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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.Want more from High Performance? We have launched our brand new premium podcast service 'High Performance Plus' for people who want to support the podcast, listen to ad-free episodes and have access to exclusive bonus content so we can get you even closer to a life of high performance. We'll ask our guests extra questions, just for you and keep recording when the mic stops so you will hear those slightly more intimate conversations at the end of each record. Expect more from Jake and Damian, as they'll be doing regular Q+As and bring you behind the scenes gems that you wouldn't normally get. We hope you love the extra content. Remember, there is no secret. It is all there for you. So chase world class basics. Don't get high on your own supply. Remain humble, curious and empathetic. Sign up: apple.co/highperformance or https://highperformanceplus.supercast.com Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

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E2 - Ant Middleton: How to create and maintain a zero excuses mindset

When I drew up a list of dream names for the High Performance Podcast, Ant Middleton was right at the top of that list. An accomplished military career that includes the coveted King’s Badge as a Royal Marine, before joining the Special Boat Service - Ant’s whole career epitomises high performance. He is now best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit show, 'SAS : Who Dares Wins', but is also a best-selling author, motivational speaker and tours the UK with his ‘Mind Over Muscle’ brand. Listen to Ant share his stories and secrets to his high-performing mindset. Give this your time, hear him out, and you won’t regret it! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

48mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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E5 - Tom Daley: How trauma leads to triumph

This week’s guest is Tom Daley, one of Britain’s most recognised sportsmen. Tom has won a diving gold or finished first in a major competition every single year for 14 successive years! He won a national U18 competition aged just ten, competed in the Olympics at fourteen and won a bronze at London 2012. Tom’s fame transcends his sport - he lost his father to cancer in 2011, publicly came out as gay, got married, had a baby and has became a key spokesperson for LGBT+ rights. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

42mins

6 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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E4 - Steven Bartlett: The importance of believing you can

This week on the pod we’re joined by Steven Bartlett, the self-made 27-year-old CEO of Social Chain, a leading global media agency, which he started at just 22. Jake and Damian delve deep into Steven’s unique philosophy, hearing about his relentless self-belief and entrepreneurial mindset. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

39mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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E3 - Mauricio Pochettino: How to build a team with compassion

Mauricio Pochettino is the current manager of PSG. He’s a man who creates a real family atmosphere wherever he coaches. He has won trophies at Espanyol and PSG as a player, but he’s now best known as a top-class manager with spells at Espanyol and Southampton before he took Tottenham to finals and their best league finish in 25 years, playing football as effective as it was impressive. Hear his stories of inspiring people, selecting players and his football philosophy. Listen to Mauricio Pochettino tell you his secrets to living a more high-performance life. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

50mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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E45 - Jo Malone: Finding your own superpower

Jo Malone CBE, is the Founder & Creative Director of Jo Loves, a household name and one of the world’s most successful businesswomen. There aren’t many people who haven’t had a product of hers in their home at some point. From modest beginnings, Jo fell in love with fragrance and built an incredibly successful brand, Jo Malone London, that she eventually sold and left the business before launching her ‘Jo Loves’ range inspired by the memories and moments in life that she loves.But there have been periods to her life that have been challenging to say the least. From cancer to career upheaval, and a set of decisions and dilemmas on a scale most of us are never faced with. Listen to the lessons Jo’s learnt from an extraordinary life. We absolutely loved this conversation!A big thanks to our partners Lotus Cars. Remember, you can get extended episodes of the podcast on our YouTube channel bit.ly/HPPYouTube and follow us on Instagram @highperformance. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 5mins

8 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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E40 - Eddie Jones: How to relentlessly pursue perfection

Eddie Jones one of the most experienced and decorated coaches in Rugby Union and the current head coach of England. Since taking over in in 2015, Eddie has orchestrated a complete revival of the national team, winning the Six Nations back-to-back, including England’s first Grand Slam in a generation and their first-ever whitewash of Australia in their own backyard. Eddie also led the team on their longest-ever winning streak, matching the world record held by the All Blacks.Eddie’s career has spanned four World Cups: from the 2003 final, working with South Africa when they won in 2007, and causing one the greatest upsets in the game when he masterminded the Japanese victory over South Africa in 2015. Most recently, he led England on their incredible run at the 2019 World Cup, culminating in a stunning victory against the All Blacks before falling to South Africa in the final.Thanks to our sponsors Lotus Cars. Remember, you can get extended episodes of the podcast on our YouTube channel bit.ly/HPPYouTube and follow us on Instagram @highperformance. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

