The Attitude Advantage Program (TAAP) is a comprehensive approach to helping teens build incredible confidence, grit and resilience.

We believe, and the research shows, that building up self-esteem in young people is critical to their development and we provide youth across the country (and abroad) with live motivational speaking events, original content and curriculum teaching vital life lessons to improve self-esteem and positively impact the direction of their lives.

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Jesse LeBeau


Jesse LeBeau is one of today’s most highly sought after youth speakers and teen coaches. His unlikely underdog story has inspired millions of teens through his speaking, best-selling books and youth programs. He is one of the worlds premiere basketball trick artists and is regularly featured on TV, film, and international tours. Jesse’s new reality series  ‘The LeBeau Show’  allows viewers the chance to follow him around the country and see firsthand the major impact he is having on youth.

In 2017, he started  The Attitude Is Everything Foundation  as a resource for young people to have on-going support throughout their difficult teenage years, particularly targeting the area of self-esteem, confidence and mental health.

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Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo (Dr. E) is often referred to as “America’s Most Trusted Celebrity Psychologist.” With a Ph.D. in Psychology and over two decades helping celebrities, high performing executives, entrepreneurs and athletes address stress, crush their inner critic, and access untapped reserves of potential, it’s no surprise that Dr. E is a sought-after keynote speaker, author and coach. She is regarded as one of the top teen and family experts in the country today.

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Lindsey Gray

Head Teen Coach

Lindsey Gray is a life coach with a focus on trauma recovery and personal development.  

She has worked for the past decade in crisis intervention and social services. She previously worked helping displaced and houseless teens find homes, structure, and stability in their lives. She studied hypnotherapy, RTT (Rapid Transformational Therapy), Trauma Recovery Coaching, Enneagram life coaching, peer support specialties and has become a Qualified Mental Health Associate. 

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Dr. Jessica Garrett

Leadership Expert & Curriculum Developer

Dr. Jessica Garrett-Southern (Dr. J) has been a career educator for over 30 years. She retired from the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) in November of 2020 with the hope of continuing to sow into the lives of people in a different capacity.

She holds degrees and certifications in Interdisciplinary Studies (BS), elementary education, special education, mid-management (MA), superintendency, and a terminal degree (EdD) in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University. She has served as a special education teacher, an elementary school teacher, an assistant principal, a principal, a professor, a department chair, a chair of the Graduate Council, a Provost Fellow, and as the President of the Faculty Senate.

She is the mother of three amazing daughters and has one precious grandson. She values time with her family and nothing makes her happier than transforming the lives of those around her and generally making the world a better place.

Shaida Morales

Chief Learning Strategist

Shai is a learning strategist that specializes in Multimedia Design, Instructional Psychology and Technology, Human Performance and Project Management.

She focuses on designing solutions that are based in neuroscience and learning psychology to deliver effective and replicable results. Shai has spent the past decade designing learning strategies and building creative learning solutions for large corporations, military and government clients. Her specialty is creatively pairing instruction with the right technology to enhance the learning process.


Donee Bilderback

Curriculum Developer

Donee is a retired school teacher with over 20 years of experience, who has a passion for helping youth. She works to enhance the learning experience for the teens in all of the TAAP programs. Her work has been instrumental in putting together the TAAP programs for teens, parents and educators. Donee’s focus is on implementing best practices through research and strong learning methodology and pedagogy. 

Adam Episcopo

Director of Creative Content

Adam has produced, directed, and shot almost every piece of content used inside The Attitude Advantage Program (TAAP) over the past 10 years. He has a gift for creating content that captures the attention of youth and engages them. This skill has allowed TAAP to have a massive positive impact on teens all over the world at live events and online. He’s worked with some of the  biggest names  in the industry and his videos have accumulated over a billion views to date. 

Tyler Mutton

Philanthropist / Teen Mentor

Tyler “T-Mutt” Mutton is one of the founding fathers of The Attitude Advantage Program. In its early days, he left his job in corporate America to travel around to small Alaskan villages and spread a message of hope, positivity and love. He would like the record to show he was not paid for any of his time on those Alaskan adventures and it is rumored that he still holds a grudge. He’s held many roles and titles over the years and currently works with young people in the TAAP program in a mentorship capacity. He is thrilled to be able to impact teens in a significant way and continues to look for ways to improve and elevate the TAAP Program.