In this episode I chat with teen expert and former foster kid, Josh Shipp about how one caring adult can make a difference in a young person’s life, how he got started speaking in schools and his top 3 tips for delivering your message to teens in a way that challenges and inspires them to take action.

Hailing from the U.S. Josh is the best-selling author of ‘The Teen’s Guide to World Domination,’ has spoken at Harvard, Stanford and MIT Universities and is a recognised teen expert for media outlets such as MTV, CNN, Fox, The New York Times and Good Morning America.  His documentary series, TEEN TROUBLE (on A&E) followed his ground breaking work with teens.  He’s worked with groups of parents, educators and mental health professionals and has spoken to over 2 million teens live.

In this interview we chat about:

– his journey of 15 different foster homes and how he got through it due to the love and patience of his last foster parents.

– how one caring stable adult in a child’s life can make the difference, even when it’s so easy to doubt in the moment that you are making a difference.

– his belief that we can do good in the world and still be able to put food on the table for our own families too.

– how he got started speaking in schools.

– his top 3 tips for a compelling speech.

– the importance of challenging your audience.

Whether you’re a parent yourself or are someone who’s wanting to build a business as a youth speaker/mentor – you’ll LOVE this episode and this very inspiring man.

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You can find Josh’s incredible work at JoshShipp.com.

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