Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.Ed/DTM
As an active member of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International, Vitalia is recognized as a DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) and is an award-winning international speaker, author, and success coach, who has worked with many businesses in a wide array of industries across the U.S. and Canada.
Vitalia has competed in beauty pageants and scholarship programs since she dreamed of becoming “Miss America” at age 7 and boasts a long list of accomplishments. She won numerous children’s and teen pageants before winning the titles of Miss Coon Rapids and Miss Congeniality, and placed as a top ten semi-finalist in the 1990 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant.
From 1991-2000, Vitalia’s parents were state directors for the Miss Teen of America Scholarship Programs in the following states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. With her family working in the business, Vitalia has had a lot of experience coaching, emceeing, and choreographing programs for young teens, and has helped them to discover that there is more value to who they are than just external beauty.
Although Vitalia has been involved for many years in the pageant business, audiences from all backgrounds relate to Vitalia and her positive message about beauty coming from the inside. “Real” beauty is heart-centered. It comes from being authentic. It comes from being your true self. It comes from placing a higher self value. This is a message coming from someone who was once knock-need and had to wear corrective shoes as a child in elementary school, struggled with severe acne as a young teen, had to wear braces to correct a crooked tooth and a severe overbite, was taunted by kids on the playground for being multi-lingual and having an unusual name, and has struggled life-long with her own weight issues.
Vitalia’s experience in both, the beauty pageant industry as well as the “real world” (as she puts it), in leadership, communication, and the sales training industry, has enabled her to develop a unique blend of keynotes and training programs that consistently result in having a dramatic and positive impact. That impact comes in the form of increased self-confidence and achievement of personal goals. She offers high-content, interactive beauty, fashion, health, and wellness programs that are filled with fun, humor and inspirational moments. Her energy, experience, and enthusiasm, motivates audiences to:
imagine… dream… and transform!