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

Our coaches are global

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1USA+

Sherri Kirby

Sherri Kirby

USA

Sherri Granada Kirby, a certified Court Interpreter with more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and public speaker, has enjoyed working with students on interpreting theory and practice, accent reduction, cultural adaptation, vocabulary and a wide range of public speaking skills. A native of California, Sherri has lived in four countries and five states.

Qualifications

  • TESOL Certified
  • TEFL Certified

2Chile+

Anandrea Van Rensburg

Anandrea Van Rensburg

Chile

Anandrea has taught others to read and analyze text for the majority of her life. Her approach in the classroom is patient and encouraging. She strives to give her students both the tools and courage they need to succeed in using their target language in both their professional and personal lives. She speaks Spanish and Italian.   

Qualifications

  • TESOL Certified

3England+

Lindsey Cole

Lindsey Cole

England

Lindsey has taught English for the past decade. Along the way, she has rebuilt homes in Sri Lanka after the tsunami in 2005, cycled from Cairo to Cape Town in 2010, and walked the length of the Rabbit Proof Fence in Western Australia, following the journey made by young aboriginal girls from the story of the same name. She is currently writing a book that reflects on her travels.

Qualifications

  • B.A. Politics with Geography
  • M.A. in Journalism
  • 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

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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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