“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
Cheyanne Garcia – Miss International Junior Miss Preteen
2010/2011, Miss Washington International Junior Miss 2010:
"I want to personally thank you for working with me for IJM. I could
have never reached this goal without you. You are truly the most
amazing coach ever and I am your biggest fan! You have taught me
things that will help me for life and will help my pageant carrier.
Thank you again and you can now add me to your website as Your
International Junior Miss Preteen Queen!"
Kim Egan - Mother of Victoria Trittin, Miss Minnesota’s National American Miss Preteen 2013
“Dear Liz, I can't thank you enough for being the incredible coach and mentor that you are! Before going to the
Alyssa Paulsen – Miss
“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, Miss Massachusetts Petite America 2012; Miss Massachusetts USA Ambassador teen 2012, Miss New England Jr. Teen 2011; America's Natural Teen 2011; Miss Northeast Gold Queen 2011
“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
“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
“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
Samantha Mazza – Miss
“Dear Liz,You do not know how much your help has meant to me. You not only gave me a wonderful weekend in
Annie Kutyna - Miss Virginia USA Ambassador Pre-Teen 2012, 2nd Runner up Miss
“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
“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 Vermont USA Ambassador 2012, 1st Runner up – Miss USA Ambassador Ten 2013, Miss American Nation Teen 2012, 1st runner up Miss American Nation 2012, Miss American Coed New England 2010, Miss US of America 2010
“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
"When I started pageants, I was completely clueless. I did not know ANYTHING about hair, makeup - let alone how to talk. I was a very demure child; I could not speak to people or in class without shaking and sweating like crazy! Working with Liz changed me completely. I look back from years ago and see how much I've grown as a person! I'm so outgoing now. Thanks to Miss Liz I really have the power to make a difference. I feel poised, articulate, and most of all, confident! I recommend her to everyone!"
Elizabeth Tran – Miss Florida Teen International 2011, 4th Runner up Miss Teen International 2012, Miss Coed Victory Junior Teen 2010
“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 National American Miss Teen 2012, Miss
“Who is the most amazing, funny, awesome and helpful Pageant Coach ever? It is Liz! She helped me achieve 1st Runner Up at the 2012 National American Miss Junior Pre-Preteen National Pageant. I truly could not have done it without her. Liz helped me become a very poised young girl in a unique and hands down fun way. I don't even know where I would be without her help. Liz is a caring, helpful and fun person. All of those humorous phone calls paid off because Liz brought out the best in me. I love you Liz! Thank you!”
Ciara Wilson, Miss Oregon National American Miss Junior Preteen 2011, 1st Runner Up Miss National American Miss Junior Preteen 2012
Madison Manuel – Miss US of America 2011/2012, Miss
“Liz, Where to start! I never could have done this without you. You gave me all the tools I needed and set me up for success. You constantly gave me positive feedback and constructive criticism where I was able to progress with confidence. What you gave me was not simply pageant preparation, it was life preparation! I can take all of this interview practice and apply it to any future interview with great success. This experience is one I always had my heart set on. Now I can say I did it! I have no regrets and I can cross it off the list! I had an amazing time working with you and can’t imagine preparing any other way. You hit the nail on the head with every detail that went into my preparation. Even to the actual interview questions!! Thank you so much!!”
Cecilie Pope - Miss Southcoast 2011, 3rd Runner up Miss Massachusetts America 2011 Talent and Swimsuit Preliminary Winner
Michelle Robichaud – Miss Junior National Teenager 2011, Miss New Hampshire Junior National Teenager 2010: "You truly are my “Fairy God Mother”. To one day become a national winner was such a dream of mine. Because of you, my dreams have become reality. You have taught me everything that I needed to know to do well at a national level pageant. You really are "The Best of The Best" when it comes to coaching. From the first time that I met you I knew that it was going to be so much fun! You helped me perfect my walk, design killer personal expression jeans, and to be more comfortable with myself in interview. You gave me tips to things that I would have never thought of! Throughout the national week you were always there. Either a text or a call you always made sure that I was ready for competition and that I was relaxed. I appreciate you for always being there and helping me grow in the pageantry world. I would have never been able to do all this without your help. Thank you for helping my dreams come true!"
Angelina Rizzuto – Miss National Preteen Sweetheart 2011: "I wanted to thank you for making this soccer playing kid into a pageant ready girl. When I decided to accept the at-large Miss District of Columbia Sweetheart title for America's National Teenager only 7 weeks before the national pageant I was a little concerned. I did have big shoes to fill and I was unsure if I would be national pageant worthy in time. You helped me every step of the way. As you were working with me I could feel my comfort level rise. During the pageant your phone pep talks were extremely helpful in calming my nerves and boosting my confidence. I was amazed when they called me as the National Preteen Sweetheart 2011. I could not have done it without you. I was so happy you were there when I was crowned. Thank you for everything. I love you Liz!!!!!!"
