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Believe Pageant Consulting is a Portland, Oregon based pageant consulting company.
  • Portland, OR, United States

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  • Operating Hours: 10:00 am -05:00 pm (Tuesday)
    01:00 pm -05:00 pm (Sunday) 03:00 pm -07:00 pm (Monday) 03:00 pm -07:00 pm (Tuesday) 03:00 pm -07:00 pm (Wednesday) 03:00 pm -07:00 pm (Thursday) 03:00 pm -07:00 pm (Friday) 10:00 am -05:00 pm (Saturday)

Founded by Chris & Shayla Montgomery in 2014, Believe Pageant Consulting has been built to suit their clients from beginners to experienced. Chris has been instrumental in building character and success in youth for over 20 years from sports to church youth groups. A public speaker and photographer Chris has a way of communicating with kids to help them understand while having fun learning. Shayla's competitive nature and accomplishments in pageantry helps her relate to her girls with her recent pageant experiences. Believe Consulting's team of consultants has expertise in all areas of pageantry including interview, introduction, public speaking, gown walk presentation as well as apparel selection. They Believe every girl has her gifts and build upon that foundation. Believe Consulting's fees are very reasonable in comparison to today's coaching standards. They feel that every family should be able to have a great service without being priced out of coaching. Believe Consulting's slogans are "we are a family" and "we believe in you" which showcases the purpose of their work.

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Believe Consulting is a family run pageant consulting business. Every member of the Mongomery household is involved in one aspect or another of the business. If you are looking for beginning stage presence you will be working with Chris the founder, if you are looking for advanced interview skills you will be working with national title holder Shayla, if you are looking for expert hair and makeup you will be working with Krystal, and lastly if your head is spinning from all the pageant commitments, rules, and cost you will receive the most amazing advise from Sheila followed by the most genuine hug. This family truly lives and breaths pageantry but even more than that, they live and breath people. You are family the moment you walk in the door. When I think of the Believe Consulting’s coaching philosophy words like kindness, honesty, integrity, and family come to mind. The coaches working for Believe Consulting are not afraid to deliver the hard truths but do it in such a way that is productive and inspiring to their clients. They always find a way to be uplifting but never ask/or expect the client to participate in pageants that are beyond their current skill or financial level. Coming from a sports background I have never understood why in the pageant world the coach that you have paid hundreds of dollars to, to train your child does not show up for the final competition. This is not the case with Believe Consulting. Once you sign up with Chris and his team they are with your child from start to finish. Offering not only words of encouragement to your child, reviewing training, photography, system knowledge, and always keeping the client and family abreast of any schedule or pageant changes throughout the weekend. They truly are full service. With Believe Consulting there is no “up sell.” They work to make every one of your hard earned dollars count in their training. They charge a more than fair price for their services and many times such as pageant weekend will continue to counsel and motivate your child at no additional cost. Not to mention the hundreds of photographs Believe Photography takes during the pageant and post at no additional charge to you.

Believe Pageant Consulting is very family oriented, and professional. They are not like a business they are very personal. And make sure you are ready for that stage! They BELIEVE in you! We love their whole family! You also gain friendships inside of the Believe pageant Consultant Family! They give you Quality over Quanity, providing you with excellent service. They have lots of knowledge and educate you with pageantry starting from the process of starting the pageant to what to do during pageant weekend. They always make sure that their client is ready, with calls, texts messages, FaceTimes, etc. all pageant weekend! With the help of Believe Pageant Consulting my daughter has placed 1st in the Jr. teen division at 13 years old, 2nd runner up, winner of casual wear modeling, and helped her achieve her goal of winning the Miss East Coast Preteen Title! We love Believe Pageant Consulting! June Chambers Mother of 2018 Miss East Coast Preteen Chelsea Chambers.

My youngest daughter Rhionna has been working with Chris, Shayla and Kristen at Believe Consulting for just a few short months so far and the benefits and results were immediate. From her first session with Chris for Personal Interview training and her first session with Shayla for Stage Presence and Pageant Walk development, she has improved and grown. The positive but firm guidance of these proven coaches has helped Rhionna raise her performance levels right along with her confidence and self esteem. After winning her first local crown in February of this year and then capturing the Oregon state crown in her age division in March, we knew we needed some help to get her prepared for Nationals in July. We began weekly sessions with Chris via FaceTime for personal development and interview; as well as weekly sessions with Shayla in person in the studio for stage walking and modeling routines. Rhionna did really well for her first National Pageant thanks to Team Believe and brought home not only the National Countess crown but National Photogenic and National Back Cover Model awards as well in the Jr Teen age division. We can’t imagine continuing our pageant experiences without Believe Consulting guiding and supporting not only Rhionna as a contestant and client but all of us as a family and a team. This is why we Believe!

