106 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

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 176 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.

    Ric Lewis: Guiding principles for business, life and happiness

    Ric Lewis: Guiding principles for business, life and happiness

    Jake and Damian speak with leading businessman Ric Lewis and for the first time he shares his 12 principles to a successful life and business. 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. He is a founding partner at Tristan Capital Partners, a British property investment firm and chair of The Black Heart foundation – a charity which is dedicated to supporting initiatives that improve educational benefits for under-resourced young people and providing opportunity to those who are otherwise denied it.
    His vision, humility and passion for success provide many immediate takeaways and practical tips for our listeners.




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    You can still get your hands on signed copies of our new book, High Performance: Lessons from the best on becoming your best, right here: https://bit.ly/3xQwAsL 


    A big thanks to our founding partners Lotus Cars for their continued support. Look out for big plans around Goodwood Festival of Speed coming next weekend! 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


    This week we have a brand new newsletter and exclusive content lauching on THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CIRCLE! Don’t miss out. Go to www.thehighperformancepodcast.com to sign up for FREE!
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    BITESIZE #27 | Dina Asher-Smith: Work hard to be in the best position

    BITESIZE #27 | Dina Asher-Smith: Work hard to be in the best position

    We are loving the Olympics! And alongside our founding partner Lotus Cars, we’re delving into the rich archive for lessons from Olympic legends! This week’s comes from Dina Asher-Smith, one of GB’s medal hopes in the track and field. Dina’s episode on the podcast was bursting with enthusiasm, you just have to smile 😊 
    Dina told Jake and Damian how a track and field championship will show any weakness you have. You have to work hard to be in the best position and leave everything out on the track 💪


    Listen to the whole episode: https://pod.fo/e/2338d


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    Thank you to Lotus Cars for being our very special parter for this Olympics series. Lotus has created the new cutting edge Olympic bike to be raced by Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics – 25 years after the Lotus 108 helped Chris Boardman win a gold medal. It is an incredible design you really have to see for yourself! Check it out at lotuscars.com 


    Get you hands on signed copies of our new book, High Performance: Lessons from the best on becoming your best, right here: https://bit.ly/3xQwAsL The brand new cover of the book is here too! We love it. 


    We have a brand new newsletter out for our members club THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CIRCLE! This month we have exclusive content including: 
    Exclusive Podcast: Ric Lewis. Ric Lewis shared for the first time his 12 principles to a successful life and business. Go to www.thehighperformancepodcast.com to sign up for FREE!
     
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    • 6 min
    Olympics Special #3: Adam Peaty

    Olympics Special #3: Adam Peaty

    Adam Peaty is the first British swimmer to retain their Olympic title after winning Team GB's first gold medal of Tokyo 2020 with victory in the men's 100m breaststroke.


    Adam now has the 16 quickest times in history over the 100m breaststroke and is the only swimmer ever to dip under 57 seconds with his 2019 world record. 


    With eight world titles, 16 European titles, Adam is one of GB’s greatest Olympian’s of all time. 


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    Thank you to Lotus Cars for being our very special parter for this Olympics series. Lotus has created the new cutting edge Olympic bike to be raced by Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics – 25 years after the Lotus 108 helped Chris Boardman win a gold medal. It is an incredible design you really have to see for yourself! Check it out at lotuscars.com 


    Get you hands on signed copies of our new book, High Performance: Lessons from the best on becoming your best, right here: https://bit.ly/3xQwAsL The brand new cover of the book is here too! We love it. 


    We have a brand new newsletter out for our members club THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CIRCLE! This month we have exclusive content including: 
    Winning when it’s impossible - Cath Bishop
    Mindset in Conflict zones - Hamish de Breton-Gordon
    Self-belief is Like a Muscle - Ben Saunders
    Go to www.thehighperformancepodcast.com to sign up for FREE!
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Mel Marshall: The art and science of great coaching

    Mel Marshall: The art and science of great coaching

    Mel Marshall is the current Loughborough National Lead Coach where her swimmers include Olympic winning swimmer Adam Peaty.
    Mel has overseen Adam Peaty's rise to the top of the international swimming stage, coaching him to gold medal success at every level - Olympic, World, European, Commonwealth and British.


    In 2015 and 2016 Mel was awarded the title of British Swimming Coach of the Year. Before turning her hand to coaching, Mel had a successful career as a swimmer herself which included winning six medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia and Bronze at the World Short Course Championships in 2008. 


    Mel was awarded an MBE for her services to swimming and charity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2021.