Rosemarie Rizzuto – Mother of Angelina Rizzuto – Miss National Preteen Sweetheart 2011, and Samantha Rizzuto – Miss National Sweetheart Preteen 2010: "I would like to thank you for what you continually do for both my girls. You are a coach, an encourager, a motivator, an editor and a friend. You help them prepare for each pageant in very specific ways. You work with both of my daughters individually - emphasizing their unique gifts. You help accentuate their positives while embracing their uniqueness. You build their confidence and courage as they move towards new systems in pageantry and life. You sincerely believe in each girl you work with and you unselfishly give of your personal time for phone calls, e-mails and of course a quick last minute visit. You are truly a special person. We are thankful for your presence in our lives."
Pam and Kelly Guerrero – Miss American Coed Sweetheart 2010: "“Kelly and I thank you so much for the help you have given her to prepare for Nationals!!! It was the best decision to contact you and we appreciate you taking the time and fitting her in so close to the national pageant. After she met with you she definitely was ready to go!!!!! Not only did you polish her off, you gave her that edge and extra confidence boost she was missing. You have such an uplifting personality that brings out the best in people!! You are amazing in what you do. Thank you again and we look forward to working with you again in the future.”
Erika Porras – Miss National American Miss Preteen 2010 “Liz, there are three words I can use to describe you to others: Awesome, Unique and the Best!!! Thanks to your unique coaching style, I left for California feeling very confident. You believed in me and I was confident I was prepared from the minute I walked into registration to the pageant finale. My application reflected who I am and I was thrilled to also win Best Resume! My goal was to make it to the Top 10. My mom could not believe how calm I was at Nationals. I really enjoyed the pageant week. I was very confident in all my competitions. I never felt nervous or unprepared.
Our ‘extra’ telephone conversations prior to my interview lifted my spirits. I was able to demonstrate my poise and most importantly - demonstrate to the judges my humble personality, my passion for community service and my intelligence in answering all the questions. You really instilled in me that "the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams". I believed in my dream because you helped me gain my self confidence.
I was very excited when I was called to the Top 5. This was the moment when your training and all your tips about personal introduction, poise and personality was put into practice. YOU ARE THE BEST!!! I spoke from the heart - confident of my personal introduction - thanks to your crafting of my personal introduction that truly demonstrated to the judges who I was. You taught me the skills to deliver my personal introduction without sounding like a robot.
Liz, I will never forget you and your words of wisdom and encouragement in my pursuit for the National crown; I am young in age, but I have big dreams. I thank you for the amazing year I will be experiencing with this National Title. This is the beginning of a new chapter in my life. You are unique and took the time to really make me shine at Nationals!!! I highly recommend you as the Best National Pageant Coach!!!!! You will be my pageant coach for ver!!! Thanks again for making my dream become a reality! I will always Love You!!!!!”
Adina Triolo – Miss National All-American Preteen 2010, Miss US of America Preteen 2009 “Liz, thank you so much!! I am extremely appreciative of your help. Ever since I began working with you, my friends and family have noticed a big change of maturity in me, and so have I. From your help, I have gained a lot of confidence in myself. My family and I have noticed I am more able to approach new people and it is a lot easier for me to make new friends!! Since I started working with you, I have placed in the Top 5 in every pageant I have participated in. I really appreciate the time and effort you took to work with me. Thanks so much! You are the BEST!”
Mandy Triolo- Mother of Adina Triolo – Miss National American Miss All-American Preteen 2010 "Liz is a fantastic coach and friend to my child. We first came to Liz after Adina competed in her first NAM state pageant in August 2007; she did well, LOVED the experience and wanted to go to nationals. I know NOTHING about pageantry and had no idea how to help my child…so I researched and found Liz. She is nothing short of amazing! Liz has vast experience in this arena. However it is her intuitive understanding of people and easy manner that I feel make her uniquely qualified to train. She quickly hones in on and cultivates individual strengths, which I believe is the reason many of her students are so successful. Her ability to calm and bring focus, particularly during the event, is invaluable. She keeps everything in perspective for the student and family, always emphasizing doing your personal best and especially, having fun. The happy side effect that Liz has so many success stories is a testament to her ability to bring out the best in each individual person!"
Rosanna Tran - Mother of Elizabeth Tran, Miss American Coed Victory Junior Teen 2010 “I am not a pageant mom but Mrs. McGlynn is definitely a pageant coach. Actually, I would call her a “professional” pageant coach. As a mother of four, it is always difficult for me to take my daughter to a pageant coach or anywhere to have lessons. However, Mrs. McGlynn has been able to coach my daughter Elizabeth through e-mail and phone and totally prepared her for her pageant. Moreover, Mrs. McGlynn has helped to make my daughter’s pageant experience very positive and educational. I am sure what my daughter learned from Mrs. McGlynn is more than just pageant preparation tips; it is a good lesson to prepare her for school, for college and for life.”
Samantha Rizzuto - Miss Preteen National Sweetheart 2010 “Liz, there is something special about feeling welcomed at a kitchen table, and Liz your kitchen table has that “special something.” From my very first visit I felt very comfortable with you. You helped me feel relaxed during an interview and with speaking to adults. You placed a “Little Liz” on my shoulder, who coaches me when you are not there. You convinced me I really do have interesting things to say and through my experience with you, I have grown confident saying them. You have helped me from the application process to the clothes selection. Your last minute phone calls and your survival list are priceless. You ‘walked’ me until the judges were blue in the face. “Ha, ha!” You prepared me for challenging yet fun competitions. Most of all, you made me feel prepared to do my personal best.
