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.
Matthew McConaughey: Looking for life’s green lights
Our guest this week needs little introduction. He is one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading men, who launched his career in the cult classic Dazed and Confused and has since then has won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club and appeared in more than 40 feature films.
Matthew McConaughey is an actor producer, director, philanthropist and best selling author of ‘Greenlights’. Matthew graces the show to talk us through his life lessons, anecdotes and wisdom.
His book 'Greenlights' is out now. We loved it and know fans of this pod will too.
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Billy Monger: It's not the fact but how you react
Billy Monger is an elite motorsport athlete who suffered a catastrophic accident in his Formula 4 car in 2017 where he received amputations to both of his legs.
The way Billy recovered and returned to the sport despite the huge personal challenges that lay ahead is simply remarkable. Billy has not only started competing at the same level but has also carved out a successful TV career.
Billy tells Jake and Damian the lessons he’s learnt through his life to date and how he's adjusted to life without legs.
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Sir CIive Woodward: How to conquer the world with non-negotiables
Sir Clive Woodward is the head coach who led England’s rugby players to World Cup glory in Australia in 2003. A former England International and British & Irish Lion himself, prior to his full time coaching career Clive established a successful business career working for nine years with Xerox.
During Clive’s tenure as Head Coach England moved from 6th in the world to being the number one ranked team, winning every trophy an England team can win.
In 2006 Clive Woodward joined the British Olympic Association. As Team GB’s Director of Sport he worked in close partnership with key stakeholders in British Sport to support the national coaches and athletes at the Beijing & Vancouver Olympics as well as deliver Team GB’s most successful Olympic Games in the modern era at London 2012.
Clive is currently the Founder and Chairman of Hive Learning – an app which has digitised Clive’s coaching methods and is designed to improve the quality of learning in business and sport.
Lily Cole: Breaking barriers with courage
Lily Cole is an author, actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and former supermodel.
Lily was well known for her modelling career but is now better known as co-founder of Impossible.com: a technology company that uses tech to solve social and environmental problems.
Lily was the youngest model to appear on the cover of British Vogue, and was listed by French Vogue as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. As an advocate for sociopolitical and environmental issues, Lily has employed technology, writing, filmmaking and public speaking as means to build awareness.
Lily has also spoken at Davos, Google's Zeitgeist, Wired and Web Summit.
LIly’s has a podcast and book called ‘Who Cares Wins’.
Eddie Hearn: Not getting high on your own supply
Eddie is one of the world’s most prominent sports promoters and the current managing director of Matchroom Sport. He is the son of promoter Barry Hearn, the founder of Matchroom.
Eddie’s company, Matchroom Boxing, expertly promotes more than 90 boxers, including several world champions such as Anthony Joshua. In 2018 Eddie negotiated boxing's first ever billion dollar streaming deal.
Relentless: 12 Rounds to Success by Eddie Hearn is out now (Hodder & Stoughton, Hardback, £20)
Steven Gerrard: how to make high expectations a reality
Steven Gerrard, the current manager of Rangers FC, is recognised as one of the greatest players in Liverpool FC’s history and one of the most outstanding midfield players of his generation.
Having progressed through the youth ranks at the Merseyside club, he went on to make 710 appearances for the Reds, scoring 186 goals. He won eight major trophies, including the famous Champions League comeback in 2005, before joining the MLS side LA Galaxy in 2015.
Gerrard is England’s fourth most-capped player and represented his country on 114 occasions and captained England at three major tournaments. He remains the only player to have scored in an FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and Uefa Cup final.