We empower people to contribute their unique potential in the workplace and enable companies to become more equitable and inclusive.
People make their best contributions when they can be themselves. Our coaching helps them communicate authentically so they can stretch their professional wings.
By boosting employee skills and confidence, we usher new perspectives into the spotlight. This promotes belonging, retention and the cultivation of more diverse leadership.
While working on a deal in Mexico as an analyst at GE, Tyler Muse realized his high school Spanish wasn’t going to cut it. He responded to a Craigslist ad for Skype lessons posted by Kathe Solares, a teacher in Guatemala. As Tyler’s friendship with Kathe grew, he found he could confidently express himself to native speakers in Spanish. He wondered why there wasn’t already a one-on-one online language program out there. And in 2012, he founded Lingo Live.
Eight years later, after seeing that Skills-Based Coaching leads to not only language acquisition, but also leadership skills, professional growth, and better company results, he decided to expand our offering to native English speakers.
Photo: Kathe Solares and Tyler Muse at a family event
Tyler is passionate about bringing the world closer together through meaningful human connections. As a leader, he experienced firsthand the transformative power of one-on-one coaching and built Lingo Live to marry the meaningful human connection of a private coach with the efficacy of skills-based development.
Prior to starting Lingo Live in 2012, Tyler co-founded an internationally-focused mentorship program based for multilingual youth in New York City and worked as an analyst for GE Energy Financial Services.
He lives in Dallas, TX with his wife and two kids and when he’s not spending time with them, he enjoys boxing, hanging out with his extended family, and traveling.
Master Certified Coach and M. Ed., Alexa has a passion for translating business vision to reality through global strategy, business acumen, behavioral science and unlocking the potential of all people. Rooted in her education in adult learning principles, organizational psychology and coaching pedagogy, Alexa is a leader in the realm of leadership development. She has developed and executed upon strategies related to talent acquisition and development, fostered learning cultures, and built systems to support career growth and Equity & Inclusion at organizations ranging from startups to a trillion dollar finance company to a multinational tech giant.
Sara is Vice President of Marketing for Lingo Live. She is a marketing executive with over 15 years of experience in marketing focused on product marketing and demand generation in the technology sector with experience in fintech, ed-tech, legal tech, Crypto, and entertainment. Sara is responsible for setting and implementing Lingo Live’s marketing strategy for lead initiatives, product initiatives, and corporate communications initiatives.
Prior to joining Lingo Live, Sara built an impeccable record in engaging diverse stakeholders in developing world-class go-to-market strategies and product value creation in organizations ranging from startups (Sixup, Bill.com, and Evisort) to Fortune 500 enterprises (Oracle, Cisco).
Sara graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biomechanics, Boston University with an M.S. in Physical Therapy, and an MBA from Georgetown University. She has had past work experience as a physical therapist and animator and enjoys running, cooking, and traveling.
Sara is based in San Francisco, CA.
Shawn’s professional work has taken him on a winding path through industries ranging from video games, consumer electronics, and business oriented SaaS platforms where his drive to build engaging people-first products led him to create compelling solutions for consumers and businesses. With experience building and leading product teams at small and large organizations his expertise in designing monetization systems in free-to-play games and SaaS services, developing new products and iterating existing products, implementing process-driven analytics, and empathetic, DEI aligned, people management has resulted in building substantial business outcomes for his companies, including propelling a start up to unicorn status.
When relaxing, Shawn spends his time doing street photography, running and cycling, and working with a local non-profit theatre as a board member.
Natasha is an accomplished leader with global human resources and talent acquisition experience in both entrepreneurial and established companies. She is passionate about leveraging people strategies to drive business growth and energized by opportunities to lead organization change, drive innovative solutions, coach leaders to success and develop strong HR teams.
Chris held executive positions at Zinch and Chegg before becoming COO of Degreed in 2013. He has extensive experience in business operations and leading organizations. A true east-coaster at heart, Chris graduated from Northeastern University in 2002 and continued on to Harvard Business School where he graduated in 2009 with his MBA. Outside of Degreed, he is passionate about Boston sports and disrupting the future of higher education.
Owl Ventures is a San Francisco Bay Area based venture capital fund that invests in the world’s leading learning companies and backs entrepreneurs with solutions that seek to meaningfully maximize lifelong learning.
Robin is an experienced HR leader, certified executive coach and vibrant keynote speaker. She is best known and respected for her unique way of bringing out the best in others through honesty, good humor, creativity, and collaboration. She offers 20+ years of experience building and executing global programs “from the ground up” in the areas of Transformative Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Organizational Agility, Employee Relations and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
A believer in the power of distributed work, Merritt is a workplace and culture leader who is passionate about putting the employee experience at the center of the programs she builds. She leverages her background in employment law and human resources to optimize organizational performance, increase employee engagement and implement equity and inclusion strategies.
Pat is an experienced builder of teams and platforms. Leading the engineering function at Eventbrite for the past 8 years, Pat helped build the global team and the platform that facilitated 10x revenue growth and a successful IPO. He is an expert in performance and scalability, and has been an active user of the Lingo Live platform for several years.
Passionate about possibilities, Erin is a talent and culture leader who thrives on helping people and organizations reach their highest potential. She facilitates growth, development, and positive change at individual and organizational scale. She is a trusted partner who brings cross-industry experience in learning, leadership development, coaching, and culture work.
Ricki is an Executive Coach specializing in transitions, leadership and executive development for over 20 years. At Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, she oversees the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows program, and teaches both leadership and coaching. She is passionate about helping her clients make “work work” for themselves and the people who work for them.
We are an eclectic collective with diverse backgrounds, interests and motivations. We are thankful our paths brought us together for this purpose. Do you value lifelong learning? Do you care about forging meaningful human connections? If so, you might just be a great fit for our globally distributed team.
Are you a communication expert who wants to empower people to speak in their authentic voice? If so, you might make a great coach.