Podcast Ep. 116: How to Turn Your Life Experiences Into a Speaking Business with Josh Shipp


How do you turn your life experiences into a speech and then a passion-fueled business? In today’s episode, I interview Josh Shipp, an author, speaker, and global youth empowerment expert renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E. He has written two national bestsellers to date, “The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans” and “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination.” Josh is regularly called on by Oprah, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, 20/20, Good Morning America, and others to provide commentary on common challenges faced by parents and teachers.

What we discuss in today’s interview:

  • How Josh went from at-risk foster child to prominent speaker
  • How he turned his struggles and experiences into the basis of his work
  • How to be compelling and build a brand and following
  • Advice for speakers who are hesitant about using their life stories in their work
  • What it was like to speak in front of 55,000 people
  • And more!

Find out more about Josh at https://joshshipp.com/

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Angela Lussier is the founder of the Speaker Sisterhood and also an award-winning speaker, six-time author, and two-time TEDx presenter. She is the host of Claim the Stage, a public speaking podcast for women. Her motto: Stop waiting. Start creating.