A Reflection of growth and resilience

2022 is nearing its end and it is during this time of year I like to take a moment to reflect on the changes, challenges overcome, progress made, and growth.

Life is truly a team sport and that has become more apparent as my team and I had the opportunity to witness the amazing teamwork that all of you and your colleagues, students, and team members have demonstrated, so, I would like to take a moment and acknowledge all of the hard work, resiliency, tenacity, and courage all of YOU have demonstrated over the past year.

Keynoting at ISACA NE 2022 Cybersecurity Expo

We had so many amazing things happen this year and here are a few of the highlights from 2022!

-This was our 6th year partnering with UC Davis for their First Year Orientation Event.

– We had a total of 40 events in 2022, 32 were in-person and 8 were virtual. We partnered with 20 colleges and universities, 4 middle schools and high schools, and 12 corporations.

-Knowing that it can be challenging to make progress toward goals, I decided to create and publish an easy-to-follow action guide, Creating Momentum in Your Life: Your 90-Day Action Guide to Making Progress Towards Your Goals.

-This year was the first time our team had the opportunity to meet in person! We gathered together during ISACA NE’s Cybersecurity Expo and carved out time for our own team-building outings.

2022 was a year of transformation,

With the majority of schools, universities, and organizations returning to in-person events and conferences, my travel itinerary became quite busy. I flew over 100,000 miles this year and visited 22 states (some of them twice).

Self-care and your check engine light One of the biggest topics I cover in my keynotes is making time for self-care and being aware of your own check engine light. A big lesson for me happened after I completed 12 consecutive weeks of traveling for events. With little time for self-care and the non-stop flights for different speaking events, I ended up getting sick and landing the E.R. It was a valuable learning lesson to remind myself of my own check engine light.

No matter how prepared you are, expect the unexpected Things don’t always go as planned and the unexpected can happen at any moment and you might find that you have to rearrange your plans and adjust. It is important to remember to practice being flexible and reroute when necessary, and sometimes that means taking a break and taking a step back to reflect and gain perspective.

So from our team to all of YOU, we thank you for all of your efforts and contributions to a successful year of amazing events! We couldn’t have done it without you.

About Hoan

Hoan Do is an award-winning inspirational speaker, author of Creating Momentum in Your Life, and city finalist in NBC’s hit show American Ninja Warrior. Overcoming adversities in life has allowed Hoan to connect with others in a powerful way. Hoan travels the world sharing messages of hope and inspiration. 

Through partnering with organizations, colleges, and schools, Hoan’s practical strategies have impacted over 250,000 professionals and students. He has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC, Yahoo Finance, The Chicago Tribune, and Lay’s chip bags nationwide. The Seattle Magazine recognized Hoan as one of the top 25 influential people in Seattle. His engaging style and ability to share important life lessons in a way that people resonate with has earned him the Verizon Wireless Motivator Award.

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