"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 SAC 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 SAC 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."