Human connection drives Lingo Live

We believe that every individual has the power to make positive change.

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Human connection
Vision

Our vision is what we do

To develop leaders for the future state of the business through Skills-Based Coaching

Our mission is why we exist

To empower human beings to contribute their unique potential at work

Mission
Values

Values

  • Embrace reality with an open mind
  • Do the right thing
  • Rise by lifting others
  • Underpromise, overdeliver
  • No one is going to die
  • Grit matters more than talent
Our origin story

Our Founder’s Journey
Our origin story

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

Leadership Team

Tyler Muse

Tyler Muse

Founder & CEO Lingo Live

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.

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Sara Goulder

Sara Goulder

VP Marketing Lingo Live

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.

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Shawn Livermon

Shawn Livermon

VP Product Lingo Live

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.

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Board of Directors

Natasha Kehimkar

Natasha Kehimkar

Founder at Malida Advisors Fandom

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 McCarthy

Chris McCarthy

Chief Executive Officer Degreed

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.

Amit A. Patel

Amit A. Patel

Managing Director Owl Ventures

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.

Dini Mehta

Dini Mehta

Chief Revenue Officer Lattice

Dini Mehta is the Chief Revenue Officer at Lattice, where she leads the company’s Revenue Organization. Dini is an operator at heart with deep expertise scaling startups in the hyper growth phase across various GTM functions. She is passionate about building high performing and diverse teams with a strong culture, leading with authenticity, and sustainably scaling revenue engines from the ground up. Before joining Lattice, Dini was most recently at Drawbridge, acquired by Linkedin in 2019, for over 5 years where she scaled the global sales organization to 80 employees and over $120M+ in revenue.

Coaching Design Team

Robin Miles

Robin Miles

DEI, LOD Leader VMWare

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.

Molly Nagler

Molly Nagler

Chief Learning Officer PepsiCo

Merritt Q. Anderson

Merritt Q. Anderson

People & Culture Leader Merritt+ Consulting, formerly of Github

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 Poels

Pat Poels

Engineering & Technology Leader Snyk

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.

Erin Bric

Erin Bric

Talent & OD Leader Snap, Inc

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 Frankel

Ricki Frankel

Lecturer & Leadership Coach Stanford University

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.

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