Linda (Elle) Yaven

I'm an artist & Executive Coach providing a creative thinking methodology rooted in human centered design.

As Principal, E L L E V A T E, it is my privilege to roll up my sleeves and work with clients at Apple, Pixar Animation Studios, Google, The World Bank, FuseProject,Gannett, Samsung, Tomorrow Partners, Intuit, Workday, AutoDesk, Iron CreativeCommunication, The Nature Conservancy, Gensler, Strong Brew, Rootid, Tipping Point Community, Swisscom, Oru Kayak, Riddle& Bloom, Full Circle Fund, Linked-in, Dye-Hard Fans, DBOPartners & Teall Capitol.   

As Associate Professor MBA Design Strategy California College of the Arts, I teach communication and serve
as Sage for DMBA’s "Women in Leadership" Project.

I am honored to also coach musicians on playing to their strengths and up leveling collaboration.
I am on Faculty at Zoo Labs Music Residency in Oakland.

As a speaker I've presented at African & African American Studies, StanfordUniversity, Berklee School of Music, IDEO, The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, Blackboard& Harvard. I’ve served as Advisor/Documenter for The Making Learning Visible Instituteat Harvard & consulted to the Education Branch of the Department of Defense.

What you won't find out from my credentials is I have a painting studio in WestOakland and have practiced meditation for 25 years.