I thank you for your part in my journey to the crown; and I look forward to continuing our journey wherever it may lead us….I have many pageant years ahead of me. So, I thank you for the amazing year I am experiencing. It all started with my mom’s phone call to you. - I could not have done this without all of your help and preparation this year and last is what made this possible for me. You really do amazing things. Thanks again Liz!!!!”
Melissa Hoffman - Miss National Sweetheart 2010 “Thank you so much! All of the work and dedication you put in for preparing me for both states and nationals is truly invaluable! I have never felt so prepared for any pageant in my whole entire life! Your guidance, kindness, and selflessness are a true testament to the many winners and finalists you have had over such an amazing pageant coaching lifetime. I could never say it enough but THANK YOU!”
Bridget Cleary - Ms. America 2009-10“As an ‘older’ contestant with NO experience, my chances of winning the national title of Ms. America were slim to none. But, I DID win the crown, and I can thank Liz for teaching me - from the very beginning - on what pageantry is all about!! I chose Liz as a coach because of her background and the success stories on her website and as soon as we talked over the phone I knew she was professional, knowledgeable and serious about helping me navigate the pageantry world with class. At our in person session, she guided me through the ins and outs of the what would be expected of me (walking, interview, application, etc) in a clear way, while showing me tips and techniques that helped me stand out among a crowd of very talented women. She was diligent in getting materials to me with quick turnaround and offered her help at every step of the way. Liz clearly knows what it takes to win, but she also knows how it feels to be a competitor and takes time to soothe your nerves, offer support and give advice that not only relates to pageants but real life too! I don’t know what I would have done without her assurance, tricks of the trade or constant cheerleading…but I do know that I couldn’t have won the title without her! Thank you again for your help, support and guidance through all of this - it has been an amazing experience and I can’t wait for the next chapter!”
Miss Liz has been such an amazing help. Her expertise on interview and paperwork truly helped me feel confident when I walked into my Outstanding Teen interview. I was able to show my personality while effectively communicating what I wanted to talk about! Thank you Liz!! Victoria Renard – Washington’s Outstanding Teen 2010, 3rd Runner up Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2011
Liz, we have so enjoyed working with you. You have been more than I ever expected! So many times in life we hire people with high expectations and are let down. They don't do what they tell you they will do. You have been true to your word and are an exceptional coach. We can't wait until next year when Alison can work with you again for her state pageant in May 2012, in the Jr. Teen division. It means the world to her (and to me) that you believed, and believe, in her.
Liz, you are a real blessing and I hope you realize what a gift you are to so many. Pageants on the outside look pretty 'fluffy' but they can be truly life changing with proper guidance. You have been that guide for Alison. Thank you!
Pamela Kotila mother of Alison Kotila - Miss Washington National American Miss Preteen 2010
Words can’t even express how thankful I am of you! Your help and motivation has helped me not only grow in my interview skills but you have helped me grow as a person. Thank you so much for everything. I have learned so many things from you that not only helped me at ANTSO Nationals, but that will help me in life. I am so glad I got to talk to you and I feel like I have known you forever. I know you are the reason I earned a spot in the Top 10! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT! I will definitely use you again for my future pageants I may do. Again, thank you for everything you did for me Liz! Love you!
Taylor Whaley – Miss North Carolina Sweetheart National Teenager 2010, Top 10 Miss Junior Teen Sweetheart 2011
Logan truly had a wonderful time in Philadelphia and is so grateful to you and all that you did to prepare her for ANTSO and to be able to compete with confidence! You took a girl (and Mom) who was totally green when it comes to pageants and turned her into a Top 12 contestant! But more importantly to me, you handled Logan with care - always offering suggestions in a positive and encouraging way. Much of the information in your manual can be used in multiple aspects of her life. You always stressed the importance of doing your best and not "winning" which speaks volumes about you! I also want to thank you for your patience in dealing with me! We had so many questions and you always answered them without delay and welcomed photos of everything from gowns to interview hands! To us, you are much more than a coach, you are a friend! I know if she decides to do another pageant again, you will be the first to know!
Lisa Morrison – Mother of Logan Morrison – Miss Arkansas Preteen National Teenager 2010, Top 12 Miss Preteen National Teenager 2011
Thank you so much for everything you did to help me get ready for Nationals. I went feeling prepared and confident. My application looked amazing! I had so many questions and you were there with an answer. I really loved the texts you sent me to encourage me right before each event. That helped boost my confidence and helped me to go onstage ready to go! You are a very special person. I could never have done this without you!! Thank you!!
