The High Performance Podcast
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.
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E185 - Keir Starmer: My learnings from life, loss and love
Keir Starmer is the current Leader of the Labour Party. A self-described “undersharer”, Keir takes this opportunity with Jake and Damian to open up about his childhood, his leadership style and what it’s really like to be the Leader of the Opposition. As a big football fan, Keir shares what he has learnt from watching Arsenal play and why he has developed such a love for the game. Discussing his career as a barrister, Keir shares his difficult experiences representing people on death row. He explores the current adversarial system in politics, how it really feels to speak in parliament and how Keir would change the system. On a more personal note, they delve deep into Keir’s childhood. He shares how although his mum struggled with Still’s disease she was continually determined and courageous. He reminds himself, “if mum can get up, I can get up”. He shares with Jake and Damian what he would do differently when facing the death of his father and what he would tell his parents if they were alive today. In this episode they discuss decision making in leadership, when to trust others' judgement and how to shut out the noise. The purpose of The High Performance Podcast is to explore how high performers achieve their success and discover learnings for our listeners. We are not affiliated with any political party. - - - - - - - - - Last tickets remaining for our live theatre tour! Coming to London, Nottingham, Oxford, Northampton, Glasgow, Cardiff, Guildford, Leeds, Salford - https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/live2023. Books Out Now: The High Performance Daily Journal - 365 Ways To Become Your Best! smarturl.it/HPJournalHigh Performance: Lessons From the Best on Becoming Your Best https://amzn.to/3WcJnBs Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1 hour 7 mins
26 March Finished
Inspiring the next generation with teaching - Ed Haslam
In this special bonus episode in partnership with Get Into Teaching, Jake is joined by Ed Haslam Whiston. Ed is the Trust Director of Sporting Excellence of the Laurus Trust he oversees the 'electives programme' Trust wide which is their extra-curricular initiative to make sure 100% of KS3 students participate in sport or physical activity outside of lessons, securing the only official partnership with Loughborough University to make the offer truly aspirational. We regularly speak about the power and influence of teachers with our high performing guests. Teachers are such foundations in our youth so if you listen, are feeling inspired, and are looking for a career where every day is totally different and every lesson can shape a life, then search Get Into Teaching now to find out more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24 March Finished
E184: - Molly McCann (UFC): Forged in fire, how adversity creates winnersexplicit
Molly McCann, also known as Meatball Molly, is a mixed martial artist, currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In this open and honest interview, Molly shares stories from her turbulent childhood, including her mum's struggle with addiction. Her mum was able to recover from addiction, get qualifications and turn her life around - Molly shares the immensely positive impact this has had on her, being able to follow the positive behaviour her mum illustrated. Molly has won thirteen fights, to only five losses. Her work ethic is enhanced by journaling and positive thinking. She shares with Jake and Damian how journaling has helped her to become a better fighter, the mantra she tells herself every morning and how writing down vivid goals turns them into reality. They discuss her fear of coming out at the age of 25, how to figure out who the good people are and the power of saying no. - - - - - - - - - Last tickets remaining for our live theatre tour! Link: https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/live2023. Books Out Now: The High Performance Daily Journal - 365 Ways To Become Your Best! smarturl.it/HPJournalHigh Performance: Lessons From the Best on Becoming Your Best https://amzn.to/3WcJnBs Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1 hour 24 mins
20 March Finished
E183 - Mothers Day Special: Lessons on Parenthood from Jake's Mum (Liz Humphrey)
To celebrate Mother’s Day, Jake and Damian sat down with Jake’s mum, Liz Humphrey, to chat about Jake’s upbringing and her parenting advice, among much more. Jake shares his experiences being the victim of bullying whilst at school, and Liz explores how she dealt with this challenging time as a parent and as a teacher. She offers advice that she would pass onto the next generation of parents, including how to make your children feel safe in their own home, offering them a space of solace. Damian interviews the two of them about their relationship and how it has changed as Jake became an adult, including the ways Jake brings new experiences into Liz’s life, like riding motorcycles around central London! This conversation is an in depth look into how we can seek to improve the lives of children and become better parents, and people, along the way. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17 March Finished
E182 - Ryan Mason: How to focus on your comeback, not your set back
Ryan Mason is currently a first team football coach at Tottenham Hotspur FC and was the youngest person ever to manage a Premier League football match at 29. Ryan played football professionally until a life changing skull injury, which he suffered during a match and led to 48 staples in his skull. In this episode they discuss the injury and the struggles that took place in the following months. He shares how he fought through the anger and resentment that followed. Nine months after his injury, Ryan was told he would never play football again. This sudden life change led him to find a passion for coaching. He shares with Jake and Damian his coaching methods, how he builds trust within the team, how he builds emotional connections to give players strength and how crucial positive energy is. In this episode they discuss obsession, finding the positives and emphasising freedom within football. - - - - - - - - - Last tickets remaining for our live theatre tour! Link: https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/live2023. Books Out Now: The High Performance Daily Journal - 365 Ways To Become Your Best! smarturl.it/HPJournalHigh Performance: Lessons From the Best on Becoming Your Best https://amzn.to/3WcJnBs Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1 hour 15 mins
13 March Finished