Sophie co-founded VirtualSpeech in 2016 as a way of overcoming her fear of public speaking. She realised that VR was uniquely positioned to help people practice skills in a safe environment and build their skills and confidence for real-world situations.
Since 2016, Sophie has gone from being too anxious to order food at a restaurant to being interviewed on BBC World News. Sophie’s journey with VirtualSpeech has been featured in a number of media outlets and she has won awards such as 'Inspirational Woman in Tech' for her achievements with the company.
Sophie’s first-hand experience has led to her specialising in the benefits and processes of learning with VR and using VR as a tool for effective, experiential learning.