Josh Shipp

One of America’s Favorite Youth Motivational Speakers

Christian Speaker Josh Shipp is still in his early 20's, but you wouldn’t know it from his résumé. He’s written books, shared the stage with Bill Cosby and hosted a reality show. And he’s already established an international reputation as an inspiring speaker with a simple, entertaining, yet challenging message. Josh encourages everyone to overcome struggles and live life to the fullest—and he does so through the universal power of laughter.

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San Francisco, CA

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Josh Shipp, a modern self-help guru, can be found dispensing his own brand of wit and wisdom in cyberspace, in books, on television and radio, at conferences, and to packed audiences of students in high school auditoriums across the country. Josh offers up a healthy dose of what he calls “advice with an attitude,” counseling teenagers on everything they care about, all done in a youth-friendly, humorous tone that is more a hilarious survival guide than preachy sermon. FOX called him the “Dr. Phil for teens”.

Josh knows a thing or two about survival. Abandoned and abused as a child, he was able to triumph over the tragedy, attributing his personal growth to the support of a great foster family, dynamic teachers and enriching school programs that opened his eyes to his true potential. After serving as State DECA President and on the School-to-Work student advisory committee, Josh decided to commit his life to helping others achieve their goals. Josh says, “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?”

Although Josh is a twenty-something himself, you wouldn’t know it from his résumé. He’s written books, shared the stage with Bill Cosby, and appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, NBC, FOX, and TLC. His current production, Hey Josh, is distributed to 12 million homes through DirecTV.  He is also a spokesperson for the National Foster Care Month and an advice columnist for CosmoGirl magazine. For the past seven years, this San Francisco Bay area resident has toured the world sharing his inspirational words with more than one million people— and rest assured that most of them left the room with a broad smile on their face and hope in their heart. 

"In 15 years of being in education, Josh has got to be the best teen speaker that I have ever seen when speaking to a group of adults and teens. My stomach still hurts from laughing so much. Thank you for your message." - Karla, Teacher

“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 certainly knows a thing or two about survival. Abandoned and abused as a child, he was able to triumph over the tragedy. He attributes his personal growth to the support of a great foster family, dynamic teachers and enriching school programs that opened his eyes to his true potential. After serving as State DECA President and on the School-to-Work student advisory committee, Josh decided to commit his life to helping others achieve their goals.

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