Logan Morrison – Miss Arkansas Preteen National Teenager 2010, Top 12 Miss Preteen National Teenager 2011
Liz, I never thought that getting a pageant coach would make a big difference but thanks to you, it has as I have grown so much in this last year 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 that you offer has helped in more ways than just pageants. I especially love how blunt you are when it comes down to critiquing my pageant attire. You are a PRO at preparing the application. I have come a long way in a year and you certainly deserve the credit. Right now, I am currently being considered to be one of our schools Ambassadors and was required to interview for this position and if selected, I will be a voice in my school community. 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 that I had known you for years. Placing in the top ten for my first National Pageant (ANTSO) this year speaks volumes plus placing top five this year at American Coed was also great. My dad was especially proud of being selected "Best Escort". He too is a Liz fan! 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 Rhode Island National Teenager 2010 – Top 12 Miss Junior National Teenager 2011, 3rd Runner up Miss American Coed Victory Junior Teen
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 Tri-Cities Washington Outstanding Teen 2010
Hello Ms. McGlynn,
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your gifts and talents with me!! The training was informative and has really helped me to better understand what is expected of me at Nationals. The strategies used will help me to be able to “tell a story” in the hottest interview without even having to think of the answer……WOW, how amazing!!! I will make you proud!
Kia Shaw – Miss National Teenager Preteen 2010, Miss Florida National American Miss Preteen 2010
Thank you so much Liz!!!
You are always there for me and my sister through every step of our journey of growing in pageantry and in our self confidence as individuals. We know that we can always count on you and thank you for your unconditional love and support!!! Nationals were a lot of fun and we learned valuable skills that we are going to carry on with us for ever!! We wouldn't have had this opportunity if it wasn't for you and your helpful advice. Don't you worry we are never going to give up and look forward to the future learning from this experience. Thank you for believing in Faith and I.
You truly are amazing.
Thank you again for teaching us to always keep our heads held high!
We love you!!!
Paige Perez – Miss New York NAM Junior Teen 2010
Faith Perez – Miss New York NAM Junior Preteen 2010
Katarina Kneer - Miss New Jersey International Junior Miss Teen 2010 “As the youngest one in the Teen division – I was nervous!!! Thank you once again for all your guidance and amazing words of confidence! Liz, you are the bomb!”
Gail Donato – Mother of Allison Donato – Miss Florida National Teenager 2009, 4th Runner up, Miss National Teenager 2010 “Liz, I can't tell you how much we appreciate your help! Allison and I both feel so much more relaxed about our paperwork. And thank you so much for your interview help. You really, truly focused on her and her strengths, and we can't thank you enough. The interview prep sheet and practice questions are wonderful tools. Thank you so much again.”
Esther Goya – Mother of Alyssa Goya – Miss Arizona Junior National Teenager 2009, 4th RU Miss Junior National Teenager 2010“Alyssa is really ecstatic about how she did- and so are we! We know it is a huge achievement to make top 5 at nationals, and I don't think Alyssa has a single regret. She did work very hard preparing for all phases of competition- and she could never had gotten this far without your guidance. You are such a pro at what you do- and it was truly a lot of fun going back and forth with the LOL and changing Alyssa's jeans three times! We really couldn't have been happier with the whole process of working with you! We sincerely hope to meet you sometime and hopefully work with you again!
Thank you so much Liz for the time, energy and expertise you put into assisting Alyssa as she prepared for the America's Junior National Teenager competition. Alyssa was thrilled to finish as 4th Runner Up! Since her only experience in pageantry was as a state titleholder in another system six years ago, preparing for nationals would have been even more daunting without your guidance. Though we never met in person, you were able to pinpoint Alyssa's strengths and weaknesses. No question we had was too trivial and you always responded promptly and gave us honest feedback. Thank you for your professionalism and your attention to detail.”
Andrea Loberg – Miss Mississippi National Miss 2009, 4th RU Miss National Miss 2010 “Liz, I just wanted to write you and say that you have made such an impact on me. Working with you was a wonderful experience and I have grown tremendously from it. I feel that you prepared me for many pageants and jobs to come. I loved talking to you about our experiences teaching in the elementary schools. We shared a lot of laughs! This summer was unforgettable. I made so many friends and had one of the best times of my life at the pageant. I know I couldn't have done any of it without you. You truly gave me the confidence I needed (especially right before I went in for the interview). At first I was scared to go to a huge national pageant but after talking to you on the phone I felt ready. I still can't believe I got in the top 5! Every time that we talked you were so nice and made me feel so good about myself - you made me feel that I was exactly what the judges were looking for. I feel really proud of my accomplishment and I know I did my best. Thank you so much for all your hard work! It means more than you'll ever know. Thanks again for everything!!!”
Jennifer Gilbert - Miss Virginia ANTSO National Miss 2009“Liz, I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me. I know my goal was to make the Top 8, but I can honestly say that regardless of my placement, this has been my best nationals ever and that I have absolutely no regrets. The amount of self confidence that I gained from meeting with you is absolutely remarkable -- even my director commented on it! I really feel I have made a transformation, and at the end of the day, it doesn't matter whether I finished first or last (or somewhere in between), because the confidence that I have gained from working with you has literally changed my life. I am secure in who I am, and I know that what I have gained will benefit me in other areas of my life as well. Thank you again for everything, I really appreciate it.”
