2019 Leaders in Life Youth Conference

Announcing our Opening Speaker

Shaun Derik

Shaun Derik

For years this dynamic speaker has been impacting lives across the country with his powerful message to never give up. Through film, comedy and dance he has had the opportunity to reach and inspire over 500,000 young people globally. This presentation will inspire you to push yourself regardless of previous doubt or failure. Get ready to laugh and get ready to move… Please welcome the “Speaker for the Dreamer,” Mr. Shaun Derik.


2019 Keynote Speaker

This 20th Anniversary Leaders in Life Youth Conference, we are excited to welcome back Josh Shipp as our Keynote speaker. Josh has been featured by The New York Times, Good Morning America, OPRAH, and his documentary TV series from A&E followed his ground-breaking work with teens.

He’s the author of “The Grownups Guide to Teenage Humans” and has spoken at Harvard, Stanford, and to more than two million students, parents, teachers, and caring adults. Josh has established an international reputation as an inspiring youth motivational speaker with a simple and entertaining, yet challenging message.

Abandoned and abused as a child, Josh was able to triumph over the tragedy, and he continues to encourage everyone to overcome struggles and live life to the fullest. He is a former Foster Youth that has turned his many tough life experiences into a platform for promoting mentoring and caring adult relationships with kids as way to help teens become more resilient. And he does so through the power of laughter. Josh is a spokesperson for National Foster Care Month, a marathon runner and a guitar hero.

Read more about Josh online at www.JoshShipp.com