We have never worked with a coach before because I am very picky about my kids. Believe seems to have a family fun way of learning and a support group of parents that care about each other. In 2019 my husband and I have decided to work with Believe. We love that when we see believe consulting post they have more than just crowns, they have girls that are ambitious and reaching for thier goals as well. I've heard rumors about coaches picking favorites and thats why I love what believe is doing by promoting each and every girl that they work with. It tells me that they care about the girls and that's what matters to me when I trust someone with my child. We can't wait to get started with them.

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Nicole Akins
14, December 2018
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Chris and Shayla are a dynamic duo that is all about putting the contestant first and encouraging them every step of the way. They listen, critique, strategize, and implement the best skill set for each student they work with. Chris worked hour after hour on helping me fix a small technique that my daughter wouldn't listen to me about. I've never seen her work so hard to adjust one change that ultimately changed everything for her. Chris and Shayla are a ray of sunshine and truly understand what it means to be a pageant family.

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Jes
13, December 2018
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We live in a small town and although it did not seem like a big pageant it really was to me. Believe Consulting helped make my daughter Jenna feel confident and ready for her pageant. When we began I didn't know what to think about pageants in general Shayla and Chris really helped Jenna become the girl she is today. I would have never thought as shy as she was that she would be able to accomplish such great things in such a short time. Now she's so confident it's hard to slow the girl down and I know that the contribution from her family and believe consulting played a very big part in that role. I also know that winning a state title is something that she will never forget. Thank you Chris and Shayla for all your hard work and helping her become the girl that she is today.

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Caroline Ford
13, December 2018
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My daughter Gina has always wanted to do a pageant but she is always busy with modeling in school. This year I believe we will have her try it out and I wouldn't have anyone work with my daughter then Believe Consulting. I love the family atmosphere and environment and they really make you feel as if you are part of the family when you meet with them. We are really looking forward to trying something new out and next year will be our first time. I feel very fortunate that we will know more than people do that have never done pageants before working with Believe Consulting to prepare us.

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Liz
12, December 2018
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I have seen what Shayla and Chris are doing with their clients and it incredible. I am seeing new faces in the spotlight and doing great things. I love how they show their clients that they care and always carry a smile wherever they go. I wish my daughter was still competing because if she was she would be coached by Shayla. She has looked up to her for years and is also a survivor of bullying. Shayla is such a role model and carries a true platform that has helped people all over and we are thankful for her contribution to my daughters safety.

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jadah driver
12, December 2018
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Believe Consulting is simply AMAZING. I have watched them for the last 3 years poor their hearts into their girls. Believe Consulting is very knowledgeable, empowering, supportive, encouraging, the list is endless. One thing I've always admired is that they care about each client and helping her grow and develop to be the best version of herself. Chris always makes sure to give the spotlight to everyone on their Facebook page. It isn't just about the crown and sash to Believe. They've worked with toddlers to adults and have a successful track record. Jadah I believe was their youngest client (two) but her age didn't stop them from bringing out the confidence. Their patience and love didn't stop at the end of her sessions, they were always a call or text away. Believe continued to help Jadah and their other clients at the Regal Nationals all weekend long whether it was a pep talk or cheering in the crowd. I'm proud to say Jadah won her 1st National title and couldn’t have done it without Believe! If you want coaches that go above and beyond, who treat you like family, who will not only give you pageant skills but life skills look no further. You will not regret putting your trust into the Believe Group.

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11, December 2018
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Kyra loves coaching with Shayla. We are exited to see where this journey leads her

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Kaitlin Rea
11, December 2018
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Chris and the entire family is wonderful. I have never met a person so dedicated to his passion and the knowledge is so unbelievable.

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Luanna Stallings
10, December 2018
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We have never worked with a coach before because I am very picky about my kids. Beileve seems to have a family fun way of learning and a support group of parents that care about each other. In 2019 my husband and I have decided to work with Believe. We love that when we see believe consulting post they have more than just crowns, they have girls that are ambitious and reaching for thier goals as well. I've heard rumors about coaches picking favorites and thats why I love what believe is doing by promoting each and every girl that they work with. It tells me that they care about the girls and that's what matters to me when I trust someone with my child. We can't wait to get started with them.

