Coaching Bio by Melissa Growing up I was extremely shy and quiet. I stayed that way through elementary school, partly because I did not want to say or do something wrong that I could get picked on of for in social situations. I remember being made fun of for wearing brightly colored jackets and even for being too tall. I was called names by my peers that really made me think I wasn't pretty. Peer bullying helped me validate the safety in my shyness. It took me a while to get over it and break out of my shell. I started taking dance classes and really began to enjoy who I was. I found great friendships through dance and an inner confidence that was there all along. By the time I graduated high school I had a soaring spirit having performed on two different competition dance teams and one cheer team. I had developed an outgoing personality from participating and assisting in leadership conferences and teen connection workshops. Such as the nationally recognized Challenge Day, where participants go through a series of humbling activities that break down barriers of separation, reduce the acceptance of teasing, while creating a network of support.
I continued to learn personal growth techniques in college through on campus clubs and community groups. With this foundation I decided to test my confidence yet again by going into pageants. I felt like it was another level to prove to myself how beautiful and intelligent I really am. The most valuable thing I have learned from my journey is to know who you are and be that no matter what. I think the pageant process helps you find out even more about yourself, while pushing you through your limitations and past your boundaries. It is a great learning experience nor matter if you win or loose.
Now I am taking what I have learned through my experiences to help others achieve their dreams. Pageants are a perfect platform to let others know what your dreams are. Pageants are like a quinceanera, sweet 16 and debutant ball all rolled into one. In modern American culture we do not have the proper rights of passage for girls going from teen to young adult. I feel pageants can be a positive way to have that experience and let the world know who you are. But you first have to know yourself. I can help with that.
About the Coaching Pageant coaching with Melissa is a holistic experience. Not only will you learn the professional pageant skills but you will also gain a well rounded self confidence to shine your radiant light. Melissa finds creative and unique ways to get you to have the energy of a winner before you even step foot on the stage. You will be coached through the ins and outs of pageantry. Melissa will teach you how to look best in a swim suit, how to work the runway from the catwalk to the pageant walk. She will share insider tips and techniques. You will go through a deep questioning process that will help you get in touch with your core soul purpose and message. While learning the skills to articulate that message for the interview. You will be handed the tools of personal branding for your title win and beyond.
Pageant Training Packages Coaching sessions are priced per hour and can be purchase as you go or in a set number of sessions at a discount. Coaching sessions are held in person or over Skype. Contact for scheduling and pricing.
Official Recruiter and Choreographer for Miss California United States Pageant on May 10 & 11, 2012 in Santa Barbara CA
London Becs Miss California United States 2012
Samantha Figueroa Miss Jr Teen California United States 2012
Lily Green Miss Jr Teen United States Congeniality 2012
Ashley Jordan Preston Miss Jr Teen Hollywood United States 2012
Erin McGurk Ms. Los Angeles County United State 2012
Official Runway Coach for Miss Nuestra Gente 2012.
Melissa's Past Pageants
Pageant Contestant Must Haves!
Participating in beauty pageants across California, I picked up some tips that I could not have survived a pageant without! I hope you gain value from the following products and order them whether or not i work with you as your pageant coach. If you need more coaching on what these products are used for in pageants, it's time to book me as Your Pageant Coach! Click the sign up form below and I will send you a questionnaire application to work with me for your upcoming pageant.