Linda Yaven (call me Elle)

Leadership thought partner . Certified Coach , Business Navigator . Generative Communication Specialist  

For over a decade, I've led an original framework developing Relational Intelligence for diverse talent. It's a proven mash-up of evidence based & soft skills ways to craft your communication style & make leadership your own to bring out your best & bring out the best in others.

I've partnered with clients at IDEO, Google, Linked-In, Pixar, Allianz, Propelland, Oru Kayak, Nature Conservancy, Full Circle Fund, de Young Museum, Salesforce, Teall Sports & Entertainment, OKCOIN, Kreatives, Strong Brew, Iron Creative, REVEL, Stanford & Columbia U -each Ellevating not only what they do, but who they can become.

I've served as an Advisor/Documenter for The Making Learning Visible Institute at Harvard & consulted to The Department of Defense, Education Branch on Meaningful 360 Feedback.

At California College of the Arts I am Associate Professor on the MBA & Masters Interaction Design Faculty teaching business students about Generative Communication, self-leadership & the collaborative advantage.

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

In Star Wars, the rebel base is on the fourth moon of the planet "Yaven". I had a chance to tell George Lucas it was my last name. He laughed and said he thought he made it up!