Linda (Elle) Yaven
Fifteen years ago, I was a painter, quietly at work in my studio. Fast forward, at EllevateYou, my boutique coach agency, I partner with people in complex business environments providing an original strengths, leadership & communication method, I offer a playbook of actionable, results oriented programs, each infused with creative strategy.

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: 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 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".

As a long time meditator, I appreciate the extraordinary in the ordinary.