About Damian

Damian Hughes is an international speaker and best-selling 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 which have been translated into ten languages, including The Five Steps to a Winning Mindset and How to Change Absolutely Anything . Damian has recently  co-authored the Sunday Times bestseller, High Performance, and he was  nominated for the 2007 William Hill Sports book of the year award for Peerless, his biography of boxing great Sugar Ray Robinson. Damian has also co-authored two other critically acclaimed biography of boxing legends, Thomas Hearns in Hitman: the Thomas Hearns Story and his biography of Marvelous Marvin Hagler, which became the UK’s best-selling sports biography.

He was appointed as a Visiting  Professor of Organisational Behaviour for Manchester Metropolitan University in September 2010.

Damian 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 and behaviours behind sustained high performance.

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

His 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.