Sophie Thompson

VirtualSpeech Author

Sophie co-founded VirtualSpeech in 2016 as a way to overcome 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.

In just 18 months of using VR, Sophie went from being too anxious to order food at a restaurant to being interviewed live 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 immersive learning.

Courses by Sophie