Teen Guru



Teen Guru Josh Shipp is a former at-risk foster kid turned teen advocate. His TV series TEEN TROUBLE (A&E / Lifetime) documented his work with teens in crisis. Josh is the author of “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination“, named a CNN Young Person Who Rocks and was listed on INC. Magazine’s 30 under 30 list.

He helps adults understand teens & teens understand themselves.

He’s spoken at universities such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT & UCLA.

He is a recognized teen expert for media outlets as MTV, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, 20/20, Good Morning America.

He’s worked with groups of parents, educators & mental health professionals plus has spoken to more than TWO Million teens live.

His ultimate goal is to help as many young people as possible. He trains other speakers through Youth Speaker University and his online mentoring program for teens A Year of Awesomeness has a world-wide reach. His free email newsletter offers exclusive strategies to reach, teach and parent teens.

Josh can practically address teen/parent related topics including:

    • For youth workers; How to understand & positively influence young people.
    • For Parents; Helping your kid succeed in school & life.
    • For Teens; Bullying, relationships, adversity, self-esteem, etc.


Recent Press

Anderson Cooper Live – “Is your teen in trouble? Top 3 signs”

Good Morning America – “Setting boundaries with Teens & Tech”

The Jeff Probst Show – “The importance of Mentoring”

NY Times – “Teens & Technology”

20/20 – “Teens & Dangerous Video Challenges”

KTLA – “How to influence teens”

Inc. Magazine – “The Art & Business of Motivational Speaking”

INC. Magazine – “Josh named to 30 Under 30 of Entrepreneurs”




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Jed Wallace