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Josh Shipp, The Teen Whisperer

Josh Shipp, The Teen Whisperer, is the author of the following books, available on Amazon:


Josh Shipp was an at-risk foster child who has gone on to become a motivational speaker, author and world renowned youth empowerment expert.

He has been included in Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30, has appeared on numerous television shows and has been seen speaking live by millions.

Read more about Josh on Wikipedia and his website, JoshShipp.com.


Josh studied Social Psychology at University of Central Oklahoma and is pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Business Communication at Harvard University Extension School with a focus on persuasive communication and negotiation.

A Word from Josh Shipp, The Teen Whisperer

“What you want to communicate to your child is that you have to do what you have to do so you can do what you want to do.”

Media Mentions

Josh is a recognized teen expert for media outlets such as MTV, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, 20/20 and Good Morning America.

Josh was the host of the reality television show Teen Trouble.

He also hosted the Halogen television show Jump Shipp.

He was a guest expert on an episode of Duane Rock’s Wake Up Call television show.

Josh served as a consultant to A&E Networks docuseries Undercover High.

Articles by Josh Shipp, The Teen Whisperer

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How to Motivate Teenagers



Does your teen seem completely unmotivated? For parents of teens, the refrains of, "Whatever," and "I don't care," can become all too familiar. In this interview, teenage behavior expert Josh Shipp explains where your child's motivation really lies—and how you can tap into it. Q. What should parents do when their child seems to be unmotivated? I... Read more »

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