Lillian Okoye is the CEO/Founder of Fluent In Five, and if there's one thing she loves, it's helping people go from zero to fluent in a language. With an interest in Asia, she started learning Mandarin in 2005 while studying in college in New York City. She started her expat entrepreneurial journey in 2014 when she sold language training programs in Beijing to a 100% Chinese clientele who sought her expertise to go from zero to fluent in English. Her Beijing-based clients initially could only speak to her in Chinese but achieved rapid transformation after completing her China-based zero to fluent programs.
With keen insight into acquiring and mastering foreign languages, she is passionate about empowering and inspiring individuals who want to learn a language. Fluent In Five's Zero To Fluent transformational programs help people get fluent with a proven system. Her work has inspired several hundreds of individuals achieve their language dreams of going from zero to fluent.
Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Madame Noire, China Daily, and several television shows in China broadcasted live to millions of viewers. In 2008, she was the grand champion of a Chinese-language competition aired live to television to millions of viewers - one of the highest honors a non-native Chinese speaker can earn in the People's Republic of China. She received her bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies with a concentration in Chinese modern history from Columbia University in New York City.