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    Have you seen our book cover?! Get you hands on signed copies of our new book, High Performance: Lessons from the best on becoming your best, right here: https://bit.ly/3xQwAsL 


    Check out newsletter #3 for our members club THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CIRCLE! This month we have exclusive content including: 
    This month we have an Exclusive Podcast with Ric Lewis. Ric Lewis shared for the first time his 12 principles to a successful life and business
    Go to www.thehighperformancepodcast.com to sign up for FREE! 


    A big thanks to our founding partners Lotus Cars for their continued support. Look out for big plans around Goodwood Festival of Speed coming next weekend! 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 17 min
    BITESIZE #26 | Tom Daley: Be Yourself

    BITESIZE #26 | Tom Daley: Be Yourself

    As part of our special Olympic series with Lotus Cars, we’re delving into the rich archive for lessons from Olympic legends! This week’s comes from Tom Daley, one of GB’s most recognised sportsmen. Tom has won a diving gold or finished first in a major competition every single year for 14 successive years! 🤯
    Tom’s lesson is simply ‘be yourself’. We went to some difficult, but fascinating, and challenging places in our podcast so check out the full episode if you missed it. 


    Listen to the whole episode: https://pod.fo/e/1760c 


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    Thank you to Lotus Cars for being our very special parter for this Olympics series. Lotus has created the new cutting edge Olympic bike to be raced by Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics – 25 years after the Lotus 108 helped Chris Boardman win a gold medal. It is an incredible design you really have to see for yourself! Check it out at lotuscars.com 


    Get you hands on signed copies of our new book, High Performance: Lessons from the best on becoming your best, right here: https://bit.ly/3xQwAsL The brand new cover of the book is here too! We love it. 


    We have a brand new newsletter out for our members club THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CIRCLE! This month we have exclusive content including: 
    Exclusive Podcast: Ric Lewis. Ric Lewis shared for the first time his 12 principles to a successful life and business. Go to www.thehighperformancepodcast.com to sign up for FREE!
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 8 min
    Olympics Special #2: Kate Richardson-Walsh

    Olympics Special #2: Kate Richardson-Walsh

    Kate Richardson-Walsh is the most capped female hockey player in her country's history. Kate was captain of GB women’s hockey teams for 13 years and was one of the many key drivers of the incredible team ethos and commitment that drove the GB team to a nail biting victory at the Rio Olympic Games. One of UK's greatest Olympic moments of all time. Kate also made history in other ways, becoming one half of the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic medal playing in the same team.
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    Thank you to Lotus Cars for being our very special parter for this Olympics series. Lotus has created the new cutting edge Olympic bike to be raced by Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics – 25 years after the Lotus 108 helped Chris Boardman win a gold medal. It is an incredible design you really have to see for yourself! Check it out at lotuscars.com 


    Get you hands on signed copies of our new book, High Performance: Lessons from the best on becoming your best, right here: https://bit.ly/3xQwAsL The brand new cover of the book is here too! We love it. 


    We have a brand new newsletter out for our members club THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CIRCLE! This month we have exclusive content including: 
    Exclusive Podcast: Ric Lewis. Ric Lewis shared for the first time his 12 principles to a successful life and business
    Winning when it’s impossible - Cath Bishop
    Mindset in Conflict zones - Hamish de Breton-Gordon
    Self-belief is Like a Muscle - Ben Saunders
    Go to www.thehighperformancepodcast.com to sign up for FREE! 
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

Taahakopp ,

I like this!

Right off the bat, this is a solid, high-quality podcast to listen to for anyone wanting to apply high performance into their day-to-day lives, particularly in the midst of the mass mediocritisation going on in our society. The questions and matters discussed are practical and can be applied by anyone regardless what field they’re in. I look forward to seeing more high-value, genuine guests on the show.

Arizona_J ,

Brilliant

I am a senior partner at a global investment bank and have found this podcast to be an outstanding source of great content - for both my personal and professional life. Jake and Damian do a fantastic job carrying a wonderful natural conversation with very successful individuals, while being able to skillfully dive into the particulars of what makes that person tick. I take away very valuable bits from each episode. I have recommended many of the episodes to my colleagues and clients - all with very positive feedback. Keep up the strong work!

If possible it would be brilliant if the team could do a podcast with Kristen Holmes. Kristen is currently at Whoop (VP of Performance) and has a very impressive sports background - former member of the U.S. National Field Hockey Team and one of the most successful coaches in Ivy League history, having won 12 league titles in 13 seasons and the first national championship ever for Princeton University and the Ivy League.

codybartlow ,

Best learning tool ever

I’ve recently discovered the pod and have been bingeing it nonstop. As a college soccer coach in the US being able to hear from top professionals such as Robin Van Persie, Dina Asher Smith, and Toto Wolff have been enlightening. I’ve taken notes, reflected on my own culture, and really grown because of this podcast. Thank you for this Mr. Humphrey and Prof. Hughes!!

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