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 that wanted to go from zero to fluent in English. These clients (who initially could only speak to her in Chinese) achieved rapid transformation after completing her program.
With a passion for language education, Lillian hopes to empower and inspire the next generation of men and women who dare to learn a foreign language. Fluent In Five's Zero To Fluent transformational programs help them do just that. Her work has inspired several hundreds of individuals achieve their 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.