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Kathy Kaiser
09, December 2018
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Believe Consulting is amazing. From the moment you meet with Chris and Shayla, to your moment on stage, this team is by your side. My daughters have worked with Believe Consulting on their Introduction, gown walk, interview and wardrobe. They were able to help refine introductions and help with wording and presentation. Each girl also received detailed suggestions on dress selection and working on their gown walk. Shoes were also a part of many practice sessions. Chris was incredibly helpful with selection of everything! For optional portions of pageants such as Casual Wear and Spokesmodel, Believe Consulting coaches girls with routines and will fine tune content for speeches. If you have not had photos taken by Chris, you are missing out! The atmosphere of the studio is so relaxed and all photos are simply beautiful. If you need headshots or a picture to submit for a pageant program, Believe Consulting will take all the time needed to get he perfect pose and shot. I cannot say enough about Believe Consulting and Chris and Shayla. They have helped all three of my girls, taught them so many valuable skills and lessons that two captured state titles and my youngest finished in the top five. I am so thankful to have found Believe Consulting for my girls and look forward to a few more years of coaching and enjoying pageants.

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Isella Mata
09, December 2018
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Chris has always been a great role model and a hard worker! Coaching is always fun and I learn so much from this group!

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Kashaka Commodore
09, December 2018
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Chris is a wonderful pageant coach! We are preparing my daughter for her first year of pageants and I’m sure she will be ready to go up on stage before it’s even required!

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Ella Cox
08, December 2018
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Both of my daughters started using Believe Consulting in August of 2018. Everyone is super nice, very knowledgeable and supportive. Both of my daughters now currently hold titles in our state. I cant wait to see what the year has in store.

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08, December 2018
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Chris and Shayla helped me feel so confident in the interview room! Before, I was not confident in my answers and made a lot of beginner mistakes. With them, I placed higher than I have ever placed before in my age division and have walked away so many more speaking skills than I had before. Very thankful for them!

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Heaven Donalson
07, December 2018
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What can I say about Believe Consulting? They are amazing! Such great quality, so knowledgeable and so supportive. My daughter started coaching with Believe about 8 mos. or so ago now and she loves her coaches! They motivate her to learn and grow and this summer she took home a National Jr. Teen title! Believe treats all the girls like family and they invest in them beyond just the pageant season, they genuinely care for each girl and their success! Even though you are assigned to have one coach or another, each of the coaches are supportive of all of the girls and provide their expertise. We love Believe and intend to partner with them throughout my daughters pageant career! - The Donalson's

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Jabari Sanders
07, December 2018
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Chris and The Believe family are simply the best, down to earth, open & honest, and just wonderful people! If you are looking for the best look no further!

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Meagan Hadley
06, December 2018
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Exceptional coaching in all aspects of pageantry and I love how they are family oriented. Coaching for the individuals needs have helped my daughter achieve confidence. They are wonderful and understanding when working with girls with "different" needs. Patience is a great attribute with Believe, you can't go wrong working with them. #believegirlsrock

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Diane Hurse
06, December 2018
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My granddaughter has become a very outstanding young lady with the help of believe consultants. Her scores went from just being good to a exemplary scores if it wasn't for them she was still just beginning the ordinary scoring.. I would not use anyone else besides them to help my granddaughter Bloom The blossom and what you can be.

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Lucretia Carter
06, December 2018
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If you are looking for a Reliable, Honest, and professional Team Believe Consulting is for you! My Daughter is one of their youngest clients but with their fuidyand love she’s certianly doing big things. Believe Consulting is extended family for us, their love and support makes coaching with them a wonderful experience. Work Hard Play hard and you will doing big things too!

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Julie Sturgill
06, December 2018
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Chris and Shayla helped two of my more shy kiddos...they were both genuinely supportive and coached with love and encouragement to help their confidence flourish.

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06, December 2018
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If you want to not be just another client in the books, If you want to get everything you need from a coach, the time, energy & focus AND to be treated as family-then Believe is where you should be! You get the one on one attention and love from Chris, Shayla and Sheila (even if she says she isn’t a pageant mom)! What is so exciting & rewarding is that my daughter has grown so much with their coaching and attention over the past 3 years that we have been w/Believe and you can’t ask for anything more.

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Heather McDermott
27, November 2018
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Thank you to chris for taking on my daughter and helping her with interview. It’s her first pre-teen pageant and I can see her interview skills are improving.