In November 2009 I joined the McGuire Programme having decided that I had to do something about my stammer which had overtaken how I lived my life since primary school.
Stammering controlled me and the fear and panic of not being able to say what I wanted made me feel frustrated and angry. Every speaking situation was a struggle and I manipulated my family and friends to speak for me and avoided all situations where I would have to speak. With hard work, courage and perseverance the Programme has given me a new confidence when speaking and I now have control of how I speak and I can now be the person I always wanted to be.
I became a coach in 2011 and from my own personal experience, I can now help others in their journey to become strong, articulate speakers.