What makes our coaches a cut above the rest?

Our coaches are trusted confidants and cultural guides. They understand that effective communication is about more than putting the right words in the right order. It’s about situating learning in a real-word context. It’s about building confidence.

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Lingo Live language and communication coaches take learners' careers to the next level

What do we look for in a coach?

We look for coaches who light up the screen. They come from all over the world. They are linguists, novelists, scuba divers and improvisers. Some have TOEFL certifications, some have PhDs. Others are simply enthralling teachers who get real results.

  • Expert Language & Communication Credentials
  • Experienced Situated Learning Practitioners
  • Available in Any Time Zone

Why are our coaches so passionate?


feel supported by their community manager


feel they have the chance to grow with us


say our mission makes their work feel important

Curious about our coaches? Let's meet some.

Will Zinn


B.S Mechanical Engineering

TESOL & TEYL Certified

Will Zinn

I’m a language learner myself and, as a result, I have a passion for helping others improve their English language and communication skills. I get a feeling of satisfaction from seeing my students deliver better presentations, write more effective business reports or just have more meaningful conversations with others.

"Will is awesome, frankly. He always understands my learning challenges, and he asks me whether I'm getting what I want out of the coaching."
Webber Huang, Sales Agency Partner
Susan Cai


B.A. International Business

TEFL & TESOL Trained

Business English Certified

Susan Cai

I have over 15 years experience in the business world ranging from owning a restaurant to being a Territory Sales Manager for a Fortune 500 petroleum company. In addition to helping my learners improve their English, I emphasize self-confidence and skills that help them with specific tasks at work and in social situations.

“Susan is responsible and because she has a business background, she’s a good fit for me. She taught me techniques to calm my nerves, manage my audience and plan my speeches that really work!”
Lei Shi, Software Engineer
Roman Castro


TESOL Certified

Roman Castro

I have more than 8 years’ experience in adult education, teacher training, consulting, curriculum development and coaching. My goal is to give all my students a positive learning experience. Most of all, I hope to instill them with the confidence and enthusiasm to express themselves in all facets of their lives.

"During the last team review, I got feedback that my pronunciation and communication skills have improved a lot. My manager asked if it was due to Lingo Live and Roman. I said I think so."
Wenyuan Feng, Software Engineer
Mia Szarvas


B.S. Political Ecology

Mia Szarvas

As a language learner living abroad, I understand the importance of communication when it comes to building relationships. Because I’m passionate about empowering learners with the tools they need to succeed, I emphasize key communication skills alongside English language instruction.

"Mia has an agenda, but she is also adaptable. She helps me with workplace scenarios and empowerment and I have noticed improvement."
Violet, Software Engineer

Want to become a coach?

Do you love teaching English and want to help learners achieve their dreams? If so, you might make a great Lingo Live coach. Want to learn more about coaching? Read this coach profile or this blog post by Lingo Live coach by Kristin Vincenzo.

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