A WOMAN who had a devastating stammer is going on a speaking tour across the United Kingdom to help more women get into business.
Chantel Sachanna, a business coach from Birmingham, spent decades battling with a stammer that was sometimes so severe she couldn’t say her own name.
Now Chantel, who overcame the stammer around three years ago using techniques she taught herself after seeing no results from conventional speech therapy, is carrying out speaking events in Birmingham, Manchester and London this year where she’ll be helping entrepreneurs to start and grow their own business.
Next year, she will carry out events in additional major cities across the country.
Chantel said: “I can’t believe how much my life has changed. Three years ago I was struggling to say my own name. Today I’m getting ready to speak in front of large groups of people all around the country!”
Chantel had a stammer ever since she was a child and it carried on until she was around 29.
She overcame the speech impediment by using techniques she taught herself and says: “After decades of not having a voice, I finally know how to speak confidently. And now I use my voice to help women get into business and to create a life that makes them feel proud of who they are.”
In the UK, it’s estimated that stammering affects around 1 in 100 adults, with men being around four times more likely to stammer than women.