About Twitchy – Motivational Speaker

What would you do if, out of the blue, your life turned upside down? What if you went from being a happy and healthy normal child, and then suddenly became an anxious, depressed, twitchy mess of devastating proportion? This is exactly what happened to Stuart Ellis-Myers. At the age of eight, Stuart began to develop one of the most misunderstood neurological disorders of our time . . . Tourettes Syndrome. Faced with the prospect of a lifetime of disability, frustration, isolation, and shame – the typical reaction to this tragic condition – Stuart instead chose to share how everyone can experience a remarkable and Unstoppable life.

One of the most gifted and inspiring public speakers on the conference circuit today. Stuart has used the life lessons learned through years of battling this often emotionally crippling condition to help countless others to overcome their own challenges and fears. His insight and humanity have enabled him to share his own, often painful, experiences in such a way as to offer a real, usable, methodology for overcoming the many pitfalls of modern life. The countless physical and psychological manifestations of our high stress lives are made clearer to understand and easier to bear through his simple and effective system of Unstoppable & Mental Health to Mental Wealth change. By chronicling his journey in the pages of his books and presentations; with both his successes and failures fully exposed, Stuart takes you on a trip through the life of a man held captive but not broken by his mental health condition and yet who found the strength and determination to break free by sharing his Unstoppable message of true and lasting love.

From helping you to face the reality of your current situation; to offering guidance to help you seize the constant opportunities that come our way each and every day; to providing easy to learn and easier to perform exercises to gain control over your fears and doubts. Stuart invites you to join him in creating the foundation for your own mental health to mental wealth UNSTOPPABLE LIFE.

So, if Stuart can overcome the ravages of the rare, incurable and socially bizarre disorder Tourettes Syndrome, and all of the disabling mental health realities that so often accompany it. All the while becoming remarkably successful and published keynote speaker career and his personal life . . . what is holding any of us back from achieving our dreams?

With an unprecedented success record of rave reviews from around the world, he is a favorite at conventions and corporate meetings.

Q & A with Twitchy

Q. Who is Stuart Ellis-Myers, aka Twitchy? Describe yourself in five words or less.

Robin Williams with a twitch.

Q. How has mental illness and living with a rare neurological disorder shaped your life?

Well let’s talk first about how one in five of us today are experiencing a heightened level of mental health issues. Most are caused by chronic anxiety & depression and how this number is steadily on the rise. At the age of seven, I unknowingly began to develop one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses of our time – Tourettes Syndrome – as a result I spent fourteen undiagnosed years until I was finally told in my early 20s that what I had was incurable. So who better than someone like me offering fifty years of lived experience with anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD & ADD to share how anyone can turn mental health in mental wealth.

Many people deny and hide their fears. As a kid growing up on the streets of London, England my constant twitching, grunts, shrieks, ticking, and wildly uncontrollable arm slapping gestures offered me the opportunity to learn all about harm and abuse. As a result, I learned early in life how to deal with the anticipatory anxiety and depression caused by constant school and societal bullying, ridicule & rejection. So faced with the prospect of a lifetime of frustration, isolation, and shame – the typical reaction to my condition – instead of hiding away I chose instead to do something remarkable.

Thoughts of suicide were the reality of my damaged and dysfunctional childhood. I overcame the urge to kill myself by choosing to serve others by sharing all of the lived experiences I had learned early in life overcoming mental illness. Today I am in heaven travelling from conference to conference revealing with many thousands of people all of the insights and actions I use on a daily basis to turn neurological weakness into mental strength.

All my keynotes, presentations and books are all dedicated to positively traumatizing and inspiring people to use all of the immediately usable tips and tools proven to help anyone accelerate through any life challenge versus slowing down and becoming stuck.

Q. What role did education play in changing your life?

Thanks to undiagnosed learning disabilities hidden away within Tourettes, I could barely read and write. As a result of keeping this weakness secret I failed to graduate high school. At the age of seventeen I emigrated to North America to start a new life. With little or no prospects, and no education, to survive I took manual labor jobs to get by. My life turned around when I decided to confront all of my weaknesses by returning to college in Canada. It was here that a whole new world of never ending possibility opened up to me. My teachers gave me the gift of self-esteem, a grade twelve diploma followed up with an engineering certification. They gave me the gift of confidence and to never look back. Long story short. I went on to enjoy working within the fields of energy production, construction, information technology, international shipping, tourism, real estate development and even corporate recruitment.

Q. What would people be surprised to learn about you?

I live permanently drenched in a wash of anxiety and depression exacerbated by my OCD, ADD and bipolar. Every day I wake up feeling as if I have no life, no wife, no prospects and that I am completely worthless without hope. Every moment of my life feels as if the world is about to come to an end where it never does. As a consequence, instead of hiding away. My work therapy is to travel, reach out and teach as many people as I possibly can to see past the stigma associated with my twitchy life to inspire the change and solutions that others are seeking.

Q. Despite the daily struggles of living with Tourette’s, what are the lessons you’ve learned from having this illness?

What you ask is all shared in great detail in my first book, ‘Unstoppable’. I love to share how and why to never-give-in and instead choose to go from failure to failure with great enthusiasm. In my case these instructions have allowed me to act-as-if you until you do resulting in me being able to fulfil my dream to travel around the world to well over 800 + audiences on how to become Unstoppable!

Q. What do you love most about your chosen career?

Hearing from people sharing how they were able to become Unstoppable by facing their fears, catch the mental health to mental wealth habit to go on and completely revolutionize themselves.

How Twitchy Customizes

Stuart creates Unstoppable Sales Mastery Legacy YouTube Channels starring audience members of your selection shot live at your special events.
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Books by Stuart Ellis-Myers

Mental Health, Mental Wealth

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