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Nick Ugoalah is a 5-time National champion wrestler

Born in Nigeria, Nick Ugoalah moved to British Columbia when he was only 9-years old.

Nick Ugoalah is a 5-time National champion wrestler who’s greatest accomplishment on the mat came when competing at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England where he dominated his opponents and took home the gold medal for Canada.

A 5-time National champion and a 3-time university National champion, Nick graduated from Brock university where he earned his bachelor of science degree followed by Royal Roads university where he earned his MBA as well as graduate certificate in executive coaching.

Nick encourages and coaches others to follow their goals and dreams. He holds the following quote as words to live by. “If a person advances confidently in the direction of his or her dreams, they will be met with a success unimagined in common hours”.

Aside from sport, Nick is a passionate entrepreneur and is the owner of “UGO high performance”, a Vancouver company dedicated to coaching individuals and organizations to superior performance, and helping people create more successful and fulfilling lives through high performance coaching and consulting in business, sport and life.

  • Languages spoken: English
  • Birthplace: Ihie, Nigeria
  • Current city: Vancouver, BC
  • Sport: Wrestling
  • Favourite Food: Any food that fuels my body for performance and health.
  • Favourite Colour: Gold

What is your single greatest achievement as an athlete?
Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist.

What is your single greatest achievement outside of sports?
I haven’t arrived.

What’s your favourite quote or statement?
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Who was your role model when you were young?
Dr Hugh Twa, he was one of my early highschool teachers. He epitomized what a teacher means to me because he cared about his students and athletes beyond the sport or the grade received. He nurtured our talent and belief in our ability to be and do something great.


Nick Interviews in Spanish on National Television

I had the opportunity to fulfill a goal here.  Doing an interview on national television in Spanish.  When I started studying the language, and I mean really started,  I mused on how cool would it be to learn the language to the level where I could do interviews in spanish with success.  I set that as an intention a couple years back (Ohhh – the power of an intention).  And, here is the result.  This is an interview I did in Nicaragua before a big event for one of the athletes I represent.  Check it out!

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Former youth in Care, MBA, Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur and Coach to Olympians. Nick Ugoalah, to be Special Speaker at____________.

Motivational Speaker and Coach, Nick Ugoalah will be our special guest speaker on _______, 2012 in _________. His topic will be, “_______________________________ ______________________.” An entertaining and powerful presentation, packed with humour, motivation and content that deals with simple, profound ways each person can deal with the challenges they face daily. It will make you laugh, think and walk away with ideas you can use immediately.

As a Champion athlete, High performance coach and business strategist Nick Ugoalah knows how to overcome adversity to achieve success. A master storyteller, Nick utilizes insights faced in his own life, education and his experiences as a champion wrestler to inspire audiences to think differently, overcome adversity, take responsibility for their life, push beyond self imposed limitations and produce better results.

Nick’s extraordinary life story is a shining illustration of the power of thought. Most people never experience even half the loss and anguish Nick did as a young boy and teen. To then rise to the ranks of a gold medal wrestling champion and subsequent newly crowned Chief of his Nigerian village, is nothing short of exceptional. However, it’s when you hear Nick speak, that you see where his special spark lies; it lives in his optimism and conviction in seeing only the best in life.

Nick has appeared Nationally on CTV, CBC, CityTV, TSN. His story and life has been featured on CTV national. He has worked with BCTV as a recurring guest expert on their lifestyle segment “The Fitness Files.” His articles on high performance are widely read and his career as an international athlete has taken him to over 30 countries in the world.

Nick is the founder and president of UGO High Performance (, a company dedicated to helping individuals and organizations produce better results through, coaching, consulting and motivational keynotes.

Nick has spoken to an impressive list of clients from businesses, organizations and associations. He speaks to a diverse group of clients from all sectors of business and all walks of life, he sharing his insights and principles in the areas of success, leadership, sales, team and prosperity. Nick’s materials are always fresh, well researched, relevant and innovative.


Nick Ugoalah is a gold medal wrestler, entrepreneur, Chief of a village and a former foster child. He is the founder of UGO High Performance, a company committed to developing high performing leaders, organizations and teams.


He now travels worldwide inspiring others to excellence. Nick is a certified executive coach, and holds a BSc from Brock University and an MBA from Royal Roads University.

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