Jenifer Maloney – Miss Massachusetts National Miss 2009“Liz, you have to be one of the kindest, most generous, most amazing women I have ever had the privilege of meeting! Thank you so much for the kind words, and the inspirational and motivational 'pep-talks' that you were always so willing to give. My experience at the National level wouldn't have been 1/10 as rewarding if I had not met you! Through your guidance and coaching, I've become more in tune with just who I am, my opinions on a variety of topics, and not to mention, my confidence and belief in myself has skyrocketed! You are an amazing woman, and I thank you from the very bottom of my heart for all the hard work, compassion and kindness you've poured into my Nationals preparation. Although I wasn't a finalist, I have become more well-rounded, more outgoing, and have truly grown to know just who I am! You are truly one-of-a-kind! I can't wait to work with you again in the future! And you can be sure that I will have nothing but the kindest things to say about you to just about ANYONE who will listen!!!”
Melissa Weber – Miss Idaho USA 2009 -Top 15 Miss USA 2009 On her Bio for Miss USA -“I love it! You are the best. What you did for my USA Bio is brilliant. Thank you so much for all you hard work.” On interview help - “Thank you sooooo much for your time and help! I love talking to you, you have helped me so much and I just wanted to let you know that!”
Meagan Corlin – Miss ANTSO National Miss 2009: “Liz McGlynn is a remarkable individual, and an incredible pageant coach. In 2001, my first year competing in the senior division at America's National Teen-Ager Scholarship Organization, I represented my home state as an at-large contestant without a director and no prior experience with ANTSO. I arrived at nationals completely prepared for success after my sessions with Liz, and went on to win the national title! Liz helped me every step of the way and it was her little details that developed my confidence and courage. Over the years, I was honored to receive many accolades in the America system, winning over $30,000.00 in scholarship and winning the MAO Community Service, Don C. Anderson Platform Award and non-finalist interview award three years in a row.
It's clear how much Liz's training has directly impacted my success. In all the years I've known her, Liz has always been a phone call or email away and I trust her advice implicitly. This is because she has never asked me to be someone I'm not. She has instead helped me to grow into the most well-rounded, confident contestant I can be and that ultimately led to not only one, but two national titles! In 2008, I returned to ANTSO to compete in their first-ever ANTSO National Miss Pageant as an at-large contestant and, against all odds, took home my second national title!
Liz has certainly prepared me to win competitions, but she most importantly prepared me to be a compassionate, goal-oriented and intelligent girl who never lost sight of the real victory: knowing you have done all you can, and then enjoying the ride, whatever the outcome of the competition! My successes speak for Liz's skills and talent, but it is in my character that her professionalism and friendship are reflected. Thank you Liz for believing in me, making me laugh 'til it hurts, teaching me eloquence and always affirming that nothing is more valuable than your integrity...well, and a sense of humor!! :-) Liz rocks!”
Nicole Renard – National All-American Miss Pre-Teen 2009: “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. Wow! A small town girl from Kennewick, Washington - now a national title holder! I still can’t believe it. Even though we have never met in person, I consider you one of my best friends. 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!”
Riana Cerceo – Miss Junior National Teenager 2009: “Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for everything!!! There’s no way I could have presented myself in a more professional way without your help. With the little time I had to prepare for the national pageant, you worked with me as much as possible to keep me on my toes for the interview. Your assistance in preparing my application was invaluable. I can’t express enough gratitude to you for how confident and pumped up you got me for the pageant. Thanks again for helping me reach my goal of becoming Miss Jr. National Teenager 2009!! Much love, Riana”
Sandra (Sam) Rucki - Ms. Classic American Coed 2009: “Now that things are slowing down with the holidays I can give you the much needed THANK YOU! I don't know where to start! I came to you with my girls with dreams that you have made come true! Sami with the American Coed Miss Preteen MN 2008 title, Gianna with the Miss Lakeville 2008 title and Nia who will be competing in American Coed, and me a mother of 5 - I never thought in a million years that a woman of my age and no experience could ever complete in a State and National of a Mrs. Title and WIN both! (OK I was tough, but your support was over and above, now - if you could only help me with the boys in hockey…) How can I ever Thank you for making all our dreams come true! Our weekend with you was wonderful. You made it a time we all will never forget! I can’t thank you enough for your honesty, patience, integrity and most of all - you really care and love each and every one of us, and want us to do our best! I know its been 2 years now that we've been coming to you but as the girls are getting older you are preparing them for each age bracket accordingly, and I hope you will continue down this journey with us because not only do we hope to have you as our coach, but you have become a dear friend to our whole family. Liz, you truly mean a lot to us - thank you for all your support. Love, the Rucki girls”
Kendal Wipff – Miss Massachusetts Junior National Teenager 2008 – 4th RU at Miss Junior National Teenager 2009: “Liz, First of all THANK YOU SO much for everything you've done to prepare me for States and Nationals. You put so much effort into preparing me in every aspect, and with my application. I've come a long way from LAST place at states one year to Top 5 at Nationals the next! You gave me the extra boost of confidence I needed to succeed, and I accomplished even more than I set out to do. I could never have accomplished this much without your help! Thank you!”
