Who is Josh?
Joshua Rodriguez is the older brother every teenager trying to figure out their place in this world. As a motivational speaker, life coach, author and YouTuber with over 15 million YouTube views, Josh has a unique voice that resonates with middle school, high school and college students looking for advice in the most difficult areas of their life: self-worth, relationships, academics, and family.
Josh is also the author of the best-selling book "Embracing The Awkward: A Guide for Teens to Succeed at School, Life and Relationships" which Sean Covey has praised as "one of the best guides out there today". Josh’s helpful videos and teaching materials have been used as training tools in different schools across the country.
Josh has also been a guest speaker at many schools across the east coast participating in town halls, career day events, workshops and panels where he teaches the important values of compassion, mindfulness, and confidence.
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Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Josh attended college at Stony Brook University where he obtained his Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Marketing with a focus on Digital Arts. Since then he has worked in education technology, “ed-tech,” since college, working on campaigns focused on helping teachers, principals, and students better connect in the classroom.
Josh’s teaching approach is inspired by Fred Rogers, recognizing the need and desire for every student to be heard and understood. With a mindful approach and a compassionate perspective, Josh is someone teens feel comfortable opening up to and sharing their feelings with, knowing that he will listen and help direct them on a path that will help them discover their unique path and purpose.