Linda (Elle) Yaven

I'm Founder, E L L E V A T E a boutique coach consultancy providing state of the art coach programs rooted in design thinking & creative drive.

It is my privilege to roll up my sleeves & work with clients at Apple, Pixar Animation Studios, 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, Dye-Hard Fans, DBOPartners & Teall Capitol.   

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

As part of the faculty at Zoo Labs Music Residency, Oakland I coach teams of musicians on talent development & team dynamics freeing them to bring it as performers.

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 West Oakland and have practiced meditation for 25 years.