Testimonials

Taylor Hough

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“Impeccable: Without sin or fault; flawless. Impeccable Pageant Coach: Liz McGlynn! Liz has helped me prepare for not only pageants, but my future. She has taught me the proper decorum to live by on and off the stage, and to be true to myself, because the only person I can be is myself; everyone else is already taken. Those are the lessons I will forever live by and I owe them all to Liz.”
Taylor Hough – Miss USA Junior Ambassador 2014

 

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“Liz, I just wanted to thank you for all your help and guidance during my last two pageant preparations. I couldn’t have done it without you! I went into pageantry in January knowing absolutely nothing about what a pageant entails and how to prepare for it. Five months later, I won my first title at my second pageant, Miss New York USA Ambassador. I truly believe with your help, I performed to the best of my ability at both pageants and definitely nailed the interview. With your encouragement, I was able to overcome my fears about standing in front of a panel of judges, because you taught me that no matter what the outcome – I should be proud of my achievements.You are an amazing coach, but more importantly, you were my biggest cheerleader during both my competitions. I truly believe the reason I continued to do pageants and will in the future is because you were just as proud of me when I didn’t win as when I won.”
Kaitlin Rowen – Miss New York USA Ambassador Miss 2014

 

Melanie Foxx

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“Liz is an expert at her craft, which is to help identify the strengths of each young woman and use her experience to give recommendations on how to improve on them. She was very flexible and friendly when we scheduled our first session and I used all of her recommendations to prepare for my pageant. She not only provided me with her knowledge, but with her genuine encouragement and I am so thankful to have worked with her! I ended up placing in the top 5 of a National Pageant and I feel so proud of what I accomplished. Thanks Liz!”
Melanie Foxx – Miss New York USA Ambassador Miss 2013, 4th Runner UP Miss USA Ambassador Miss 2013-2014

 

Samantha Rizzuto

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“Liz I do not know where to start. I am so glad you have been a part of my pageant journey for the past seven years helping me at every level in different systems. You helped me build my confidence from the very beginning. After a few visits, I saw major improvement with my interview skills and even began to receive “best interview awards.” I also took major strides in gaining stage presence. But what I like most Liz, is you never tried to change me or make me sound different in person or on paper. You always emphasized my strengths while helping me grow in my weaker areas.You always asked me to just be the best me I can be. You have helped me from the application process to the clothes selection. Your last minute phone calls and your survival list are priceless. Most of all, you made me feel prepared to do my personal best. Liz, there is something special about feeling welcomed at a kitchen table, and Liz your kitchen table has that “special something”. I always look forward to preparing for pageant day.

Thank you so much for all the support and love you have given me over the years.”
Samantha Rizzuto – Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen 2014

 

Alyssa Paulsen

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“Dear Liz, I can’t thank you enough for being the incredible coach and mentor that you are! Before going to the USA Ambassador Pageant Nationals as Miss Illinois, I was someone who had not done a pageant in EIGHT YEARS and I won a national title with your help! I had no idea what I was doing without you! But with your interview training and wardrobe coaching, I won the national title of USA Ambassador Miss 2012! You are not only brilliant, but you are wonderful to work with as well! Our long Skype and phone sessions always flew by because we had so much fun! But most importantly, your interview practice gave me so much confidence that I would not have had if it were not for your coaching! I not only felt prepared at nationals, but since I have been crowned, not one TV station or newspaper interview has intimidated me! I feel prepared to walk into any job interview! Thank you again for all of your help! You’re truly amazing at what you do! Much love!”
Alyssa Paulsen – Miss USA Ambassador 2013, Miss Illinois USA Ambassador 2012

 

Samantha Mazza

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“Liz, Where to begin! You have helped me grow so much since I started working with you from not sounding so robotic to walking smooth and confident. You helped me make top 10 in National All-American Miss as a Teen where I ranked 7th in the nation, go to my state pageant and take home the crown which took me 6 years to achieve! You also helped me place 1st runner up at the USA Ambassador pageant, my first time ever making first place at a national pageant! Our journey together didn’t end there; because of your hard work and knowledge for all things pageantry you helped me capture the Miss New Jersey Collegiate 2013 title which was my first time with a panel style interview. Words cannot express how thankful I am that we have worked together! You have not only helped me in pageants, but in life as well! I love you!”
Samantha Mazza – Miss New Jersey Collegiate 2013

 

Savannah Giammarco

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“Liz is the BEST!! She has helped transform me into a young lady of integrity, poise, and confidence. Her bubbly personality made me feel welcome and able to tell her anything. She really helped showcase exactly who I am, and who I want to become. We worked together for countless hours on everything from interview, to personal introduction. Even when I drove her crazy, she was always there as a coach, a mentor, and a friend! She helped me get where I am today and I can’t thank her enough!”
Savannah Giammarco – Miss National All-American Miss Junior Teen 2013

