Martin Coombs always showed courage, bravery and was a winner. He was a member, coach, course instructor and staff trainer on our programme. ‘B’ words and sounds were a huge challenge for Martin so he changes his name to ‘Bill Bottle’ until he had overkilled that fear. Martin embraced and practised all the techniques taught on the programme with a fighting and never give up attitude.
What an amazing intensive McGuire Programme Hybrid Stutter Course we ran over zoom between 7-10 April. All 12 new students had many meetings with our…
We Zoomed around the world yesterday raising awareness of stuttering
Inspirational Callum Wells is working really hard on his speech. Read below and rewards he is getting from working on his stutter.
WHEN Emily Blunt revealed her school-days torment caused by her stutter, it brought memories flooding back for Rachel Black. Like the Mary Poppins Returns star, she also had a stammer that made life hell. She had to turn her back on going to university, shut herself away to avoid embarrassment and couldn’t even order a coffee.
For more than 25 years, a speech disorder left Bryan Duff unable to say his own name.
After two and a half years with Gloucester-Hartpury, Rich Whincup was recently announced as the Worcester Valkyries’ kicking coach. Joe Harvey spoke to the 38-year-old about his coaching philosophy and the personal obstacles he has dealt with. “I’ve been on the McGuire Programme since I was 19,” began Rich Whincup.
A McGuire Programme UK North Course Instructor, Adam Black, has been presented with the British Empire Medal he was awarded in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.
A POOLE carpenter said he used to struggle to introduce himself due to his stammer, but now has a lot more confidence after completing a speech course in Watford.
From making orders in restaurants, to lessons in school and even saying his own name – Callum says his stutter used to affect “every aspect of my life”.
“Although Not Promising A Cure, It Promised That With Hard Work And Commitment, A Way Out Of The Prison Of The Stuttering World Was Possible.”
WHEN Alan Oliver came home early from his gap year in Australia, he thought his stutter had got the better of him.