Speaker. Entrepreneur. Consultant

About: Josiah Cantrall

Professional Bio

A serial entrepreneur, Josiah is COO and co-founder of Stevia Kitchen, a company dedicated to 100% natural sugar-free food. Their first product line debuted on Amazon as the sites "#1 New Product Release."

Josiah published his first national column at 18 and by the age of 20 he had made over 30 cable tv and radio appearances. Soon after his 21st birthday he was hired to advise a leading presidential candidate and then a public relations firm whose clients included the likes of Kid Rock, Dolly Parton, and Meatloaf.

Josiah’s portfolio spans across multiple industries including politics, non-profits, entertainment, and both tech and food industry start-ups. As a leader, he brings people together to solve every problem, harness every talent, and empower every member to reach their full potential.

Josiah Cantrall's Story

Josiah Cantrall is the second oldest of 14 children. He grew up milking cows and shoveling manure in Farmington, Wisconsin. A bustling metropolitan area of corn fields, cow pastures, and John Deere tractors.

He left home at age 21, with a roll of summer sausage from Tommy Schwai the local butcher, a jar of homemade raspberry jam from his grandmother, and a promise to his chronically ill little sister he'd return when he had enough money to afford the medical treatments to get her better.

In a whirlwind journey of equal parts fame, power and continual loss, Josiah's journey is a powerful narrative of small town dreams and the promises made to those left behind.

He partied in Nashville with Hollywood Hall of Fame inductee Reggie Vinson who gained notoriety for playing with John Lennon and Alice Cooper. While dining with Dolly Parton's Agent he was introduced to Hank Williams Jr. Which led to further introductions including Alabama and Michael W. Smith. He rode across Louisiana in a secret service motorcade and penned lines for a speech broadcast live on NBC by a candidate for President of the United States.

He also found himself homeless, sleeping on the marble benches of Union Station in Washington D.C. And when his paychecks weren't cut in time he convinced complete strangers in Missouri and Louisiana to give him a bed to crash on.

His quest to arrive brought him to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, the Houses of Parliament in London, England, the world's tallest free standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, and the fjords of a deserted stretch of northern Iceland.

Josiah Preparing To Take The TEDx Stage

Josiah Preparing For TEDx Imagine Conference

Josiah And One Of His Teenage Sisters

Josiah celebrating at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro

Josiah In The Pig Barn

Josiah relaxing in the pig barn where he used to show animals.