Linda (Elle) Yaven
At EllevateYou, my boutique coach agency, I partner with people in complex business environments offering an original leadership methodology steeped in creative strategy. I provide proven. asset based, actionable ways to experience breakthroughs in communication, clear direction and well-being.

My 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 "Live Exchange: Generative 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 honored 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".

I'm a long time meditator, appreciating the extraordinary in the ordinary.