"Our choices are a reflection of our attitudes; and our attitudes are the byproducts of who we believe ourselves to be." - Justin Young
"Entertaining and really sincere..." -Chandler, High School Student, VA
Justin became a professional performer in the entertainment industry when he was only 10 years old.
Recently, he has lent his voice as an announcer/actor to companies such as Disney/ESPN/ABC, Hardees, Piccadilly Café, Liberty Tax, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PODS Moving and Storage, Monster Energy Drink, Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream as well as narrations for Fortune 100 corporate presentations, and even voices on video games.
Justin is also a published singer/songwriter, and was the Musical Director for Broadway Disney’s national pre-release production of The Little Mermaid.
Justin has become a Nationally recognized motivational Youth speaker (school speaker | school assemblies | youth retreats | conferences), and "self-esteem guru."
"There is no magic pill for building resilient teens... but there is a magic process!"-Justin Young
Through decades of experience, and years of study, Justin's message of self-acceptance and being true to one's self has resonated with teens in every community.
Recently, an event coordinator passed along a note they had received from one of the high school girls attending a conference where Justin had spoken. It read:
"Thank you so much for bringing out Justin Young. I had gone through some Really hard times and everything he said was the answer to my every problem. Thanks!"
Justin knows what teens care about - Acceptance.
He also knows that the spectrum of choices teens make, and the feelings they feel, can be directly traced to their desire for acceptance - and Justin is able to speak to the heart of that desire.
Justin was a victim of bullying from a young age. Growing up in an industry where physical perfection was rewarded, Justin became highly self-conscious of his outward appearance. He also felt the need to constantly hide his true self to "fit in."
Even among those who did love, admire, accept and respect him, he felt alone and unaccepted. This and living with un-diagnosed A.D.D., led to depression and attempts at taking his own life.
It wasn't until an experience with a pair of pink shoes, and then a trip to Scotland 7 years later, that he would realize the magic process of turning someone who feels like a zero into someone who lives like a HERO!
The magic behind his motivational presentation, is Music and Laughter!
Hence the title of his speech: Embrace The Inner-Nerd ...and Discover The Hero Within!