Ava Tortorici – Top 15 National American Coed Sweetheart 2009, 2008 Little Miss New Jersey Star; 2007 National American Miss NJ Princess; Top 10 Finalist at Nationals (From Mary Saint-Pierre, Ava’s mother): “Liz, thank you so much for all of your advice, training and positive thoughts. Ava is already an amazing girl but you helped put everything into perspective in a professional, positive way and you brought out the best in Ava encouraging her to just ‘be herself’ and be “natural” while implementing top notch techniques and gaining confidence. Thank you for all of the materials you supplied to us – we will be using them and referring to them in the years to come. The materials you supplied to us alone are priceless. After meeting you, Ava won the title of “Little Miss New Jersey Star 2008”. She is so excited! I can’t thank you enough for all of your love and support and your continued commitment to Ava in helping her achieve her pageant goals. Your coaching goes well beyond the day of the class. You are always available on a moments notice by telephone or e-mail for encouragement and congratulations. You are a great coach and I fell we have gained a friend in the process. As you know we have another pageant coming up and Ava is ready to go and very excited. Your preparation has instilled a new level of confidence in her. We can’t wait to see you again next spring for another session before the Miss New Jersey pageant! Please fell free to use me as a reference for anyone inquiring bout your services. You’re the best!”
Sasha Almeida-Beers – Miss National Teenager 2007: “Liz there isn't enough I can say about you, and I am grateful to have met you! I can't say thank you enough for how kind and wonderful you have been to me!"
"It's hard to put into words the influence that Liz has had on my success in my winning Miss National Teenager 2007. Liz has mastered the ability to give you incredible paperwork that is still true to who you are. She polished up my interview skills by making me realize I need to be who I am while enjoying the interview. Liz has vast knowledge for various pageant systems and has also judged many. This allows her to give you insight from a Judges perspective. She also helped with wardrobe decisions and walking techniques. Aside from being a spectacular coach in so many areas she truly takes you in as her own and helps to achieve your dreams. I can't thank her enough for all she has done to help me achieve mine to become Miss National Teenager 2007!"
Raven Birdsell - Miss National Pre-Teen Petite 2002 "Liz, you rock! I love ya!" (She was 7 years old at the time.....)
Raven Birdsell – Miss National Pre-Teen 2007: “Liz, I wanted to send you a big Thank-you for helping me to become “Miss National Pre-Teen 2007. WOW! We did it together again!! I couldn’t have done it without you.”
Sara Pietila – Miss Junior National Sweetheart 2007 (From Sharon Ranelli, Sara’s Mom): Thank you so much for all of your help and hard work. Sara did her best and I am very proud of her. Your training really pays off! Now, Sara and Sasha are in for an amazing year.
Lindsey Gray Richardson - Miss North Carolina National Teenager 2007, 1st Runner Up Miss National Teenager 2008: "Liz, I cannot put in words how much I have learned from you and how much your encouragement kept me on my feet! Being named first runner up in America's National Teenager Scholarship Organization Pageant has truly been my greatest accomplishment in life thus far, but I know I would not have made it as far as I did without you! You do such a wonderful job. Your love shows through your teaching and reflects off of whom you teach. With your special guidance, my experience with pageantry has been far greater than I had perceived pageant experiences as being. Learning to be myself and showing it on stage, has given me much more confidence in who I am. People will love you for who you are. The judges will love you for who you are. You did not let me walk on stage as a fake. By having this quality, there is no doubt that I will shine a special light as I am challenged with future endeavors. I pray that your business and your help for other young ladies will continue to be a blessing for others as it was for me. Thank you so much and may God bless you as you continue to live for Him."
Lindsey Gray Richardson - Miss North Carolina National Teenager 2007, 1st Runner Up Miss National Teenager 2008: (From Patty Bowen Richardson, Lindsey's Mom): "Dear Elizabeth, I am writing this letter to say, “thank you” from the bottom of my heart. As a mother, it has always been my desire to help my children succeed in all they attempt. When Lindsey Gray was invited to participate in a state pageant, I felt a sense of helplessness in some ways. The pageant world was one with which we had limited experienced. To find that Lindsey Gray would be part of a national pageant after receiving the Miss North Carolina National Teenager title was to say the least, overwhelming. Once we read over her package of awards and scholarship offers, I was thrilled to find your pageant business among the offers. I can honestly say after speaking to you, Lindsey Gray and I both felt an instant connection. It’s like we have known you our whole lives. Your help with the application process reached far beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Your hard work with her walk, speech, interview tips, wardrobe, etc. allowed me to enjoy being a mother during this special time in her life. You took the work out and left me the joy. For that, I thank you. You took an 18 year old whose first involvement with pageants was at 17 and developed her to be ranked one of the top 2 teens in America. It still humbles her dad and me that our daughter, a Pitt County Ayden North Carolina child place 1st runner up in America. We were very impressed with your love, support and commitment to her success. But, what impressed us more was that you were there to witness this achievement. Thanks again for all that you did for us and for what you continue to offer the young ladies around the country. May the Lord continue to bless you and your business."
