Breaking the System to Achieve the Impossible
Josh Levs' story is one of constantly disproving naysayers and overcoming the odds. Getting one of the biggest corporations on earth to revolutionize its parental leave policy -- and reap the rewards -- is just the latest in a string of achievements many people told him were impossible. Others include creating his own roles on NPR and CNN and launching his own marriage proposal planning agency. How does he do it? Through a trademarked system called "Be the Cups and Ice." It's the powerful message that has drawn effusive responses to his TEDx Talk.
The Truth about the ‘Modern Major Media’
It’s a whole new ballgame. Newspapers, TV and radio are giving way to a new era of journalism in which the end user -- the consumer -- is more powerful than ever. The change is inevitable. The key is for consumers and journalists to use the changes for good. And that requires “Five Crucial Steps” we must take together.
How to Get Your Story Told
Want to get your idea, story, brand, or organization mentioned by the major media? Throw out the old playbook. There’s a whole new set of rules. Here’s how to get the attention of the “mainstream media” -- and how to turn even just a little press into a big deal.
How Businesses Can Help Parents be ALL IN at Work -- and at Home
The American family has changed dramatically from previous generations. But the structures that dictate family life -- our laws, policies, and stigmas -- haven't kept up. They're hurting workers and businesses. There are simple solutions that help make workers more loyal and more productive while protecting, and even boosting, businesses' bottom lines. Josh Levs lays the path forward.
Josh Levs is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and author of the book All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, And Businesses – And How We Can Fix It Together.
Levs is known to millions for his work on TV, radio and online. On CNN, he has been called "Truth Seeker in Chief," "Mr. Reality" and "Senior Everything Correspondent." Considered "one of the most social media-savvy journalists in broadcast news" (PBS MediaShift), he helped pioneer the use of social media and new technologies in TV reporting. In years of reporting for NPR and CNN, he has collected many of the biggest honors in his field: five Peabody Awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, and awards from duPont-Columbia, the National Association of Black Journalists, and more. A scholarship was awarded in his name at Yale, his alma mater.
As a columnist and speaker, Levs shares his story of repeatedly achieving dreams that many people told him were impossible. He has been featured in Reader's Digest and People, as well as on Mediabistro, Oprah Radio and more.
Since becoming a father, and delivering his second child in an emergency, Levs has emerged as a leading voice and advocate for fathers in America, combating negative stereotypes of dads. He has served as CNN's "dad columnist" and as the "resident dad" on HLN's Raising America.
In his book, All In, (May 2015), he explores the changes needed to make the American workplace and society work better for everyone. His own fight for fair parental leave made front page news, including in the New York Times business section.
Through inspiring, humorous, heartfelt talks including videos and more, Levs shares the keys to understanding the media, fighting for positive change, overcoming obstacles and bringing dreams to life.