College Motivational Speaker

As an award-winning college motivational speaker, Hoan’s in person and virtual programs empower college students and student affairs professionals. The interactive programs are designed with specific learning outcomes in mind.

Topics range from leadership development to student success. 

Hoan’s programs are perfect for:

  • New Student Orientation
  • Welcome Week
  • First Year Experience
  • Leadership Conferences & Retreats
  • Speaker & Lecture Series
  • Greek Panhellenic Events
  • Professional Development
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (April)
  • Mental Health Awareness Month (May)
  • Multiculturual Conferences & Events
  • Life Skills Programs
  • Team Building (In person & Virtual)
  • Graduation
  • Convocations

Raving clients Include



Transitioning from high school to college can be difficult. Moving away from home, choosing a major, making new friends, adjusting to a newly found freedom…the list is endless. This program will help your students to successfully acclimate to their new environment while also learning practical advice that will help them to succeed in college and throughout the rest of their lives.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify a strategy that will help to persist and change one's attitude during challenging times
  • Understand how to determine the "right" major and career path
  • Discover the most important factor that will help one to succeed in college
  • Develop and practice interpersonal communication skills

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)



Have you ever met a person who truly inspired you? Ever worked with a charismatic, dynamic and captivating person? Ever found yourself asking, “What makes that person different from everyone else?” In this inspiring program, your students will discover the six critical decisions that will help them to become outstanding leaders that make those around better. In addition, students will have the opportunity to immediately apply the strategies that they learn during this program.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the 6 deliberate decisions that outstanding leader make
  • Realize the power of vulnerability
  • Discover how to develop meaningful connections
  • Identify specific actions steps that one can take to improve one’s ability influence and lead

“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 College (Lynnwood, WA)



Being a successful student is stressful! Getting good grades, being involved on campus, living on a budget, finding a job…the pressures that students face can be overwhelming. Your students will laugh and learn as Hoan Do shares simple yet profound ways on how they can lower their stress, diffuse frustration, and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the 3 areas one must focus on to lower stress
  • Apply a simple technique that will help diffuse frustration
  • Discover what one needs to do on a daily basis to avoid feeling overwhelmed

“Prior to speaking on our campus, Hoan scheduled a conference call with us to learn about us as a university so he could cater to our needs. Hoan is one of the most genuine speakers I’ve had the chance to work with.”

Andrea Allen
Coordinator of Residence Education
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)



Success is not about what you know, it’s not even about who you know, it’s about who you are able to connect with. One’s ability to make genuine connections is the key to engaging people on campus, understanding another person’s differences, landing a dream job, and living an enriched life. In this program, your students will discover the #1 reason that causes disconnect between people, techniques on how to relate to anybody regardless of their age, skin color, or background, and how to appreciate another person’s differences.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Utilize the 3 P’s of meaningful conversation
  • Understand the 4 different leadership languages
  • Discover the 2 ways to create rapport through nonverbal communication

“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



Are you having challenges engaging students on your campus? Are you looking for a unique and fun ways to increase connection and collaboration between students? Digital Team Building is a unique program that combines traditional team building with technology tools that students currently use. This hands on experience will help increase student engagement, connection between students, while developing leadership skills and having fun!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop critical leadership and communication skills while having fun
  • Identify obstacles that prevent collaboration between individuals
  • Increase trust and teamwork between student leaders and student affairs professional

“I was extremely impressed how well he connected with our students. The value that Hoan brings is priceless. He provides a unique teambuilding experience that develops teamwork and collaboration.”

Sue Buntic
Asst. Director of Student Life
Florida SouthWestern College

Stop setting Goals. Start Achieving Them!


Setting a goal is easy; it‘s accomplishing it that is difficult. Whether your students want to ace a difficult class, increase involvement on campus, or land a dream job, this program provides practical strategies that can be apply immediately to them to achieve your most important ambitions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the top five obstacles that prevent people from reaching their goals
  • Discover a simple three step process that will help stack the odds in one’s favor to attain their aspirations.
  • Gain clarity on one’s most important ambitions and begin creating a step-by-step plan to achieve them.

“Hoan is unique in that he has wisdom beyond his years, which is very impressive. His inspiring message reached our diverse student body which is made up of traditional and non- traditional students.”

Michael Hull
First Year Engagement Specialist
Bristol Community College