Jason Hartman interviews Josh Shipp, host of the TV show Jump Shipp and author of “The Teens Guide to World Domination,” regarding encouraging everyone to overcome struggles and live life to the fullest. Josh has established an international reputation as an inspiring youth motivational speaker , whose mission is to help teens “get it” and help those who care about teens “get through” to them. He has a simple and entertaining, yet challenging message.
Josh has spoken at Harvard University, Stanford, UCLA, M.I.T., and to over 1.5 million teenagers live. He is a recognized teen expert for such media outlets as MTV, CNN, and FOX. He is known as a teen communication expert who can get through to any teen. Josh offers a healthy dose of advice that he calls “in your face, but on your side.” He counsels teenagers on everything they care about and it’s all done in a youth-friendly, humorous tone that is more hilarious survival guide than preachy sermon.
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 teens. Josh lives in sunny California, is a spokesperson for National Foster Care Month, and a guitar hero.