While working on a deal in Mexico at GE, Tyler Muse realized his high-school Spanish wasn’t going to cut it. His schedule was too busy for in-person classes and the e-learning programs he tried just weren’t working for him. So he responded to a Craigslist ad for Skype lessons posted by a woman in Guatemala.
As Tyler’s friendship with his coach Kathe Solares grew, he became fluent in Spanish. He found he could confidently express himself in groups of native speakers. He wondered why there wasn’t any online language program out there based on one-on-one relationships, like the one he had with Kathe. And in 2012, he created Lingo Live.
And yes, in case you’re wondering, Kathe Solares is still a coach with Lingo Live.
We believe that employees do their best work when employers empower them to speak in their authentic voices. When everyone is free to share ideas and feels invested in listening to others, individuals and teams can achieve more than they ever thought possible.
The way we see it, the world is becoming more interconnected all the time – and that’s a good thing. We think all communities benefit from diverse perspectives. Language and communication coaching is a way to jump into this global community with both feet. And that means more growth, more innovation and more opportunities for everyone.
You might call us commitment-philes. We are whole-heartedly committed to our learners and our coaches. We’re always trying to imagine how we could improve their experience with us. We take language and communication lessons ourselves so we understand their experience better. And because lessons are fun.
We’re also committed to each other. We’re happy to lend each other a helping hand, or offer feedback to kick a project up a notch. And when we’re done working, we’re committed to having good, old-fashioned fun, whether it’s riding mountain bikes in Colorado or belting out karaoke in Midtown Manhattan.
“I love working at Lingo Live because it gives me the opportunity to interact with people from different countries.”
“I love being able to support coaches in their work - not only because they are fantastic, but also because the bigger picture is about making the world a more connected place!”
“Working with amazing people - both learners and coaches - from all over the world and seeing them grow and succeed is remarkably rewarding."
"I really love the interchange of language and culture that comes from connecting with people at Lingo Live."
Tyler Muse, Founder & CEO
George Cigale, Board Director
Amit A. Patel, Board Director
Interested in joining us? We’re always looking for talented people to join our growing team. If improving communication and fostering inclusion in the workplace sounds like a mission you’d like to dedicate your heart and mind to, we’d love to hear from you.Check Out Full-Time Positions