LINDA (ELLE) YAVEN 

Elle is Founder at Ellevate, a boutique coach agency providing an original strengths based communication methodology optimizing team/individual performance and engendering positive deviance. It is her honor to guide clients to develop to their liking.

Elle is a Certified Coach and Design Educator.  She is Associate Professor & Founding Faculty member, MBA Design Strategy California College of the Arts, San Francisco teaching her popular communication course “Live Exchange”.

Her clients include those at Apple, Pixar Animation Studios, Google, The World Bank, General Assembly, Fuse Project,  Steelcase,  Capgemini, Gannett, Pearson, Chrysler, Fjord, Samsung, Tomorrow Partners, Intuit, Workday, AutoDesk, Iron Creative Communication, Zoo Labs,
Blackboard, The Nature Conservancy, Gensler, Light Sail Energy, Strong Brew, Rootid,
Tipping Point Community, Swisscom, Oru Kayak, Teal Investments and Linked-In.

She also coaches music bands on team strengths to optimize their performance.

Elle has been a guest speaker at IDEO, The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, AIGA, DOD Education Activity, Visual Media Alliance, IRISE, The Creative Problem Solving Institute, Blackboard & Harvard.

She has served as Advisor/Documenter for The Making Learning Visible Institute at Harvard and consulted on ”Meaningful Studio Critique” for the Education Branch of the Department of Defense.

Elle has had a meditation practice for 25 years and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where it’s perfectly okay to call yourself a Design Strategy Catalyst.

Rapid Knowledge Transfer
”Teach Us Something in 7 Minutes”
MBA Design Strategy student videos, California College of Art