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Included with tapouts:
Live group sessions.
Each week, children and teens participate in 30-minute sessions that consider age groups and interests.
Our methodology features interdisciplinary fields within psychology, neuroscience, and education.
Coaches who care.
Our coaches foster an impactful, empathetic learning experience and some serious fun along the way.
We’re about welcoming environments where children and teens are free to share thoughts and feelings, grow, and be themselves.
tapouts coaches focus on wellbeing, emotional understanding, and mindsets, so your kids can grow up with skills we wish we knew back then. Once-a-week group coaching is at our core — with games, open sessions, and mentoring mixed in.
Our program equips children and teens with skills they don’t learn in school. Expressing emotions. Identifying unhelpful thoughts. And becoming more resilient to whatever life brings.
tapouts knows that well-adjusted kids grow into well-adjusted adults.
of kids enjoyed what they learned.
Our program teaches young people stuff they don’t learn in school. How to be more resilient. How to express feelings, make new friends, and optimize joy even when life gets heavy.Free Assessment
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Meet the team.
tapouts knows that well-adjusted kids grow into well-adjusted adults.
Dr. Daniel Lee
Director of Program and Coaching
Daniel Lee, Ph.D. has over 20 years of experience working with youth and their families in settings including the Los Angeles (LA) Unified School District, LA County Department of Mental Health, educational centers, and nonprofits. As a Provost Fellow, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (USC) and did his postdoctoral training in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Program and Coaching Manager
Chrissy is an LA-based licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Life and Success Coach. She brings a decade of experience creating and delivering group/individual coaching programs across a variety of settings to help youth gain the skills they need to maximize their well-being, health, and performance. Her science-based lens as a Coach and Educator is informed by further certification and study in Lifestyle Medicine, Lifestyle Redesign®, Emotional Freedom Technique (“tapping”), and other modalities designed to help people create lasting change in their lives.
Dr. Maggie Vaughan
Maggie C. Vaughan, Ph.D. is an NYC-based marriage and family therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience. Her work draws upon Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness, as well as Existential and Psychodynamic theory. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Vaughan acts as founder and executive director of Happy Apple®, a Midtown Manhattan psychotherapy center that offers support to children, teens, and their families.
Co-Founder and CEO
George is the co-founder and CEO of tapouts. His vision is to build the future generation’s Life Academy, a safe space for kids to become confident and resilient and grow. In his free time, George enjoys teaching children how to code. He studied Philosophy and Communication Sciences at the University of Vienna.
Dr. Wolfgang Baier
Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder
Wolfgang is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Luxasia, the largest luxury omnichannel distribution platform in Asia Pacific. Previously he was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Post and a McKinsey partner
Pooranan is a passionate technology leader accomplished in building scalable, secure software products at speed. He brings over two decades of experience in building and operating complex software products. He focuses on great user experience through well thought out designs and using the right tools and technologies.
Director of Operations
Naira joins Tapouts as the Director of Operations. After completing her B.S in Business Administration from USC she worked in merchandising operations with a focus on team development. With a passion for people, Naira aims to strategize business development initiatives that will optimize the space for kids to develop confidence and grow mentally and emotionally.
Leonard D. Etscheit, MBA
Leo was born in Düsseldorf, Germany and educated in Switzerland and Hawai’i. After earning an MBA from the HULT Business School in San Francisco, he joined tapouts to manage day-to-day operations. Leo strives to bring operational excellence to tapouts to ensure the company can help kids build confidence and resilience for a better and healthier future.
Bronwyn is a certified youth life coach with a master’s degree in education and psychology with 30 years of teaching children. She has devoted her life to educating, empowering, and motivating kids to live their best lives.
Carol is a certified youth life coach. She’s worked with children for more than 25 years as a master taekwondo instructor, a teacher’s aide, a Boy Scout and a Girl Scout leader, and a Gymboree Play & Music teacher.
Julienne is a certified youth life coach in NY and she has a background in Psychology. She has worked with children in different capacities for over 10 years. She currently teaches Leadership and Life Skills to children as well as volunteers as a Boy Scout leader. Julienne aims to inspire and empower children by teaching them Life Skills to live their most meaningful life.
Victoria is a youth life coach and has been working with kids for over 15 years. Her mission in working with kids and families is to promote resilience through confidence, communication, and connection. Victoria is a mom to 5 kids and lives in Colorado.
Adam is a veteran elementary school teacher with over 30 years of experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education. Adam resides in Pennsylvania with his family and enjoys spending time with them.
Michelle is a passionate holistic educator and whole person advocate. She brings a wealth of experience teaching children of all ages including working as an English tutor to youth in international contexts. Michelle lives in the United Kingdom with her family.
- How long are the sessions?
- How much does tapouts cost?
The tapouts program costs $ 25 weekly.
- Where can I find session information?
More information about the sessions can be requested by contacting the team directly.
- When is my kids’ session?
You can check the confirmation email sent out by tapouts. Your child will join the sessions each week on the same day and time.
- What if my child is late for a session?
They should try as much as possible to be early. If they are a little late, the coach will inform your child of any crucial information they missed. Your child will still be able to participate for the remainder of the sessions.
- How does tapouts store information?
Only those who work for tapouts will have access to your child’s information, which is kept in secure, password-protected servers.
- Does tapouts share any information collected?
Under no circumstances will tapouts share any information collected during the sessions with anyone outside of our immediate team.
- What will the brief survey entail?
The brief survey at the end of each session will entail what your youth thought of the session, and it will give them a chance to provide us with feedback.
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What people are saying.
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I learned to keep a positive attitude through the rough times.
tapouts encouraged our family to talk together about growth mindsets and to encourage each other.
It is possible to have a growth mindset even if you are upset.
I learned that you should always try to approach challenges with a positive mindset.
I learned how to help calm down emotions. This helped me because I was able to focus better on different things. Also seeing that other people were having similar experiences to me helped me.
One thing I learned today is that if you just focus and think about your five senses you can think about a place that you feel safe in and a place that calms you ad that helps you to have a positive mindset instead of a negative mindset.
That when you ever have ANTS in your head then just think to yourself I can do this I got this.
I learned that there are a lot of different things different people feel when they are having strong emotions.
My daughter is extremely shy and negative thoughts sometimes overwhelm her. With tapouts, she learned to reverse the negative and make it a positive.
How emotions affect your performance and replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts help.
It’s not easy to find ways to engage teens in conversations about stress management. The virtual platform makes it easy to fit into a busy schedule.
Swat negative emotions away like ants, and have a growth mindset.
I learned to surround myself with an unwinding environment for myself to relax and calm myself down when I’m in a bad mood.
I learned that our emotions can affect our performance. I learned that even superheroes have mentors or people they look up to and that we can learn from others. We learned about the box breathing method and I used it in school when I had a test to stay calm. I learned many useful things in this tapouts session and I really enjoyed it!
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