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'American Ninja Warrior' to speak to students

Hoan Do will be speaking at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center on Sept. 18 and 19.

In addition to being a city finalist in this season of NBC’s hit show, "American Ninja Warrior," Do, 29, has traveled to every corner of the United States — and parts of Canada — on a mission to provide students with practical strategies to succeed in school and in life.

He takes abstract life lessons and makes them real through creative metaphors and analogies, likening attitude adjustments to “changing the radio station.”

“Sometimes your biggest breakdowns in life can provide you with your biggest breakthroughs in life,” Do says. “It’s not about being positive all the time; it’s about having the right attitude.”

After graduating from Pepperdine University in 2007, Do beat out candidates who were considerably older and vastly more experienced than him to work with the top personal development company in the world.

As a national speaker and corporate trainer, he conducted sessions for distinguished audiences that included: Century 21, Bank of America, Honda, Toyota, UBS Financial, Chambers of Commerce and the U.S. Army.

“Hoan Do is consistently one of the most popular speakers at our National Conference on Student Leadership,” Susan Liimatta of the National Center for Student Leadership said.

“Out of all the speakers that I have heard, what makes Hoan unique is his ability to connect with the students. Hoan is genuine, relatable, and truly understands what students are going through,” Bruce August Jr., University of Texas at Dallas, said.

Hoan is also the author of "Succeeding in the Real World: What School Won’t Teach You," was recognized as the Best Youth Mentor by the International Examiner and is a recipient of the Verizon Wireless Motivator Award.