For people who stutter, meeting people who have lead successful lives with a stutter is incredibly important and inspirational. The ability – and opportunity – to see yourself represented across different media, board rooms, industries, and arenas is beginning to be recognised as a key factor in confidence. Our wonderful ambassadors are here to lead the way, and show people who stutter that they can achieve as many great things as they want. Our ambassadors also come from a variety of backgrounds but all offer similar experiences growing up with a stutter – we hope you find their stories inspiring.

28/06/2016 / Ambassadors

Rod Drury

CEO of Xero Growing up in Hawke’s Bay, tech entrepreneur Rod Drury had a stutter that dogged him into corporate...
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Nikki Hart

Nutritionist “My parents always said that with hard work you can achieve anything. Their unwavering belief in me meant I...
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Royce Willis

Former All Black “Growing up I found stuttering tremendously challenging and it created many self-esteem issues. Today I view the...
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Ian Grant

Parenting Guru and Founder of The Parenting Place   “If I had a disastrous phone call, I used to hide...
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Matt McCarten

Labour Party Chief of Staff “From a young age, well into adulthood, I never spoke in a public place. I...
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Judge Andrew Becroft

Principal Youth Court Judge and Children’s Commissioner “There has scarcely been a day in my life where stuttering hasn’t affected...
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