Linda (Elle) Yaven

I am a Communication Strategist and Leadership Coach at EllevateYou offering
"The Yaven Playbooks" - a suite of content rich workshops, informed by design thinking, advancing team and personal success.

Clients include those 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.

As an Associate Professor, MBA Design Strategy, California College of the Arts, I teach productive communication through positive change.

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

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

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, The Yaven Playbooks are based in an ethos of equivalency and the ethical right we possess to creative agency.