Josh Shipp is the host of the TV Show JUMP SHIPP, author of "The Teen's Guide to World Domination" (St. Martins Press), named a CNN Young Person Who Rocks and was listed on INC. Magazine's 30 under 30 list.
Josh has established an international reputation as a teen behavior expert who can get through to any teen. He's spoken at universities such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT & UCLA. He's addressed groups of parents, educators, and mental health professionals on "how to get through to teens." Plus he has spoken to more than TWO MILLION teenagers live. He is a recognized on-air expert for such media outlets as MTV, CNN, and FOX. Josh offers up a healthy dose of advice that he calls "in your face, but on your side."
He counsels teens on everything they care about, coming across like a stand-up comedian crossed with Dr. Phil. This "in your face, but on your side", style challenges teens to find their own identity and purpose.
Josh was born an orphan and bounced around in many different foster homes, until he discovered how to turn a mess into a message. Learning how life's battles could be won, he strives to pass this knowledge on. His relentless optimism and story of triumph encourage people to think of themselves, and their mistakes as an opportunity to shape the future as they wish to live it.
“I’ve found that sometimes the very thing that has hurt you the most, is the very thing you can use to help others. You can’t change the past -- so why not focus on building an incredible future?” - Josh Shipp
Josh lives in sunny California, is a spokesperson for National Foster Care Month, and a marathon runner.
Two standing ovations and an encore from our audience. Unheard of…
until Josh Shipp.