Linda (Elle) Yaven
I'm Founder and Principal at E L L E V A T E, a boutique coach agency. With a background as a painter I designed an original leadership method clearly biased towards human capability. Our mix of creativity and business has proven itself with experienced and emergent leaders.
It is my privilege to roll up my sleeves and work with clients at IDEO, Apple,
Pixar Animation Studios, Stanford University, Google, The World Bank, FuseProject, Gannett, Samsung, Tomorrow Partners, Intuit, Workday, AutoDesk,
Iron Creative Communication, The Nature Conservancy, Gensler, Strong Brew, Rootid, Tipping Point Community, Swisscom, Oru Kayak, Riddle& Bloom, Full
Circle Fund, Linked-in, Teall Capital Partners and Singularity University.
As a Founding Member and Associate Professor in the MBA Design Strategy program at California College of the Arts I teach communication. As Faculty at Zoo Labs Music Entrepreneurship Accelerator Oakland I guide musicians on group dynamics in business.
I've presented on my work at Stanford University, African and African American Studies, IDEO, Google, Teall Capital, The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum & Berklee School of Music, Boston. I’ve consulted for the Education Branch of The Department of Defense on "Meaningful Critique" and have served as Advisor/Documenter for The Making Learning Visible Institute at Harvard.