Working with Wendi has seriously been the biggest blessing! I would not have won the Mrs. Wisconsin America title if it wasn't for her. She is very detailed when it comes to paperwork, interview, wardrobe and stage work. She offers the whole package. She is a great life coach, pageant coach and mentor and will get you where you need to be in order to win over the hearts of the judges. She brings out the best in what you have to offer and creates a brand that will not only help in pageants, but in everyday life. In addition to winning Mrs. Wisconsin America, she played a huge part in my modeling career as well. I walked in New York Fashion Week for 2 designers (another dream that became a reality) and booked 5 designers for Milwaukee Fashion Week. If you want that job, career or pageant title, I highly recommned working with Wendi. She brings out the winner in YOU!
06, September 2016
As a 53 year old Corporate Professional, I appreciate candidness and honest feedback, or so I thought! As a 53 year old pageant student of Wendi Russo, this is exactly what I received and then some! I commend Wendi for her tenacity and hard work in preparing me for a highly competitive pageant. It wasn't a love love relationship to begin with. I acted like a little kid resisting! Once I got over myself and really started listening; Wendi is the wisest, most meticulous and caring people I know.
Wendi took personal pride and gave me 110% attention in our coaching sessions. Though I believed I only needed coaching in two elements of the competition, I opened myself to her coaching on all fronts. I can say without a doubt, I went into the competition as the best version of myself all the way down to the application by choosing to be fully coached by her. I have learned life long lessons from her that I can incorporate into my corporate career in addition to pageantry.
One trait of Wendi's you will learn on day one is to be prepared to work! She pushed me outside of my boundaries every coaching session which prepared me to come back even stronger for my next session just to push me even harder than the prior! But the week of competition, she was now my biggest supporter, confidant and fan. Her many words of encouragement during the week were very dear and calming to me. She was with me every step of the way - even through the pageant.
I believe Wendi is truly one of the best of the best. I could not have been more prepared, more educated, wardrobed more appropriately, more stage worthy, hair and makeup ready, interview ready and poised...I could go on and on! Thank you Wendi for believing in me. Thank you for taking this rookie pageant woman under your wing and paving the way for my dream to come true in winning a national pageant!