LINDA (ELLE) YAVEN 

Elle is Founder at Ellevate, a boutique communication agency providing an original strengths methodology for personal excellence, high performance and mindful leadership.

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 and Linked-In.

She also coaches music bands on strengths mastery for optimized performance.

Elle has spoken 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 Think Catalyst.

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