Every Kid is One Caring Adult Away From Being a Success Story

Award-Winning Motivational Speaker for Teachers & K-12 Staff

The Power of One Caring Adult

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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.

Josh delivers evidence-based strategies in his trademark humorous yet practical style. He will make your audience laugh, make them cry, and give them the hope and tools required to endure.

As an at-risk foster kid, class clown, and troublemaker, Josh knows what it’s like to be counted out 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 students 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 students.
  • CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS: Get students to open up to you about what’s underneath their behavior.
“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

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