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SpokenHere - Language Translation Company Founder Bobby Lahiere

Making Waves at C-Level

Release Date: 07/01/2020

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Episode 575 marks the name change of the podcast.  "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" officially is now called "Making Waves at C-Level".  Host Thom Singer has made some business changes, and is working closer with larger companies in his career....and thus the re-branding and new focus of the podcast.  
 
In this interview he talks to Bobby Lahiere. Bobby is the founder and Chief People Officer of SpokenHere. They discuss his journey and his working in a field (foreign language translation) that he has loved since his first German class in high school.
 
How does Bobby make waves in his industry?  One of the ways is how he cares about his employees and the thousands of contractors they work with around the world.  It might seem simple, but when people know you care, they choose to do business with you and put you first.

About Bobby Lahiere

Bobby Lahiere grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, loving baseball and languages. While he still plays baseball for fun, languages have been the core of his professional career for almost 30 years. He speaks English, German, Russian, and French, as well as some Spanish and Portuguese. Bobby graduated in 1992 from Rhodes College in Memphis, with a double major in German and Russian/Soviet Studies. He also studied at the University of Cologne (Germany) and in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). He started in the language services industry right out of college and has been his own boss ever since. Married with three kids, he loves travel, CrossFit, exploring things off the beaten path and raising Golden Retrievers. He has been a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Houston since 2014. His recent endeavors include the creation a startup clothing company with his wife and filmmaking as a hobby and possible new business.

About SpokenHere

SpokenHere delivers quality translation, interpreting and voiceover services in more than 200 languages. We apply our expertise in foreign languages to help businesses build better relationships with the people they value most. Founded in Houston, TX in 2011, SpokenHere enjoys client and vendor relationships with people in over 80 countries around the world. Our areas of expertise include translation of technical content, websites and elearning courses; and our remote interpreting platform provides on demand interpretation 24/7/365 for clients who need to connect with others having limited English proficiency. This remote interpreting solution is critical for helping our healthcare industry clients provide improved care and better outcomes to their non-English-speaking patients.