131: 4 Tips to Prepare for Your Pageant Like You’ve Already Won with Miss United States, Rachael Todd


In this episode Alycia interviews Rachael Todd. Rachael Todd is Miss United States 2017. Using her unique life story, education, and experiences she advises women on how to let go of false beliefs, change their thought patterns, step into their authentic selves and discover where their passions and their strengths intersect.


By utilizing her certifications in yoga, positive psychology, nutrition and health coaching Rachael helps women to live a their lives from a Whole Body Wellbeing perspective.


Follow Rachael Todd :

Websites: www.RachaelTodd.com and MissUnitedStatesPageant.com
Instagram: @rachael.todd and @missunitedstates
Twitter: @_rachaeltodd
Facebook: RKTconsulting
Email: [email protected] 


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130: Promote Your Pageant Platform in the Media with Publicist Kristi Dosh


In this episode Alycia interviews Kristi Dosh. Kristi Dosh is a former practicing attorney who transformed her career through blogging and social media to become a nationally-recognized sports business analyst (the “SportsBizMiss”) with outlets such as Forbes and ESPN. Since then, she’s written for nearly two dozen national publications, given dozens of keynote speeches across the country and written two nonfiction books.


She once wrote a piece about being addicted to finding new opportunities, and that is perhaps why she now finds herself working as a publicist for professionals and online entrepreneurs through her company, GuideMyBrand.com.


She says, “I love helping people step into their expertise and showing them all of the opportunities to get more visible and grow their businesses.”


On the side, she still serves as a sports business analyst for Forbes, Campus Insiders and other national outlets. Her specialties include college athletics finance and governance, licensing and marketing.



Follow Kristi Dosh:

Website: guidemybrand.com
Facebook: GuideMyBrand
Twitter: @GuideMyBrand
Instagram: @GuideMyBrand 


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129: Transform Your Pageant Walk with Miss Universe Runway Coach and Supermodel Lu Sierra

Lu has graced the catwalks of the top fashion houses around the globe. A powerhouse runway and print model, Lu was discovered by the Zoli modeling agency in New York. She began her career as a showroom model and quickly made a name for herself as the “go-to” model for the runways of Bob Mackie, Bill Blass Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Givenchy, Patrick Kelly, Giorgio Armani, Escada, and Randolph Duke -just to name a few.


She has been on covers and pages of top magazines and made numerous television and movie appearances. As a successful and sought-after model, Lu brings her expertise to the pageant world where she trains and coaches thousands of young ladies for Miss USA and the Miss Universe Pageants. As a coach and runway expert, she teaches her technique on the runway, develops poise & presence, and continues to inspire those interested in the fashion and modeling world.


Join us at the Beauty|Brand|Believe Expo on March 10th in Washington! Get the details and register at: BeautyBrandBelieve.com



Follow Lu:

Websites: http://lusierra.com/ and BeautyBrandBelieve.com 


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128: A Pageant Platform for Inner Beauty with Carly Hartman of Pageant 360


Carly Hartman is a 22 year old entrepreneur that has 3 businesses starting at the age of 17. She created Pageant 360, an inner beauty pageant to empower young women to be world changers, back when she was 18 years old. She is passionate about raising up young women to be confident in who they are and empower them to change the world!




Follow Carly

Websites: carlyhartman.com and pageant360.com
Instagram: @carlyyhartman and @pageant360 

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123: The Intersection of Business and Pageantry with Business Strategist Amber Lilyestrom (Episode 123)


Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding & business strategist, writer and speaker. She is the host of The Soul Fueled CEO™ Podcast and helps entrepreneurs turn their passions in to heart-centered brands and thriving businesses.





Follow Amber Lilyestrom:

Website: AmberLilyestrom.com
Instagram: @AmberLilyestrom
Instagram: @SoulFueledCEO
Facebook: AmberLilyestrom 

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119: Choosing to Win Every Day with Dale Smith Thomas


In this episode, Alycia interviews Dale Smith Thomas. Dale Smith Thomas credits winning the Mrs. Tennessee pageant for the launch of her international speaking career. Dale speaks professionally around the country and around the world on personal development, motivation and self-improvement. Her client list includes major companies like McDonalds Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Life, Turner Broadcasting, Sprint, The Million Dollar Roundtable and over 50 different hospitals. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Dr. Phil Show, and on The Big Idea, CNBC, and CMT.


Dale founded the “Boot Camp for Beauty Queens”, a prep school for pageant participants. Two notable attendees at one of her Boot Camps were Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie as part of the reality show, “The Real World”. An astounding 70% of Boot Camp attendees have gone on to win titles! (Not including Paris and Nicole.)


Dale has been a celebrity guest judge on the reality show “Pageant School – Becoming Miss America”, and recently hosted the Mrs. United States pageant. She has been the featured guest speaker for the last 10 years at Miss TN, MS and GA USA. She is also the host and speaker for America’s National Teenager of the Year.


Her upcoming book, “Good Morning, Gorgeous” will be released in mid-August of this year.


Follow Dale Smith Thomas:

Website: WinnersByChoice.com 

Connect with Alycia:

For more great pageant training, enroll in the Free Pageant Course