Male, 45, Canada
Coaching Video of the Week
"I couldn’t say my name, or anyone else’s, when any form of spotlight was on me. At age 25 or so, I was humiliated beyond all words when I could not speak when trying my first case in court. With a wife, two kids and being broke, I feared that my career and life were over. I went to a psychiatrist six times, and he urged me to learn self-hypnosis. I gave myself three treatments daily for years, studied vocabulary books like a maniac (to add synonyms to use under pressure) and began discovering the Crutches, one-by-one. By age 30, I stopped all stuttering, forever. The fears took ten more years to die. I still have stutter-threats but they are laughably easy and enjoyable to beat. I love to speak truly, and I continue to practice daily mind-training and have thus made stuttering a great blessing in my life. I have spent the last five years of my life, 7 days a week, writing for and coaching people who stutter, helping hundreds beat it. They are my mates, and I am theirs. I have loved every minute of it."
"When I coach a PWS I always try and understand the root cause of their stutter, I ask them to explain all the pains and frustrations that they have gone through all their lives. After they explain, I try to share my painful past and assure them that if I could overcome all these hardships and be a successful fluent speaker, then they can too."
Prathusha also serves as Vice Chairman of WSSA’s SAM Committee.
"Coaching has helped me learn to reduce anxiety when speaking to strangers, and to remain calm when talking for a long time. Participating in the SpeechMasters Club meetings has also been crucial, as it has helped me learn to enjoy speaking to groups of people too."
Javier also serves as Chairman of WSSA’s SAM Committee.
"I am helping people change their lives. Every time I coach, I am acutely aware of the long-term impact coaching will have on the world. My goal, along with all the other coaches who are a part of WSSA is to eradicate stuttering from this earth. We want it to be a thing of the past, however even if we can change just one person’s life through coaching, this whole journey would have been worth it."
"My name is Stu, and I've been a PWSS for around a year. After being a PWS for over 30 years I found out about Lee Lovett’s book by chance and made contact with him. What a great decision that was. For the first time in my life I was given hope and was convinced that I didn’t have to spend the rest of my life suffering with the awful affliction that is stuttering. I was asked to coach and assist Lee and WSSA to spread the message of his method to the world and I could not be happier to do it. I have a new found belief in myself and what I can achieve in my life."
"I’ve stuttered most of my words all my life, that’s 58 years. The misery I suffered is beyond words. Then, Lee Lovett’s Book “Stuttering & Anxiety Self-Cures" and three Skypes with Lee literally changed my life. I learned to coach by being coached and by watching over 100 coaching videos by Lee and other coaches. Helping others defeat stuttering and speech anxiety is unbelievably rewarding. This program works. I promise you. Don’t live in the past. Join us and beat it."
"I started stuttering around age 4, and it got much worse in my early teens. I had therapies that made me feel better about being a stutterer, but they didn’t reduce my stuttering. I used silence as my first line of defense, which made me feel shy, but I’m not really shy. I found Lee’s book in 2019 and it gave me so much hope because, when I used his methods, my stuttering declined. I then Skyped with Lee three times and I knew that I had beaten it. I no longer appeared speech disabled to anyone. I then trained to be a Certified Speech Coach and am now looking forward to helping others defeat stuttering. For those who will work it, our methods have proven to beat stuttering. I hope you join us."
"I am definitely a much happier person today because I no longer stutter and I know it is only up from here in terms of my communication. I trained to become a speech coach to help others realize their potential with Lee’s methods because stuttering is something that can be defeated!"
"This coaching session was like the 'Practical' of the 'Theory' part that I learned from the book and the video lectures. After reading the book I literally thought that I knew 100% about beating stuttering. But after the coaching session I realized it was only 40% that I knew and the real 60% is the coaching. Practical knowledge is always better than the theory :) Thank you so much for your guidance and you are the best and perfect coach."