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Believe Consulting

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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: 03:00 pm -07:00 pm (Friday)
    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 and current pageant experiences. Shayla has been honored with capturing the first and currently only National - National American Miss State Queen National Title and National spokesmodel titles ever from Oregon in 2015, as well as 3 major state titles in only 3 years of competition. Shayla continues to compete and help girls develop winning skills with Chris who has coached her (as well as others) from the beginning. In only 3 years Believe Consulting clients have captured over 30 major State, National and International Title through NAM, IJM, RIM, UNM and AAG.
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!

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Sherryle Thomas
29, December 2018
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I really wanted believe to coach Sherri this year at nationals but Chris was carrying in telling me that he already had a client in the age group. I appreciated his honesty and it happened to us before so I was relieved with his honesty. I can see how girls like to work with them. This year it will be our turn to be a part of the believe family. We admire them so much.

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Greg George
29, December 2018
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I'm pretty picky when it comes to my kids and my family had a run in with a pretty popular coach in the past who gave information to another client and broke our trust. Our daughter was a mess all weekend at the pageant. So when we heard of Believe we were still worried but that ended quickly. They are honest and straight forward and eventhough she learns she has a great time doing it. Lots of coaches coach alot of girls and it must be hard but believe treats each of them like they are the only one. From there her confidence elevated above and beyond our expectations.

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Paula George
29, December 2018
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My daughter worked with Shayla and Chris for only 5 sessions and went from not making top ten to 2nd runner up the next year at our state NAM pageant. That says it all! This year we are coming back to NAM and we have a coach who believes in our kid and doesn't play favorites, Abby needed that and we are believe family now forever. They are more than we could ask for and more?????

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Neomie Kuiken
28, December 2018
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Chris and Shayla of Believe have been amazing coaches. My daughter has gained an abundant amount of skills in all areas of pageantry. Believe helps with all aspects of pageantry, they are easy on the pocketbook, and are always available. They, Believe, in you because they treat you like family.

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Lauren Crowe Mueller
27, December 2018
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Chris & Shayla make a personal investment in each one of their clients, getting to know them and therefore being able to bring out the very best from each of them! They help them to play to their strengths, challenge them to strengthen their weaknesses and help them discover new talents and skills that they may not have known they had! They are good people that help these young ladies to reach their goals even beyond the Pageant. I highly recommend them to coach, guide and encourage your contestant. They have my love and respect.

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Krystal Bryan
27, December 2018
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Chris and Shayla are an amazing father daughter team. Shayla is an active competitor with experience in multiple patent syestems which is a great advantage to the girls she coaches. Both coaches give real advise! They are not afraid to tell you what you actually need to work on, no sugar coating here and it shows on stage and in interview scores. This team values family and have genuine love for all their girls.

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sheila montgomery
26, December 2018
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Goodness, where do I even begin to start to describe what I see behind the scenes with Chris and Shayla. They started coaching a few years ago. In the short time since Believe started I can't even begin to express in words how dedicated they are to each and every girl/lady who they mentor/coach. They care about a girl progressing and love to empower young ladies and watch them blossom. Chris is always a phone call or text away should a family or contestant have questions and they don't charge for this extra benefit. Yes, even if it is at 5am or 11pm. I have seen both cry happy tears when Believe girls do better than ever before. It isn't just about a crown and sash to the Believe family. My husband eats, breathes and sleeps pageants. If anyone knows him they will agree with that statement. He is a kind, loving, compassionate man who will give his all and takes clients in as family never giving one more than the next. Shayla has grown as a woman and as a contestant immensely thru her dads coaching and now even though she is still competing she pours into those she works with not just for the stage but for their everyday life. Kristen also has a heart for pageantry and is a great addition the Believe family!

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Barbie
25, December 2018
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I have a great coach but if I ever need anything in the future I will be calling on Shayla. I'm 28 years old but theres alot to learn from that young lady. Shes so fierce and kind that is magnetic. The girls she has worked with over the last 2 years in the PNW have won more titles than I can count. When I have a daughter shes going to be a believe girl?.

