Welcome to the official Patrick Diai site

Brief Bio

                  Patrick Diai  pictured below on the cover page of Vauxhall's staff & Retailers Magazine, is a Top Class Engineering Graduate from East London. Despite growing up in one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK, he has managed to fight through difficult circumstances, negative sterotypes & challenging situations to follow his passion.
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Patrick is passionate about training & supporting people to achieve their goals.


As the former club captain of Marston boxing club, he was noted as an outstanding positive role model, and at the club's AGM he was awarded 'Best Senior Boxer' and his name engraved on their shield. 

He won Silver in the Haringey Box Cup 2007 then Gold in 2008, and has gone on to win the London Mayor's Cup 2010, British University Boxing Championships 2010 & 2012.

He has been keeping strong, fit, healthy and low in body fat through boxing for over ten years.  


He is a qualified England boxing coach, personal trainer and the founder of AboveBoxing®, for the last 9 years Patrick has been using his skills and expertise to help and support others to achieve their personal fitness goals, inspiring people of all ages to participate in sporting activities through his performances and achievements.


He has had first-hand experience working as an Engineer at General Motors. Mentoring as a Student Associate in partnership with Imperial College , teaching STEM related subjects and teaching Science as part of TeachFirst which is rated the number 1 Graduate Leadership Development Programme in the UK.

As a personal trainer he is very active, but he is also enthusiastic and interested in raising the levels of attainment and aspirations of those he interacts with. 

As a result he has delivered over 500 inspirational talks to over 15,000 people from privileged & disadvantaged backgrounds; promoting &  encouraging the importance of keeping a positive mindset, aiming high, setting goals and completing higher education, through his interactive presentations.

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He was awarded Full Sporting Colours by Brunel University Sports Federation. 

The LSBC awards from the House of Commons which highlights high achievers and acts to counteract the negative press that young people can get in the media. 

He featured in the Future Leaders Magazine which celebrates 100 of the UK’s Most Outstanding Black Students.  He is also a Starbucks Youth Action Ambassador 2014.


If you would like to book him to speak at your function or to find out more please click here.

I was impressed with the way you captured the attention of the young people who were in the lecture theatre. Today was very inspirational - University of London, Senate House


Snippet from newsletter students from Douay Martyrs School, wrote about their experience:
Said excitedly “Patrick Diai inspired me to work hard and try my best in everything I do. He is a boxer whose not just by a miracle, by him pushing himself to the limit and never giving up. He linked sport, education and his speech that truly inspired me”
 Wrote, “Patrick was very inspirational because he told us what to to do when we are older and to work hard in school to get there”
                                                        ** Some Feedback  **

 "Patrick's talk was truly inspirational and a great start to the term. His words rang true with staff and students alike. His encouragement of students to go out of their comfort zone and push themselves to fulfill their potential was spot on. 

I have no doubt that he had a direct impact on some of the students attitudes towards their studies and extracurricular work. "

( Head of Sixth Form at Chelsea Sch)

"Patrick, who visited the week before last to do a motivational talk was an excellent speaker I felt, as he really gave the pupils a great example of how you can be successful in education, whilst pursuing lifelong goals and ambitions."
(Teacher from Uxbridge Sch)


"Every time Ultra has run a session the reaction of our student visitors has been amazing. 

 They are inspired by his story, enthused by his strategies for success and motivated to follow in his footsteps to achieve the best of which they are capable. 

 As a Brunel graduate, Ultra is a shining example of the results of hard work, determination and high aspirations."

(Widening Participation Officer at Brunel)

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Fav Quotes:


"One day people who never believed in you, will talk about how they supported you"

"Never too old to learn,

or too young to teach"

"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." 

"The question isn't can you, the question is will you"

"No one ever became a somebody by playing it safe or remaining in

their comfort zone!"


"Be a dreamer but back up your dreams with action"

"Only as high as I reach can I grow

only as far as I seek can I go

Only as deep as I look can I see,

Only as much as I dream can I be"

"Every day is an opportunity to do better than yesterday"

"Be careful who you call your friends. I'd rather have a five 20p's than 100 pennies."

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"There is no failure, only feedback. Learn move on, do it better next time!"

"When the funds are low, and the debts are high, you want to smile, but you have to sigh. Rest if you must, but don't you quit"

" Goals aren't always meant to be reached, but they always serve as something to aim at"



"It ain't  about the size of the man, its all in the size of the plan" 



"Give without remembering, and Receive without forgetting"



" People may forget how fast you 

did a job but they will 

remember how well you did it "



"All the people God chose,

 went through hardships andovercame them with his help!"



"Start where you are,  and have great dreams, 

 don't worry about how, 

HOW doesn't matter as much as WHY! - Go as far as you can"


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