Janelle Guenette – Miss Massachusetts National Teenager 2007, 2nd Runner-up Miss National Teenager 2008: "Elizabeth McGlynn has been my pageant coach over the past few years. I have seen amazing results in myself since I started working with her. She is truly an intelligent woman who knows everything about any pageant system. She works with you as an individual and knows what judges are looking for in that particular system. With the help and expertise of Liz, I would not have made it into the Top Five in a national pageant. Her fantastic paperwork skills always amaze me. The interview skills I've learned from her will never be lost, not to mention the Overall Interview Winner Award I received. I always feel polished, confident, and ready for my pageant after a visit or phone call with her! I want to thank her for helping me in many accomplishments, especially becoming Miss Massachusetts National Teenager 2007 and 2nd runner up at Miss National Teenager 2008."
Samantha Rucki - Top 10, Miss Preteen National Teenager 2008, Miss Minnesota Preteen National Teenager 2007 (From Sandra Rucki, Samantha's Mom): Liz, YOU ARE THE BEST! You definitely have a talent. I am amazed what you can do. You are worth everything and more! Not to mention Sami had such a wonderful day with you. I know that we will keep in touch. It is nice to know we not only have a great coach, we have made a new friend. Thanks. Sandra Rucki - Mother of Samantha Rucki - Miss Minnesota Preteen National Teenager 2007
Jennifer Clements - Miss New Hampshire National Teenager 2007 - Top 10 Miss National Teenager 2008 : “Liz, I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me. I NEVER would have made it so far without you! A year ago if someone told me I would be crowned Miss New Hampshire National Teenager 2007 and that I would also make the Top Ten at the National Teenager pageant I would think they were crazy! Your expert advice and belief in me got me further than I ever imagined. You have shown me that my goals are always in reach and working with you has given me so much confidence in myself that I don’t think I would have found anywhere else. Thank you a thousand times…next step…Miss America!"
Pamela Renard - Mother of Victoria Renard – Miss Washington Junior National Sweetheart 2007, 1st RU Miss Junior National Sweetheart 2008 and Nicole Renard – Miss Washington Preteen National Teenager 2007, 4th RU Miss Preteen National Teenager 2008 : “Wow! I can’t say enough about Liz. She was a wealth of information. She helped us with paper work and interview. We live on the other side of the United States from her. At first I was concerned about how my daughters would react to her over the phone. We were unable to go to Connecticut to visit her before the pageant. She worked with my girls (ages 12 and 14) over the phone. They warmed to her really quickly! They loved her and she gave them the confidence they needed for a successful interview. She also talked with each of them before the interview to calm down those ‘last minute jitters.’ Liz is a wonderful person and a huge help. We could not have done it without her!!!!!!!!"
Janelle Guenette - Miss Massachusetts National Teenager 2007 : I wanted to thank you again for all you have done. I couldn’t have done it without you. I have to admit I was a little intimidated but I remembered what you said about not worrying about anyone else. I stayed focused and came out on top. I can’t wait to start preparing for nationals. Thanks again! (Overall Interview winner)
Kristin Thurston – Miss New Hampshire/Massachusetts America’s National Teenager Co-Director: Congrats again on two National Titleholders. Both Mom and I are so fortunate to have you work with our girls, it certainly makes our job easier, and it helps them going to Nationals to know they are prepared…I am updating the website and of course you are the 1st person we would go to!!! Because you are the best! I thought it would be a great idea to send girls your way before the State Program who really want to prepare to the best of their ability. (Director for: Sasha Almeida-Beers-formerly Miss Massachusetts National Teenager 2006-now Miss National Teenager 2007; Sara Pietila-1st Runner up to Miss Massachusetts Junior National Teenager 2006-now Miss Junior National Sweetheart 2007-The Runner-up Pageant for Miss National Teenager)
Stacy Potter – Miss Forestville 2006, 4th Runner-up and Interview Winner at Miss Connecticut 2006: "Liz, thanks so much. You gave me the tools that I needed to succeed in the pageant and in my future. You corresponded with me via email almost every day, sometimes multiple times per day, which kept me focused and encouraged me to stay motivated. You took such an interest in my success, that I was inspired to do my best in all phases of competition. I must have sent you dozens of copies of my paperwork, and you continued to respond with great feedback and helpful constructive criticism. We talked about so many topics and through it, you polished my interview skills, gave me great helpful hints for the pageant, helped me gain a clearer view of my pageant goals and helped to increase my self-esteem, both as a competitor and as a young woman! I could not have won the Interview portion of the Miss Connecticut-America Pageant, had I not received your helpful manual, perfected my paperwork, and worked with you to recognize what I really wanted the judges to know about me. And, during my recent career search, I went on two interviews, and was offered both jobs, thanks to all of our work together. By the time we were done with our sessions, I knew I found a wonderful mentor and friend."
Denise Verriello, Miss Petite Teen International 2007 - Thank you so much for your continued support and wisdom! Competing in the Petite International pageant system was a lot different than the USA system, but you guided me in the right direction and gave me the confidence to go after the title of Miss Petite Teen International. I wear it proudly and have you to thank for it! I couldn't have done it without you!!
