MSLS Keynote Speaker

Hoan Do | American Ninja Warrior


Hoan Do


Hoan Do is a student success coach, author, and competitor in NBC’s hit show, American Ninja Warrior.

From Humble Beginnings to a Bright Future

From an early age, Hoan was conscious of the sacrifices his parents had made in their escape to the United States during the Vietnam War- in pursuit of the American Dream. Feeling indebted to his parents for their courageous pursuit of a better life, Hoan vowed to ensure that one day, he would be able to take care of his parents. Hoan’s hard work took him to Malibu, California, where he attended Pepperdine University, fully engaging in the academic rigor and array of opportunities that the school offered.

Stressed Student to Successful Speaker

With the tremendous pressure Hoan placed on himself, in addition to the stresses of demanding classes, extracurricular responsibilities, and important life decisions, Hoan found himself overwhelmed. His self-esteem reached an all- time low. He even contemplated suicide. Refusing to settle and give up on life, Hoan used this experience as a turning point to learn the practical skills that was necessary to succeed in school and in life.

After graduating from Pepperdine University, Hoan beat out candidates who were considerably older and vastly more experienced than him to work with the #1 personal development company in the world. As a national speaker and corporate trainer, Hoan conducted training sessions for distinguished audiences that included: 21, Bank of America, Honda, Toyota, UBS Financial, Chambers of Commerce, and the U.S. Army.

How Hoan Can Help You

Recognized as the best youth mentor by the International Examiner, Hoan travels across North America speaking at colleges, high schools, and associations sharing practical advice that helps students to succeed in school and in the real world.

Hoan’s young enough to relate to students, yet old enough to provide life changing advice. His engaging style and ability to share important life lessons in a way that students resonate with has earned him the Verizon Wireless Motivator Award.