About Judy Thompson

Judy Thompson is an internationally recognized TEDx speaker, author and teacher. With a BA in English, TESL Diploma and Assessor Certification Judy develops and delivers ground-breaking courses across Canada and around the world. Her first publication English is Stupid, Students are Not is part of the Speaking curricula in more than 60 countries.

Passionate about education reform Judy’s revolutionary systems help people speak English faster and more confidently than ever before. As a teacher for the Board of Education, Sheridan College and numerous International programs, Judy understands the need to express one-self and be understood are universal desires that unite us all. She’s a founding member of Radical English Teachers, the Disruptive Education movement and proud to be part of a growing global conversation for change.



My primary interest lies in developing 21st century materials and a global community of speaking coaches that address the needs of English learners quickly, effectively and authentically.


I’m a gifted tutor. In the corporate world where time is money, I’ve gained an international reputation for eliminating age-old language barriers, freeing clients to express themselves clearly and confidently in any situation.


It was a short step from the classroom to Professional Speaking. Passionate about diversity and inclusion I dovetail talks on coaching English to inform and entertain a wide variety of interest groups from churches and volunteer organizations to schools and corporations. Contact me for your next event.