Make Room For The Stuttering

Finding Confidence – Episode 109

Posted on: October 25, 2013


Episode 109 features Nelly Foster, who hails from Seattle, Washington. Nelly and I met at the National Stuttering Association conference in July 2013, her first conference.

Nelly recently graduated from college with a degree in psychology, but has decided she wants to pursue a career in speech language pathology.

Nelly attended the American Institute for Stuttering  (AIS) in 2012 because she was looking to become more confident with her stuttering. At AIS, she met a SLP who stutters and was inspired by his confidence.

Listen in as we talk about job interviews, advertising stuttering, not letting stuttering define us, Toastmasters and the importance of role models.

We have a moment during our conversation where Nelly has a block and I am not sure when to resume talking. Nelly had to tell me she was done speaking. We were able to honestly discuss how that sometimes happens with two people who stutter.

I really enjoyed this conversation and the chance to get to know Nelly and hope you do too.

The podcast safe music used in this episode is credited to ccMixter.

2 Responses to "Finding Confidence – Episode 109"

Great podcast. I loved the moment of silence.

Thanks Joe – we found a way to deal with an awkward moment.
Glad to see you find time to listen sometimes. Means a lot!

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