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.
General The Lord Richard Dannatt: The importance of moral and physical courage
Wednesday 21 April 2021
: A soldier for forty years, Lord The General Richard Dannatt concluded his military career as the head of the British Army. Since retiring...
Stuart Webber: The vital importance of patience, preparation and planning
Monday 19 April 2021
: Stuart Webber is the Sporting Director of Norwich City Football Club, who have just secured promotion back to the Premier League.Stuart took...
BITESIZE # 13 | Sir Clive Woodward: Creating and living by your own rules
Friday 16 April 2021
: It was a real privilege to be invited to Clive’s house and hear how the same principles he employed in his first business, he used to take...
James Timpson: How generosity leads to wealth
Wednesday 14 April 2021
: James Timpson is the CEO of Timpson, a business that has been in his family for over 150 years. James helped grow Timpson to over 2100...
Zack George: The power of internal motivation
Monday 12 April 2021
: Zack George is one of the world’s top CrossFit athletes, a fitness influencer and officially the UK’s Fittest Man 2020. Zack’s story...
BITESIZE # 12 | Phil Neville: My biggest learning was leaving Man Utd
Friday 09 April 2021
: Phil Neville had an unbelievable playing career with Manchester United, Everton & England, and has already established himself as an...
Steve Sallis: The importance of education in mindset
Wednesday 07 April 2021
: Steve Sallis is a former academy footballer, vice-principal teacher and author of the successful book ‘Educating Football’, a book that...
Toto Wolff: Empathy over engineering
Monday 05 April 2021
: Toto Wolff is Team Principal & CEO of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. After a short racing career competing in Austrian Formula Ford,...
BITESIZE #11 | Michelle Mone: The importance of having a coach
Friday 02 April 2021
: Even people at the top of their field need help along with way. Michelle Mone is the founder of Ultimo Lingerie and one the UK’s most...
Neil Fachie: How to avoid getting stuck; the power of pivoting
Tuesday 30 March 2021
: Neil Fachie is a long-standing member of the Great Britain Cycling Team. Neil is a 2012 Paralympic champion and reigning world champion and...
Stephen Hendry: No compromise; the cost of high performance
Sunday 28 March 2021
: Stephen Hendry dominated the game of snooker in his prime. He won the World Championship in 1990 at just 21 years of age, a record that...
BITESIZE # 10 | Nims Purja: Excuses are for losers
Friday 26 March 2021
: Nirmal "Nims" Purja, 37, stunned the mountaineering world in 2019 when he summited all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks in just six...
Susie Ma: The power of purpose
Monday 22 March 2021
: Susie Ma is the founder and CEO of Tropic Skincare, one of the UK’s fastest-growing skincare brands. Few successful entrepreneurs could...
BITESIZE # 9 | Sean Dyche: The importance of good manners
Friday 19 March 2021
: We recorded this podcast with Sean at the Burnley training ground where he is the longest serving manager in the Premier League. His...
Evelyn Glennie: How to take responsibility, not search for blame
Wednesday 17 March 2021
: Dame Evelyn Glennie is the world’s premier solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest orchestras, conductors and...
Sol Campbell: The importance of roots and wings
Monday 15 March 2021
: Sol made 646 appearances for five different clubs between 1992 and 2011, as well as playing 73 times for England, taking part in three World...
BITESIZE # 8 | Jonny Wilkinson: All of me in every moment
Friday 12 March 2021
: Happy Friday! Today’s bitesize episode is the most impactful message from the most popular episode we’ve ever done. The continued...
Jo Malone: Finding your own superpower
Monday 08 March 2021
: Jo Malone CBE, is the Founder & Creative Director of Jo Loves, a household name and one of the world’s most successful businesswomen....
BITESIZE #7 | Dina Asher-Smith: You have to believe
Friday 05 March 2021
: Today’s bitesize episode comes from the sprinter Dina Asher-Smith. Dina was a delight to have on the podcast, with such an incredible...
Charlie Pierce: Finding the courage to jump
Thursday 04 March 2021
: Charlie Pierce is a Music Artist Manager from London and is founder and CEO of Neverno Management Ltd, the home of artists Angaleena...
Osi Umenyiora: How small details deliver big differences
Monday 01 March 2021
: Osi Umenyiora was one of the NFL’s leading defensive ends for nearly a decade becoming an American Football icon in the process. Osi was...
BITESIZE #6 | Kelly Jones: Don’t miss the moments right in front of you
Friday 26 February 2021
: Your response to the bitesize episodes has been incredible and we’re so pleased you're getting so much from our mini hits of...
Kevin Sinfield: How to inspire through your actions
Monday 22 February 2021
: Kevin Sinfield is the current Leeds Rhinos Director of Rugby after returning to the club where he became a legend. Kevin won seven Grand...
BITESIZE #5 | Steven Bartlett: How to make yourself achieve
Friday 19 February 2021
: It’s another short bitesize episode on a Friday delving deeper into stand-out moments from the podcast. Today we hear from Steven...
Carl Frampton: Making your dream a reality
Wednesday 17 February 2021
: Carl Frampton is a former two-weight world champion from Belfast.By winning the featherweight world title in 2016, Carl became the first...