I still vividly remember the day I met this beauty! We sat in a cozy coffee shop tucked away in the South Loop of downtown Chicago, and she began to tell me about the crazy pageant journey she was preparing to endure. Qin did not grow up as a toddler in a tiara, and she had never held a life long dream of being a beauty queen. However, she shared with me something even more special.. her personal story and ambitions. She wanted to compete in her first pageant, Miss Friendship Ambassador so that she could not only gain communication skills, but also grow in confidence. Qin moved from Shanghai, China to the United States at the age of 17 years old. Since then, she has learned to speak fluently in English, attain her masters degree in classical piano, and opened a luxury spa (Q Spa+) in Gold Coast. What a girl boss!!!
I sat in the audience confident that Qin had learned the adequate skills from my consulting services to perform well, however nothing could have prepared me for what she brought to that stage. Qin's confidence was larger than life, and I'm confident that the 700th guest in the farthest corner in the back of the room could feel her stage presence!
The entire night was a complete dream, and I am in awe of how beautiful Qin looked, and how well she performed. She left her heart out on the stage in front of 700 guests, and played her classical piano piece with such poise, skill, and grace. Proud would be an understatement concerning how I feel about this beautiful young woman!
Qin walked away from this evening as 1st runner up (yes at her first pageant!) the princess crown, and $3,000 cash! But more importantly, she walked away with the confidence to command any room she enters, friendships to last a lifetime, and skills that will serve her well beyond the pageant industry. It was my complete honor to work with this queen, and I can't wait to see what she will conquer next!
If you're ready to earn a crown of your own, while also gaining confidence and other life skill, please feel free to drop me a note! :)