Virginia Wheatley has given approximately 1,000 presentations to audiences as diverse as students, military personnel, academics, and government and industry professionals. She is also a former ESL teacher and former President of her local Toastmasters club. An introvert by nature, and very shy as a child, she spent many years building her public speaking skills. She is passionate about coaching others to do the same. A working professional with two advanced degrees, she routinely presents at conferences and seminars. She is an imperfect speaker, but considers this a strength, not a weakness. A speaker who accepts imperfection understands that there is always more to learn.