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Teen Expert, Youth Speaker & Author

Josh Shipp is the most acclaimed youth speaker in the world. He combines heartfelt inspiration, laugh-out-loud humor, and practical strategies to drive change.

Josh had a traumatic childhood. He was abandoned at birth, thrown into many different foster homes. Abused, Addicted, and Suicidal… Josh KNOWS what it means to be a teen in trouble.

Thanks to caring adults Josh was able to triumph over the hardship, and now he encourages everyone to overcome their hardships and live life to the fullest.

“Every kid is ONE caring adult away from being a success story.” -Josh Shipp

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Student Events

"A Life of Awesomeness"

Josh speaks in a way that’s entertaining and grabs the attention of even the most difficult teen immediately. It’s NOT a lecture. It’s a practical message delivered with heart and humor.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Making SMART Choices
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • How to Get and Stay Motivated
  • Positively Influencing Your Peers
  • A Practical Solution for Bullying

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"In my 15 years of being in education, Josh Shipp is hands down the best speaker that I have ever seen. I heard rave reviews from parents, staff and students for months after his visit."
—Karla Reisner, Veteran Educator

Grownup Events

"Influencing Teenage Humans"

Josh Shipp was a foster kid, class clown, a rebel without a clue, a trouble maker. He was written off, kicked out, and every adult’s worst nightmare. Until one caring adult stepped into his life. NOW he is a recognized teen expert for CNN, Good Morning America, The New York Times, and 20/20.

Learn from his wealth of experience of working teens, parents, and educators from every walk of life. This program is part inspirational “keep at it” and part practical seminar “here’s exactly what to do.”

Topics Covered:

  • The 5 common mistakes to avoid
  • How to get through to ANY teen
  • Case studies of what works AND what doesn’t
  • Simple and effective ways to let teens know you care
  • Helpful Real-Time Q&A

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"When it comes to understanding the minds of teens, there is no greater expert than Josh Shipp. I've witnessed firsthand the lives he's transformed."
—Ellen Rakieten, Executive Producer of OPRAH

NEW: "Virtual Speech"

A custom tailored video message for your audience

If a scheduling conflict or budget constraint prevents you from having Josh at your event… GOOD NEWS! You can now bring the message to your event with a tailored message via HD high-quality, pre-recorded video. Each “virtual speech” is a completely new, recorded message that is captured and produced exclusively for you and your audience.

"I was truly amazed. All of our students laughed, clapped, and listened intently as though Josh was speaking live in person."
Brian Nadjarian, Student Activity Coordinator