Linda (Elle) Yaven

I am a Talent & Communication Strategist at EllevateYou, a boutique agency offering workshops for diverse talent to play to their unique strengths in collaboration.

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, propelland and Teall Sports & Entertainment.

I am an Associate Professor, MBA Design Strategy, California College of the Arts, teaching generative communication.

Some days you can find me coaching music bands on team dynamics in business.

I've led productive communication programs at IDEO, Stanford University, African & African American Studies, Google, OKCOIN, The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, Blackboard, Propelland, Kreatives GmbH and Teall Capitol.

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 Feedback".

With a background as a painter, I provide strength based leadership development through the lens of productive communication and creative agency.