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Catrina Wymer
24, December 2018
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Chris has been a great coach for my daughter. We found him last minute and he took us in a helped her to be more confident on stage and during her interview. The interview process has always been a struggle for my daughter and he found several ways to help her work around her fear and feel more confident. He’s kind and genuinely cares for his clients.

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Lynette Hunter
23, December 2018
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Chris is a gifted guy plain and simple, it's obvious he passed it on to his daughter Shayla. I've seen him work with grown folks when he was only 15 and I'm not surprised he is helping building futures in youth and families all over the world now.

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Rosa Hernandez
22, December 2018
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Thank you for helping me be more prepared than ever, I just couldn't say it enough. I have never placed in the top 10 and this year making the top 5 as the 2 ru was more than I could've asked for. I will be contacting you soon for 2019 ;).

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Hailey Sturgill
21, December 2018
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Chris and Shayla are AWESOME!! They put so much time and effort into each client and it truly shows. They also have transformed me into a fierce walker and I can’t thank them enough for all the help!

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Eva Garcia
21, December 2018
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I am competing in my second pageant in a couple of months and I feel so much better about completing now that i'm working with a great coach. I used another coach last year and in my very first session with Chris he told me about 5 things that i was doing totally wrong. It all makes since now and i'm so excited for 2019. I know it's going to take time but I beileve in believe! I can't wait for our next session: )

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Melanie Shaefer
20, December 2018
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I wish Believe was around when my daughter was younger. I have watched and been inspired by Shayla and her approach to making girls empowered to be brave and be yourself. She has been a true example of how a young lady should carry herself. She not only inspires those younger than her or her own age but also adults. I've witnessed her stop and take time with girls who go up to her to talk and I have witnessed her going up to a girl who didn't place the way she wanted and cheer her up. This girl was a girl she did not know. That is what life is about helping others without expecting something in return. Her dad always has a smile on his face when I have seen him and is cheering dads to be all they can be to their daughters. My daughter didn't have a dad who was involved and I love how he not only is there for his daughter but for other young ladies. Believe Consulting picked a name that fits what they do which is believe in all girls whether they are their client or not!

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Tiffany
20, December 2018
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Chris is incredible and Shayla is an actual competitor coach who is still competing! What more could I ask for then someone who knows the system and has competed in it for years as well as being a National Champion. I love Believe's style of coaching as I worked with all of their staff and had success doing so. A one stop shop is what you get when your a client. National level headshots, coaching and a family that you really feel blessed to be a part of. I am a Believer in Believe Consulting!

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Shayla A Montgomery
18, December 2018
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Ever since I was a young girl my dad has coached me with everything I have gotten involved in. Whether it was softball, volleyball, or pageants my dad was invested and took care of my dreams. When I got into pageantry I knew I was going to be in such great hands. Every moment in the studio together was not just to make me perform butter but it was also to make me a better version of myself. I believe that my dad has a vision for every single one of his clients. He wants all of them to shine... not because they won a title. However, because they learned valuable life lessons, grew in themselves, and became a believer of the woman they are becoming! I am very grateful for my dad and his efforts with young woman. He has changed others and my life so greatly over the years and will continue to do so!

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Linda Fuller
17, December 2018
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Coach Chris has worked with three of our girls that competed in our system and all 3 of them have titles. He always called on time and never cancelled on us. Lila has always looked up to Shayla and the first night we had a session with Chris he asked Shayla to surprise her, I will never forget her face when she saw Shayla on the monitor : ). My daughter Lila has never won and this year was her first time being crowned. I don't know how to thank Believe Consulting for helping her be the girl has become. They are amazing!

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Adruey
16, December 2018
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We heard about believe through a friend and my daughter met Shayla years ago at a pageant so we used them for coaching last year. I couldn't have been more satisfied with a team of coaches that worked with us. Shayla was very direct and to the point and always asked for the most out of us. Chris is the guy that seems to never run out of energy and he always made my daughter's session fly by. I could still hear her in my mind how much she was excited after every session that she had with them. Believe made me feel like they cared more about us than just clients. We felt right at home with them and was able to call them and text anytime and it didn't cost us anymore. Although we don't work with them right now, its only because I can't afford it, but I am still able to reach out to them for advice and they never ignore my messages. When my finances are better and I can afford a coach we will be back online with Chris and Shayla.

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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.