LINDA (ELLE) YAVEN

Hello, I am Founder/Master Coach at EllevateYou. With a background as a painter and entrepreneur, I have an insider’s view of creativity and business. My original playbook of 35 Creativity Styles bridges these worlds.

It's a pleasure to roll up my sleeves and work with clients at Apple, Pixar, Google, Facebook, The World Bank, Berklee School of Music, de Young Museum, Strong Brew, Gensler, Oru Kayak, Full Circle Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Dye Hard Fan Supply, LinkedIn, Singularity University and Teall Capital Partners.

As Associate Professor, MBA Design Strategy at California College of the Arts I teach a generative communication methodology. As Faculty Zoo Labs Music Entrepreneurship Accelerator, Oakland I coach musicians in interpersonal dynamics in business.

I've led master classes at Stanford University, African & African American Studies, IDEO, Google, The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum & Blackboard. I’ve served as Advisor/Documenter for The Making Learning Visible Institute at Harvard & consulted to the Education Branch of the Department of Defense on "Meaningful Critique".