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Professor Damian Hughes

Professor Damian Hughes

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Professor Damian Hughes is an international speaker and 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 eight best-selling business books, including Liquid Thinking, Liquid Leadership, How to Change Absolutely Anything, How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson, The Five STEPS to a Winning Mindset and High Performance. These have been translated into ten languages. He has also been nominated for the 2007 William Hill Sports book of the year award for Peerless, his biography of boxing great Sugar Ray Robinson. In 2009, he co-authored a critically acclaimed biography of boxing legend, Thomas Hearns in Hitman: the Thomas Hearns Story. In 2013, his latest biography, Marvelous Marvin Hagler became the UK’s best selling sports biography.

Damian was appointed as a Professor of Organisational Psychology and Change for Manchester Metropolitan University in September 2010.

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.

He is currently serving as a member of the coaching team for Scotland Rugby Union and Canberra Raiders.

Professor Damian Hughes’ innovative and exciting approach has been praised by Sir Richard Branson, Muhammad Ali, Sir Terry Leahy, Sir Roger Bannister, Tiger Woods, Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Alex Ferguson.

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In person prices:
£9,000 - £11,000
Price based on UK delivery
Virtual Event prices:
£6,000 - £8,000
Change, Cultural Change, Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, High Performing Teams, Leadership, Management, Mindset, Psychology, Resilience, Strategy, Subcultures, Talent Development, Teamwork

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I really enjoyed your presentation and it provided me with a lot of food for thought in how I conduct myself over the coming year. Much more importantly, however, was the feedback I had from the team in the room. They were highly complimentary of both your style and content. Comments I received ranged from ‘‘outstanding’’ to ‘‘the best of its kind I have ever heard.’’ Pretty impressive!’

We were looking for someone who could communicate with and inspire everyone within the business regardless of role to pull together to achieve the ambitious targets in place for the rest of the year – and Damian did just that! From the briefing session where he really got to know us as a business and what we were looking for from him, to the technical rehearsal on the day he was warm and engaging and we knew that our people were going to get a lot from him. This was then backed up by the engagement from our staff with the content through out the session, and the feedback we had afterwards, where it was overwhelming positive and our teams really felt a buzz and excitement about how we are going to perform over the coming months.

Damian brings an enthusiasm to his presenting and facilitation work, and is clearly passionate about sharing his 5 Steps to a Winning Mindset methodology with people from all sporting backgrounds. He is a positive speaker, and has a down-to-earth approach that allows him to connect with audience members who have a varying level of experience in his subject.

Damian delivered a very inspiring key note speech on how to build a commitment culture at our annual management meeting in front of our top leaders. The feedback was fantastic! His innovative approach and straight-forward delivery added real value to our discussion. Thanks a lot!

Damian provided a key note speech at the end of our conference. He took the time prior the presentation to fully understand our values and the messages that were being delivered at our conference to ensure his presentation was perfectly aligned. His delivery was truly awe-inspiring totally captivating all 110 delegates in the room. It was a great way to end a superb conference and would highly recommend Damian.

Damian is an outstanding speaker with a clear message. Damian delivered a powerful yet simple message which inspires us all to look at our actions and make a change that will benefit society. The presentation provided on engagement is recommended for all organisations that want to improve performance and deliver results.

Damian lit up the conference that I have just returned from. He is an excellent presenter; he really connects with his audience and thoroughly knows his stuff. I highly recommend Damian to any team requiring a refreshingly different approach to promoting a passionate, proud and supportive culture; sharing key elements of psychology and applying effective tools to enable a better future. Damian is inspirational.

Damian is personable, extremely proficient and effective in his delivery. The feedback from his sessions were exceptional and would highly recommend Damian to anyone seeking an inspirational speaker, able to reach out and make a difference to people’s ways of thinking and way of life.


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