Denise Verriello – Top 15 Miss NY Teen USA 2006 out of 164 girls: “Thank you so much for working with me. Since I was a first timer I was very hesitant about going into the Miss New York Teen USA pageant, as I knew there would be stiff competition and a LOT of girls! I thought that you definitely helped me with the interview process, because you stressed how important it was. And with the pageant manual I was able to look over questions and go over your procedure with anyone who would help me. You also really helped me choose just the right interview outfit that would stand out and give me the extra edge. You were also very warm and friendly and made me feel completely welcome in your home. By the end of our time together I felt extremely prepared and you gave me that extra boost of confidence that I needed. I ended up finishing in the Top 15 of 165 girls and I could never have done it without you!! Thanks so much!!”
Tamara Chambers (Mother of Shanielle Chambers - Miss NY Preteen National Teenager 2007, Allyssa Chambers – Miss NY Junior National Teenager 2007, and Chelsea Chambers – Miss NY National Teenager 2007): “We had a wonderful time getting to know you better and truly came away with our money’s worth and an amazing amount of information. Thank you for everything you did to boost their confidence! You are so much more than just our paid consultant. I can’t believe what you are doing for Chelsea and Allyssa, to find them a program that fits and that they will benefit from! You are so good to us! The Lord truly blessed us in April 2004 when He crossed our paths and began our future together. There is no doubt that my girls will accomplish things they never would have been able to, as a direct result of our connection with you. May the Lord bless you as much as you are blessing us! Thanks again and again and again and again!”
Georgette Neama - 2nd Runner up Miss National American Miss Junior Teen CT out of 119 young women: Her first pageant – “Dear Mrs. McGlynn, I just wanted to thank you for giving me a taste of Pageant life. It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to do it again! You’re an awesome coach and I love you! Thanks again!! Gigi”
Katie Biszko – Miss Rhode Island National Teenager 2005 – 3rd Runner-up National Teenager 2006- “Liz, Thanks for all of your expert advice! All three sheets of the paperwork are amazing! You really did a great job! Thanks again for everything! I had a fantastic time yesterday…and now I really know what to focus and work on! Hugs!”
Corinna Halteman – Miss New Hampshire Jr. National Teenager 2005 – 3rd Runner-up Junior National Teenager 2006 – Thank you so much for all of your help with my application for Nationals! I couldn’t have made it as far as I did without you!
Amanda Birdsell - Miss National Teenager 2005 - "Thank you for all your support and encouragement over the past five years. You are truly an amazing person, and I am thankful I have you in my life."
“The value of Elizabeth McGlynn’s expertise in the pageant world is truly crucial in defining a successful competitor. I am thankful for all the help she has given me, and I know I would not be where I am today without her.”
Amanda Birdsell - 4 years earlier - "I am so happy I finally won my first interview pageant!! Let alone the title I wanted so bad. It's good to know that all your hard work pays off. Thank you so much for all of your help. I never could have done this without you...I'm never letting you go!!!"
Meagan Corlin – Miss Rockingham County NH 2005, Miss NH National Teenager 2001 - Miss National Teenager 2002 - "Thank you so much for your obsessing with me. It makes all the stress worth it when it is finally over. I WAS SO HAPPY WITH THE FINISHED PRODUCT!!!! ...this was my dream and you helped to make it a reality. Thank you so much for all your help and 'tweaking'!!!!" Miss National Teenager 2002
In preparation for Miss Rockingham - "LIZ YOU ARE FABULOUS!!! The paperwork looks WONDERFUL!!!" ...this was my dream and you helped to make it a reality. Thank you so much for all your help and ‘tweaking’!” Miss Rockingham New Hampshire 2005
Laura Corlin – Miss New Hampshire National Teenager 2005, Miss NH Junior National Teenager 2003 and 1st Runner up at Miss National Teen-ager 2003 - "Liz, you are amazing. Thank you for everything you did to prepare me for Nationals. I went knowing I was prepared. I couldn't have done as well as I did without you."
Suzanna Miller - Miss Colonial Heights Virginia 2003 - Top 10 Miss Virginia - Interview winner - "Liz, words can't express how grateful I am to have you prepare me for the Miss Virginia title. The Lord has blessed me for bringing you into my life….Thank you both for your friendship and hospitality. You’ve become a dear friend and I wish I could see you more often"
Cori Kopitar - Miss Rochester Hawaiian Tropic 2004, Miss Connecticut Junior National Teenager 1998 – “I loved seeing my name on your list of success stories! You didn’t just help me succeed in pageants; you helped me succeed in life.
Cheyanne Garcia – Miss International Junior Miss Preteen
2010/2011, Miss Washington International Junior Miss 2010:
"I want to personally thank you for working with me for IJM. I could
have never reached this goal without you. You are truly the most
amazing coach ever and I am your biggest fan! You have taught me
things that will help me for life and will help my pageant carrier.
Thank you again and you can now add me to your website as Your
International Junior Miss Preteen Queen!"