LINDA (ELLE) YAVEN 

Hello. I am Founder at ELLEVATE providing team & individual clients an original,
talent development methodology rooted in the maker's instinct.

The result? Clients' flourish enacting highly individualized ways of practicing their
strengths, authentic voice, communication effectiveness and leadership presence
(not to mention purpose, well-being & joy).

As an experienced Executive Coach & Design Thinking Catalyst it is my privilege
to roll up my sleeves, link arms and work with clients 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,
Riddle & Bloom, Full Circle Fund,  Linked-In & Teall Capitol.

While I don't play any musical instrument I'm listening to music all day & am honored
to coach music bands on their superpowers as performers & entrepreneurs.

I am Associate Professor in the pioneering MBA in Design Strategy California College
of the Arts, teaching the communication course I originated “Live Exchange”.
I serve as "Sage" for the MBA's innovative "Women in Leadership" project.

As a public speaker I've presented on design thinking and authentic voice at Harvard,
IDEO, The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, AIGA, Visual Media Alliance and Blackboard.

I have served as Advisor/Documenter for The Making Learning Visible Institute at Harvard & consulted for the Education Branch of the Department of Defense on Meaningful Studio Critique.

What you won't find out from my credentials is I have practices as a painter & a meditator.

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