WHO IS GUY MONROE?
What’s Different About me? I’ve got some skills, but I’m pretty much just like you. In High
School and College, I was the drama jock, and singing star, won every trophy, was
regarded as outgoing, risk-taking, humorous and fearless. You may think I’ve always
been confident. Right? Unfortunately, No.
GUY MOVES TO HOLLYWOOD
I moved to Hollywood to pursue a TV and film career. Almost immediately, I developed
massive stage fright at every audition. I didn’t know what was going on. What the hell? I
lost my grip, my mojo. It was gone, gone, gone! I waited in the hall at a number of
auditions, got my sides, memorized my lines, got out of my chair, went into the room, the
casting director was sweet, warm and supportive, they turned on the red light to record
me, the moment they hit record, I froze, felt threatened, I tried to hide my anxiety but
couldn’t. They were polite, but I still blew it.
STAGE FRIGHT KILLS MY TV AND MOVIE CAREER DREAM
There was nothing I could do! Audition after audition, I blew it! No sense of freedom, no
sense of authority, no sense of control. Whatever I had, was gone! I figured, well “you’ve
either got it or you don’t” and I just don’t. The magic is gone. Whatever it is, just figured I
needed a shrink, some kind of therapy or something. One day out of frustration, I took my
trophies off the shelf, awards off the wall, put them in a cardboard box and threw them in
the trash and gave up on my dream.
GUY BECOMES A VOICE COACH
A million years later, after many unsatisfying career choices, with the suggestion of my
wife, I moved closer to my passion, by becoming a singing and voice coach, developing a
number of innovations for masterful voice training, then expanded into developing
solutions for stuttering, and other “impossible” voice issues, such as spasmodic
dysphonia. I really loved being a voice coach.
GUY MONROE, BECOMES THE CHARISMA COACH
Then one day, one of my singing students walked up to me, confessing a serious
problem, her greatest performance pain, a crippling form of presentation anxiety, she had
suffered from her entire life. She told me all about it and asked if I could help. I told her I
would think about it over the weekend. Here it was, the very thing that ended my dream.
How could I help her with something I suffered from as well? I knew this was an
opportunity for me to potentially fix myself as well. What was this dreadful monster? Was I
willing to face my shame as well?
DISCOVERING THE 9 CORE CHARISMA CONCEPTS
We began working together and slowly over time, I discovered we shared many habits in
common, she revealed her cruel internal dialogue habit, how she was mean to herself, her
critical thinking habit, her inability to have a good time when on stage, and more. I turned
to books looking for answers, I was a frustrated coach, I tried other peoples techniques
and nothing worked, until by trial and error, I slowly discovered The 9 missing pieces, The
9 Core Concepts of Personal and Public Speaking Confidence.
KINDNESS AND ALTER EGOS
I encouraged her to begin being kind to herself, and how to use her mind to create
inspirational thoughts, how to create an alter-ego like so many other stars did like David
Bowie / Ziggy Stardust, Elton John / Captain Fantastic, Farrokh Bulsara / Freddy Mercury,
and Jennifer Lopez / Lola, Courtney Love / Cherry KooKoo, etc. to move into her passion,
and trust it, and to activate her gestures and movements and make them her own.
STUDENTS LEARN CHARISMA
I began applying the discoveries to every student. Each student was different, requiring a
special mixture of the 9 Core Core Concepts. Each person learned to replace their
signature, dark negativity, with a hopeful positivity. Through trial and error I watched each
student make their unique anxieties melt away. These techniques were taking the luck out
of confidence building, transforming doubtful people into skilled, confident entertainers and
speakers who could sound great, be articulate, be kind to themselves, radiate an
authentically positive attitude from within, have heroic qualities, and create a courageous
version of themselves. They learned, on command, how to play and have a good time, to
be truthfully animated, and shine in front of others