interview with Prince Andrew, exploring how she prepared, the moments leading up to the conversation, and her reactions to the now infamous exchange.
    Emily discusses the team and processes behind creating a compelling interview narrative, and how an unforgettable moment of British journalism was produced.

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    • 13 min
    Kolo Touré: Two time Premier League winner on building an unbeatable mindset (E249)

    Kolo Touré: Two time Premier League winner on building an unbeatable mindset (E249)

    Step into the mind of a Premier League icon, in a conversation exploring self doubt, gaining respect, and coping with toxicity.
    Kolo Touré, a stalwart of the Premier League, is not just a football player but a symbol of resilience and determination. With a career spanning top clubs including Arsenal, Manchester City, and Liverpool, Toure's name is synonymous with grit, leadership, and unwavering commitment on the pitch.
    In this episode, Kolo Touré joins Jake and Damian for a conversation blending reflection and insider insights into his football journey. From meeting Arsène Wenger for the first time, to reflecting on the “invincibles” era at Arsenal, Kolo shares insights into how one of the league’s most legendary teams was built.
    Transitioning to Manchester City, he discusses the struggle of instilling a winning mentality at a new club. Despite setbacks, including a suspension for a substance abuse accusation, Kolo highlights how he persevered; returning alongside his brother Yaya to win the Premier League in dramatic fashion in 2012.
    Kolo also discusses how when his career moved onto Liverpool, he faced new pressures and expectations. He shares how he embraced the challenge, and how eager he was to prove himself to the fans and his new team.
    This episode encapsulates Kolo's remarkable journey; from exhilarating moments within some of the country’s most established clubs, to inspiring encounters with Arsène Wenger, and his biggest personal challenges and triumphs.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    How to become a Supercommunicator with Pulitzer Prize winner, Charles Duhigg

    How to become a Supercommunicator with Pulitzer Prize winner, Charles Duhigg

    In this episode, Charles Duhigg shares powerful insights into understanding the unspoken desires of others, and how we can foster meaningful connection through communication.
    Charles Duhigg is an American journalist with over 20 years’ experience, and a non-fiction author. He is a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter and the author of best-selling book ‘The Power of Habit’, which spent over three years on New York Times bestseller lists.
    In this conversation, Charles discusses the importance of asking deep questions that touch on our values and experiences, allowing individuals to reveal their true intentions and mindset. He reflects on his relationship with his father, underscoring the transformative power of open and honest communication.
    Charles discusses the complexities of parent-child dynamics, and Jake and Damian reflect on the challenges of communicating with their own children. Reflecting on his new book, “Supercommunicators”, Charles highlights the importance of understanding the science of human connection to personal and professional success.
    This thought-provoking episode explores the transformative power of communication; offering practical strategies to navigate interpersonal relationships in a world that is increasingly disconnected.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Paul Smith: Do things which are right, not that are easy (E247)

    Paul Smith: Do things which are right, not that are easy (E247)

    In this episode, British fashion icon Paul Smith takes listeners on a reflective journey through his life and career, offering profound insights into the evolving landscape of society, culture, and fashion.
    He shares with Jake and Damian insights into his dynamic professional partnership with his wife, Pauline, highlighting their contrasting personalities as a source of balance and strength. Paul reflects on his journey since the beginning of his career, and discusses the fleeting nature of fame, emphasising the importance of sticking power and endurance.
    From childhood memories to lessons in communication and resourcefulness, Paul acknowledges the crucial role his father played in shaping his entrepreneurial journey, especially in international business dealings. Paul also recounts a life-altering cycling accident that led to artistic exploration and a newfound appreciation for design.
    Despite global success, Paul remains committed to mentorship; echoing gratitudes for the guidance he received in his youth and advocating for the next generation of talent. Through anecdotes, reflections and candid advice, Paul paints a portrait of a fashion icon dedicated to preserving the integrity and artistry of his craft.
    This episode explores the authenticity of fashion amidst changing trends, the importance of staying true to yourself, and offers a glimpse into the heart and soul of a true visionary.

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

Chris PVARUSH ,

Brilliant

Jake and Damian Thanks for sharing your passion and dropping knowledge bombs every week with every guest. It makes people know that everyone’s journey is unique however there are many things that are the same! Would love to hear Sir Alex Ferguson, Eric cantona or Mike Tyson on the pod. Thanks for being part of my journey. I’m a British born Cypriot who now lives in the U S and A. So many of the guests and stories take me back to my childhood and teenage years. Thank you for making a difference with your work. Peace love and respeck Chris Panayiotou

PGibbs17 ,

Inspirational

Such a good resource for many different people

Nikelicious ,

Phenomenal

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