Linda (Elle) Yaven

Hello. I am a coach, creative strategist and Founder at E l l e v a t e Y o u, a communication and leadership development firm. We offer an original strengths methodology steeped in design thinking. Working with experienced and emergent leaders our programs are biased towards human capability.

It is an honor to roll up my sleeves and work with clients at IDEO, Apple, Pixar Animation Studios, Stanford University, Google, The World Bank, FuseProject, 
Gannett, Samsung, Tomorrow Partners, Intuit, Workday, AutoDesk, Iron Creative Communication, The Nature Conservancy, Gensler, Strong Brew, Rootid, Tipping
Point Community, Swisscom, Oru Kayak, Riddle& Bloom, Full Circle Fund, Linked-in,
Teall Capital Partners and Singularity University. 

As a Founding Member and Associate Professor in the MBA Design Strategy program at California College of the Arts I teach generative communication. As Faculty at
Zoo Labs Music Entrepreneurship Accelerator Oakland I guide musicians on group dynamics in business.

I've presented at Stanford University, African and African American Studies, IDEO, Google, Teall Capital, The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum & Berklee School of Music, Boston. I’ve consulted for the Education Branch of The Department of Defense on "Meaningful Critique" and have served as Advisor/Documenter for The Making Learning Visible Institute at Harvard.
Snippets from an informal chat with Elle about her communication work: