LINDA (ELLE) YAVEN

I'm an Executive Coach at EllevateYou, a boutique coach agency offering a new literacy of productive communication for teams of diverse talent.

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

I am an Associate Professor, MBA Design Strategy, California College of the Arts, teaching my original 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 & OK Coin.

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".

With a background in studio practice as a painter, I offer a strengths based, appreciative inquiry into how creative drive impacts daily discourse.