52mins

15 Feb 2021

Rank #6

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E39 - Josh Warrington: How to adopt a warrior mindset

Josh Warrington is the IBF Featherweight World Champion and the former WBC International European, British and Commonwealth Featherweight Champion.Josh boasts a perfect record of 30 wins from 30 fights including 7 knockouts. Nicknamed the Leeds Warrior, Josh is the first World Champion to hail from Leeds. As Josh has progressed from English Champion to have now made himself the IBF World Champion. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 9mins

8 Feb 2021

Rank #7

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E35 - Siya Kolisi: A simple guide to achieving greatness

Siya Kolisi is the captain of the South Africa national team and the Stormers in Super Rugby. He is the first black man to serve as captain, leading the team to a historic victory in the 2019 World Cup Final.Siya lifting the trophy is the enduring image of the whole tournament. Having grown up in poverty, Siya has become an inspiration off the field as well as on it. Named this year as the most influential person in rugby, he was also named a global advocate by the United Nations for its Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women.Following the success of The Springboks Rugby World Cup triumph, Siya and his wife took the initiative to create The Kolisi Foundation to assist vulnerable South African households and individuals who combat the struggle of poverty daily - https://kolisifoundation.org/Thanks to our sponsors Lotus Cars. Remember, you can get extended episodes of the podcast on our YouTube channel bit.ly/HPPYouTube and follow us on Instagram @highperformance. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

50mins

4 Jan 2021

Rank #8

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E34 - Tyrone Mings: How our struggles lead to our successes

Tyrone Mings is a defender for Aston Villa and England, with a real life story of rags to riches in English football.Tyrone joined Southampton as a kid but suffered rejection when he was released by Saints in 2009 for being 'too small'. He dropped down to Non-League, playing for Yate Town and Chippenham Town while working as a mortgage advisor.He seriously considered packing football in all together but got his break when Ipswich signed him up for a fee of £10,000 before sealing an £8 million move to Bournemouth and realising his dream of becoming a Premier League player. A serious knee injury restricted his early appearances before a loan switch to Aston Villa in 2019 saw him help the Midlands club to promotion from the Championship.Tyrone sealed a permanent move to Villa for £26.5 million and was called up to Gareth Southgate's England squad in 2019.Thanks to our sponsors Lotus Cars. Remember, you can get extended episodes of the podcast on our YouTube channel bit.ly/HPPYouTube and follow us on Instagram @highperformance. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 3mins

28 Dec 2020

Rank #9

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E31 - Kelly Jones: Not being controlled by fear

Singer-songwriter Kelly Jones is the frontman of rock band Stereophonics. Kelly was born in South Wales, has achieved more than 10 million sales, six No 1 albums and 11 Top 10 singles (including the chart-topping Dakota), along with 23 platinum sales awards and one BRIT Award.Kelly spoke about the requirement to embrace - and "walk towards" - vulnerability, in order to access creativity. He recounted the benefits and cost of a furious work ethic and he shares the high performance lessons taught by Bono, Bowie and Bob Geldof.Kelly’s solo album 'Don't Let The Devil Take Another Day' is out 4th December and the accompanying documentary is in cinemas (where possible) from 11 December and premiere online from 18 December.Thanks to our sponsors Lotus Cars. Remember, you can get extended episodes of the podcast on our YouTube channel bit.ly/HPPYouTube and follow us on Instagram @highperformance. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 3mins

7 Dec 2020

Rank #10

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E30 - 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.Thanks to our sponsors Lotus Cars. Remember, you can get extended episodes of the podcast on our YouTube channel bit.ly/HPPYouTube and follow us on Instagram @highperformance. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 8mins

30 Nov 2020

Rank #11

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E28 - Sir Clive 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. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 6mins

16 Nov 2020

Rank #12

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E23 - Jonny Wilkinson: how a mental health crisis led to a life of exploration

