Linda (Elle) Yaven
I'm CEO & Founder, EllevateYou, a boutique coach agency offering an asset based communication system, I bridge the worlds of design and self-development. I'm an experienced coach, whose wheelhouse is the vibrant mesh between teams and the diverse talent on them.

Clients include IDEO, Pixar, Google, World Bank, Apple, de Young Museum, Strong Brew, Tomorrow Partners, Gensler, Oru Kayak, Full Circle Fund, Nature Conservancy, Tipping Point Community, Cisco, Fjord, Blackboard, OKCOIN, Singularity University, Propelland, Secret Sauce, Teall Capital and Linked-In.

I'm Associate Professor, MBA Design Strategy, California College of the Arts, teaching Relational Communication & Leadership Lab.

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

I've rolled up my sleeves and led programs at IDEO, Stanford University, African & African American Studies, Google, OKCOIN, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, Blackboard, Propelland, Teall Sports & Entertainment, Kreatives GmbH and Harvard.

I am humbled to have served as Advisor/Documenter for The Making Learning Visible Institute at Harvard & consulted to the Education Branch of the Department of Defense on "360 Meaningful Critique".

As a long time meditator, I appreciate what's holy in the ordinary. With a background as a painter, my Relational Communication method dovetails creativity, strategy and well-being.