 

Ann Kutyna

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“Dear Liz, You do not know how much your help has meant to me. You not only gave me a wonderful weekend in Connecticut (filled with lots of information) but you have also introduced me to many other pageant systems. THANK YOU!Thank you for showing me what it was like to be crowned and for helping me show who I really am. I could never have done this without you and your wonderful advice. Through my experience with you I have gained a crown and a banner but also so many wonderful friends, including you. Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! I really appreciate everything you have done. You’re a wonderful coach and friend. I couldn’t have done it without you!”
Annie Kutyna – Miss Virginia USA Ambassador Pre-Teen 2012, 2nd Runner up Miss USA Ambassador Preteen 2013

 

Nicole Renard

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“Miss Liz, thank you so much for everything. I never could have accomplished so many things without you. When I was introduced to you 2 years ago, I never dreamed that I would have the title of National All American Miss Pre-Teen 2009. Wow! A small town girl from Kennewick, Washington – now a national title holder! I still can’t believe it. Thank you for always encouraging me and believing in me. All of your help with interview and my Personal Introduction were amazing. It made all of the difference in the world during pageant week. I was very confident in all phases of the competition. You have helped me accomplish things I thought would never be possible. Thanks again!”
As Miss National All-American Miss Pre-Teen 2009“Miss Liz has been so much more than just a pageant coach! She has helped me gain skills that will prepare me for life! Her bubbly personality and warm heart just add to her greatness. I love her and am so thankful I met her! I could not have done it without her!”
Nicole Renard – Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen 2011

 

Paige Lavallee

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“Thanks to you I have grown so much and I have YOU to thank for it. You have given me a higher level of confidence than I had before. The intense interview training you offer has helped in more ways than just pageants. You are a PRO at preparing the application. I have come a long way and you certainly deserve the credit. Using the tools that you have given me has empowered me to do well in pageants as well as outside the pageant arena.When it came down to picking the right pageant coach for me, I certainly agree with my mother that selecting you as my coach was the right choice for me. You welcomed me into your home and after ten minutes, I felt I had known you for years. I sincerely want to thank you for all the work that you have done for me and getting me where I am today. I am sure that every client of yours shares with me – that Liz is # 1.

I love you, Liz!”
Paige Lavallee – Miss Petite Teen America 2012

 

Teaka Griesbach

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“Liz, I can’t thank you enough for your help in preparing me for my state pageant. Thank you so much for encouraging me, helping me to perfect my interview skills and develop a platform that truly reflected how I can make a difference. Without you I would not have been able to reach my fullest potential. Paperwork can truly seem overwhelming and you were able to take everything I had to offer and enhance it in a way that best suited me!! It was that preparation that allowed me to reach my goal of becoming Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen 2010. Additionally your kind and inspirational words through phone conversations helped tremendously as I prepared for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. I felt confident taking that next step knowing I had done everything I could and was really ready to show them what I had to offer. Thank you so much for all that you do and all that you have done!!”
Teaka Griesbach – Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen 2010

 

“Liz provided both of us with so much important information as Elizabeth headed into the National Coed pageant. Elizabeth enjoyed her Skype session with Liz and was so happy to talk with Liz just before she went into her interview. I saw a huge improvement in Elizabeth’s confidence and composure throughout the pageant week. We can’t thank Liz enough!”

Elizabeth Gerke – Miss American Coed Princess 2014
Kristy Gerke – Mom

“Miss Liz has been a super support for me especially in my transition from the MAC pageants to the Miss America system. I will admit at first I was a bit doubtful and even objected about going based purely on what I saw from TV and having a negative experience with a different ‘coach’ the year before. After my first visit though, I loved working with her. She made me feel I was her top priority and helped organize my abundance abet scattered thoughts. We talked about school and life even before we got into the training part. Lunch, tea, her kitties, I truly find everything about Miss Liz, her home and her methods, wonderful! To any girls reading this, if you meet her, you will love her.”

Sammantha Ponsell – Miss Newcastle County’s Outstanding Teen 2014

“Liz, thank you so much. I can’t believe I actually won a national title!! I can’t thank you enough and will keep you posted on my year!…. although we only had one Full Day session together you really helped me grasp the idea of how to be comfortable with the judges in all aspects of the competition, onstage and off stage. The pageant binder you gave me with notes about everything we went over was a lifesaver. I could use those notes for any pageant from NAM to the USA system. I could study those notes to prepare for my pageant. I can’t thank you enough for everything!!”

