FROM OUT OF CONTROL STUTTERER TO PROUD SHOP OWNER

How the McGuire Programme helped my confidence and enabled me to open my own shop.

Rishabh overcomes stutter to open own store

When I was 20 years old myself and my father drove to meet a snooker match referee. We were planning to rent or buy a snooker table for me to practice playing snooker. When we met the referee he asked my most dreaded thing, he asked for ‘MY NAME’.

I was completely frozen with fear & had to escape that feeling, so I made an excuse, pretending that I just got an urgent call to answer and left. My father had to say my name for me.

When my father and I returned back to the car, I heard my father making lots of phone calls & he spoke with real confidence. This made me feel really depressed. After my father finished making the calls, I said to him, "Dad, never in my life I would dare to speak on the phone as you do, so how can I handle work, what about getting a job, what would happen?". This was one of the scariest moments of my life, that there was no future for me. But how life can change in just 4 days. My life.

My name is Rishabh Panchamia & I did my first McGuire Programme course in June 2016

And by March 2019 I started my own retail business, a grocery store called " The Organic Culture". For me, this has been an extremely exciting journey so far. Many ups & many downs, but I'm loving this new experience.

Due to COVID-19, with very few staff members at my work, means my phone rings continuously. Added to this, there are loads of speaking situations every day. Some days I falter with my speech especially if I don't practice, but it's fine because I know now that I would never have reached where I am now if it wasn’t for the McGuire Programme.

I completely owe my transformation to the amazing McGuire Programme. It's unreal.

A few weeks back my father came up to me & said, "Do you remember what you had said to me in the car?" And I smiled!

I owe huge gratitude to Kaushik (Ed: Regional Director India) for his phone call that pushed me to join the programme. 

Thank you, everyone!

Bye for now, Rishabh Panchamia