Jonny Wilkinson is one of the most decorated and recognisable faces in rugby history. Jonny scored 1,246 points from 97 Test appearances, the most famous being his drop goal that won the World Cup for England in 2003.In a stellar career Jonny would accumulate four Six Nations titles with England and at club level he left Newcastle after helping them to Premiership and Powergen Cup titles and joined RC Toulon winning the Top 14 and European Cup.But Jonny’s public success is only part of his story. He speaks frankly and inspiringly about the pressure of expectation and the mental health implications of leading a life defined by others. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 25mins

21 Sep 2020

Rank #13

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E22 - Sir Ben Ainslie: The power of positive belief

Sir Ben Ainslie is the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, with four golds and one silver medal over a 16 year period.Ben had the honour of being Team GB’s flag bearer for the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, was knighted in 2013 and in the same year added the America’s Cup to his list of achievements, with victory in the most remarkable of comebacks.Ben is now the Team Principal and Skipper of British America’s Cup; INEOS Team UK. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

57mins

13 Sep 2020

Rank #14

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E21 - Frank Lampard: Taking on 100% responsibility, whilst retaining humility

Frank Lampard is the current head coach of Chelsea FC. Frank retired as one of the greatest players of the modern era, with his legendary status cemented by his extraordinary achievements and statistics.When he left Chelsea in the summer of 2014, Frank was the club's record goalscorer with 211 goals from 649 appearances - a truly remarkable return for a consummate professional plying his trade in midfield.He won 106 international caps for England and was central to the most successful spell in Chelsea's history where he won 11 major trophies, including three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League in 2012. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 12mins

6 Sep 2020

Rank #15

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E17 - Shaun Wane: How to handle success and struggles exactly the same

Shaun Wane is the current England rugby league Head Coach.Previously Shaun was Head Coach of Wigan, his hometown club for whom he made 149 appearances as a player, from 2011-18 - a period in which the Warriors won three Super League titles, reached five Grand Finals at Old Trafford, won the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 2013, and were crowned World Club Champions in 2017. Shaun also won two caps for Great Britain in 1985-86.Prior to taking the England job, Shaun worked as the High Performance Coach for Scottish Rugby. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

59mins

10 Aug 2020

Rank #16

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E11 - Sean Dyche: Allowing individual brilliance in a team environment

Sean Dyche is the current manager of Burnley, having been in charge since October 2012. For 20 years he was a professional footballer making over 450 appearances, but he is best known as a manager. His achievements since joining Burnley mark him as one of the club's most successful managers in the modern era. Sean steered the club to promotion to the Premier League within 18-months of his arrival and in the 2017/18 campaign, Burnley finished 7th - their highest league standing since 1975 - bringing European football back to Turf Moor for the first time in 51 years. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

46mins

18 May 2020

Rank #17

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E10 - Kelly Holmes: 20% talent, 80% mindset

Double Olympic Champion Col. Dame Kelly Holmes is one of the UK’s most popular athletes. Kelly is an Olympic, Commonwealth and European champion that has achieved seven Gold, eight Silver and four Bronze medals throughout her career. This includes her double win in the 800m and 1500m at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, becoming the first Briton in over 80 years to do so. Kelly won BBC Sports Personality of the Year, European Athlete of the Year and was honoured with a Damehood from the Queen. In 2018, Kelly was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Royal Armoured Corps making it the first time an individual has been appointed Honorary Colonel to a regular unit. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

44mins

11 May 2020

Rank #18

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E9 - Dylan Hartley: Learning independence and responsibility

Dylan Hartley won 97 caps for England, the most by any hooker, and as the England captain he had an incredible 85% win record. He led his country to two Six Nations titles – one of which was the first grand slam in 13 years – and a first away series win in Australia. Dylan also made 251 appearances for Northampton Saints and spent eight years as their skipper. His career was not without controversy, with the hooker racking up almost two years’ worth of bans for foul play. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

48mins

4 May 2020

Rank #19

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E8 - Holly Tucker: Wait for the right time and you’ll wait forever

Holly Tucker is one of the UK’s most respected entrepreneurs. She is the founder of Holly & Co, UK Ambassador to Small Creative Businesses and co-founder of notonthehighstreet.com. Holly’s purpose and passion is to mentor and support other small businesses and now during the Covid-19 outbreak she has launched SME:SOS, a free resource to empower small businesses and provide all the help they need in these uncertain times. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

47mins

27 Apr 2020

Rank #20