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Lingo Live coaches are experts in leadership and communication who are committed to helping your team find belonging and success in the workplace.

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1USA+

Maine Odom

Maine Odom

USA

Maine Odom has over 10 years of teaching experience with a particular focus on public speaking and effective communication. He has also instructs American Sign Language, which has made his perspective on learning and teaching language unique. In the classroom, he encourages his students to merge spoken English skills with the power of physical communication.

Qualifications

  • TESOL Certified
  • TEFL Certified

2Ecuador+

David Wu

David Wu

Ecuador

David says, “I believe I create a relaxed and flexible teaching style that encourages an environment for fun and enjoyable conversations. I have an energetic personality and enjoy talking about all current events, travel, food, religion, politics and different cultures. I am learning from the students about their cultures as much as they are learning English from me. It is a symbiotic relationship.”

Qualifications

  • B.S. Accounting
  • CPA License & California Real Estate License

3England+

Haylee Durant

Haylee Durant

England

Haylee has taught English at the Moxon School of English in Italy, online at EF-Englishtown, and on a freelance basis. She spent many years as a teacher at Bournemouth & Poole College and working in marketing. She says, “I like to bring a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere to my lessons. Students need to know that they can ask questions and not worry about making mistakes; and that I am interested in what they have to say.”

Qualifications

  • CELTA/TEFL Certified

4South Africa+

Dylan Leonard

Dylan Leonard

South Africa

Dylan Leonard puts a student’s life experience at the focal point of his classroom. He investigates their culture and expectations in order to provide best insights into communicating cross-culturally. In his previous career in the pharmaceutical trade, he trained and managed employees on operating systems and new medication and medical terminology.

Qualifications

  • TEFL Certified

5Japan+

Jon Nilsen

Jon Nilsen

Japan

Jon has taught English for the last 13 years. Eight years ago, he established his own private language school where he teaches learners of all ages. Whether he’s working with learners or other coaches, he always strives to provide them with tailored support that meets their specific needs. For Jon, coaching is more than just helping people with their communication skills; it’s about helping them become the people they want to be.

Qualifications

  • M.A. in TESOL
  • B.A. in Japanese Literature and Asian Studies

6Australia+

Wendy Lavender

Wendy Lavender

Australia

Wendy has been teaching English around the world since 2009, destinations have included China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Wendy’s love of travel and learning combined with highly developed people skills ensures a rich rapport with her students and consistently positive outcomes. In addition to teaching, she has worked in print media with a focus on arts, culture and human interest stories.

Qualifications

  • B.A. in Journalism and Literature
  • Cambridge Teacher Knowledge Test Certified

7USA+

Aria Gee

Aria Gee

USA

Aria is an educator with 18 years of experience in school leadership, progressive pedagogy, SEL curriculum design, and stakeholder engagement. She draws on her experience as an entrepreneur to help professionals tell their story, develop authentic brands and communicate with clarity. Her approach toto skill development and cultural competency is innovative and results-driven.

Qualifications

  • B.A., Communication & Public Relations

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What sets our coaches apart

Expert credentials for targeted workplace growth

Our coaches are either TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), or business English certified—or they have three or more years of classroom experience. Many have industry experience relevant to their learners’ jobs. All of them light up the screen and develop close bonds with learners that help them take smart risks and learn faster.

Geographic distribution for a global workforce

We hire coaches who are located all over the globe. As a result, they understand what it’s like to adjust to new cultures firsthand. They are distributed across time zones and available to teach lessons at learners’ convenience, no matter where their office is located.

Proven excellence in improving workplace performance

Our coaches have a track record of creating impact through task-based learning. We help them achieve even more targeted, real-world success by providing educational resources on our proprietary Impact-Based Learning methodology, which has been scientifically proven to achieve more impactful results than traditional language learning methods.

 

 

“With Kirby’s help, I developed a new communication style in terms of English listening and speaking. The skills and especially the confidence I gained will remain a valuable asset for my life and career development.”

Tianlong Song
Senior Software Development Engineer
Zillow Group

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