The Power of One Caring Adult
Josh Shipp was a foster kid, class clown, a trouble maker. He was written off, kicked out, and every adult’s worst nightmare. Until one caring adult changed everything.
In his trademark playful yet authoritative style, Josh delivers practical ways that your audience can make a difference in a kid’s life.
As a foster kid, class clown, and troublemaker, Josh knows what it’s like to be left out and left behind by almost everyone.
And yet, thanks to just one caring adult, he turned his life around and learned to thrive.
Equal parts empathy, instruction, and inspiration, this unforgettable talk will move your audience to action.
Key Learning Outcomes
- OWNERSHIP: Help kids take ownership when they inevitably mess up.
- COMMUNICATION: Improve communication (on both sides) without nagging.
- TRUST: How to gain (or regain) the trust of even the most skeptical or oppositional kids.
- CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS: Get the kids you care about to open up to you even about difficult or awkward topics.
“I've been in education for over 30-years and have sat through a countless number of professional development speakers. Josh Shipp is hands-down the absolute best I've seen. There is no one even a close second; the gap is astronomical. His message is funny, heartwarming, and provides practical tools for our teachers and staff.”—Dr. Joel B. Holland District Superintendent