Professor Damian Hughes

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Damian is a sports psychologist and co-host of the successful High Performance Podcast. He combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisation and change and highlights the psychological methods adopted by well-known achievers and leaders, and explains, in easy steps, how you can utilise them into your own life and business.



Professor Damian Hughes is a bestselling author who combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisational development, and change psychology, to help organisations and teams to create a high performing culture.

He is the author of the business books, Liquid Thinking, Liquid Leadership, How to Change Absolutely Anything, How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson and The Five STEPS to a Winning Mindset. He has also been nominated for the William Hill Sports book of the year award for Peerless, his biography of boxing great Sugar Ray Robinson. Damian co-authored a critically acclaimed biography of boxing legend, Thomas Hearns in Hitman: the Thomas Hearns Story. His biography, Marvelous Marvin Hagler became the UK’s bestselling sports biography.

Damian was appointed as a visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Change for Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the co-host of The High Performance Podcast, an acclaimed series of interviews with elite performers from business, sport and the arts, exploring the psychology behind sustained high performance. The podcast led to the spin off books How to Change Your Life: Lessons on Transformation from the World of High Performance, High Performance: The Daily Journal: 365 Ways to Become Your Best and High Performance: Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best. 

He has served as a member of the coaching team for England Rugby League, England Roses, Scotland Rugby Union, and a wide range of international and national sporting teams.



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