Join us Thursday, May 11th at the Hyatt Regency of Bellevue
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Emerging Leaders Luncheon is an annual gathering of Washington DECA's greatest supporters and contributors. It's a moment to celebrate the successes of the year as advisors, stakeholders, alumni, and students gather! As a guest, experience our student project showcase, wine pull and silent auction; leave inspired by our guest speaker, and learn about the ways you can help build the future of our emerging leaders.
All event proceeds provide financial assistance to low-income students unable to afford DECA membership and programs.
Meet our Keynote Speaker: Hoan Do
Award-winning inspirational speaker, author of Succeeding in the Real World, and city finalist in NBC's hit show, American Ninja Warrior.
FROM HUMBLING BEGINNING 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.
Become a Sponsor
Table Sponsorships allow your guests to leave inspired by your dedication to Washington DECA and the mission we're on to provide business and leadership opportunities to high school students; preparing them to be emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.
DECA is a foundation for student achievement, teaching students real-world problem solving and application, and helping them develop leadership and professionalism skills. A member's DECA experience leverages them to become competitive in their education and career journeys.