Welcome! Why should you coach with Janice?

Janice McQueen Ward is a Best Selling Author, Pageant Coach, and Podcast Host. She won the first pageant she entered at 17, and went on to win over 10 major titles, most notably, Mrs. United States. During her reign, she made 200 appearances, to include being a guest of the White House and President Clinton. 
Janice has held titles within these organizations: Miss America, Miss USA, Mrs. America, Mrs. International Premier World Pageants, and Mrs. United States. She has been a judge for nearly every pageant system, to include festival type pageants, Mrs. America, Miss USA, NAM and United States National Pageants. She has been an emcee for over 50 pageants throughout the years, and has emceed the national United States Pageants 4 times, and was the Producer of the 2014 United States National Pageant! 
Janice was also a Pageant Director for State and National pageants, from 1996-2001 and 2009-2015, while maintaining a booming coaching business from 1997-present. 
Her experience as a seasoned competitor, director, and judge..spanning 40 YEARS…leverages her ability as a coach for all ages and categories. 
Janice is a Certified Life Coach, gaining her CPD Certification, recognized by Oxford University. Her focus is interview, Judges Bio, on-stage question, public speaking, and platform development; Janice is a full service coach.  In addition to Pageant and Life Coaching, Janice is a Corporate Trainer for Nestle Nespresso, Hosts an International Podcast, and writes for VIP Pageantry Magazine. Her best-selling book Queendom: How to Reign in Pageantry is Book 1 of 2. Her next book will come out in 2022!

Queendom: How to Reign in Pageantry

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Pageant Coaching

I am available for 30 minute, 1 hour or 2 hour sessions. I customize packages to suit your pageant needs. I also offer Judges Bio writing, media kits and more…I am full service.

Pageant Coaching – packages are available!

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I LOVE everything about Janice! She is such a great pageant coach. I attended a group coaching session with her, and I was so grateful for her advice. She made me want to look into my image more and find out what I really was looking for in pageantry. Working with her was amazing. I look forward to working with her more in the future. Please contact her for coaching. I don’t want anyone to miss out on such an amazing experience – Darnisha Williams

Janice is one of the most knowledgeable women in pageantry. She has a diverse background in numerous industries that helps her clients win pageants and their milestones and goals in life. She has a heart full of gold and is a shining light no matter where she goes. – Corrine Devin

Janice is one in a million. She has a heart of gold and a desire to see all who cross her path succeed. As a serial National Title holder and professional actress, she understands what it takes to win in life! She is also an accomplished national Director, producer, MC, Podcast producer, businesswoman, and Bestselling Author! This makes her not only qualified as a Life and Pageant Coach but an essential resource for anyone choosing to fulfill their dreams through Pageantry. – Cindy Christi

I’m proud to say that I knew she was the right person for me when I first met Janice. She is so kind and knowledgeable. She has a wide range of experience in the pageant industry as well as personal development. Her goal is to help one become the best version of themself while holding them accountable. You can’t go wrong with Janice! – Alissa Carlson

Thanks to Janice, I was able to stay focused on my pageant and fitness goals during the past year. Her successful approach helped me clinch the title of Mrs. Louisiana American 2020! Look out Mrs. American, here we come! – Cherie Aduli

My daughter Hannah loves you as a coach and said you’re the best one she’s worked with. – Heather Stout

You literally helpe shape my confidence and that changed my life!! – Andrea McClew

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