Hoan Do

Student Success Coaching

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

As an award-winning college motivational speaker, Hoan speaks at colleges & universities across North America sharing practical advice that helps students to succeed in and out of school. His learning outcome based programs are focused on the areas of college success, leadership development, stress management, interpersonal communications, and personal motivation.

Some of Hoan’s most popular programs are:

– Succeeding in College & in Life

– Becoming an Outstanding Student Leader

– Turn Your Stress into Success!

– The Art of Connecting: How to Motivate, Influence, & Relate to Anybody

– Digital Team Building: Increasing Communication, Collaboration, & Camaraderie 


  • NBC’s American Ninja Warrior City Finalist
  • Verizon Wireless Motivator Award Recipient
  • International Examiner’s Best Youth Mentor
  • Featured on ABC, NBC & The Chicago Times
  • NACA & APCA Showcasing Artist
  • Client’s include: NASPA, ACPA, NODA, AFLV, Stanford, Baylor University, Purdue University & Circle K International


“This program was engaging and was perfect for our first year incoming class. It resonated with every type of student. We brought Hoan back because of the overwhelming positive response from our students.”

-Fedeira Nicholson, Asst. Vice President for Student Success, The University of Akron (Akron, OH)

“Hoan went above and beyond what we asked for. After Hoan finished speaking, his time with us was technically up. Most speakers would have packed up and left. He stayed throughout the day to take pictures, sign books, and connect with every person that wanted to speak with him.”

-Geoffrey Grigg, Asst. Director of Multicultural Affairs, Baylor University

“When Hoan spoke, it didn’t feel like a lecture, it felt more like an experience. The event was so successful that we exceeded seating capacity and had to turn away a line of 40 students.”

-Melissa Uyesugi, Asst. Director, Center for Student Engagement & Leadership, Edmonds Community College (Lynnwood, WA)

Speaker Topics

  • Stress Management
  • Authenticity
  • Character Development
  • First Year Experience
  • College Completion
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Personal Growth
  • Decision Making