Phoebe Yankowski – Miss National All-American Miss Teen 2014

“Dear Liz, Words cannot describe my amazing experience with your pageant coaching. Years ago I knew nothing about interviewing and public speaking, but now I have all of the knowledge and tools to perform my best; and it’s all thanks to you. You took a naive girl with a passion for the stage and turned her into a blossoming pageant queen within weeks. You not only taught me all the tips and tricks that I would need to know while being onstage, but you also taught me life lessons I can use in my everyday life as well. If there is anything that I have taken away from your training it’s the life lesson that you taught: ‘What matters most is how you see yourself.’ Thank you, Liz!!”

Caitlin O’Neill – Miss Massachusetts USA Ambassador Teen 2014, Miss Massachusetts National American Miss Teen 2012, Miss America’s Junior Teen Yankee Miss 2011/2012

“OMG!!! I think both Tori’s and my feet have still not hit the ground since she was crowned Miss National American Miss Preteen Minnesota last week. I have to say this was sooo not our plan! Our goal as you know was to work with you this year preparing to hopefully have a chance at actually going for the title next year! Who would have thought that in our second year of doing NAM and our second year of ever entering a pageant, Tori would end up as Queen with over 170 competitors in her division (and at age 11). I have to say we owe so much to you! I will never forget your subtle comments such as… “well if you win this title” as that really was not even on my radar, but really started planting the seeds of possibility. You provided both Tori and I with soooo much helpful information and as a visual person, your pie chart really helped put things into perspective. Every time we met with you, Tori was pumped up and more energized around getting ready for the pageant. Your awesome personality and way of lifting up my daughter was so apparent and I really felt made such a difference, especially the phone call at our hotel right before personal introduction and interview. It was exactly what she needed as she waited in line standing in her heels for over an hour (because there were so many girls they couldn’t all sit down!). Tori’s crowning moment is one I will never ever forget, my hands were shaking, my heart was racing and Tori eyes were streaming tears of joy! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for helping Tori make her dreams come true (a year early)! We are so looking forward to working with you to get ready for Nationals…California, here we come!”

Kim Egan – Mother of Victoria Trittin, Miss Minnesota’s National American Miss Preteen 2013

“Miss Liz has been one of my main mentors from the start of my pageant participation. She has shown me the importance of knowing who you are, being yourself and believing in yourself! I believe these are the essential traits necessary in order to succeed in interview. Miss Liz knows how to release the queen within! Thank you once again for your valuable information that helped me in achieving my goal to be the best person I could possibly be in interview. Judges formulate a first impression within 30 seconds of meeting someone. This is why the 30 second introduction, required is so very important. Miss Liz takes the personal information you give her and formulates a 30 second speech that makes you unforgettable! This is exactly what you want when you leave the interview room after the personal interview…to be remembered in a positive way! Thank you again, Miss Liz, for your help in making my dream become reality.”

Christiana DiNardo – Miss Junior Teen America 2012, Miss New York Junior Teen America 2011

“Ms. Liz, I adore you! Thank you so much for helping me improve interview skills and taking the time to give me personal attention. I have confidence simply knowing that your binder of nifty notes is on my desk! You are such an encouragement. Can’t wait to chat with you next time – Love and prayers till then.”

Elizabeth Fetchel – Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2012

“Liz, Thank you SO MUCH for all the great advice you gave Michelle in getting ready for the National ANTSO Sweetheart pageant. The preparation you had Michelle do was completely in line with what was needed. Since winning the national crown, her self-esteem has improved so much, as has her confidence and she has been having the time of her life representing this great organization. She’s gone on every one of their trips and has taken advantage of all of the vast opportunities ANTSO has sent her way. Thanks again for your part in making this amazing experience possible for her.”

Donna Bergh, mother of Michele Bergh, Miss Minnesota National American Miss Preteen 2012, Miss ANTSO National Sweetheart Preteen 2012

“The fabulous Liz McGlynn has done it again! The transformation I have made from a shy tomboy to a confident, successful pageant queen is unreal. Never before would I have even thought of getting on stage and speaking in front of a crowd or modeling a fabulous gown in front of judges. Within months of preparation with Liz, I began winning but I also learned more than how to win a crown and banner. I have learned life skills such as etiquette, manners and job interview techniques that will be useful to me throughout my life. I don’t know where I would be in pageantry without Liz. I cannot thank her enough!”

Elizabeth Wolanin – Miss Connecticut Junior Teen USA Ambassador 2012

“Liz, you are the key to me finally achieving my goal of winning a National Title!!! Thank you so much! You helped me to be able to communicate what I wanted the judges to know about me. Each time after working with you I always felt “pageant ready” and well prepared. This year I went into my interview with so much confidence and when it was over I knew that I had done my very best and I knew that it was because of the work that we had done together. Also thank you for helping me to prepare my personal introduction and my paperwork. All the work I did with you really gave me the confidence to know that I had all the right tools to be successful. I love you so much.”

Shereen Pimentel – Miss National All-American Miss Preteen 2012

 

 

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