LINDA (ELLE) YAVEN

I'm an Executive Coach with a background as a painter. I offer experienced and emergent business leaders highly individualized ways to direct their creative drive in professional life. Whether you consider yourself a "creative" or not.

I've rolled up my sleeves and worked with clients at IDEO, Apple, Pixar, Google, World Bank,
de Young Museum, Strong Brew, Gensler, Oru Kayak, Full Circle Fund, The Nature Conservancy, LinkedIn, Cisco, Blackboard, OKCOIN, Singularity University and Teall Capital.  

m CEO of EllevateYou, a boutique coach agency. Our programs dovetail creativity, communicative intelligence & success. Whatever that means to you.

As Associate Professor, MBA Design Strategy, California College of the Arts, I teach my original generative communication method. As Faculty Zoo Labs Music Entrepreneurship Accelerator, Oakland, I coach music bands on interpersonal dynamics in business.

I've led Master Classes at IDEO, Stanford University, African & African American Studies, Google, The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum & Blackboard. I have 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".